Are you a gadget freak, into fast cars or a boys toys enthusiast? Then the Toys 4 Big Boys at the RDS is the event for you! Now in its 7th year, the 2008 event runs from the 6th to the 9th of November.
It’s fantastic for Christmas gift ideas with around 150 exhibitors displaying every type of boys gadget you can imagine, from the very affordable to the more expensive boys toys. Interested?
The 2008 Toys 4 Big Boys will take place in the Main Hall complex of the RDS and is geared up to be the best yet. It’s set to be packed (four halls and an outdoor area to be precise) full of exhibits, electronics, cars and entertainment for the lads. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to browse and look for that perfect Christmas pressie!
The event runs over four days, Thursday the 6th do Sunday the 9th of November inclusive, and over 30,000 visitors are expected. The Main Hall at the RDS is perfect for the occasion – it encompasses a huge area of 20 acres. Whether you’re a gadget expert, gizmo enthusiast, or a fast car and motorbike stunt aficionado, the Toys 4 Big Boys is a fun and exciting event.
The Toys 4 Big Boys Show is growing year by year, and the organisers are attracting more and more exhibitors with so much more gadget innovations each year. It’s expected that there will be over 150 exhibitors at the event this November selling and displaying their wares. The following are some of the existing shows and new features that the event organisers have promised this year!
Ireland’s Strongest Man…
12 of the toughest and strongest guys will lift cars and jeeps as well as ”throwing tyres” to find out who will win the coveted title of the “Strongest Man in Ireland”!
The Militarized Zone…
Here you’ll be wowed by the restoration of a WWII vehicle, and watch how it works!
The Trialstar Show…
You’ll be stunned for sure by the “Evel Knievel” manouvers of the motorcycle experts! Be astounded by the stunts and high risk rides over cars, ramps, high jumps and garden sheds!
The Quad Bike Show…
Again, this show is for the stunts enthusiast. You will see quadding expert Niall O’Hanlon wow the crowds with his legendary quad moves!
This new show for 2008, gives you the chance to try 7 hands at Blackjack to win all you can, and be in the running for a 5,000 Euro first prize!
The Fashion Show…
If you’re into your clothes, this is the event for you!
You can check out the latest sitting room and kitchen designs with all the latest gadgets! From wall mounted plasma screeens, to wall mounted CD systems, check this out!
Diva next Door…
You can check out this show, where Ireland’s top Bebo babes are hoping for your votes to make the 12 places for the 2009 Calender!
This is fascinating! You’ll get to see the Dalek from Doctor Who, make an attempt at beating the Rubix Cube Bot and enjoy the spectacle of robots boxing each other in a battle of the strongest! You’re guaranteed to be mesmerised by the deft moves of these robots as they vie for supremacy!
These are some of the main events that are planned for the 2008 show. All in all it’s a great day out for the guys, and also for families to see those marvellous gadgets on display. There are a host of toys/gizmos on offer – from Wii games, to playstations, lego by computer, the latest I-pods and accessories, the most up to date digital cameras, hand held cameras, LG mobile phones and so much more.
The Toys 4 Big Boys Show takes place at the RDS (Royal Dublin Society). This event venue was founded nearly 300 years ago. The venue comprises a number of exhibition halls (the Main RDS Hall), the RDS arena, meeting and conference rooms, bars and restaurants, and the RDS Simmonscourt Pavillion.
The RDS Main Hall is a hugely popular arena for exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events. The Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is held each January here, along with the Travel Trade Show in January, and where the Toys 4 Big Boys is held every year.
It’s also a popular Equine Centre, and the Dublin Horse Show takes place there every August. The RDS is also a popular concert venue, with music legends such as Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Eagles and Radiohead all having performed there.
Find out more about the RDS.
Thursday November 6th: 5pm-10pm
Friday November 7th: 2pm-10pm
Saturday 8th November: 10am – 7pm
Sunday 9th November: 10am – 7pm
How much does it cost?
Adults: 18.00 Euro
Children: 12.00 Euro
Senior Citizens: 12.00 Euro
Family Tickets: 48.00 Euro
For more information check out the Toys 4 Big Boys website.
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