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DEC 2

Webinar: Reserve Your Spot & Jumpstart Your Toy Fair Strategy

DEC2

The upcoming “Toy Fair PR Bootcamp: Kickstart Your TF '20 Public Relations Strategy” webinar will guide companies through the tools and techniques they need to build and execute a strong media relations plan leading up to, during, and after the 2020 show.

20 Years of TOTY! Buy Tickets Now for a Night to Remember

Tickets are now on sale for the 20th Toy of the Year Awards ceremony, which unveils the industry’s top toys, games, and properties, and honors the newest inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

DEC 2

Impact Kids in Need with Your TOTY 2020 Tribute Book Ad

DEC2

Companies can support a worthy cause when they reserve ad space in The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) 2020 Tribute Book, the official event program for the 20th Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony.

NOV 25

Breaking Down The 'Generations of Play, An Oral History' Project

NOV25

The deadline for nominations for The Toy Association’s “Generations of Play, An Oral History” project, powered by StoryCorps, is just over a week away on December 6. Do you or someone you know have a toy story you would like to see brought to life in your own words?

NOV 18

Op-Ed: Don’t Mess with Texas Why Toy Fair Dallas is Worth the Investment

NOV18

As many toy companies consider their renewals for Toy Fair Dallas in 2020, Jay Foreman, CEO of Basic Fun! and a long-time show exhibitor, shares why he believes the opportunities are still bigger in Texas.

NOV

Deadline Extended: Apply for a Chance to Pitch Your Idea at Toy Fair Now Through Jan. 17

NOV

The deadline has been extended for the second annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day to January 17, 2020.

NOV 11

2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled

NOV11

The Toy Association today unveiled the 114 finalists for the prestigious 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top toy, game, and licenses in the industry, and supports The Toy Foundation.

NOV 5

Your Toy Story Could Be in The Library of Congress

NOV5

Whether you are a toy industry newcomer or a veteran, we welcome you to share your story with The Toy Association’s “Generations of Play, An Oral History” powered by StoryCorps.

NOV 1

Toy Fair Exhibitors: Is Your Game Plan Show-Ready?

NOV1

Toy Fair exhibitors can hone their PR strategies and ready for their first show with these new webinars.

OCT 21

Inventors & Designers: Pitch Your Product at Toy Fair New York

OCT21

Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to pitch their ideas at the second annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day at Toy Fair New York 2020.

OCT 8

New Show Offerings, Events Propel A Successful Toy Fair Dallas

OCT8

Drawing strong representation from global buyers, one of the show's biggest highlights was the new FutureCast Gallery, which served as a meeting grounds for educational sessions and offered a new way for retailers to shop the show.

OCT 4

New York Toy Fair Ranks No. 34 on Annual Gold 100 Trade Show List

OCT4

The Toy Association’s North American International Toy Fair ranked at No. 34 on Trade Show Executive magazine’s Gold 100 List of the country’s largest and most-accomplished trade shows in 2018. The rankings were announced at the Gold 100 Awards & Summit held September 25 to 27 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA.

SEP 30

Here’s What’s Happening at Toy Fair Dallas 2020

SEP30

Much of the North American toy industry converges this week for The Toy Association’s annual show, Toy Fair Dallas. Don’t miss everything that’s happening.

SEP 30

Don’t Forget to Explore the FutureCast Gallery at Toy Fair Dallas

SEP30

New to Toy Fair Dallas this year, the FutureCast Gallery is a not-to-miss stop for buyers and show attendees seeking out new ideas shaping retail and how consumers shop.

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.