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SEP 16

REMINDER: Voting for the Toy Industry Hall of Fame Closes September 20

SEP16

Don’t forget to cast your vote for the 2020 inductees for the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Responses are due Friday, September 20, 2019.

SEP 10

RSVP for the Young Professionals Mixer at Toy Fair Dallas

SEP10

Young professionals and those new to the toy industry are invited to The Toy Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) mixer, to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at d.e.c. on Dragon St. in Dallas, TX.

SEP 9

Reminder: Book an Appointment with the Trends Team at Toy Fair Dallas

SEP9

Exhibitors at Toy Fair Dallas are encouraged to book a 15-minute appointment with a member of The Toy Association’s trends team to showcase what they’ve got for 2020.

SEP 4

Mojo Nation Announces Winners of Play Creators Awards in London, UK

SEP4

Mojo Nation announced the winners of the Play Creators Awards at an evening ceremony held Monday, September 2 during the Play Creators Festival in London, UK. The awards program celebrates “those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months.” Prizes were handed out in 10 categories.

AUG 19

Unique Opportunities to Highlight Your Toys at Toy Fair Dallas

AUG19

The Toy Association is reminding toy companies of two unique opportunities to highlight their brand-new toys and product lines in front of retail buyers, trend-spotters, and influencers attending this year’s Toy Fair Dallas.

AUG 19

Toy Industry Hall of Fame: Voting Opens this Week for the 2020 Inductees

AUG 19

Toy Association members are invited to cast their votes for the inductees into the 2020 Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Voting will open Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, September 20.

AUG 19

REMINDER: One Month Left to Submit Your TOTY Nominations

AUG19

The Toy Association is reminding companies to submit their nominations for the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards by midnight (Eastern) on Thursday, September 19.

AUG 15

Rose City Jr Brings Fun for All Ages to Portland, Oregon

AUG15

Rose City Comic Con, Portland’s 8th annual premier pop culture event, is proud to announce programing for their family-focused pavilion, Rose City Jr, powered by The Toy Association. Rose City Jr provides hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs for fans of all ages, including interactive workshops with characters from hit shows, costume parades, an entire stage dedicated to kids programing, and more.

AUG 13

Toy Fair Dallas: Why You Should Feature Your Products in the New FutureCast Gallery

AUG13

The industry’s most innovative toys and games will be on display in a newly curated gallery at Toy Fair Dallas. Called the FutureCast Gallery, this retail-driven, experiential initiative, launched by The Toy Association, is designed to highlight the industry’s most innovative new toys and games in front of retail buyers and others exploring product at Toy Fair Dallas. Toy News Tuesday editors caught up with the gallery’s guest-curator and expert in product discovery Steve Starobinsky, who shared details on this exciting initiative and what it means for the toy community. Read what he had to say.

AUG 05

REMINDER: Toy Fair Dallas “FutureCast Gallery” Submissions Due Aug. 15

AUG05

The industry’s most innovative toys and games will be on display in a curated gallery at Toy Fair Dallas this October. Companies that would like their toys to be considered for a coveted spot in the brand-new FutureCast Gallery are encouraged to submit products for consideration through Thursday, August 15.

JUL 15

Be a Part of a Special Curated Exhibit at Toy Fair Dallas

JUL15

Companies exhibiting at Toy Fair Dallas are invited to participate in the inaugural FutureCast Gallery, a new experiential initiative launched by The Toy Association that will showcase your products to retail buyers who are looking for the most innovative toys and games for their stores.

JUL 10

Toy Association’s Creative Factor Partners with Mojo Nation for Play Creators Festival

JUL10

The Toy Association’s Creative Factor initiative has signed on as the headline partner for this year’s Play Creators Festival, a two-day celebration of the toy and game design community taking place September 2 to 3 in London, UK.

JUL 09

Spotlight on Toy Fair New York’s Sustainability Mission

JUL09

Did you know that Toy Fair New York uses recyclable carpeting for all show aisles, collects used wooden pallets for reuse, and has lowered its electricity consumption by more than 30 percent since 2015? These are just a few of the show’s eco-friendly practices that have led to its status as the “gold standard” in sustainability, according to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, host to Toy Fair and nearly 200 other trade shows, conventions, and other special events each year.

JUL 08

Don’t Forget! RSVP Yes to The Toy Association’s Annual Summer Happy Hour

JUL08

Join toy industry friends and colleagues at The Toy Association’s annual Summer Happy Hour on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Association’s New York City office, located at 1375 Broadway, Suite 1001 (between 37th and 38th streets).

JUL 01

Toy Fair Dallas: Get Your 2019 Holiday Drivers and 2020 Previews in Front of Key Retail Buyers

JUL01

Toy companies looking to showcase their 2019 holiday hits and new and innovative product lines for fourth quarter 2020 to key global retailers are encouraged to register for Toy Fair Dallas, taking place Wednesday, October 2 to Friday, October 4 in Dallas, TX.

JUN 24

Toy Industry Leaders Praise Annual Business Conference

JUN24

Leaders of the global toy and play community praised The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference, where hundreds of toy and youth entertainment industry executives gathered last week in Minneapolis, MN, to hear insights on critical industry issues affecting their businesses.

JUN 10

Annual Business Conference: Last Chance to Discover Key Insights from Target & More

JUN10

In just one week, hundreds of toy and youth entertainment industry executives will gather in Minneapolis, MN to learn critical insights on the most important issues affecting their businesses at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference, co-hosted by Target. Registration is still open for those interested in learning how to grow their businesses and protect their brands in today’s challenging environment.

JUN 03

Space is Limited: Apply Now to Exhibit at Toy Fair 2020

JUN03

The Toy Association is currently accepting exhibitor applications for Toy Fair New York. Toy companies that did not exhibit at last year’s show or have never exhibited before should contact their assigned account executive for details on how to apply.

MAY 30

Ideas to Grow Your Business & Protect Against Threats at the Annual Business Conference

MAY30

In just a few weeks, The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference will bring toy and youth entertainment industry executives together for two days of must-know content on critical issues facing toy companies today. Here are five reasons why industry professionals should attend.

MAY 20

Save the Date for The Toy Association’s Annual Summer Happy Hour!

MAY20

Toy Association members and friends are invited to a fun evening of cocktails, appetizers, and networking at the Association’s annual Summer Happy Hour on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.