I invented the world’s first micro scooter with small wheels for kids in 1999. Since then, I have developed many innovative scooters not only for kids but also for adults, which are now sold in 80 countries and regions. My company has been exhibiting at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair since 2001 because the Fair is always a good place for us to meet with buyers from all over the world. As the first toys fair in the year, it attracts lots of people to come here to look for new products. This year we have doubled the size of our booth and also moved to the Brand Name Gallery to promote our Micro brand and present our new products. We have met with our distributors from Korea, Madagascar and Mainland China. A buyer from Australia is very interested in our new product called Micro Hopper. As the protestors in Hong Kong are not as brutal as those in other countries, we are not afraid of coming to Hong Kong. It is a peaceful place to do business. The Hong Kong fair will become the most important toys fair because it is close to toys factories in Mainland China.
Hape International (Hong Kong) Ltd
Hape has been famous for producing wooden educational toys. In recent years, we have diversified our product range by using plastics to produce educational toys because plastics allow varied designs and the production cost for plastic toys is relatively lower than that for wooden toys. The Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair provides an ideal platform for us to promote our brand and showcase our new products to our existing and potential distributors. At this year’s fair, we are happy to have met with two potential distributors from Myanmar and New Caledonia which are new markets to our company. In addition, we have received some onsite orders from our existing distributors. Some buyers from kindergartens in Hong Kong have also expressed their interest in buying our educational toys. We are optimistic about our toys business because the demand for STEM or STREAM toys from parents and schools has been steady.
Ken T.C. Kwok
Chief Operating Officer
Threezero (HK) Ltd
Threezero was founded in 2000 by Kim Fung Wong, who is one of the leading original brand manufacturers in Hong Kong’s toys industry. In 2008, we started to produce collectible figures which feature weathering effect. We focus on developing licensed collectible figures based on characters from films, TV series and animations such as Transformer, Rambo, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. We are exhibiting at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair for the first time because we want to sell our figures to different corners of the world through the fair. Before the opening of the fair, we were worried that buyer attendance might be affected by social events in Hong Kong. At the fair, many buyers have visited our booth and we are excited to have met with new buyers from France, Japan, Mainland China, Mexico, Russia, Spain and the US who are keen to be our distributors. Buyers’ responses have been overwhelming. We’ll be back next year.
Business Development Officer
Launched five years ago, TINY is a Hong Kong brand for diecast model cars and miniatures featuring Hong Kong’s people, vehicles and scenes. We started to promote our TINY brand at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair three years ago. We are showcasing Kowloon Walled City for the first time at the fair, which has attracted a lot of attention from international buyers. This year we have met with more buyers from Europe and the US who are very interested in our diecast model cars. We have connected with new buyers from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and the US. A large toy distributor from Australia has placed an onsite order for 100 pieces of our 1:18 diecast model cars. In addition, more than 30 international buyers have expressed their interest in cooperating with us and they want us to use their own themes to tailor-make diecast car models. The fair helps to build our brand and to explore cooperation opportunities with buyers from all over the world. We’ll maintain our presence at the fair.
Director & Vice General Manager
Eastcolight (Hong Kong) Limited
Eastcolight is presenting 12 new products at this year’s Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. Among the new products, we focus on promoting AR Globe that encourages kids to learn through play. Many buyers like AR Globe because it is an inexpensive educational toy. Europe and the US have been our major markets. We are keen to look for new buyers especially from Southeast Asia because we see a lot of potential for our AR toys in this market. We have met with more quality and solid buyers who really want to do business with us this year. For example, an existing distributor from France has placed an onsite order. We are a long-term supporter of the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair because it provides an ideal platform for us to promote our brand, launch new products, meet with existing distributors and look for new distributors. Our toys business will remain steady this year.
Chairman of the Board
Hanwang Technology Co Ltd
Listed in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 2010, Hanwang has been famous for its facial, voice and character recognition technology. Last October, we started our smart tech toys business by launching the Bionic Flapping Wing RC Flying Bird – GoGoBird Series in Mainland China. This new product has integrated the cutting-edge bionic flapping wing technology, intelligent sensing technology and artificial intelligence technology. We are exhibiting at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair for the first time to demonstrate this new product to buyers from all over the world and to look for distributors. Our product demonstrations have attracted lots of interest from international buyers. During the first four hours of the fair, we have met seven to eight new distributors from Germany, Korea and the US, and each distributor has confirmed to buy several thousand pieces. We’ll definitely return to the fair next year with a bigger booth. The social events in Hong Kong do not affect buyers’ decision to come to the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair because it is a must-attend trade fair for industry players.
