Toy Foundation’s Dallas Events Raise More Than $850,000 to Deliver Play to Children in Need

Last week, the toy industry gathered in Dallas at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market with hundreds attending The Toy Foundation (TTF)’s onsite events in support of its mission to deliver the extraordinary benefits of play to children in need. The events highlighted the philanthropy of the toy industry while raising more than $850,000 in cash, in-kind, and product donations to help TTF deliver the benefits of play to children in need.


Industry Reunites in Dallas & Looks Ahead to Toy Fair

Following the close of The Toy Association’s successful three-day 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market last week, which reunited hundreds of play professionals in Dallas, all eyes are now turned to 2023 in anticipation of the return of Toy Fair, taking place September 30 to October 3 in New York City.


Opportunities Await at Toy Fair ‘23: Round 1 of Exhibitor Applications Closes Sept. 30

Next year marks the return of Toy Fair, evolving to offer businesses more ways to connect across the play ecosystem and more of the targeted business intelligence that attendees are seeking.


Top 5 Things at This Week’s Preview & Holiday Market

The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market kicks off today, bringing global toy professionals together to do business, network, and celebrate innovation across the industry. Check out a roundup of five not-to-miss, business-building show experiences happening this week.


The Toy Foundation Hosts DEI Program Tomorrow at Preview & Holiday Market

The Toy Foundation invites all 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market attendees, young professionals, and students to attend its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program, sponsored by Jazwares, tomorrow on September 21.


The Toy Foundation’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Celebrate Top Toys & Games

After two years of celebrating virtually, hundreds from the toy community reunited in Dallas, TX tonight for the much-anticipated Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards & Celebration, where the top toys and games of the year were named.


Dallas Exhibitors: The Toy Foundation Is Accepting Donations for The Toy Bank

The Toy Foundation (TTF) invites companies exhibiting at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market to donate their toys and games to The Toy Bank at the show’s close on September 22.


Power of Play: Amazon Supports Toy Foundation’s Toy Bank Collection to Aid Dallas Children in Need

All Preview & Holiday Market exhibitors are invited to donate to The Toy Foundation’s Toy Bank collection, sponsored by Amazon, and gift toys to local Dallas children in time for the holidays.


Don’t Miss Out on All Preview & Holiday Market Happenings Next Week!

With one week left until The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, there’s still time for buyers and professional attendees to register and make appointments with more than 260 exhibiting manufacturers over the three-day show.


Upcoming Webinars: All About a U.S. Labeling Requirement & UK’s New Post-Brexit Standard

The Toy Association is alerting members to two upcoming webinars that will provide guidance on requirements for children’s products sold in the U.S. and the UK.


Toy Association’s Kimberly Carcone Discusses Reimagined Toy Fair ’23 on 'The Playground Podcast'

The Toy Association’s Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events, joined “The Playground Podcast” this week to talk about the ever-evolving landscape of the business of play and how Toy Fair is evolving with it.


Genius of Play’s ‘The Great Play Escape’ Highlights Nearly 100 Products to Consumers

Twenty-six Toy Association members participated in The Genius of Play’s “The Great Play Escape” giveaway, reaching nearly 100,000 consumers with fun toy ideas that helped fuel escapism through play over the summer, whether physical or imaginary.


Deadline Extended: Book Your Trends Meeting with The Toy Association in Dallas

The deadline has been extended for 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market exhibitors to book an appointment to meet with The Toy Association’s trends team on September 20th and 21st in Dallas, TX.


The Toy Foundation Supports Mattel in Delivering Compassion and Play to Improve Pediatric Care

At the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards on September 20 in Dallas, Texas, Mattel will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the Children’s Hospital Play Grants program.


Cast Your TOTY Vote by September 2!

Don’t miss your chance to have a say in which toys, games, and properties will take home a Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award this fall. Vote for your favorite toys through September 2, 2022.