REMINDER: Toy Fair Dallas “FutureCast Gallery” Submissions Due Aug. 15

August 5, 2019 | The industry’s most innovative toys and games will be on display in a curated gallery at Toy Fair Dallas this October. Companies that would like their toys to be considered for a coveted spot in the brand-new FutureCast Gallery are encouraged to submit products for consideration through Thursday, August 15.

The FutureCast Gallery is a retail-driven, experiential initiative launched by The Toy Association, designed to highlight the industry’s best and brightest new toys and games in front of retail buyers and others exploring product at Toy Fair Dallas. Located in a highly visible and trafficked area on the 13th floor of the Dallas Market Center, the gallery will be guest-curated by Steve Starobinksy, founder of lifestyle brand KID@HEART and an expert in product discovery. He will select the top toys submitted across 10 different themes – from Radical Sustainability and Grandparent-Friendly, to The Olympic Effect and Animal of the Year – that spotlight the future of the industry.

“Retailers have asked us for the opportunity to see what’s next, what’s coming, and what themes they should be embracing next year. We have answered the call, and in partnership with Kid@Heart Steve Starobinsky, have launched the new FutureCast Gallery,” said Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “Product submissions and ideas have been rolling in, and while I can’t give anything away just yet, I can say that the FutureCast Gallery promises to be an exciting and provocative touchpoint for the range of play professionals attending the fall marketplace!” 

FutureCast Gallery space is extremely limited. Only those products that exemplify the identified future themes will be considered. If your product is accepted, there is a $1,000 participation fee. For more information about the FutureCast Gallery, contact The Toy Association’s Laura Mangiaracina

Toy Fair Dallas takes place Wednesday, October 2 to Friday, October 4 in Dallas, TX. For more information on hotels, registration, and retailers attending the show, visit