Europe Trip (23 Jan – 14 Feb ) / Part 16 / Nurnberg Toy Fair 2009

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It’s the 1st time for my toy company to join the Nurnberg Toy Fair 2009. Well…we are at Hall 2 this year, not a big hall, mostly are wooden toy companies. Although there are many vistors from Spain, England, Germany, France Italy, Korea passing by our booth everyday, but however, they are only looking for small quanties, so business not really fantastic in this fair for us.

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One of the customers from Australia would like to order our SPACE WHALE TIN TOY.

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Europe Trip (23 Jan – 14 Feb ) / Part 15 / Party

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My partner and I are invited to attend a Pre Fair Party ( Nurnberg Toy Fair 2009) which organized by Peter, the owner of Premium Classic. As the party is at his office, so I have a chance to see most of his products under the brand, BUB (www.bub-toys.com), a famous toy company since 1851.

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Traditional German food, sausage, bread…sausage, bread…and sausage…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Say cheese! ๐Ÿ™‚

Europe Trip (23 Jan – 14 Feb) / Part 7 / Toy Gallery (Galeria Navarro)

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Our trip for today is visiting a toy gallery at Valencia. After few hours trip by train, my partner and I have arrived the train station, the founder drove a Jaguar to pick us up (never expected he treat us in this way… wow!)

As we need to rush back to Catalunya by tonight, so we only have 2 hours to chat with the founder. The founder named Jeffery, is an antique toy dealer, had set up a famous antique toy company called MINT IN BOX is 1980s in last century. But because of some unexpected things happened, he immigrated to Spain few years back and set up this beautiful toy gallery.

During our chat, Jeffery is showing me few antique tin toys which was made in Spain and I can say Spain made toys are really nice and attractive…

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My Toy Factory – Part 2

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SPACE WHALE is a wonderful tin toy, was made by YOSHIYA in 1950s. After a deep discussion with my partner, we decided to start this project last year and I am happy to announce to all the tin toy lovers this fantastic tin toy space whale will be out SOON!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!!

My Toy Factory – Part 1

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Operating a toy museum for the past 4 years, the most common question from visitors or reporters is, is museum my full time job? Yes, I will say that, but from last years onwards, after a small investment to a toy factory, tin toy making become my full time business… For the past 1 year, while I stationed in Shanghai, my partner and I are successfully upgraded our tin toy products and start to build a “branded” image in overseas market.

Jack in the box is one of our most popular toys and we have produced more than 20 types of Jack in the box for our overseas customers for the past few years. And our workers are now working on this project.

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