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The Toy Association outlines plans to move New York Toy Fair to May 2021

The Toy Association has laid out its plans to host the annual New York International Toy Fair in May 2021. In a President’s letter issued by the association and penned by Steve Pasierb, it has underlined its mission to ‘bring the industry back together as soon as it is safe …

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Innovation and creativity took centre stage at successful 117th New York Toy Fair

It was Shaquille O’Neal who cut the ribbon of the 117th New York Toy Fair this February, marking the start of what was to be yet another successful show, and the 117th edition of the global toy fair that brought in tens of thousands of play innovators from across 100 …

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A bountiful Toy of the Year Awards for Mattel ends with four major category wins

Mattel celebrated its most bountiful Toy of the Year Awards – the annual awards ceremony that precedes New York Toy Fair each year – to date, with a total of four wins across Action Figure of the Year, Game of the Year, Infant/toddler toy of the year, and Vehicle of …

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Wow! Stuff celebrates Innovation Award win at TOTYs for its Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Wow! Stuff spent the weekend celebrating a major win at the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards, where the UK toy firm took to the stage to collect the Innovation Award for its popular Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak. Fighting off competition from the likes of industry giants such as Mattel …

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WIT unveils its 2020 Wonder Women Awards Winners at 16th Annual event during New York Toy Fair

Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment (WIT) revealed the winners of its 2020 Wonder Women Awards at a sold-out event over this year’s New York Toy Fair, marking the 16th Annual event for the group. The global organisation focused on advancing women working in toys, licensing and the entertainment, also …

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Funko makes toy push with new line Snapsies, launches shop-in-shop with Hamleys and debuts new board game titles

Funko has now partnered with Hamleys Russia to launch a new Funko shop-in-shop in the toy retailer’s flagship Moscow store – helping the firm step its international efforts up a level. The partnership between the two titans kicked off with a launch party to amplify the shop within a shop …

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New York Toy Fair: Thinkway Toys named global master toy partner for Moonbug’s Morphle

The global children’s entertainment company, Moonbug – the team behind the popular Little Baby Bum – has secured a new partnership with Thinkway Toys that will see the development of a global master toy line for its latest pre-school property, Morphle. The partnership has been announced just days ahead of …

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New York Toy Fair: The Toy Association’s Jennifer Lynch reveals what’s hot at this year’s show

As soon as someone finds out you work in the toy industry, the next question to follow is almost always the same: what are the hottest toys this year? Luckily, those attending Toy Fair New York  (February 22nd to 25th 2020) can get a jump start on their response as …

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New York Toy Fair: Konami readies to showcase latest Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game line up

Konami Digital Entertainment is taking to New York Toy Fair, kicking off later this week and into next, with a new 2020 Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game line up. This year will see a swathe of staggered releases among the popular trading card game portfolio that will include duelling accessories, movie …

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Opinion: For the creator good – How the global toy industry is fostering talent and innovation

This week’s industry opinion comes from Steve Pasierb, CEO and Chairman of the Toy Association, and champion for the toy industry’s inventor, designer, and creative scene. He offers his insight on what the New York Toy Fair is delivering for the creative powers behind the industry.  Supporting global toy inventors …

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