NOV 30

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


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


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


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


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


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.


Toy Fair to Host U.S. Market Research Seminars


The Toy Association has announced two Toy Fair Knowledge Network seminars that will take place in the “Theatre on Three” in the Javits Center and provide companies with in-depth analyses of U.S. toy consumers to help companies confidently expand their businesses into the market.

NOV 08

Finalists Unveiled for 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards


From creative construction toys and innovative collectibles, to lovable plush and toys for grown-ups, the 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards finalists announced today will be topping wish lists this holiday season.

NOV 08

Toy Association Helps Businesses Find Success Through Virtual Product Previews


Since launching its first virtual product preview event in 2020, The Toy Association has provided toymakers with the opportunity to pitch hundreds of playthings to prominent North American retailers, from Target to Urban Outfitters to the most recent event with Toys“R”Us at Macy’s.

NOV 05

Toy Fair NY: Bringing Prominent Toymakers Together Under One Roof


The Toy Association has announced that the newly expanded Javits Center has paved the way for enhanced experiences and more space for the global toy community to gather at Toy Fair New York 2022. Thanks to the additional square footage, for the first time ever, Hasbro will host its showroom on-site at the 2022 show.

NOV 05

Create Buzz Around Your Products at Toy Fair New York (Webinar)


The Toy Association is hosting an upcoming webinar for Toy Fair New York exhibitors that will help them hone their PR strategies to create buzz around their products at the show. Registration for this session is now open.

NOV 02

New Toy Fair Programming: Learn about the Metaverse and its Impact on Play


The Toy Association has partnered with The Virtual Events Group (VEG) founder Robin Raskin to host a new “Welcome to the Metaverse” pavilion at Toy Fair New York 2022 that will invite show attendees to learn about the emerging space of interconnected virtual communities where people are coming together for business and play.

OCT 25

Toy Fair NY Prioritizes Sustainability; Locator Guide Goes Green for 2022 Show


As part of its ongoing commitment to build an environmentally conscious trade show for all attendees, Toy Fair New York continues to rollout sustainability initiatives to understand and address its impact.

OCT 22

Connect with Toys”R”Us at Macy’s Buyers During Toy Association Private Preview (Dec. 9)


As The Toy Association continues to open doors of opportunity to toy manufacturers looking to get their products onto store shelves, it has announced a new virtual private preview with Toys“R”Us (TRU) at Macy’s buyers on December 9. Companies that wish to apply are invited to complete the application by October 29 at 12 p.m. (Eastern).

OCT 19

Toy Fair NY ’22 Invites Toymakers to Reach International Audiences as Registration Opens


Attendee registration for Toy Fair New York 2022 has been open less than two weeks and already retailers from around the world have signed up for the show, which will take place Saturday, February 19 to Tuesday, February 22 at the Javits Center in New York City.

OCT 11

Pitch Your Toy Ideas to Top Companies at Toy Fair NY ’22 (Dec. 6 Deadline)


Are you a creative inventor or designer looking to pitch your next great toy idea? The date is set for the third annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day, which offers the opportunity for creatives to pitch their ideas to influential toy and youth entertainment professionals at Toy Fair New York. Applications are open through December 6, 2021.

OCT 11

New York City is Open for Business


As the industry gears up to reconvene at Toy Fair New York for the first time since 2020, members of the toy community marked their return to the Javits Center and New York City at New York Comic Con (NYCC) over the weekend.

OCT 05

Registration is Open for Toy Fair NY ’22


After nearly two years since the last time the international toy community gathered at Toy Fair New York, anticipation is building for the 118th Toy Fair, taking place Saturday, February 19 through Tuesday, February 22, 2022, and registration for attendees is officially open.

SEP 28

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required to Attend Toy Fair NY ‘22


In keeping with New York City’s indoor activity guidelines and the Javits Center’s own policy requiring proof of vaccination for admission to events, Toy Fair New York ’22 will require all attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

SEP 27

Apply by October 1 for the Chance to Connect with Family Dollar Buyers


Toy companies will have an opportunity to present their playthings to Family Dollar buyers on October 25, as part of The Toy Association’s ongoing series of virtual product previews hosted in partnership with North American retailers.

SEP 20

Toy Association Announces Private Preview with Office Depot (October 14)


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.