AUG 13

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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.

MAY 13

Get the Latest Info on Tariffs & Influencer Marketing at Annual Business Conference


The Toy Association has added two new informative seminars aimed at offering toy companies critical updates about tariffs on Chinese imports and strategies for brands to develop successful influencer marketing campaigns at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), taking place June 18 to 19 in Minneapolis, MN, co-hosted by Target.


Target Teams Up with Toy Association to Host Annual Business Conference in Minneapolis, June 18-19


Target will be the featured retailer at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference, June 18 and 19 in the retail giant’s hometown of Minneapolis, MN.


The Genius of Play™ Launches “Play All May”


The Genius of Play, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to raising awareness of play's vital role in child development, today announced the kickoff to “Play All May,” the first-ever month-long celebration of play! The celebration will further The Genius of Play’s mission by educating families about the benefits of play, helping parents understand how a “prescription for play” supports children, and encouraging a healthy dose of play alongside other activities.

APR 30

Annual Business Conference Offers Sessions on Combating Counterfeits Online & Protecting Your Brand


Toy professionals will be privy to two informative seminars to help them protect their businesses from counterfeit products during The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), taking place Tuesday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 19 in Minneapolis, MN.

APR 30

Thousands of Playful Fans & Families Flock to Awesome Con Jr


Nearly 70,000 attendees, including 8,500 kids, took part in hours of fun this past weekend in Washington, DC at LeftField Media’s pop culture convention Awesome Con and Awesome Con Jr, the show’s kid-centric programming and exhibition co-hosted by The Toy Association.

APR 18

Awesome Con Jr Brings Fun for All Ages to Washington, D.C.


Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, is proud to present the return of Awesome Con Jr, a family-focused pavilion powered by The Toy Association, which takes over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. Awesome Con 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, art sessions with professionals, coloring contests, and more. Full details on the activities can be found at

APR 15

Target Executives to Impart Key Business Insights at Annual Business Conference


Want to hear about the future of retail through the eyes of one of the biggest retailers in the U.S.? At this year’s Annual Business Conference, taking place June 18 to 19 in Minneapolis, MN, executives from Target will enlighten attendees on top issues affecting toy businesses today.

APR 09

Exhibitor Applications Are Being Accepted for Toy Fair Dallas & Toy Fair NY


Toy companies interested in exhibiting at the upcoming Toy Fair Dallas and next year’s Toy Fair New York are invited to submit their booth applications while space is available.