Tag Archives: Hornby Hobbies

Hobby renaissance and ‘avalanche of new product’ helps Hornby to successful Q4 trading

A renaissance of the hobby market and an ‘avalanche of new product releases’ are among the factors credited by Hornby Hobbies to its latest business boost, culminating in a 28 per cent increase in sales year-to-date in the company’s latest trading report. The international models and collectables group released its …

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Tracks to the future | Hornby Hobbies talks licensing plans and the retro-appeal of its iconic Scalextric

Anyone paying any level of attention to the general narrative of the toy industry over the course of the past 12 months will know that there’s been a re-awakening among some of the market’s more traditional sectors. The hobby community is one among them. As consumers have found themselves with …

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Hornby takes fresh steps into franchise building with new licensing consultant Michele Pearce

Hornby Hobbies has taken the first steps forward in launching its Scalextric brand onto the global licensing scene with the appointment of its new licensing consultant, Michele Pearce. In her new role, Pearce will work to represent Hornby in the start of a new in-house licensing initiative, utilising her specialist …

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Hornby unveils its younger years PlayTrains range for 2021

Hornby Hobbies is tapping into the younger years market with the launch of PlayTrains, a new range of remote controlled, battery train sets and accessories. The new PlayTrains line features working lights, sounds, three speeds in both forward and reverse, and an easy to clip together track system that enables …

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“Transformation at Hornby accelerates” as hobby firm is on track for 20 per cent Q3 sales increase

The hobby specialist, Hornby has said it expects to see between 15 to 20 per cent higher sales in the financial year ending March 31st, stating that the “transformation at Hornby continues to accelerate.” The model train company has issued early reports that its third quarter of the financial year, …

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Hornby puts temporary halt on orders to non-UK customers due to Brexit and port delays

Hornby Hobbies has put a temporary freeze on all orders to customers outside of the UK, citing delays caused by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and disruption at UK ports. The company released a social media statement earlier this week in which it said it would not accept any non-UK orders …

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There and back again: The hobbyist market returns as ‘model making sees massive resurgence’

UK toy and hobby shops have cited a ‘massive resurgence in model making’ throughout 2020, driven by families and consumers turning to the more traditional pastimes such as construction kits, building sets, and games and puzzles to best navigate the social distancing measures and lockdown restrictions put in place over …

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“We’ve been gearing up for this financial year”: Hornby returns to profit for first time in nearly a decade

The model railway company Hornby has seen a 33 per cent increase in revenue in the first half of the year, marking a return to profit for the first time in almost ten years. The company’s uplift arrives following a surge in interest for the Hornby Hobbies products over the …

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Hornby celebrates major 100th anniversary milestone

The iconic British railway modelling specialists, Hornby is celebrating a major milestone as it gears up the celebrations of a journey that commenced a full century ago this year. Ready to celebrate its centenary “with a bang”, Hornby has detailed the staggered launch of a collection of anniversary products, each …

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Hornby Hobbies celebrates award winning year for Chunkies, Airfix, Scalextric, and more

For Hornby Hobbies, the past 12 months have signalled somewhat of a return to form. Not only has the heritage British toy brand seen rising revenues and narrowing losses, but has made it a year of award winning brands across its portfolio. Over the course of 2019, Hornby has managed …

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