My Toy Fair Blog

My Toy Fair Blog – David Westnedge

By December 10, 2017No Comments

The year 2018 is predicted to be a very exciting time for David Westnedge Ltd. And what could be more exciting than to start the year with a triumphant return to the London Toy Fair? We’ll be displaying the top quality range of Piatnik jigsaw puzzles along with our much-loved traditional games, and family fun games such as everyone’s favourite 2-player Victorian detective board game Mr. Jack. We are especially pleased to be unveiling a new game by Hurrican at the Fair—you’ll just have to come along and visit us in Stand F44 to see what it is!

While you are there, say hello to the family. David will be there along with wife Anne and son Edward. You’ll also have a chance to meet Stephanie, the newest member of our growing team. It’s been a number of years since we’ve exhibited but as we have been established distributors in the toy industry since 1979 you can imagine that we have seen a lot of Toy Fairs over the years. There are some stories we could tell…

There was the time Paul Daniels came up to our stand and asked one of our saleswomen what the time was, only for the poor woman to find he’d magicked her watch off her wrist. Maybe the wristwatch would have been useful a few years later, when the buyer for a rather large stationery chain arrived half an hour before we’d opened! Thankfully we were ready for him. We always love seeing which mascots and costumes are on display at each Fair, too – Mr Men walking about, or playing card Jokers – though we’ve yet to dabble in apparel ourselves. But there are other reasons to visit our stand at F44, such as our amazing range of games, jigsaws and playing cards. I also hear a rumour that we will have Austrian chocolates…

The Toy Fair is such a unique opportunity for making new introductions, and seeing old faces—often it feels just like coming back on the first day of school! We speak with our customers over the office telephone constantly but rarely see them all in the same day; it is a wonderful experience to have everyone together in the same building.

We can’t wait to see you there.