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Register Now: New Webinar on Understanding Oregon’s Chemical Reporting Law
10/17/2017
Toy professionals can learn all about Oregon’s Toxic-Free Kids Act in an upcoming webinar hosted by The Toy Association. The one-hour webinar – “Understanding Oregon’s Chemical Reporting Law & Compliance,” will take place November 2 at 2 p.m. (Eastern). Registration is now open.
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President’s Letter: Doing Business at Play Fair – a Must-Visit Destination for Families & Fans
10/17/2017
Steve Pasierb, president & CEO at The Toy Association, shares why toy brands should get excited about Play Fair 2017 – our industry’s most ambitious platform for connecting with kids, families, and toy lovers of all ages in the world’s most influential media market.
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Voting is Open for the 2018 Inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame
10/16/2017
Toy Association members are invited to cast their votes for the 2018 inductees of the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Voting is now open through Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
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President’s Letter: Fall Toy Preview ’17 – Energy, Trends, and Sales Dominate in Dallas
10/10/2017
With more than 600 registered buyers scouting out product for holiday 2018 and more than 2,800 attendees from 20 countries overall, last week’s Fall Toy Preview 2017 was an overwhelming business success, shares Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president & CEO.
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REMINDER: Upcoming Members-Only Webinar on Creditors’ Rights
10/6/2017
There is still time to register for The Toy Association’s members-only webinar, “Creditors’ Rights: Techniques to Minimize Risk and Maximize Recovery,” taking place Thursday, October 12 at 2 p.m. (Eastern). Registration is open and is complimentary.
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Fall Toy Preview 2017 Kicks Off!
10/3/2017
Hello Dallas! The Toy Association has kicked off its annual Fall Toy Preview, where more than 300 exhibitors are ready to show their holiday 2018 products to thousands of mass retailers and specialty buyers. In between deal making and networking, The Toy Association has several activities planned for attendees to take part in.
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New York Toy Fair Ranks No. 37 on Annual Gold 100 Trade Show Ranking
10/2/2017
The Toy Association’s North American International Toy Fair ranked at No. 37 on Trade Show Executive magazine’s Gold 100 List of the largest and most-accomplished trade shows in the country in 2016. The rankings were announced at the Gold 100 Awards & Summit held September 27 to 29 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA.
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The Toy Association and The Genius of Play to be Honored by Children’s Museum of Manhattan
10/2/2017
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has announced that The Toy Association and its Genius of Play initiative will receive Corporate Leadership Awards for their commitment to raising awareness about play’s vital role in child development. The awards will be presented on Wednesday, October 25 at CMOM’s annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, a celebratory fundraising event held in New York City.
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Five Things to Know about Fall Toy Preview 2017
9/26/2017
The Toy Association’s Fall Toy Preview in Dallas, TX is just one week away. Are you ready? Here are five things happening at the show to get excited about!
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Webinar for Toy Association Members on Creditors’ Rights
9/19/2017
The Toy Association will be hosting a members-only webinar, “Creditors’ Rights: Techniques to Minimize Risk and Maximize Recovery,” on Thursday, October 12 at 2 p.m. (Eastern). Registration is now open and is complimentary.
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Fall Toy Preview ’17: Book Your Product Preview Appointment & Special Networking Opportunities
9/18/2017
Fall Toy Preview is just two weeks away. The Toy Association is reminding toy companies to book their product preview appointments and participate in a special networking event during the show, taking place October 3 to 5 in Dallas, TX.
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Toy Association Members Invited to External Affairs Strategy Meeting
9/18/2017
Members of The Toy Association are invited to register for the upcoming External Affairs Strategy Meeting, scheduled to take place November 7 to 8 in Washington, DC.
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A Day in the Life of … Jackson Wong, The Toy Association’s Director of Event Data & Technology
9/18/2017
Toy News Tuesday editors recently sat down with Jackson Wong, The Toy Association’s director of event data & technology, to gain insight into how technology plays an important role in efficiently running the Association’s major trade events – Fall Toy Preview and the North American International Toy Fair. Here’s what he had to say…
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DEADLINE NEARING! Nominate Top Toys, Games, & Licenses for TOTY ‘18
9/11/2017
There are just two weeks left for toy companies and other industry professionals to submit their toy, game, and license nominations for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. As a reminder, the nomination deadline is Wednesday, September 20 at 5 p.m. (Pacific).
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REMINDER: Nominate Your Top Toys, Games, & Licenses for TOTY ‘18
8/23/2017
Toy companies, inventors, and other industry representatives are reminded to submit their toy, game, and license nominations for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, September 20.
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Fall Toy Preview: What You Need to Know
8/21/2017
With just six weeks to go, The Toy Association is busy getting ready for Fall Toy Preview, taking place October 3 to 5 in Dallas, TX, and has several updates to share with attendees.
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Play Fair ’17 Welcomes Spin Master as Presenting Sponsor
8/21/2017
The Toy Association and LeftField Media have announced that Spin Master will join Nickelodeon and Toys“R”Us as a presenting sponsor at Play Fair 2017 – an immersive, experience-rich event for children, parents, and toy collectors.
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Book a Product Preview Appointment with The Toy Association’s Trends Team
8/15/2017
Heading to Dallas, TX in October for Fall Toy Preview? The Toy Association’s trends team will be on site at the show scouting new playthings to determine the hot toy trends for 2018. Exhibitors are encouraged to book appointments with the trends team to showcase their products.
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Save the Date: Webinar on Marketing Connected Toys to Children
8/8/2017
The Toy Association will be hosting a members-only webinar, “Marketing to Children: Complying with Regulations for Connected Toys,” on August 17 at 12 p.m. (Eastern). Registration is now open and is complimentary.
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Nominations Open Today for TOTY 2018: Submit Your Top Toys, Games, & Licenses!
8/1/2017
The Toy Association has announced that nominations are now open for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards – also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry.
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