Playable Creation Limited
Our company focuses on developing hi-tech toys such as app-controlled traditional toys. Two to three years ago, we started to develop AR toys under the Playable brand such as AR guns and AR bows. Konsept is our brand for remote-controlled toys which uses Hong Kong’s nostalgia as the design theme. We have been participating in the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair for four consecutive years because it provides an effective channel for us to find new buyers. Licensed by Hong Kong Tramways, we are pleased to introduce the first remote-controlled block building Hong Kong tram at this year’s fair. We hope to find more buyers for our AR toys and remote-controlled trams and look for cooperation opportunities. At the fair, we have got in touch with new buyers from Israel, Korea, Northern Europe and Poland. Existing buyers from Hong Kong, Japan and Korea have placed onsite orders while we expect two two buyers from Korea and Poland will place orders after the fair.
Chao Zhi Co., Ltd
Chao Zhi Co., Ltd was established in 2015 by Yang Ju-Hsun, the inventor of Wisdom Ball. Wisdom Ball is an attractive educational toy for people aged 5-99 to train their brain. Our export markets include Hong Kong, Mainland China, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the US. We have been participating in the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair since 2016 because we want to look for exclusive distributors, increase our exposure and introduce Wisdom Ball to new buyers. Our existing distributors mainly came from this fair. At this year’s fair, we have connected with serious buyers from Australia, Mainland China, Turkey and the US who find Wisdom Ball very unique and have expressed their intention to cooperate with our company. Two buyers have bought our samples for further testing. We’ll definitely return to the fair because it provides the most important channel for us to further promote our products and meet with new buyers.
Korea Toy Industry Cooperative
Korea Toy Industry Cooperative has been organising the Korean Pavilion at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair since 1997. As the largest trade fair of its kind in Asia, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair provides an excellent opportunity for Korean companies to meet with many buyers from all over the world. We have led a delegation of 12 Korean companies to showcase a wide range of preschool toys at this year’s fair. About 70 percent of these Korean exhibitors have participated in the fair before because they have successfully found new business opportunities through the fair. Korean toys companies offer high-quality products at competitive prices. To develop new markets, some of them have used famous licensed characters to produce toys, attracting a lot of interest from international buyers.
Chief Buyer – Non Books
United Arab Emirates
Established in 1975, Magrudy’s has eight stores across the United Arab Emirates, selling books, toys and stationery. Parents in our country usually buy books and educational toys at the same time. This is my fourth time visiting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. I like this fair because I can always find unique and new items at the fair. Up till now, I have found four potential suppliers mainly from Europe for the supply of educational toys, arts and crafts, trucks and blocks. I’ll meet seven suppliers arranged by the HKTDC business matching team on the second day of the fair and I plan to place an order with one of the wooden block suppliers.
Established in 1992, our company is a toys wholesaler and distributor in Poland. Apart from our domestic market, we also distribute toys under our Pro Kids brand to other Eastern European countries. I have visited the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair for several times because it is a good place for me to find new products and new designs, as well as to meet with existing suppliers who are also exhibitors. So far, I have identified six potential suppliers of remote-controlled cars and interactive plush toys. My initial order will be at least 2,000 pieces.
Paulo de Tarso B. Hornos
Bang Toys is an importer and distributor of all kinds of toys, with Argentina, Brazil and Mexico as its major markets. I have been to the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair for more than 10 times because it provides a perfect platform for me to source a great variety of toys at competitive prices, to find new products and to assess the latest product trends. I have found six potential suppliers of DIY toys, STEAM toys, slime, board games, inflatables and battery-operated ride-ons. I’ll place orders for all these items and my order quantity is 5,000 pieces per product. The toys market in Brazil is getting better this year, with educational toys being the most popular items. There are protests in Brazil from time to time, so the social events in Hong Kong do not affect my decision to visit the Hong Kong fair. Actually, I feel safe being in Hong Kong.
Pyro & Art s.r.o.
