Latest Press Releases

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that buyer and trade guest registration has opened for the 112th North American International Toy Fair – the largest toy and youth entertainment product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it will induct Pat Feely, Chairman of the Toy Industry Foundation and retired CEO of Radica Games Ltd., and the late Leslie Berger, Founder of Cardinal Industries, Inc., into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
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An energetic crowd of nearly 26,500 toy professionals from 94 countries flocked to New York City last week to participate in the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere. Owned and operated by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the 111th American International Toy Fair (Toy Fair 2014) boasted a record-breaking 414,060 net square feet of exhibit space and welcomed an 11% surge in international buyers, an 8% rise in exhibitors, and a 5% spike in overall attendees, bringing total attendance to 26,493 for the Feb. 16-19 show.
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More than 500 Kansas City-area foster children were gifted with brand new toys and games on Saturday, July 19th, during a fun-filled event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation to benefit the National CASA Association, Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties. An additional 4,500 children in Greater Kansas City will receive new playthings on special occasions and holidays throughout the year thanks to a generous donation from the Toy Industry Foundation.
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Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as President & CEO of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), effective April 30, 2015, after nearly a decade of leadership with the trade organization. Keithley announced his retirement today, May 8th, at the TIA Board of Directors meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ.
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The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today the launch of “Art with a Heart” – an auction featuring five renowned American artists whose works cover a variety of artistic styles, ranging from folk to abstract. Bids may be placed online through October 15, 2014. 100% of the auction’s proceeds will help fund TIF toy and grant distribution programs benefitting children in need around the world.
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At its Annual Business Meeting held earlier today, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the election of three new members to the TIA Board of Directors for two-year terms of office expiring at the Annual Business Meeting in 2016. The meeting also saw the chairmanship gavel pass to John Gessert of American Plastic Toys from retiring Board Chairman Soren Torp Laursen of The LEGO Group.
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Hundreds of children and their families living at Langley Air Force Base in Newport News, VA were gifted with brand-new toys and games yesterday (September 18) during a special toy giveaway hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.
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The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), in cooperation with global charity auction site Charitybuzz, announced today the launch of an online fundraising auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences – including a visit to the set of Sesame Street in New York, tickets to Nickelodeon’s 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards in LA, and private meetings with top toy executives.
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The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today that $100 million worth of toys and games have been distributed to children in need since their Toy Bank program was founded in 2003. The historical milestone was reached following this year’s record-breaking Summer Toy Drive, which collected $11 million worth of toys.
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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, announced today that Ken Seiter will join TIA this August as vice president of strategic communications. Mr. Seiter will be responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the Association’s communications strategies, key messaging and brand integrity programs.
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More than 400 local foster children living in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties were gifted with brand new toys yesterday (June 19) during a fun-filled afternoon hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and The National CASA Association for CASA of Northwest Arkansas. An additional 800 children will receive new playthings throughout the year on special occasions and holidays thanks to continued support from TIF.
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The Boards of Directors of the Canadian Toy Association (CTA) and the U.S.-based Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the approval of a formal relationship that will “strengthen synergies between the two northern American neighbors and provide greater benefit for their members and the toy industry.” Both Associations are not-for-profit membership trade groups; they have many mutual members and a long-standing history of close cooperation on topics of shared interest.
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Supersized and classic toys, innovative RC vehicles, custom-built creations and zombie-inspired playthings are among the top industry trends of 2014, according to experts at the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The trade group unveiled this year’s hottest playthings during a packed seminar for media and buyers at TIA’s 111th American International Toy Fair.
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New York City was transformed into a magical playground this morning when hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the opening of the 111th American International Toy Fair – the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere – taking place February 16-19, 2014.
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