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OCT 27

Toy Association Announces Show Dates for Toy Fair NY 2022

OCT27

With planning underway for the in-person Toy Fair New York 2021 from May 1 to 4, The Toy Association has now revealed show dates for Toy Fair New York 2022.

oct 18

Dallas Market Center to Host Total Home & Gift Market in January 2021

oct18

Buyers are encouraged to attend the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market taking place January 6 to 12 (with temporary showrooms open January 6 to 9) at the Dallas Market Center. More than 90 percent of gift, toy, and home showrooms will be open for meetin

OCT 05

President's Letter: Toy Association Aims to Bring Industry Back Together for Toy Fair NY in May 2021

OCT05

Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb discusses the Association's plans to bring the industry back together for Toy Fair New York 2021.

SEP 28

Reminder: Applications for Meijer Preview Opportunity Due Thursday

SEP28

The deadline to apply for an exclusive opportunity that connects toy companies with Meijer buyers closes Thursday, October 1.

SEP 22

Toy Association's Virtual Fly-In Connects Companies with DC Lawmakers

SEP22

Nearly 30 toy company representatives attended The Toy Association’s Virtual DC Fly-In last week, where they connected with 28 congressional offices and top federal officials to discuss key legislation addressing counterfeit toys and children’s products sold through online marketplaces.

SEP 22

Toy Professionals from 89 Countries Attend Toy Fair Everywhere Digital Market Weeks

SEP22

Thousands of toy manufacturers, buyers, and play professionals from 89 countries virtually participated in The Toy Association’s Toy Fair Everywhere digital market weeks this summer, where they previewed 33,000+ products and placed orders ahead of the all-important fourth quarter.

SEP 14

2020 “Toy Fair Everywhere Influencer Favorites“ Unveiled by Toy Association & Clamour

SEP14

Getting a head start on your holiday toy shopping and looking for inspiration? The Toy Association and Clamour today announced the 2020 Toy Fair Everywhere/Clamour Influencer Choice List Favorites, which highlights the top toys and games from Toy Fair Everywhere exhibitors as voted on by leading toy and family content creators.

SEP 11

Toy Association Adds New Preview Day: Toymakers Invited to Connect with TRU Canada Buyers

SEP11

After receiving nearly 100 applications for next month’s Target Product Preview Day, The Toy Association has announced that it will host an additional virtual product preview day on October 16 to connect a select group of toy suppliers with buyers from Toys“R”Us (TRU) Canada.

SEP 08

REMINDER: Deadline to Apply for Target Preview Opportunity is Thursday

SEP08

Don’t miss out on an exclusive opportunity to get your products on Target’s shelves. Companies not currently selling to the retailer are invited to apply to participate in a private, virtual product preview day, hosted by The Toy Association, on October 8. The deadline for applications close Thursday, September 10 at 5 p.m. (Eastern). First priority will be given to Toy Association members.

SEP 02

Deadline Extended: TOTY Nominations Now Due September 4

SEP02

The deadline to submit nominations for the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards has been extended to Friday, September 4. The Toy Association’s TOTY Awards recognize the industry’s top toys, games, and properties while celebrating the philanthropic work of the toy community and The Toy Foundation.

SEP 1

Toy Fair Everywhere Offers Growing International Business Opportunities

SEP1

The Toy Fair Everywhere digital market week in July and August brought in thousands of retail buyers from more than 80 countries and resulted in tens of thousands of new business connections for participating companies. Looking ahead to this month’s market week, taking place September 14 to 20, The Toy Association is anticipating an even more robust showing as companies gear up for Q4 and beyond.

SEP 1

Toy of The Year Awards Ceremony Goes Virtual in February 2021

SEP1

The 2021 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) ceremony will unveil the industry’s top toys, games, properties, and Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductees and celebrate the charitable work of the toy industry and The Toy Foundation in an entirely new format in 2021, allowing toy fans across the globe to experience the “Oscars” of the toy industry for the first time ever.

AUG 28

President’s Letter: Toy Fair Dallas and Toy Fair New York Postponed

AUG28

While the trajectory of this October’s Toy Fair Dallas has long been known to our exhibitors and the buying community given ongoing pandemic developments in Texas, the postponement of that show to 2021 now meets the news that The Toy Association has elected to also postpone Toy Fair New York 2021.

AUG 18

Toy Fair Everywhere: August Market Week Reveals Mid-Year Toy Trends & More

AUG18

The second Toy Fair Everywhere market week is underway, giving global buyers, play professionals and the media exclusive access to shop nearly 190 exhibitors, 760+ brands, and more than 30,000 toys and games. Here is a breakdown of what’s happening.

AUG 17

Aid Children in Underserved Communities with Your Toy Donations

AUG17

The Toy Foundation is asking members of the toy and play communities to lend a hand by donating toys and games to The Toy Bank for distribution to children in these vulnerable communities.

AUG 11

Toy Fair Everywhere Expands for August with New Programming, More Exhibitors

AUG11

The global play community will come together for round two of The Toy Association’s Toy Fair Everywhere series of digital market weeks, beginning next Monday, August 17.

AUG 07

Deadline Extended: Submit Now for Toy Fair Everywhere Influencer Choice List

AUG07

The deadline has been extended for the Toy Fair Everywhere Influencer Choice List, powered by Clamour, which will now close Friday, August 14 at midnight (Eastern).

JUL 28

New Events, Content, & Q4 Reveals Added for Toy Fair Everywhere in August

JUL28

Thousands of retail buyers from more than 60 countries attended the first-ever Toy Fair Everywhere digital market week in July, which showcased nearly 30,000 toys and games. On the heels of its success, toy professionals are already gearing up for round two, taking place August 17 to 23.

JUL 23

Influencer Choice List: Have Your Products Considered for Best of Toy Fair Everywhere

JUL23

The Toy Association is reminding toy companies to submit their products for the first-ever Toy Fair Everywhere Influencer Choice List, powered by Clamour. The product submission deadline is Friday, August 7 at midnight (Eastern). This opportunity is open exclusively to Toy Fair Everywhere exhibitors.

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President’s Letter: First Toy Fair Everywhere Market Week Delivers Vital Sales and Learning

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Toy Association president & CEO Steve Pasierb recaps the successes of the first Toy Fair Everywhere market week and highlights events to look forward to in the August and September market weeks.