Based in the Czech Republic, Pyro & Art is a wholesaler and retailer of fireworks and wooden toys. This is my first time visiting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair to look for fireworks and wooden toys. The Fireworks zone provides a great variety of fireworks for me to choose from. Up till now, I have found one potential supplier of wooden toys and two potential suppliers of fireworks. With the help of the HKTDC business matching team, I’ll meet with two more wooden toy suppliers and four more fireworks suppliers. Each year, I buy at least US$500,000 worth of fireworks from different countries. As Mainland China is a major fireworks producer in the world, I plan to buy one container of fireworks from a reliable supplier that I have found at the fair. Despite the protests in Hong Kong, I eventually decided to visit the Hong Kong fair because it is a good place for sourcing fireworks. Now I find the city very safe, clean and tidy.
Divisible By Zero Pty Ltd
In business for more than 20 years, Divisible By Zero is a wholesaler of educational toys and games in Australia. Parents in Australia encourage their children to play educational toys and games, so the demand for this kind of products remains steady. This is my first-time visit to the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair to look for new educational toys and games. After meeting with a lot of suppliers, I have shortlisted three to four potential suppliers of complex construction sets, wooden toys, blocks, arts and crafts sets and science kits. I plan to buy US$10,000 worth of toys from each new supplier. It’s a good show and I love to come back next year. I have kept a close eye on Hong Kong’s news before coming here and the city is safe to do business.
In business since 1972, Camping Maxx is a wholesaler of outdoor toys and games, sleeping bags and camping goods in the US. Our outdoor products are sold to worldwide markets. This is my first time visiting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair to look for new products. I have found two potential suppliers of ring toss and electric cars through the HKTDC business matching meetings. I plan to buy US$12,000 worth of electric cars and US$2,000 worth of ring toss. I prefer to deal with manufacturers directly instead of trading companies and I hope to find even more manufacturers at this fair.
Hiep Lee Trading Sdn Bhd
In business for more than 20 years, Hiep Lee is a wholesaler of fireworks, stationery and paper products in Malaysia and also sets up fireworks shows for celebrations organised by the Malaysian government. This is my second time visiting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. During my first visit in 2018, I found a reliable fireworks supplier from Liuyang city in Mainland China and bought US$100,000 worth of fireworks from this new supplier after the fair. At this year’s fair, I have found a new supplier also from Liuyang city. I plan to buy at least US$200,000 worth of fireworks. The Fireworks zone is very nice as it gathers together high-quality fireworks suppliers. I don’t feel hesitant to coming to the Hong Kong fair. Hong Kong is still a safe place to do business.
Ralph Alvin Cua
Based in the Philippines, Toyzone Xpress sells collectibles and figures featuring licensed characters through its physical store and online store. Currently, I source collectibles and figures through trading companies from Mainland China and Taiwan. As I want to buy directly from the suppliers, I am keen to find them through my first-time visit to the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. I am so happy to have found two potential suppliers from Hong Kong at the fair. One of them is offering licensed figures which are exactly what I am sourcing from trading companies, so I’ll definitely buy from this supplier after the fair. The other supplier has a distributor in the Philippines, so I’ll contact the distributor later. The Hong Kong fair is a good place for sourcing figures and I feel safe in Hong Kong too.
Dbjets is a wholesaler and e-tailer of miniatures and diecast models in India. I have been visiting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair annually since 2015 because it is much easier for me to find new products. At this year’s fair, I have identified three to four potential suppliers of diecast car models, tank models and bionic flapping wing remote-controlled flying birds. In particular, I want to be the distributor of flying birds in India. For diecast models, I’ll check with potential suppliers about the stock lists and quotations and plan to buy 50-200 pieces for different products. It will take me about one month’s time to finalise my orders. I am aware that large protests in Hong Kong usually occur during weekends. As the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair is held during weekdays, I think it is safe for me to come here.
Babys is a wholesaler and retailer of toys and baby products in Russia. Currently, I buy toys through trading companies in Europe, but I want to source directly from suppliers in Mainland China. This is my first time visiting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. I am looking for small wooden houses and role play toys for girls such as plastic furniture and kitchen. I have shortlisted about five potential suppliers for further negotiations. I’ll visit the factories of potential suppliers and plan to place orders after the fair. My initial order with each new supplier is 1,000 pieces. The Hong Kong fair is better than other toys fairs that I have visited before. At the fair, I can meet with more factories from Mainland China which can provide better quality now. I heard about the protests in Hong Kong, but I am not scared of coming here to do business. As I focus on my work at the fair, I feel very safe being in Hong Kong.