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Toy Industry to Induct Two Outstanding Individuals into Esteemed Hall of Fame
1/19/2018
The Toy Association announced today that it will induct Andrea Barthello, co-founder and COO of ThinkFun Inc. and the late James R. Becker, founder of licensing company Anjar Co., into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
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Top Five Reasons to Attend PlayCon ’18
1/16/2018
Excitement is building for PlayCon 2018, The Toy Association’s International Conference of Play Professionals, returning this year with a new conference format and location to inspire toy, play, and youth entertainment executives to find their next big idea. Registration is currently open.
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TOTY Fun Continues After Hours
1/16/2018
The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) 18th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony is just one month away; there is still time to purchase tickets for the prestigious gala, taking place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. This year, toy professionals can take part in additional networking opportunities at the celebratory afterparty taking place immediately following the awards dinner.
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Save the Date: The Toy Safety & Compliance Update at Toy Fair
1/16/2018
The Toy Association will host its annual Toy Safety & Compliance Update on the morning of Monday, February 19 at the 115th North American International Toy Fair. The free seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Hall 1E at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
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Register Now for the 2018 Toy Fair Credit Meeting
1/9/2018
The Toy Association’s Toy Fair Credit Meeting will take place on Monday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. The event will provide crucial insights, networking opportunities, and critical trade information to credit, finance, and operations executives of Toy Association member manufacturers.
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The Toy Association to Host Global Market Research Sessions on Germany and France at Toy Fair
1/9/2018
The Toy Association will present its latest global market research on Germany and France during two Knowledge Network seminars at the 115th North American International Toy Fair. The seminars will provide in-depth analyses to help growing companies confidently decide whether to expand their businesses to these markets.
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Free Publicity Opportunities for Exhibitors at Toy Fair 2018
1/9/2018
Exhibitors at the 115th North American International Toy Fair are invited to take advantage of free publicity opportunities to maximize their media exposure leading up to and during the show. The Toy Association is reminding exhibitors to sign up soon, as deadlines are fast approaching.
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The 2018 TOTY Awards: Here’s What You Need to Know
12/19/2017
Excitement is mounting for the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 18th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, taking place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. There is still time for toy professionals to purchase their tickets.
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Registration Now Open for PlayCon 2018
12/12/2017
Registration is now open for PlayCon 2018, The Toy Association’s International Conference of Play Professionals, which will bring together toy, play, and youth entertainment professionals for two days of actionable and inspirational content and networking with industry peers.
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Toy of the Year Finalists Promoted Nationwide
12/12/2017
Toy Association staff and key online influencers have been hard at work promoting this year’s finalists for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. In addition to recognizing the best toys, games, and properties in the marketplace, the TOTY program is a critical fundraiser that supports the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) mission to bring millions of toys to millions of children in need.
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Reserve Your Ticket for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards
12/5/2017
Tickets are now available for the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 18th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony. The prestigious gala honoring the industry’s top toys, games, and licenses in the marketplace is taking place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
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Don’t Forget to Register for “Toy Fair PR Bootcamp” Webinar
12/4/2017
Will you be exhibiting at the upcoming 115th North American International Toy Fair – and are you looking to generate ideas on how to create buzz around your brand or product at the show? Consider registering for a free “PR Bootcamp” webinar taking place Wednesday, December 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern).
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Second Annual Play Fair Returns to New York City
12/4/2017
Play Fair, the public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, returned to New York City on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. Hosted by The Toy Association in partnership with LeftField Media, the immersive, experience-rich event expanded both in size and in on-site entertainment, providing more than 20,000 children, parents, families, and fans with a first look at the toys and games expected to top wishlists this holiday season.
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President’s Letter – 2nd Annual Play Fair Delivers Brand-Building Fun for Families & Toy Fans
11/7/2017
Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president & CEO, shares with members the success of the second annual Play Fair, the Association’s dedicated business-to-consumer event designed to help members further build their brands by connecting directly with kids and parents. The event was held November 4 to 5 at the Javits Center in New York City, and expanded to more than 230,000 square feet of space – three times its previous size – bringing together toy and play fans of all ages under one roof for countless memorable experiences with their favorite toys and brands.
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Fall Toy Preview Exhibitors: Register Now to Secure a Spot for 2018
11/6/2017
Registration is open to secure a spot at Fall Toy Preview 2018, taking place October 2 to 4, 2018 in Dallas, TX. Returning exhibitors that participated in this year’s show have until December 31 to submit their application to be included in the first round of space assignments.
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2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled by The Toy Association
11/3/2017
The toy, game, and license finalists for the prestigious 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards were unveiled this evening by The Toy Association. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program supports children in need by serving as a critical fundraiser for the Toy Industry Foundation.
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Second Annual Play Fair Returns to New York City this Weekend – November 4-5, 2017
11/1/2017
Play Fair is back and bigger than ever! Hosted by The Toy Association in partnership with LeftField Media, the second annual public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages returns to the Javits Center on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th
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A Day in the Life of … Marian Bossard, The Toy Association’s EVP of Global Market Events
10/30/2017
Toy News Tuesday editors recently sat down with Marian Bossard, The Toy Association’s executive vice president of global market events, to talk about the Association’s longstanding trade shows and the significance of recently entering the business-to-consumer event space with Play Fair. Here’s what she had to say…
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Don’t Forget to Vote for the 2018 Toy Industry Hall of Fame Inductees
10/30/2017
The deadline is nearing for Toy Association members to cast their votes for the 2018 inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Voting is open through Wednesday, November 8.
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TIF Collects Record-Breaking Toy Donations at Fall Toy Preview
10/24/2017
Hundreds of children affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as those fighting poverty, abuse, neglect, illness, and other forms of adversity, will soon have new toys and games to play with thanks to the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) record-breaking collection at Fall Toy Preview earlier this month.
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