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AUG 8

Barnes & Nobles Looks for New Discoveries at Preview & Holiday Market

AUG8

From games and ride-ons to educational and sustainably sourced toys, the range of playthings that will be on display at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & Holiday Market is far-reaching and for buyers that means endless opportunities. Buyer registration is now open.

AUG 04

Shape Your Future at a Reimagined Toy Fair '23: Exhibitor Applications Now Open

AUG04

As anticipation builds for the return of the most iconic trade show in the industry, The Toy Association has announced that the application period for returning exhibitors is officially open for Toy Fair, taking place September 30 to October 3, 2023.

AUG 02

Toy Foundation Thanks TOTY Awards & Dallas Program Sponsors

AUG02

The Toy Foundation (TTF) is proud to announce the initial lineup of sponsors for the upcoming Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and additional programming initiatives taking place during the Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, to be held September 20 to 22 in Dallas, TX.

AUG 02

Preview & Holiday Market Prep at Your Fingertips

AUG02

Toy professionals attending The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market (September 20-22) are invited to download the show’s free mobile app, powered by PlayMonster, to plan ahead and stay organized throughout the three-day event.

JUL 26

How Play is Helping Sick Children Cope: TOTY Awards to Highlight Play Grants Program

JUL26

At the Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) this fall, The Toy Foundation (TTF) will share the overwhelmingly positive impact of its Children’s Hospital Play Grants program and outline the new play projects TTF will fund in 2022 to help hospitalized children and their families cope.

JUL 26

PlayMonster Joins Hundreds of Exhibitors to 'Make Magic Happen' in Dallas

JUL26

In less than two months, thousands of play industry insiders will descend on the Dallas Market Center for The Toy Association’s much-anticipated 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, taking place September 20 to 22.

JUL 19

Kidult Consumers Offer Brands New Avenues of Growth

JUL19

Toy and game brands are finding new areas of opportunity as they look beyond creating product just for kids by also designing toys for both hard-core adult collectors and casual “kidult” fans.

JUL 18

Learning Express Among Retailers Who Consider Preview & Holiday Market 'Essential' to Business

JUL18

With hundreds of toy companies preparing to exhibit at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, buyers are making plans to get in facetime with toymakers from September 20 to 22 at the Dallas Market Center.

JUL 13

Toy Industry & Media Gather at FAO Schwarz for Toy Association’s Summer Party

JUL13

More than 250 industry professionals, influencers, and members of the media gathered at The Toy Association’s Summer Party at FAO Schwarz’s New York City flagship store in Rockefeller Center on July 12 to network and celebrate play.

JUL 12

Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events Partner to Deliver One-of-a-Kind “Play Date”

JUL12

The Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events, publisher of industry-leading media outlets the Toy Book and the Toy Insider, announced today a partnership to deliver a one-of-a-kind “play date” in March 2023 that will give media, investors, and the influencer community direct access to the toy companies, brands, and products that will be hot throughout the year, including spring and summer launches and a first look at the hottest toys for the coming holiday season.

JUL 12

Don't Forget to RSVP for The Toy Association's Summer Party at FAO Schwarz (July 12)

JUL12

Unwind with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with top media and influencers, and enjoy a fun-filled evening with toy industry friends and colleagues at The Toy Association’s Summer Party at FAO Schwarz’s New York City flagship store in Rockefeller Center on Tuesday, July 12.

JUL 05

72 Hours Left to Submit Your Toys for TOTY

JUL05

Don’t miss your chance submit your company’s must-have toys, games, and properties to The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Nominations close Friday, July 8 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).

JUL 05

Meet with The Toy Association Trends Team in Dallas

JUL05

The Toy Association’s trends team will be on site at the 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market this September scouting new playthings to determine the hot toy trends for 2023.

JUL 01

Preview & Holiday Market News: Book Appointments, View Floorplan, and Discover Toy Trends

JUL01

With 150 companies and counting planning to exhibit at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market from September 20 to 22 at the Dallas Market Center, now is the time for buyers and media to plan their attendance at the show and discover what will be hot for holiday and beyond.

JUN 27

Put Your Brands Front & Center for Buyers & Media during the Preview & Holiday Market

JUN27

With registration now open to buyers and media for The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, exhibitors are invited to take advantage of a variety of promotional opportunities to maximize their exposure leading up to and during the show.

JUN 28

Don’t Miss Out on Submitting Your TOTY Nominations

JUN28

Companies, inventors and other industry representatives that wish to nominate their product(s) have until Friday, July 8 to complete their submission.

JUN 28

Op-ed from Anne Carrihill, TOTY Chair: Join us in Dallas!

JUN28

Anne Carrihill, Toy of the Year (TOTY) Committee chair and general manager & category leader for toys and games at Amazon, shares why the TOTYs on September 20th will be a can’t-miss event to support the industry and children in need everywhere.

JUN 21

Hasbro, Jazwares, Paramount and Target to Headline The Toy Foundation’s DEI Program in Dallas

JUN21

The Toy Foundation (TTF) is delighted to announce Hasbro, Jazwares, Paramount, and Target will headline a brand new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program for students, young professionals and the toy industry on September 21 during The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market in Dallas.

JUN 17

Toy Association’s Fall Marketplace to Welcome Global Audience

JUN17

Attendee registration for the 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, taking place September 20 to 22 in Dallas, Texas, opened a little over two weeks ago, and retailers from around the world are already signing up to take advantage of the show.

JUN 14

Save the Date: The Toy Association’s Summer Party at FAO Schwarz

JUN14

Toy Association members and friends are invited to a fun evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking at the Association’s Summer Party hosted at FAO Schwarz on Tuesday, July 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.