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London Toy Fair 2013 - A passion for every generation…..and the next

Tuesday 22nd January sees the opening of London Toy Fair 2013.  Hornby Hobbies Ltd will be at the Toy Fair to launch several key toy and hobby products across all of our brands.

We are delighted to announce that the Scalextric QUICK BUILD Demolition Derby Set and the Airfix QUICK BUILD range are winners in the Best New Hobby Category at the Toy Fair.

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby Best New Toys 2013  Best New Toys 2013 News Article Logo   Airfix Quick Build Best New Toys 2013

Hornby will showcase two new innovative train sets as well as some totally new model locomotives and model railway accessories to collect and enjoy.   As well as these new sets, Hornby continues to produce its famous Thomas & Friends train sets and accessories that introduce children to the iconic Hornby brand and to the world of collecting and play.

In 2013 Hornby will release the brand new The Majestic Train Set and technology fans will appreciate further developments of the revolutionary digital computer based control system, RailMaster using Hornby’s e-Link digital interface unit that can operate up to 9,999 locomotives and in excess of 2000 points or accessories.  

Hornby The Majestic Train Set   Hornby RailMaster and e-Link

Scalextric will introduce the new incredible Fast and Furious™ set, also brand new this year, Scalextric is launching the award winning (best new hobby toy at London Toy Fair 2013) QUICK BUILD Demolition Derby Set.  QUICK BUILD will introduce a younger fan to the Scalextric brand with its new push-fit construction concept, allowing racers to build their own Scalextric car.  Designed for a younger age range of 4+, Scalextric QUICK BUILD allows you to BUILD, RACE and DESTROY, adding a new dimension to Scalextric.

  Scalextric Fast and Furious  Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby

Airfix will introduce new Gift Sets targeted to the younger modeller, extending the already highly successful Starter Set range.  The more experienced modeller will continue to see new Operation Herrick Afghanistan lines, as well as the newly tooled Dambusters Lancaster, marking the 70th anniversary of the daring bouncing-bomb raid.  Airfix will also launch its QUICK BUILD range.  QUICK BUILD will introduce a younger fan to Airfix with its new push-fit construction concept with no glue, no paint and no mess!  

Airfix Dambusters Kit  Airfix Quick Build

New ranges for Corgi in 2013 include products for; Corgi Best of British, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One, 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, The Lotus Collection and new for the Corgi Toys range, the Eddie Stobart Haulage Depot.

Corgi McLaren Range

After the award winning success of Corgi Toys in 2012 (best toy car in 2012 awarded by Toy Talk and gold medal winner for best vehicle awarded by the Independent Toy Awards 2012) and the on-going supporting CITV sponsorship campaign, Corgi Toys will present the Eddie Stobart road rail haulage depot range.

Corgi Toys acquired master toy rights for CBeebies’ popular comedy, Grandpa in My Pocket.  Newly tooled products such as an articulated Grandpa figurine, Jason’s car, Jason’s plane, Jason’s train and a radio-controlled version of Jason’s car will be available in late 2013.

Grandpa Plane

 Corgi Toys’ Moshi Monsters pin badge range will also extend into 2013 with the launch of series 2 pin badges, alongside a new Moshi Monsters Fun Bus.

Moshi Fun Bus

The world’s finest model horse and accessory brand, Breyer (distributed by Hornby Hobbies Ltd in the UK and Ireland) is also one of the most vibrant brands in America.  Hero products such as Breyer’s new Classics™ Mobile Vet Clinic will lead Breyer’s play lines in 2013 alongside a new range of Classics™ singles model horses and accessories.  Younger fans of the brand will see the launch of Horse Crazy Stablemates™ and products such as a new Pocket Barn and the Truck and Gooseneck Trailer.

Breyer Mobile Vet Clinic  Breyer Classics

Humbrol has enjoyed an excellent start to 2013.  Not only has the brand extended its craft range, the brand has also released several new products and relocated two thirds of its production back to the UK.  New weathering powders, washes, more acrylic and additional enamel paints are new to 2013.

Humbrol Group Shot


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