This September, Thumbs Up was back at the Autumn Fair in Birmingham – the season’s biggest and most vibrant sales opportunity. With over 500,000 products on display and 60,000 new launches, the Autumn Fair Festival really lives up to its name as the biggest home and gift event of the season.
The Thumbs Up stand saw lots of action with buyers from both leading retailers and independent stores popping in to see the latest and greatest in gifts and gadgets, and the products on offer from Thumbs Up ranged, as always, from the thoroughly bizarre to the undeniably useful.
Old favourites, such as the Perpendum, were on display next to fun new launches like the Dancing Cat, while the Portable Body Scales paired up with the iPhone Horn to provide an example of the useful alongside the entertaining.
Publishers and media representatives were on hand to record the action and get the scoop for their respective publications, and while we would be hard pressed to say which product emerged overall as flavour of the week, there were quite a few that received undisputed attention.
Best-seller the 80s Phone Case shared the stage with the newly released Ear Phone Case, while other smartphone and tablet accessories proved to be very popular. Of these, the Aqua Phone Case and desktop iPhone were unanimously sought after.
Remote Control Helicopters, particularly the Sky Car, drew the attention of the crowds as did party favourites – the finger candles and champagne popper. And, while food accessories like the Man Bowl and the Camera Lens Cup claimed their fair share of interest from people with a solid sense of fun, fridgebook was a hit with facebook addicts.
It’s still only September, but already we’re looking forward to Spring Fair!