Doll Business

Salon IDEX 2014 annulé2014 IDEX show is cancelled

Et encore un qui mord la poussière ! Le salon professionnel auquel j’ai assisté en début d’année, ferme ses portes. La crise en est principalement responsable, le fait aussi que les fabricants décident de plus en plus de vendre en direct et de se passer de revendeurs. Donc pourquoi montrer sa marchandise ?

Déjà cette année, il n’y avait pas foule. Madame Alexander n’était pas venu, le stand de Tonner ressemblait à une braderie (aucune poupée en exposition digne de ce nom), seuls JamieShow et Horsman avaient fait l’effort.

Je me souviens qu’il y a 7 ans, ce salon était une véritable fête ! des concours, des tombolas, une salle de vente…

C’est franchement dommage pour tous les artistes qui présentaient leur BJDS faites mains, ils pouvaient toucher des clients et mécènes.

IDEX 2014 CANCELED

The collectible doll and teddy bear trade show IDEX Premiere has been canceled for 2014 and will discontinue all show operations moving forward. While we have enjoyed working with the doll and teddy bear industry over the last decade, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the show and all of its related events and workshops.

IDEX, a trade show dedicated to the celebration of dolls, teddy bears, toys and collectible playthings, ran without interruption for twenty-two years. Held in cities all over the country, most recently in Orlando, Florida, IDEX was for many years the premiere place to see what trends and developments were to come in the industry, meet and mingle with fellow collectors, and learn crafting skills at a myriad of workshops. While we are sad to see IDEX come to an end, we have a wealth of great memories and personal friendships that will stay with us for a lifetime.

In closing, we would like to thank all of the artists, exhibitors, manufacturers, buyers and collectors who made IDEX a vibrant and exciting environment for more than two decades. We wish you all the best.

Another one bites the dust ! Too bad but not surprinsing. This year, the shoowroom was quite empty. No Madame Alexander, Charisma ! only BJDs artists.

I guess the crisis is the cause or the fact that doll manufacturers get rid of their retailers ! Good luck boys ! selling online is not that easy !

IDEX 2014 CANCELED

The collectible doll and teddy bear trade show IDEX Premiere has been canceled for 2014 and will discontinue all show operations moving forward. While we have enjoyed working with the doll and teddy bear industry over the last decade, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the show and all of its related events and workshops.

IDEX, a trade show dedicated to the celebration of dolls, teddy bears, toys and collectible playthings, ran without interruption for twenty-two years. Held in cities all over the country, most recently in Orlando, Florida, IDEX was for many years the premiere place to see what trends and developments were to come in the industry, meet and mingle with fellow collectors, and learn crafting skills at a myriad of workshops. While we are sad to see IDEX come to an end, we have a wealth of great memories and personal friendships that will stay with us for a lifetime.

In closing, we would like to thank all of the artists, exhibitors, manufacturers, buyers and collectors who made IDEX a vibrant and exciting environment for more than two decades. We wish you all the best.