NOV 11

2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled


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.


Your Toy Story Could Be in The Library of Congress


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.


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


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


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.


New Show Offerings, Events Propel A Successful Toy Fair Dallas


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.