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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).

MAY 14

New Private Preview Opportunity: Indigo Books and Music (June 24)

MAY14

The Toy Association has announced that it will facilitate yet another virtual private preview to help toy manufacturers get their products in front of influential buyers and onto store shelves. Companies that would like to apply for the opportunity to present their toys and games to buyers at Indigo Books and Music are invited to fill out the application form by Friday, May 21 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

MAY 10

Toy Brands, Food, Fashion, & Film to Unite at “Brands Untapped” @ Toy Fair NY

MAY10

The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, and Mojo Nation have announced a new partnership to showcase multiple creative collaborations between toy companies and high-profile partners spanning the apparel, food & drink, hospitality, live event, video game, film & TV, and publishing industries in an innovative “Brands Untapped” space at Toy Fair New York ’22, taking place February 19 to 22 in New York City.

MAY 04

Toy Association Members Invited to Otis Toy Design Program’s Spring Exhibition

MAY04

Toy industry professionals are invited to explore and celebrate the work of the newest generation of toy designers during an Industry Night Exhibition Preview hosted by the Otis College of Art and Design’s Toy Design Class of 2021.

MAY 03

Marian Bossard, EVP Global Market Events at The Toy Association, Announces Retirement

MAY03

Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association, has reached her goal and will retire as planned on June 1, 2021, after serving 22 years on the Association’s staff and senior management team. Following Bossard’s retirement, which has been in planning for the past three years, she will remain in a consultancy role for The Toy Association through to Toy Fair New York ’22 (Feb. 19-22).

MAY 3

Nominations Open for 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame

MAY3

The toy community is invited to submit nominees for induction into The Toy Association’s 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Consideration for the Hall of Fame is open to individuals, living or deceased, who have made outstanding contributions to the toy industry and The Toy Association throughout their careers. Nominations may be submitted online through Friday, June 11.

APR 16

Toy Fair New York Ranks No. 33 on Annual Gold 100 Trade Show List

APR16

The Toy Association’s Toy Fair New York ranked at No. 33 on Trade Show Executive magazine’s Gold 100 List of the country’s largest and most-accomplished trade shows in 2019.

APR 12

Reminder: Toy Fair NY ’22 Exhibitor Renewal Period Closes April 16

APR12

Toy companies interested in renewing their exhibit space at Toy Fair New York 2022 (February 19-22) are being reminded to submit their applications by April 16.

APR 11

Walmart Announces New Open Call for Made in USA Product

APR11

The Toy Association is alerting those in the toy and play community looking to get their products into Walmart stores of the retailer’s latest round of virtual pitch meetings.

APR 5

Toys“R”Us Canada Seeking Spring ’22 Products in Second Private Preview

APR5

The Toy Association has announced that on May 18 toymakers will have a second exclusive opportunity to connect with Toys“R”Us (TRU) Canada buyers seeking product for their spring 2022 collections. The application deadline is Monday, April 12 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).