Tag Archives: The Toy Association

Toy of the Year Awards to move to autumn

The Toy Foundation has announced the next Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards will be held September 20, 2022 at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, which is taking place at the Dallas Market Center September 20 to 22. Historically celebrated in February and regarded as the …

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Autumn 2023 date slated for Toy Fair New York

Details about the next phase of the Toy Fair Reimagination Project, including new timing for Toy Fair New York, have been released by The Toy Association following its Annual General Meeting, which this year was held virtually. Steve Pasierb, president & CEO of The Toy Association, provided an update on …

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The Toy Association announces top toy trends of 2022

With U.S. toy sales experiencing another year of double-digit growth, The Toy Association today unveiled the top toy trends that are expected to drive consumer spending on toys in 2022. The announcement was made during The Toy Association’s Toy Trends Briefing, which can now be viewed online. Adrienne Appell, executive vice president of …

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Toy Fair “Reimagination” project moves to second stage

The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, and strategic partner mdg, experts in the trade show and association space, have moved to the second stage of a more than year-long process to “reimagine” what Toy Fair can and must be in the coming years to best serve its …

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Save the date: The Toy Association’s ‘Top Trends Briefing’ goes online on 21 Feb

In light of the cancellation of this year’s Toy Fair New York, The Toy Association’s trends team is moving its ‘Toy Trends Briefing’ to a virtual format. The video will go live February 21, 2022, and will unveil the top toy and play trends predicted to drive sales growth this year …

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Breaking news: Toy Fair New York cancelled

The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, has announced the cancellation of Toy Fair New York, originally set to take place, February 19 to 22, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City. “Key to our efforts these past two weeks has been the balance of some …

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Alicia Silverstone joins lineup for Genius of Play’s ‘Once Upon a Playtime’ podcast

The Genius of Play, The Toy Association’ nonprofit initiative dedicated to helping parents raise healthy and happy kids through play, has announced the launch of “Once Upon a Playtime“, a first-of-its-kind storytelling podcast that invites listeners to rediscover the value of play through real-life, personal stories of actors, artists, entrepreneurs, …

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Survey reveals how parents really feel about Christmas toy shopping

Four in five parents feel pressured to make this holiday season the most memorable one for their children, according to new research. A study of 2,000 parents of children ages 0 to 12 found that parents plan on making this holiday season memorable by keeping holiday traditions like decorating, baking, …

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Playmonster’s Bob Wann among four industry icons to join the Toy Industry Hall of Fame

Playmonster’s CEO, Bob Wann has joined a line-up of esteemed toy industry names – including Jim Pressman, the former president of Pressman Toy Corporation, and the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, the late Johnny Gruelle – to be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. This year’s list …

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The Toy Association and the Good Play Guide launch new STEAM Accreditation Program

The Toy Association and the Good Play Guide are combining forces to launch a new STEAM Accreditation Program for the toy industry to evaluate and certify STEAM products for children. The accreditation program is open to any toy company or brand that is in the business of manufacturing, design, and …

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