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OCT 11

Pitch Your Toy Ideas to Top Companies at Toy Fair NY ’22 (Dec. 6 Deadline)

OCT11

Are you a creative inventor or designer looking to pitch your next great toy idea? The date is set for the third annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day, which offers the opportunity for creatives to pitch their ideas to influential toy and youth entertainment professionals at Toy Fair New York. Applications are open through December 6, 2021.

OCT 11

New York City is Open for Business

OCT11

As the industry gears up to reconvene at Toy Fair New York for the first time since 2020, members of the toy community marked their return to the Javits Center and New York City at New York Comic Con (NYCC) over the weekend.

OCT 05

Registration is Open for Toy Fair NY ’22

OCT05

After nearly two years since the last time the international toy community gathered at Toy Fair New York, anticipation is building for the 118th Toy Fair, taking place Saturday, February 19 through Tuesday, February 22, 2022, and registration for attendees is officially open.

SEP 28

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required to Attend Toy Fair NY ‘22

SEP28

In keeping with New York City’s indoor activity guidelines and the Javits Center’s own policy requiring proof of vaccination for admission to events, Toy Fair New York ’22 will require all attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

SEP 27

Apply by October 1 for the Chance to Connect with Family Dollar Buyers

SEP27

Toy companies will have an opportunity to present their playthings to Family Dollar buyers on October 25, as part of The Toy Association’s ongoing series of virtual product previews hosted in partnership with North American retailers.

SEP 20

Toy Association Announces Private Preview with Office Depot (October 14)

SEP20

Continuing to create new opportunities for toy manufacturers to get their products onto store shelves, The Toy Association has announced an upcoming virtual private preview with buyers at Office Depot, taking place October 14.

SEP 06

Mojo Nation Announces Winners of Virtual Play Creators Awards

SEP06

As part of its 2021 virtual Play Creators Festival, Mojo Nation announced the winners of its annual Play Creators Awards, which celebrates the achievements of the global toy and game designer community across nine categories.

AUG 31

Four Toy Industry Icons to be Inducted into 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame

AUG31

The Toy Association announced today that it will induct Jim Pressman, former president of Pressman Toy Corporation; Bob Wann, chief PlayMonster at PlayMonster LLC; the late Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy; and the late Lucille King, founder of the Playskool Institute, into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

AUG 30

The Toy Association Announces Postponement of Toy Fair Dallas to 2022

AUG30

In response to challenges posed by the Delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Toy Association has announced the official postponement of Toy Fair Dallas, which was planned to take place October 5 to 7.

AUG 17

Thousands of Ready-to-Ship Products Available on Toy Fair Everywhere

AUG17

With shipments of toys backed up in ports from China to Los Angeles, Toy Fair Everywhere is helping toy companies with ready-to-ship products connect with buyers looking to stock their shelves in Q4.

AUG 12

Toy Association Files Amicus Brief Against China Tariffs, Calls Out Failures of USTR Tariffs Process

AUG12

The Toy Association was among a group of trade associations that collectively filed a “friend of the court” amicus brief with the U.S. Court of International Trade on August 9 against the Trump administration’s tariffs on goods from China.

AUG 09

Book a Meeting with The Toy Association's Trends Team

AUG09

Will your company be showcasing toys in Dallas? Do you have a trendy product line to share? The Toy Association’s trends team wants to hear from you. 

AUG 05

TOTY 2022: Nominations Due August 31

AUG05

Don’t forget to submit your nominations for The Toy Foundation’s 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards by Tuesday, August 31 at midnight (Eastern)!

AUG 03

What’s Happening at Toy Fair Dallas ’21

AUG03

This October, the North American toy industry will once again come together in-person for Toy Fair Dallas, the only place where the play community can introduce new products for Q4 2022, spotlight their ’21 holiday hits, and participate in a range of specialized networking and educational events – all under one roof at the Dallas Market Center.

JUL 27

Promote Your Playthings in a Special Holiday Gallery at Toy Fair Dallas

JUL27

Toy companies are invited to participate in Toy Fair Dallas’ brand-new Holiday Driver Gallery, a promotional space that will showcase on-trend Q4 products to retail buyers looking for last-minute toys and game ideas to stock their shelves for this holiday season.

JUL 19

New Q4 Trends Presentation Heads to Toy Fair Dallas

JUL19

Want to get the latest scoop on toy trends ahead of the holiday season? The ToyAssociation is following up its popular Q1 toy trends briefing with an update at Toy Fair Dallas this October that will look at what has accelerated or emerged in the trends space since Q1.

Nominations Open for The Toy Foundation’s 2022 TOTY Awards

Nominations for The Toy Foundation’s 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards opened last week, and contenders are already vying to be recognized as the top toys, games, and properties of the year. The deadline to submit products for consideration is August 31.

JUL 01

Take a 'Virtual Recess' with The Genius of Play & Women in Toys

JUL01

The Toy Association’s Genius of Play initiative is encouraging all play professionals to take a “play break” this summer through a series of weekly virtual events, developed and hosted in partnership with Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment.

JUN 24

Bring Summertime Fun to Kids in Underserved Communities: Donate to TTF’s Summer Toy Drive

JUN24

The Toy Foundation (TTF) is reminding toy manufacturers and distributors there’s still time to donate toys and games to thousands of deserving children this summer.

JUN 22

Toy Fair Everywhere Opens Toy Buying Events to New Sellers

JUN22

Manufacturers looking for new ways to get their products on shelves are invited to participate in Toy Fair Everywhere’s exclusive targeted product category buying events.