Thursday, February 12, 2009

Toy Fair Germany

The 60th Anniversary Toy Fair in Nuremberg Germany just wrapped up earlier this week. I had the opportunity to meet with several of our vendors and get a sneek peek at some of the great models to be released in 2009.

NZG has an impressive lineup of new models planned for this year including two new Liebherr cranes, the HS855 (shown) and the massive mobile LTM11200 crane. NZG will also be making Hitachi models for the first time and has greatly expanded their selection of Vogele paving equipment. [NZG new release catalog]

In the Norscot booth I got my first look at the final version of the new Towhaul lowboy. This massive setup will be available by Spring and is one of the coolest new construction models I've seen. It was displayed hauling a new D-11 (not included), which demonstrates the massive scale of this truck.

Most of the major brands are represented at Toy Fair in Germany, many of them have elaborate booths with real cars and other attractions. SIKU has a permanent show room in the Toy Fair complex and is one of a handfull of companies that has exhibited at all 60 Nuremberg fairs.

Watch the site for new releases and pre-order opportunities over through the upcoming weeks.

1 comment:

  1. very nice blog, keep it up though it is an easy job find reliable heavy machinery but we have some cranes for sale you may check it out yourself thank you!