Latest Press Releases

Children who are impoverished, underserved or otherwise in need will receive brand-new Madame Alexander dolls this summer, thanks to the toy company’s generous donation of 20,000 customizable doll sets during the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 2016 Summer Toy Drive.
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Critical legislation reforming the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was signed into law earlier today by U.S. President Barack Obama, representing the first meaningful update to TSCA in 40 years. The new legislation reflects scientific and technological advances and ensures that a uniform federal policy will regulate chemicals across all 50 states.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has officially dubbed September 2016 “Toy Preview Month” to mark a jam-packed schedule of product preview meetings slated to take place across the nation throughout September, culminating with TIA’s Fall Toy Preview event on September 27-29 in Dallas, TX.
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The second annual Play Fair, a public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, will nearly double in size at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center when it returns to New York City on November 4-5, 2017.
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Today, the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages, celebrates 100 years of serving the North American toy industry as it looks back on a continuously thriving market.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) congratulates both chambers of the U.S. Congress for reaching compromise on important chemical legislation after months of negotiations by U.S. House and Senate staff. Reform of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) will strengthen the federal chemical regulatory system and is a top policy priority for the toy industry.
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The Genius of Play, the toy industry’s research-backed initiative to bring more play into kids’ lives, today announced its new theme, “It’s More Than Play.” By focusing on six key skill areas children learn through play, “It’s More Than Play” aims to deepen parents’ and caregivers’ understanding of play’s developmental benefits.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the election of eight new members to the TIA Board of Directors for two-year terms of office expiring in 2018 during its Annual General Meeting held in Miami, Florida. The meeting also saw the chairmanship gavel pass to David Hargreaves of Hasbro, Inc. from retiring Board Chairman John Gessert of American Plastic Toys.
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Nearly 3,800 children registered with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Child and Youth Services received brand new toys Tuesday, April 5, from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.
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The best new toys, games and youth entertainment products made their New York City showing last week at the 113th North American International Toy Fair. From February 13-16, the largest toy marketplace in the Western Hemisphere opened its doors to more than 30,600 global play professionals, and saw a 16 percent increase in international attendance from 2015.
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This morning’s opening of the 113th North American International Toy Fair transformed the Jacob K. Javits Center into a marketplace of toys and innovation. From today through Tuesday, February 16, more than 30,000 registered global play professionals will display hundreds of thousands of new toys and games in the massive 415,000 square feet of exhibit space, filling it to the brims with the products that will dictate the year’s toy and play trends.
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Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City this evening to pay tribute to the toy industry’s best and brightest toys, games and individuals at the 16th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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Hundreds of thousands of innovative, creative and skill-building toys and games will be unveiled in New York City this weekend at the 113th North American International Toy Fair – the largest toy and youth entertainment product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere.
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At the Genius of Play booth #354, Play Fair attendees and press will be invited to meet the campaign’s newly unveiled spokesperson, Meredith Sinclair, M.Ed. Ms. Sinclair is an educator, monthly columnist for Chicago Parent Magazine, and the creator of the popular website, MeredithPlays.com.
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