Build Your Toy Fair® Schedule Today

In less than two weeks, the global toy community will reunite at Toy Fair®, taking place September 30 to October 3 in New York City. With more educational sessions, networking events, and other programming taking place on and off the show floor than ever before, all attendees are encouraged to download the Toy Fair mobile app — powered by Connetix — to seamlessly build their schedules.


The Toy Association™ Tracks Nationwide EPR Bills to Protect Members

Staff from The Toy Association’s global government and regulatory affairs team attended the 2023 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum from September 11 to 14 in Portland, Oregon to continue efforts to ensure consistency across state EPR (extended producer responsibility) programs.


Toy Fair®’s Publication Partners Strengthen Show’s Global Reach

Toy Fair®, taking place September 30 to October 3 at the Javits Center in New York City, is once again poised to serve as a worldwide showcase of what’s happening in the industry today as well as the ultimate destination for play professionals to build connections, meet with new partners, and build business. Part of this global reach is amplified by Toy Fair’s strategic print and online publication partners, which play a pivotal role in expanding the event’s presence and influence on a global stage.


Toy Fair® Exhibitors Invited to Upgrade their Visibility in the Online Press Room

With hundreds of reporters from local, regional, national, and global media outlets attending Toy Fair® in search of the hottest new toys, exhibiting companies are invited to take advantage of one of the fee-based opportunities available in the Toy Fair ‘23 Online Press Room.


Toy Fair® Pavilion to Debut At January 2024 Temps at Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center, the leading B2B marketplace in the U.S. for gifts and home décor, and The Toy Association, the business trade association representing hundreds of companies involved in the toy, play and youth entertainment industry, have jointly announced the debut of the Toy Fair® Pavilion during The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, January 10-13, 2024. The market in January will be the largest winter presentation of temporary exhibits in more than twelve years and will feature more than 1000 booths across five distinct product neighborhoods.


Secure Your Spot at the Toy Fair® Pavilion at DMC

General sales are now open for toy companies looking to exhibit at the debut Toy Fair® Pavilion during The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, taking place January 10 to 13, 2024 at the Dallas Market Center.


The Toy Association™ to Host Safety & Compliance Update at Toy Fair®

All registered Toy Fair attendees are invited to attend The Toy Association’s “Legislation, Safety, & Compliance Update” during Toy Fair®. The safety seminar will take place Monday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Hall 1E at the Javits Center in New York City.


CPSC Establishes Federal Mandatory Safety Standard for Button Cell Batteries in Consumer Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to approve a federal mandatory safety standard to address the dangers associated with button and coin cell batteries found in common household products.


FTC to Hold Public Meeting on New Recommendations for Protecting Kids from Misleading Online Ads

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, September 14 that will address the issue of protecting kids from “stealth advertising” in digital media.


Blue Plate Media to Host Free Educational Marketing Forum at Toy Fair®

Blue Plate Media Services (BPMS), in collaboration with Toy Fair® and The Toy Association™, will present its 14th Annual Blue Plate Media Lounge at Toy Fair, where it will host free educational sessions open to all Toy Fair exhibitors and attendees.


Toy Fair® 2023 Student Congress Day: Creating a Pipeline of Talent for the Industry

Toy Fair® will serve as a meeting ground for hundreds of university students when Toy Fair’s Student Congress unfolds on October 1 amid the four-day show in New York City.


Last Chance: TOTY Awards® Voting Closes September 8

| The Toy of the Year® (TOTY®) Awards are less than one month away, and now it’s time to vote to determine which finalists will take home a prestigious award. Voting is open through Friday, September 8.


Toy Fair® Attendees Invited to Retail Store Tour in NYC's Flatiron District

Toy Fair® attendees: Mark your calendar for a unique opportunity to make the most of your trip to New York City. Further enhancing Toy Fair’s reimagined experience, exclusive tours of toy stores in the heart of Manhattan are now available on Friday, September 29, the day before the show opens.


West Coast Port Update: ILWU Approves New Contract

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have voted to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached in June with employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The Toy Association has been closely monitoring the situation and urged the Biden Administration to intervene for both sides to come to a quick resolution.


License Global's Top Licensors Report 2023 Now Available

License Global’s “Top Global Licensors Report 2023” is now available, offering industry professionals insight into the licensed consumer products and experiences market, in addition to a detailed analysis of global retail sales and the strategies that drove their success in the previous year.