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Don’t Forget to Donate Toys & Games at the Close of Toy Fair
2/20/2017
Exhibiting companies at the 114th North American International Toy Fair are encouraged to donate their toys and games to the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) largest toy drive of the year. The collection will take place immediately following the close of the show (February 21).
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TIA Updates Members at Annual General Meeting; Re-Elects Four Board Members
2/20/2017
At its “Annual General Meeting” today, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) shared with members results of its work on behalf of the toy community as well as important updates regarding the Association’s new strategic plan, rebranding efforts to be unveiled this spring, and its 2016 fiscal performance. Four members were also re-elected to TIA’s board of directors.
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CPSC Commissioner Marietta Robinson: ‘U.S. Children Play with the Safest Toys in the World’
2/20/2017
Speaking today at a toy safety and compliance seminar hosted by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), Marietta Robinson, commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), said that “U.S. children play with the safest toys in the world.”
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Top Toy Trends of 2017 Announced at New York Toy Fair
2/19/2017
From “dual-use” collectibles and adrenaline-pumping active toys, to awe-inspiring robotics and “movie mania” playthings, the top toy trends of 2017 were announced today by the U.S. Toy Industry Association (TIA) at its 114th North American International Toy Fair.
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114th North American International Toy Fair Opens Today
2/18/2017
The 114th North American International Toy Fair opened its doors this morning to a sea of 30,000 global play professionals and guests eager to see hundreds of thousands of innovative new toys and games before they hit store shelves. Open through Tuesday, February 21, the four-day trade event has transformed New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center into a massive celebration of toys, youth entertainment, and the developmental benefits of childhood play.
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Top Toys & Games Honored at Annual Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) Gala
2/17/2017
The top playthings and most inspiring individuals from the toy industry were honored this evening at the 17th annual Toy of the Year Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony, hosted by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
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Toy Fair ’17 Highlights Events and Resources for International Participants
2/14/2017
International attendees of the 114th North American International Toy Fair have a lot to look forward to this year as the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the trade organization that produces the annual show, has planned several special events tailored specifically for these guests.
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Countdown to Toy Fair ’17!
2/13/2017
The doors to the 114th North American International Toy Fair will open in just a few days and the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding global buyers, exhibitors, and other play professionals to take part in several special events and educational sessions at the show.
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REMINDER: In-Depth Toy Safety & Compliance Seminar to be Held at Toy Fair
2/10/2017
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding all Toy Fair attendees of a free, in-depth safety seminar taking place on the morning of Monday, February 20th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. TIA’s “Toy Safety & Compliance Update” will provide manufacturers, retailers, toy inventors, testing labs, and others in the toy industry with news and developments related to toy safety laws and regulations in the U.S. and abroad.
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LAST CHANCE: Reserve Your Tickets for the TOTY Gala
2/6/2017
There’s still time to reserve your tickets for the exclusive 17th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, where toy executives from around the world will gather to celebrate the top toys of the year and honor the latest inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
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Licensing Takes Center Stage at Toy Fair: LIMA to Host After-Hours Event and Present Two Sessions
2/3/2017
Toy industry professionals interested in the licensing business are encouraged to take advantage of several licensing-related events happening during Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 114th North American International Toy Fair, taking place February 18-21 in New York City.
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The Genius of Play to Present at Toy Fair ’17, Empowering Store Owners to Boost In-Store Play
1/31/2017
As part of New York Toy Fair’s robust line-up of educational programming, the show will feature an expert-led presentation to give specialty toy store owners a leg up on the competition.
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Toy Fair ‘Launch Pad’ for First-Time Exhibitors Features Latest Innovations in Toys
1/31/2017
In just a few weeks, more than 1,100 toy companies from startups to veteran brands will showcase the industry’s hottest new toys and games at the 114th North American International Toy Fair, taking place February 18-21 in New York City.
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The Fun Continues After Hours at Toy Fair
1/25/2017
Networking opportunities and special events at the North American International Toy Fair extend even beyond official show hours, with the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and its partners hosting several after-hours events.
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Bring Happiness to Kids in Need: Donate Your Toys & Games at the Close of Toy Fair
1/24/2017
Every child deserves a chance to hug their favorite stuffed animal or show off their game-playing skills, but not every family can afford to buy toys and games for their kids. That’s why the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will once again host its largest toy drive of the year at the North American International Toy Fair.
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Play Fair ’17 to Double in Size; Host Special Preview for Media
1/23/2017
Play Fair, the consumer show celebrating play and entertainment, will be doubling its exhibit area due to the overwhelming popularity of last year’s event. Hosted by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and LeftField Media, Play Fair 2017 will take place November 4-5 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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TIA to Host Annual General Meeting at Toy Fair
1/20/2017
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has announced that its Annual General Meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Toy Fair ’17 Unveils Exciting Line-Up of Educational Sessions
1/19/2017
Organizers of the 114th North American International Toy Fair have announced an exciting line-up of educational programming that will enrich the show experience for tens of thousands of global attendees. Presented under the show’s “Knowledge Network” banner, this year’s seminars will cover everything from licensing and toy trends, to retail strategies, to tips for inventors and entrepreneurs.
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Consumer Voting for Toy of the Year Awards Reaches Record Number
1/17/2017
Consumer votes for the 2017 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) reached more than 85,000 votes – a new record that surpassed the 51,000 votes cast by the public last year. Voting was open from November 21, 2016 through January 15, 2017.
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Don’t Miss TIA’s Toy Trends Briefing at Toy Fair
1/17/2017
One of the most anticipated presentations at the North American International Toy Fair is always the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) “Toy Trends Briefing.” This year’s seminar, free and open to all Toy Fair attendees, will unveil 2017’s hottest toy and game trends.
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