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Nov 24, 2014, 11:59 ET

Toy Industry Unveils Nominees for 2015 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the 83 finalists for the prestigious 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) – also known as...

Nov 19, 2014, 10:03 ET
Simply through the act of playing, kids experience all kinds of mental, emotional & physical benefits, from improved problem solving, adaptability & attention span to increased empathy, compassion & emotional healing & even a strengthened immune system! These & other facts about the vital role that toys & play have in the healthy development of children were unveiled today as part of an industry-wide campaign launched by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) at www.TheGeniusOfPlay.org #GeniusOfPlay

Value of Play Explored by U.S. Toy Industry - Collaborative Educational Campaign Spotlights the Vital Role of Toys & Play in a Child's Healthy Development

Did you know that pediatricians recommend children spend at least 60 minutes a day engaged in open-ended play? Or that children who have access to...

Aug 26, 2014, 11:25 ET

2015 North American International Toy Fair to Host Digital Kids Conference

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) and media company Digital Kids Media announced today that the 9th Annual Digital Kids® Conference...

Feb 25, 2014, 18:21 ET

111th American International Toy Fair Expands Exhibit Space and Grows Global Attendance

 An energetic crowd of nearly 26,500 toy professionals from 94 countries flocked to New York City last week to participate in the largest toy...

Feb 17, 2014, 16:00 ET

Top Toy Trends of 2014 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair

 Supersized and classic toys, innovative RC vehicles, custom-built creations and zombie-inspired playthings are among the top industry trends...

Feb 16, 2014, 13:00 ET
The Toy Industry Association's (TIA) 111th American International Toy Fair opened this morning in New York City, welcoming 30,000  play professionals from around the world to preview hundreds of thousands of innovative toys and games. GRAMMY-winning artist Alicia Keys, co-creator of an interactive children's app, cut the ribbon at the show opening.  (PRNewsFoto/Toy Industry Association)

111th American International Toy Fair Opens Today in New York City - Unveils Hundreds of Thousands of Toys, Games and Youth Entertainment Products

New York City was transformed into a magical playground this morning when hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the...

Feb 16, 2014, 08:13 ET

Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year Recognized at "OSCARS®" of the Toy Industry

 Hundreds of toy executives and industry guests from around the world gathered in New York City tonight to honor the year's finest toys and...

Feb 13, 2014, 10:10 ET

New York City Will Focus its Spotlights on Toys and Games This Week at the 2014 American International Toy Fair

The world has been focused on play this month – first the Super Bowl, then the Winter Olympics, and next the opening on Sunday of the 111th...

Nov 25, 2013, 18:03 ET

Toy Industry Unveils Nominees for 2014 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards

 The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the 84 toy, game and property finalists for the prestigious 2014 Toy of the Year Awards...

Nov 18, 2013, 16:32 ET

Toy Industry Experts Available for Holiday Toy Stories

As the holiday season approaches, the Toy Industry Association offers expertise on topics such as: - "Hot" toys for the holidays -...

Nov 12, 2013, 14:58 ET

Toy Industry to Induct Five Outstanding Individuals into Esteemed Hall of Fame

 The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it will induct Jill Barad, former chairman and CEO of Mattel; Horst Brandstatter,...

Jun 04, 2013, 17:53 ET

Horton's Kids Receives ICTI Annual Award for Children's Charities

 Horton's Kids, a local nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering the children of DC's Ward 8, was presented with the global toy...

Feb 19, 2013, 15:45 ET

American International Toy Fair -- February 10-13, 2013 -- Welcomes Surge in Global Visitors

 The 110th American International Toy Fair opened its doors to a surge in international attendees last week, as tens of thousands of visitors...

Feb 11, 2013, 17:45 ET

Toy Trends for 2013 Announced by Toy Industry Association, Official Voice of Toy Fair

 From toys that are "So Retro!"…to arts and crafts inspired by "DIY Design" television shows…and playthings for sociable teens and...

Feb 10, 2013, 16:42 ET
110th American International Toy Fair Transforms NYC into Massive Playground.  (PRNewsFoto/Toy Industry Association)

110th American International Toy Fair Transforms NYC into Massive Playground

 An estimated 33,000 toy industry insiders from 100 countries gathered in anticipation at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center...

Feb 09, 2013, 23:20 ET

The Year's Finest Toys and Games Unveiled at "OSCARS®" of the Toy Industry

 Hundreds of toy executives and guests from around the world gathered in New York City this evening to honor the year's top toys and industry...

Feb 07, 2013, 17:07 ET

110th American International Toy Fair Brings 150,000 Toys and Games to New York City

 The hottest trends in toys, games and youth entertainment products will make their debut in front of 31,000 pre-registered global play...

Feb 05, 2013, 11:30 ET

"Must-See" Toy Trends for '13 Announced by Toy Industry Association, Official Voice of Toy Fair

WHAT:   Get an insider's look at the key trends that will drive toy sales through Holiday 2013 from the Toy Industry Association...

Feb 04, 2013, 12:02 ET

The Largest Toy Trade Event in the Western Hemisphere Just Got Bigger!

WHAT:     Count yourself among the 30,000 toy industry insiders from more than 100 countries who will flock to the 110th...

Nov 30, 2012, 10:44 ET

American International Toy Fair to Launch TIA's Content Connection in February 2013

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that the 110th American International Toy Fair will host Content Connection, an educational...