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Oct 05, 2020, 11:03 ET From The World's First Stuffed Animal To American Girl -- 2021 Toy Industry Hall of Fame Inductees Made Incredible Mark on Toys & Business of Play

Open up any toy box around the world and you'll be sure to find the creations of the esteemed inductees into the 2021 Toy Industry Hall of Fame:...


Sep 14, 2020, 11:13 ET 2020 "Toy Fair Everywhere Influencer Favorites" Unveiled By Toy Association & Clamour

Getting a head start on your holiday toy shopping and looking for inspiration? The Toy Association and Clamour today announced the 2020 Toy Fair...


Apr 09, 2020, 15:44 ET The Toy Association Unveils "Toy Fair Everywhere"

The Toy Association unveiled plans today for Toy Fair Everywhere, a new series of virtual market weeks to help toy businesses connect with their...


Mar 04, 2020, 12:03 ET Sold-Out Toy Fair NY Showcases Toy Industry's Outstanding Creativity & Innovation

The 117th annual Toy Fair New York brought tens of thousands of play innovators from 100 countries to New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention...


Feb 22, 2020, 16:49 ET Top Toy Trends of 2020 Revealed at Toy Fair New York

The biggest toy trends of 2020 put kids fully in the driver's seat when it comes to how they want to play. Toymakers are responding to their call...


Feb 22, 2020, 13:30 ET Toy Fair New York Opens Today; Exclusively Unveils 100,000+ New & Trending Toys & Games!

The 117th annual Toy Fair New York opened its doors this morning at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, welcoming a sea of 25,000 ...


Feb 21, 2020, 22:00 ET L.O.L. Surprise! by MGA Entertainment Snags Prestigious "Toy of the Year" Award for Third Straight Year

More than 700 toy, play, and youth entertainment executives gathered at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City tonight to honor the year's finest toys...


Feb 19, 2020, 09:45 ET Largest Toy Show In Western Hemisphere Opens Saturday

WHAT: Get ready for an unforgettable weekend with innovative toy companies from around the world! The 117th annual Toy Fair New York – the largest...


Nov 12, 2019, 09:05 ET The Toy Association Urges Families to Follow Important Tips for Safe Play

With the holiday shopping season here, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the frenzy of buying gifts and overlook safety. But The Toy Association is ...


Nov 11, 2019, 10:00 ET 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled

The Toy Association today unveiled 114 toy and game finalists for the prestigious 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the "Oscars" of the...


Nov 04, 2019, 09:05 ET 1 in 3 Parents Don't Know that Counterfeit Toys are Lurking Online

Nearly 1 in 3 toy-purchasing parents (31 percent) falsely believe counterfeit toys are not sold on major online marketplaces, representing a blind...


May 21, 2019, 09:47 ET What Makes a Good STEM/STEAM Toy?

How can toy companies create products that truly prepare kids for careers in science, technology, engineering and math? According to a new study,...


May 14, 2019, 14:39 ET "DON'T TAX TOYS!" America's Toy Community Says Trump's Tariffs Will Hurt Families, Jobs, & Businesses

The Toy Association – the not-for-profit trade association representing the toy, game, and youth entertainment product businesses that drive the...


Feb 26, 2019, 14:00 ET Toy Fair New York Brings Global Toy & Play Community Together for Four Days of Fun!

The global toy and play community came together in New York City for The Toy Association's 116th North American International Toy Fair. In all, more...


Feb 19, 2019, 07:31 ET Top Toy Trends of 2019 Announced at Toy Fair New York

New ways to explore the unboxing craze, compounds including slime, putty, and sand that foster creative play, and toys that prepare and inspire...


Feb 16, 2019, 13:52 ET 2019's Hottest Toys & Games on Display at Toy Fair New York!

This morning, the 116th North American International Toy Fair opened its doors at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City to more than ...


Feb 15, 2019, 22:00 ET L.O.L Surprise! by MGA Entertainment Wins Prestigious "Toy of the Year" Award

Top toys and games as well as three legendary individuals from the toy and entertainment industries were honored this evening at the 19th annual Toy...


Nov 12, 2018, 10:00 ET 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled

The Toy Association today unveiled the 123 finalists for the prestigious 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the "Oscars" of the toy...


May 21, 2018, 09:30 ET New Report Tackles Challenges, Stigmas, & Myths Related to STEM/STEAM Learning & Play

With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting that STEM jobs will increase to more than 9 million by 2022, parents are increasingly looking for ...


Feb 26, 2018, 09:42 ET 115th North American International Toy Fair Dazzles Global Play Professionals & Toy Lovers From Nearly 100 Countries

The vibrant global toy and play community descended upon New York City last week for The Toy Association's 115th North American International Toy...


Feb 18, 2018, 10:54 ET Top Toy Trends of 2018 Announced at New York Toy Fair

Kids' obsession with "unboxing" and collecting toys, a revival of nostalgic brands, and toys that teach children to be better global citizens are...


Feb 17, 2018, 12:53 ET 115th North American International Toy Fair Opens Today in NYC

The 115th North American International Toy Fair opened its doors this morning at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, where tens...


Feb 16, 2018, 10:30 ET Collectible Toys Take Home Top Honors At 2018 Toy Of The Year Awards Gala

The top playthings and most inspiring individuals from the toy industry were honored this evening at the 18th annual Toy of the Year Awards and Toy...


Feb 15, 2018, 10:00 ET Magic of Play Comes to Life this Weekend at New York Toy Fair

The hottest new toys, games, and youth entertainment products will come to life this weekend when the 115th North American International Toy Fair –...


Feb 14, 2018, 10:00 ET Spot Cutting-Edge Toys, Games & Entertainment Products At Toy Fair!

WHAT: The 115th North American International Toy Fair – the largest toy show in the Western Hemisphere – gives media and trade guests EXCLUSIVE,...