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Apply Today to Secure Showroom Space in Los Angeles this September

Companies interested in securing showroom space in Los Angeles this fall as part of The Toy Association™’s LA Fall Preview are encouraged to fill out this tenant interest form while space is still available.

 

Update: EU Committee Approves Draft for Amendment of the Toy Safety Regulation Reform

Members of the European Parliament’s Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) unanimously voted in favor (37 votes) of the draft report to revise the European Union’s (EU) toy safety regulations, covering all toys and games that are sold and marketed in the EU.

 

Renew Your Exhibit Space for Toy Fair® 2025 by February 29

The renewal period for returning Toy Fair® exhibitors is currently open and will run through Thursday, February 29. The 119th Toy Fair, the largest and most influential North American trade show for the toy industry, will take place at the Javits Center in New York City from March 1 to 4, 2025.

 

The Toy Association™ Announces 2024 Toy Trends

From spooky, sustainable, and anime-inspired playthings, to holistic toys that give young minds and bodies a boost, The Toy Association™ today unveiled the top trends expected to drive consumer spending on toys, games, and youth entertainment products in 2024.

 

Circana: Global Toy Industry Sales Decline 7 Percent in 2023

Global toy industry sales declined 7 percent from January through December 2023, compared to the same 12-month period in 2022, according to Circana.

 

The Toy Association™ Announces Plans for Los Angeles Presence in September

The Toy Association™ today announced it has secured a presence to conduct an LA Fall Preview scheduled to take place this September. The objective is to provide toy companies in need of showroom space with a convenient forum to share long-lead lines during the important fall time period via a collective by-appointment marketplace.

 

Quebec Bill 96 Rulemaking Published, Affecting All Companies Doing Business in the Province

A draft regulation was published January 10 in the official gazette of Quebec as part of continued legislative activity in the Canadian province related to Bill 96. The rulemaking amends the province's commercial language regulation, impacting all business transactions in Quebec.

 

Top Toy Trends of 2024 to be Revealed February 8

All play professionals are invited to sign up for The Toy Association™’s Toy Trends Briefing, taking place virtually Thursday, February 8 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

 

Circana: U.S. Toy Industry Sales Decline 8 Percent in 2023

U.S. toy industry sales declined by 8 percent from January through December 2023, compared to the same 12-month period in 2022, according to Circana. However, the industry grew by $5.7 billion in sales since 2019, or 26 percent, driven by average selling price (ASP) growth.

 

FMC Hearing to Examine Impact of Red Sea Conflict on Supply Chain

The Toy Association™’s Global Government & Regulatory Affairs team is engaged on the issue and is alerting toy and game manufacturers that the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will hold an upcoming public hearing on the conflict.

 

Feature Your Toys in The Genius of Play™’s Spring Giveaway

The Genius of Play™ is launching its “Spring into Play” giveaway on March 1, featuring playthings that introduce kids to new hobbies and help families find joy through creative, screen-free play as the new season blooms.

 

Trendspotting: Tech Trends to Watch from CES

As The Toy Association™ prepares to unveil its 2024 trends in a live press briefing on February 8, it continues to closely monitor what’s happening in parallel industries, such as tech, and gauge how those trends might impact the toy space.

 

Discover the Top Toy Trends of 2024

The Toy Association™’s trends team is slated to unveil the hottest trends in toys & play during its upcoming Toy Trends Briefing, taking place Thursday, February 8 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

 

Toy Fair® 2025: Exhibitor Renewal Period Opens January 17

The Toy Association™ has announced that the renewal period for returning Toy Fair® exhibitors will open next Wednesday, January 17. The 119th Toy Fair, the largest and most influential North American trade show for the toy industry, will take place at the Javits Center in New York City from March 1 to 4, 2025.

 

The Toy Association™ Launches Toy Fair® University Content Series

For the first time, The Toy Association™ is making Toy Fair® University content available to all toy industry professionals through on-demand video presentations captured from the Toy Fair show floor as well as newly launched sessions.