Last updated on Wednesday February 04, 2004.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NON-GERMAN VISITORS!
The release dates mentioned on collectobil's Toy Fair 2003 pages apply exclusively to the German market, except otherwise noted. Depending on where you live, the items depicted here might not be available in your region between a month or a whole year after an item's initial German release.



 


OVERVIEW - TOY FAIR NEWS

JANUARY - POLICE THEME UPDATE
FEBRUARY - WINTER SPECIALS
MARCH - AIRPORT
MARCH - MODERN HOUSE
END OF APRIL - OUTDOOR
MAY - SUMMER ACTION SET
JUNE - MULTISPORT
MID JULY - SUMMER SPECIALS
MID AUGUST - PLAYMOBIL® 1.2.3
END OF AUGUST - ZOO
SEPTEMBER - NOAH'S ARC
SEPTEMBER - CONSTRUCTION

FALL - US MASS MARKET 

DISCONTINUED SETS










Last year's Toy Fair Coverage is
still online and can be found
 by following this link.

   

The Nürnberg Spielwarenmesse traditionally kicks off the new year for the toy industry, as toy producers, wholesalers and resellers get together to discover new trends and products, and plan their orders for the year.

It is at this annual event that the newest products and trends for the upcoming toy season are presented to the toy industry, long before they land on the shelves of toy stores and in shopping malls. 

Nurnberg Messehallen
International Toy Fair Nürnberg (30.01.2003-04.02.2003)


PLAYMOBIL® has a permanent show room at the Nürnberg Messehallen, where toy resellers can talk with their sales representatives and place their re-stocking orders.

During the toy fair, however, the show room is the place where the novelties for the year ahead are officially unveiled. The show room is then redecorated to match a particular novelty product or theme - this year's the decoration theme is "Noah's Arc"  - and prototypes of the novelties are showcased in special displays and promotional material. PLAYMOBIL® traditionally gives away a free sample figure to Fair visitors, last year it was a repackaged Viking Special.

Although many collectors would love to visit the Nürnberg Messehallen on these days, the toy fair is only open to professionals: which means that you will only get in with a valid invitation / entry card provided by one of the exhibitors. Without such an invitation, you have to be able to proof that you are active within the toy industry or that your interest in toys originates from your business background. 




The traditional Toy Fair giveaway was a blister with a little boy and a baby Panda bear.


A snapshot of the 'neuheiten' gallery at the PLAYMOBIL® booth that showcases all the new products for 2003. This year's decoration theme was Noah's Arc.
 

 

 

 


 

 
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