Toy Association to Announce Toy & Play Trends that Will Drive Sales this Holiday Season

The Toy Association’s trends team will announce the hottest toy and play trends of the holiday season on October 11, offering an inside look at some of the fastest-growing fads in the toy and play space.


Applications Are Now Open to Present at “Toy Fair University”

The Toy Association is now accepting presentation applications for “Toy Fair University,” taking place throughout Toy Fair, next September 30 to October 3 in New York City.


Thank You for an Exceptional Week in Dallas!

The Toy Foundation (TTF) and its Board of Trustees are grateful for the industry’s support of the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and additional TTF programming, including our inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Program and return of a wide-scale Toy Bank collection from toy show exhibitors in Dallas. Collectively, more than $850,000 was raised to help TTF deliver the benefits of play to children in need.


The Genius of Play to Exhibit at FAO Schwarz‘s 160 Years of Toys Event

The Genius of Play will have a presence at FAO Schwarz’s 160 Years of Toys Event, getting the opportunity to interact with hundreds of consumers about the benefits of play at the start of the holiday season.


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.


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.


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.