US ‘big five’ relaunch ANME

Posted: February 9, 2009

The ‘big five’ US toy manufacturers will be coming together from 10th – 12th July at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California, for the 2009 ANME Founders Show. The ANME (Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo) Founders are Doc Johnson, California Exotic Novelties, Topco Sales, Nasstoys and Pipedream Products, and they will be joined by up to 50 other brands.

Attendance at the new event – which takes place immediately before AVN’s Adult Novelty Expo, scheduled for the Sheraton Universal and Hilton in Los Angeles Universal City from July 13th – 15th – will be limited to exhibitors and buyers only.

The big five will be looking to recreate the excitement of their earlier ANME events, according to Pipedream Products Chief Operating Officer Nick Orlandino: “For years, our colleagues have been urging us to bring back the show they fondly remember,” he said. “The ANME Founders Show was born out of a commitment to present a product showcase with the quality and intimacy our segment of the adult industry deserves. We’re excited to welcome retailers, distributors and manufacturers from around the country!”

ANME Founders Sales Executive Val Jones added: “This will be more than just a recreation of the original. We’re returning to the spirit and class of the early shows and raising the bar!”

The ANME Founders Show will feature exhibits from each of the founding companies, as well as a select group of other brands. “It’s a great place for manufacturers and qualified buyers to network, preview new products and get a first-hand look at what the future of our industry looks like,” said Jones.

In addition to product showcases and hospitality, attendees will be invited to enjoy an ANME Founders Cocktail Party and Reception Friday on July 10th, plus a Welcome Dinner and Pool Party on Saturday July 11th.

“Exhibitor space is selective and filling up quickly,” added Jones. “Anyone interested in attending should mark their calendars and make reservations right away.”

As well as the big five, other exhibitors will include: Allure Leather, B Cumming, B Swish, BMS Enterprises, Empowered Products, Finger Fitting Products, Kama Sutra, Lovers Choice, O’My Products, Pjur Group, Sportsheets, System Jo, Trigg Laboratories and Zero Tolerance.

More information on the ANME Founders Show and related events can be found at