Every February, Tim visits the New York Toy Fair, where new products are showcased, often for the very first time. This year, Tim picked up 3 puzzles, one of which is already on the market, and two of which are not yet fully developed, but are likely to be available before the end of the year.
By showcasing new items in February, it allows time for discussions and negotiations, manufacture and shipping, often from the Far East (which can take 6 weeks!) and means that new toys arrive in the shops by September, ready for the run-up to Christmas. So the New York Toy Fair, held in February, is really about the following Christmas!