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Mar 03, 2017, 11:46 ET 114th North American International Toy Fair Shatters Records, Unveils Ground-Breaking Toys & Connects Global Industry Players

The Toy Industry Association's (TIA) 114th North American International Toy Fair brought 31,133 global play lovers to New York City last...


Feb 19, 2017, 16:15 ET Top Toy Trends of 2017 Announced at New York Toy Fair

From "dual-use" collectibles and adrenaline-pumping active toys, to awe-inspiring robotics and "movie mania" playthings, the top toy trends of 2017...


Feb 18, 2017, 11:35 ET 114th North American International Toy Fair Opens Today

The 114th North American International Toy Fair opened its doors this morning to a sea of 30,000 global play professionals and guests eager to see...


Feb 17, 2017, 22:45 ET Top Toys & Games Honored At Annual Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) Gala

The top playthings and most inspiring individuals from the toy industry were honored this evening at the 17th annual Toy of the Year Awards...


Feb 16, 2017, 09:26 ET Innovative, Creative New Toys Will Come to Life This Weekend in New York City

Hundreds of thousands of inspiring, innovative, and skill-building toys and games will make their debut in New York City this weekend at the 114th...


Nov 21, 2016, 10:07 ET 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled by Toy Industry Association

From innovative tech toys and licensed characters to enriching playthings that teach and inspire, 100 finalists for the prestigious 2017 Toy...


Nov 15, 2016, 09:00 ET Don't Believe The Hype This Holiday Season - Toys Are Safe

With the holidays just around the corner, families are likely to come across misleading reports circulated by non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...


Sep 07, 2016, 10:17 ET Playtime Ideas Are a Click Away: New Genius of Play Website a One-Stop Resource for Parents

 Just in time for fall, The Genius of Play, the research-backed initiative to bring more play into kids' lives, unveiled a new website that...


May 04, 2016, 11:56 ET Toy Industry Association (TIA) Elects New Leadership at Annual General Meeting

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the election of eight new members to the TIA Board of Directors for two-year terms of office expiring...


Feb 22, 2016, 16:04 ET 113th North American International Toy Fair Reports a 16% Increase in Overall Attendance

 The best new toys, games and youth entertainment products made their New York City showing last week at the 113th North American...


Feb 14, 2016, 17:36 ET Top Toy Trends of 2016 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair

 Robotics, drones, creative playthings and family-inclusive toys and games will be among the top toy trends of 2016, according to experts at...


Feb 13, 2016, 10:15 ET Hundreds of Thousands of Amazing Playthings in Four Days: The Western Hemisphere's Largest Toy Show Opens

 This morning's opening of the 113th North American International Toy Fair transformed the Jacob K. Javits Center into a marketplace of toys...


Feb 13, 2016, 09:05 ET Toy of the Year Awards Recognize the Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year

 Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City this evening to pay tribute to the toy industry's best and brightest...


Feb 11, 2016, 09:00 ET Massive Celebration of Toys and Play to Take Place this Weekend in NYC

Hundreds of thousands of innovative, creative and skill-building toys and games will be unveiled in New York City this weekend at the 113th North...


Jan 28, 2016, 11:00 ET Play Fair Ramps-Up Awesome Play Experiences Packed with Toys and Entertainment for Kids of All Ages

 Play Fair, presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon, is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, debuting at New York City's Javits...


Jan 26, 2016, 09:00 ET The Genius of Play to Unveil New Spokesperson at Play Fair

 The Genius of Play, a national movement to raise awareness of play's vital role in child development, is excited to announce its presence...


Dec 14, 2015, 08:30 ET For the Love of Play: Play Fair Brings Exciting Play Experiences to New York City

 Play Fair, a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, will welcome attendees for the first time at New York City's Javits Center...


Dec 09, 2015, 14:33 ET Parents In The South Play More With Their Kids, Survey Finds

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Kids living in the South get more playtime with their parents than children living in any other region...


Nov 17, 2015, 09:00 ET Toy Industry Unveils Finalists for 2016 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards

 The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2016 Toy of...


Nov 10, 2015, 10:38 ET Don't Believe The Hype This Holiday Season -- Toys Are Safe

With the holidays just around the corner, families are likely to come across misleading reports circulated by non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...


Oct 29, 2015, 12:03 ET National Survey Shows Less Than A Third Of Parents Say Age Recommendations Are A Major Factor When Buying Toys

 As the holiday shopping season fast approaches, a new national survey of U.S. parents*, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Toy...


Oct 14, 2015, 09:56 ET Toy Industry Names Disney's Bob Iger as 2016 Inductee into Esteemed Hall of Fame

 The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it is excited to induct Robert  A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney...


Feb 15, 2015, 18:26 ET Top Toy Trends of 2015 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair

 Creative toys that epitomize the Maker Movement, innovative "smart" playthings, and toys that make a "splash" are among the top toy trends of...


Feb 14, 2015, 10:45 ET Hundreds of Thousands of Hot New Toys and Games Unveiled at Largest Toy Show in Western Hemisphere

The equivalent of more than seven football fields filled with brand-new toys and games were unveiled in New York City this morning at the 112th...


Feb 13, 2015, 23:00 ET Toy Industry "Oscars®" Recognize the Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year

 Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City this evening to pay tribute to the toy industry's best and brightest...