ERFURTH GmbH from Germany (Hall 9/C-61) has a great example of a successful joke product. The company is offering its “bald head polisher” under the motto “A beautiful face needs its space”. It allows the owner to show off their shiny pate with pride.
Reaching heady heights with juggling
Israeli company Speevers (Hall 8/D-32) has original ideas for entertaining party guests. With “Click'n'Play”, the company is presenting a modular system offering jugglers various design options for their juggling tools. Juggling clubs are the most frequently used circus product. They vary little in appearance. With the modular system from the Israeli designers, jugglers can now combine countless colours and shapes to try out hundreds of millions of different layouts for such objects. But it is not just the shapes of the juggling tools that can now be varied. Modern technologies are also being used. One example is the “Jupiter LED ball”. The integrated LED lights can be individually programmed via a USB interface.
Licences make for heroic fancy dress parties
Licensing themes currently have an enormous influence on the costumes and party products on offer. Anyone wishing to get their own impression of this should check out the stands of Rubie’s Masquerade (Hall 12.0/I-29; Hall 9/D-57, E-58), one of the biggest companies in this area. The US company has subsidiaries all over the world. Besides Halloween costumes, practically all licensing themes currently in demand are incorporated into their costumes and party accessories. Obviously, Star Wars is very big in this regard. But there are also costumes available for Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and all the other heroes in the entertainment worlds.