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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.

JUN 15

Toy Fair New York to Host “World of Toys” Pavilion by Spielwarenmesse eG

JUN15

The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, has announced a new partnership with Spielwarenmesse eG to bring the Nuremberg exhibition provider’s World of Toys Pavilion to Toy Fair New York 2022 (Feb. 19-22).

JUN 09

Toy Fair New York Announces Keynote Speaker for ’22 Marketplace

JUN09

The Toy Association is pleased to announce that Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter and a New York Times bestselling author, has signed on as a keynote presenter for Toy Fair New York 2022.

JUN 07

Toy Fair Everywhere Holds Learning & Educational Toy Buying Event

JUN07

Buyers looking for educational products to stock their shelves are invited to check out Toy Fair Everywhere’s special market event, running now through June 20 on The Toy Association’s year-round B2B e-commerce platform.

JUN 04

Toy Association Hosts Successful Virtual Credit Meetings for Finance & Operations Professionals

JUN04

Due to the pandemic, The Toy Association’s Credit Interchange Program instead hosted a number of virtual sessions this spring, offering key insights and important trade information to qualified industry finance, credit, and operations professionals.

MAY 25

Toy Association Announces Private Preview Event with Amazon

MAY25

As part of The Toy Association’s ongoing series of virtual Private Previews connecting toy companies and their unique products with influential retail buyers, the Association has announced an upcoming Private Preview event with Amazon on July 14. This is an open call for any toy company not already working with Amazon; the submission deadline for this opportunity is June 2 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).