My Toy Fair Blog

My Toy Fair Blog- Gibsons

By November 30, 2017December 7th, 2017No Comments

Founded in 1919, we have been entertaining generations for almost a century and are proud of our rich, British heritage. Our focus is on providing fun family pastimes for all ages which is achieved by using only the highest quality materials for our jigsaw puzzles and board games.

We exhibit at Toy Fair every year and have been doing so almost every year since it first opened in 1954! Toy Fair is the first opportunity for us to showcase our brand-new lines for 2018 and the perfect place to meet customers old and new. Moreover, as we are based just outside of London, Toy Fair is easily accessible which means that lots of our team can drop by and get stuck in.

Toy Fair is the most exciting show in the toy industry and there is always something going on, whether it’s giant Teletubbies wandering around the stands or the Toy Fair TV crew interviewing the team. The Toy Fair organisers make every exhibitor welcome and provide a unique experience with their demo zones and expert-led talks…there is certainly never a dull moment!

My father Michael Gibson (our Chairman) has many fond memories of travelling down to Brighton to attend the show. Having been a British company for almost 100 years, we feel a sense of pride when exhibiting in our capital, especially as we were once based in the West End’s Barrett Street, just a stone’s throw away from London Olympia. 

This year, we are launching more than 50 new puzzles that will be showcased at Toy Fair. The puzzles will be available in an array of piece counts, from 100XXL to 2000 pieces and depict a wide range of scenes including famous harbours and 80s throwbacks. Some of the new artwork includes a breathtakingly patriotic scene painted by Steve Crisp, some cheeky kittens causing mischief in a sweet shop by Steve Read and bright and beautiful 1960s high-street scene by Val Goldfinch. Finally, the Limited Edition Christmas puzzle that has been painted by the talented Marcello Corti will be revealed.

By Kate Gibson, MD