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Mar 06, 2015, 10:29 ET
Stephen J. Pasierb Named President & CEO of the U.S. Toy Industry Association

Stephen J. Pasierb Named President & CEO of the U.S. Toy Industry Association

 The U.S. Toy Industry Association (TIA), the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering...

Feb 23, 2015, 09:46 ET

112th North American International Toy Fair Grows in Exhibit Size and Scope -- Retains Position as Largest Toy Show in Western Hemisphere

New York City focused its spotlights on toys, games and youth entertainment products last week when the 112th North American International Toy Fair...

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...

Feb 12, 2015, 11:38 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 112th...

Feb 10, 2015, 09:34 ET

Toy Fair '15 Promises to be Largest Show Ever - Be the First to See Thousands of New Toys Before They Hit Store Shelves

WHAT:  Get ready for an unforgettable and fun-filled weekend in New York City! The global toy industry will gather at the 112th North...

Feb 09, 2015, 15:58 ET

Top Toy Trends for 2015 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair

WHAT:     Discover which key trends will dominate toy sales through Holiday 2015 at the annual Toy Trends Briefing,...

Dec 01, 2014, 10:00 ET

Analysis Of U.S. PIRG "Trouble in Toyland" Reports Confirms Unreliable Data

 As part of its ongoing efforts to provide parents and caregivers with accurate information about safe play, the Toy Industry Association (TIA)...

Nov 27, 2014, 09:00 ET

Toy Industry Offers Facts About Toy Safety For Holiday Shopping; Corrects Misinformation About Allegedly Harmful Toys

 With parents and caregivers flocking to stores on Black Friday to begin the annual process of buying holiday gifts for the children in their...

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 -...