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30. January 2018 / Market

Toy innovations 2018: Festive Articles, Carnival, Fireworks

from Harald Hemmerlein

The Spielwarenmesse® 2018 will showcase the latest hits among party products, costumes and pyrotechnics. Retailers will find in Nuremberg everything they need to create effective highlights in their range. Here is a selection of the innovations from the Festive Articles, Carnival, Fireworks product group.

Pyrotechnic party fun

CIALFIR Comercial de Festes i Revetlles, SL (Hall 9/F-36) ensures every party has its magical moments. The Spanish company has again expanded its “Smile & Wish” table firework range this year. The spectacular pyrotechnics are a safe and striking highlight at parties held in even enclosed environments. The same company offers “ShowTime” firework products from IGUAL Pirotecnica. The rockets, bangers and crackers have been optimised for safe handling by consumers, who benefit from the experience gleaned during professional firework shows organised by IGUAL each year in Valparaiso, Copacabana, Barcelona and elsewhere.

Decorations for a glittering party

Folat BV: Mermaid Set
Folat BV: Mermaid Set
PARTY PRO: Pinatas
PARTY PRO: Pinatas

Garlands and other paper decorations help take parties and celebrations to the next level. French company PARTY PRO (Hall 9/A-83) offers particularly elegant pieces, such as a 3D paper flamingo. These “pinatas” are not simply decorative but actually originate from a longstanding Mexican tradition of filling papier-mâché animals with sweets and hitting them while blindfolded.

Folat BV (Hall 9/D-09, E-04) gets balloons soaring. The Dutch company will debut its “Mermaid” collection in Nuremberg. Mermaids frolic on party dishes, garlands and other decorations. Costumes transform both adults and children into enchanting mermaids.

Erfurth GmbH:
bald head polisher

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.


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Harald Hemmerlein

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