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JAN 25

Toy Fair Everywhere is Open for Business

JAN25

In the absence of Q1 live events, toy companies are encouraged to leverage Toy Fair Everywhere to advance their business – not only during Toy Fair season, but all year long.

JAN 25

Don’t Miss the Tribute Book Ad Deadline – Feb. 4!

JAN25

The last day to reserve a digital ad in the 2022 Tribute Book, the official event program for the 22nd Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, is fast approaching. Companies that wish to have their ad included – and be a part of a vital fundraising campaign for The Toy Foundation (TTF) – have until February 4 to submit their ad.

JAN 24

Save the Date: Toy Association to Host Annual Toy Safety Seminar on Feb. 28

JAN24

The Toy Association has announced that it will host its annual Toy Safety & Compliance Update virtually on Monday, February 28 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. (Eastern). The educational session will cover critical toy safety updates as well as the industry’s top state, federal, and international legislative and regulatory priorities. All members of the Association’s advocacy committees and their company colleagues are encouraged to attend this free seminar.

JAN 24

Reserve Your Ticket for the Toy Foundation’s Virtual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards!

JAN24

Members of the global toy community are invited to reserve their tickets for The Toy Foundation’s 2022 Toy of the Year Awards ceremony and Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

JAN 18

Toy Association’s Anticipated 2022 “Toy Trends Briefing” Goes Virtual on Feb. 21

JAN18

In light of the cancellation of Toy Fair New York ’22, The Toy Association’s trends team is moving its “Toy Trends Briefing” to a virtual format. The video will go live February 21, 2022, and will unveil the top toy & play trends predicted to drive sales growth this year across multiple categories of play.

JAN 18

The Toy Association Board Names 2022-2024 Candidates, Announces Annual General Meeting

JAN18

The Toy Association’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee has announced a slate of candidates to serve on the Association’s board for two-year terms beginning in February 2022.

JAN 14

The Toy Foundation Announces Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards will be Held Virtually on Feb. 18

JAN14

The Toy Foundation has announced that the 2022 Toy of the Year Awards ceremony and Hall of Fame induction ceremony will now be held virtually on Friday, February 18 at 4 p.m. (Eastern)

JAN 11

Toy Fair New York 2022 Cancelled

JAN11

The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, the largest toy, play, and youth entertainment marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, has announced the cancellation of Toy Fair New York, originally set to take place, February 19 to 22, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City.

JAN 04

Boost Your Brand: Free Promotional Opportunities at Toy Fair ‘22

JAN04

Exhibitors at Toy Fair New York can take advantage of free publicity opportunities to maximize their media exposure leading up to and during the show.

JAN 03

Toy Companies Invited to Participate in 'CF@TF Inventor Day'

JAN03

Inventor relations staff from Toy Fair exhibiting companies are invited to participate in Creative Factor’s CF@TF Inventor Day and hear product pitches from pre-selected inventors and designers during Toy Fair New York.

DEC 21

Toy Fair '22 Moves Forward with Strict Safety Protocols

DEC21

The Toy Association continues to move forward with plans for Toy Fair New York, taking place February 19 through 22, 2022.

DEC 20

Official STEAM-Approved Products at Toy Fair

DEC20

Toy Fair buyers seeking top science, tech, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) toys to fill their shelves in 2022 should look out for products bearing the official “STEAM Stamp of Approval” on the show floor and at the official STEAM Toy Accreditation Program booth.

DEC 20

Finalists for 30th Wonder Women Awards Announced by WIT

DEC20

The finalists have been revealed for the next Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment (WIT) Wonder Women Awards.

DEC 13

Toy Fair New York to Welcome University Students during “Student Congress Day”

DEC13

University students will have the opportunity to attend Toy Fair New York’s Student Congress Day, taking place Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

DEC 06

Reserve Your TOTY Tickets Today

DEC06

Tickets are now on sale for The Toy Foundation’s 21th Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, which will unveil the industry’s top toys, games, and properties, and honor the newest inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

NOV 30

Deadline Extended: Apply by Jan. 5 to Pitch Your Toy Idea to Top Manufacturers at Toy Fair

NOV30

The application deadline has been extended for the third annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day, which invites toy inventors and designers to directly pitch their ideas to top toy and youth entertainment professionals and manufacturing partners at Toy Fair New York. The application period will now close Wednesday, January 5.

NOV 30

Submit Your STEAM Products by Dec. 10 to Be Featured at Toy Fair

NOV30

Help your educational toys stand out to buyers at Toy Fair New York 2022 by getting them certified with an official “STEAM Stamp of Approval.”

NOV 29

Meet Creative Factor’s Newest Advisory Board Member: Spirit Halloween’s Carlos Mendoza

NOV29

Toy News Tuesday editors chatted with Carlos Mendoza, art director of Spirit Halloween’s animatronics team and hard lines division, about his new role as an advisory board member of Toy Fair’s Creative Factor educational programming and his perspective on how the toy industry can better serve the designer and inventor community.

NOV 16

Bill Nye is Coming to Toy Fair! 'Science Guy' to Cut Ribbon at Opening Ceremony

NOV16

Toy Fair New York organizers have announced that Bill Nye, popularly known as “The Science Guy,” will help cut the ribbon to kick off Toy Fair New York on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

NOV 16

The Toy Association Promotes TOTY ’22 Finalists as Holiday Must-Haves

NOV16

With global supply chain bottlenecks already impacting inventory on toy shelves, The Toy Association is highlighting The Toy Foundation’s 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards finalists as “must-haves” shoppers will not want to sleep on.