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Kan Hui was determined not to be late. So she turned up early at 5:30 am to be precise. “I am pr
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tside the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing’s Shunyi district.
亚博国际登录网站—亚博娱乐用户登录手机千花坊It was not fun and games for Kan, 35. This was a serious matter even th
ough the object of her planning was to ensure attendance at the Beijing Toy Show, from Au
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sociated with Olympic sprinters, with the rest of the crowd, to buy her favorite designer toys. The loud
speaker crackled with warnings about safety and the need to ensure an orderly entrance. All to no avail.
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outh Korea, the United States and Europe who were releasing limited editions of new toys.
亚博国际登录网站—亚博娱乐用户登录手机千花坊More than 30 specialist designers joined the show for the first time this year.
One of the most popular designers was Kasing Lung from Hong Kong, whose latest series
was on limited release. His cute and funny creation is named Labubu, who smiles and shows off his fangs.
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ings. The toy figure, named Dimoo, cost just a fraction of the more than 5,000 yuan ($699) Kan spent at the event.
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is Wang Mei, who started collecting designer toys in 2017 and now boasts a collection of more than 1,000.
“It’s a great way to socialize with people,” says Wang, 36. “We share inf
ormation about designer toys and what we bought on social media.”