Additional Resources

The following online directories contain further information about resources of interest to the industry:

Associations and Government Agencies

American Association of Exporters & Importers 
1050 17th Street, NW Suite 810
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 857-8009 / Fax (202) 857-7843

American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc. (AFMA)
1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 690
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 875-0432 / Fax (703) 875-0907
Email: afma@afma.org

American Society of Association Executives
1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-1168
(202) 626-2723 / Fax (202) 371-8825

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)
432 N. Clark Street, Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-0984 / Fax (312) 222-0986
Email: info@astratoy.org

Children's Advertising Review Unit
70 West 36th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(866) 334-6272
Email: caru@caru.bbb.org

The Children's Book Council
54 West 39th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 966-1990 / Fax (212) 966-2073
Email: cbc.info@cbcbooks.org

Children's Entertainment Association
c/o Howard Leib, WMG
1861 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(212) 545-9559
Email: CEA@kidsentertainment.com

Cottage Industry Miniaturists Trade Association, Inc.
Headquarters
18453 Shaddox Hollow Lane
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 925-7056 / Fax (479) 925-2693
Email: CIMTAinfo@aol.com

Craft and Hobby Association
319 East 54th Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
(201) 794-1133 / Fax (201) 797-0657
Email: info@craftandhobby.org

Entertainment Software Rating Board
317 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 759-0700 / Fax (212) 759-2223

Hobby Manufacturers Association
P. O. Box 315
Butler, NJ 07405-0315
(973) 283-9088 / Fax (973) 838-7124
Email: info@HMAHobby.org

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
219 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 838-8688 / Fax (212) 838-8941

Entertainment Software Association
575 7th Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 223-2400 / Fax (202) 833-4431
Email: esa@theesa.com

International Council of Toy Industries
ICTI Secretariat
c/o Toy Industry Association
1115 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, New York 10010, USA
(212) 675-1141
Email: info@toy-icti.org

Family Online Safety Institute
North America Office
400 7th Street, NY Suite 306
Washington, DC 20004

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Associaiton
17000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 439-0420 / Fax (856) 439-0525
Email: jpma@jpma.org

LIMA - International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4019
New York, NY 10118
(212) 244-1944 / Fax (212) 563-6552
Email: info@licensing.org

National Association of Manufacturers
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004-1790
(202) 637-3000 / Fax (202) 637-3182
Email: manufacturing@nam.org

National Retail Federation
325 7th Street N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-7971 / Fax (202) 737-2849

National Retail Hobby Store Association
214 N. Hale Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 510-4596 / Fax (630) 510-4501
Email: info@nrhsa.com

Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute
440 North Wells Street, Suite 740
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 5863-2900 / Fax (312) 229-1152

Retail Industry Leaders Association 
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2250
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 841-2300 / Fax (703) 841-1184

SAFE KIDS Worldwide
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 662-0600 / Fax (202) 393-2072
Email: worldwide@safekids.org

Society of Plastics Industry
1667 K Street, NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 974-5200 / Fax (202) 296-7005

Software & Information Industry Association
1090 Vermont Avenue NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-4095
(202) 289-7442 / Fax (202) 289-7097

Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
8505 Fenton Street, Suite 211
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-6321 / Fax (301) 495-6322
Email: info@sgma.com

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE)
Boulevard de Waterloo 36
1000 Brussels, Belgium
(32) 2 213 41 90 / Fax (32) 2  213 41 99

Toy Traders of Europe
Sigmundstraße 220
DE-90431 Nürnberg
Bayern, Germany
+49 (0) 911-655 6359 / Fax +49 (0) 911-655 6251

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Information Center
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 504-7923 / Fax (301) 504-0124
Consumer Hotline (800) 628-2772

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Headquarters
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 504-7923 / Fax (301) 504-0124

U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 482-2000

U.S. Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20580-0001
(202) 326-2222

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Randolph Building
401 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 786-9199

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Assistance Center
Madison East, Concourse Level Room C 55
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 786-9199

USA Toy Library Association
2719 Broadway Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 612-6966 / Fax (847) 864-8473

The Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association
7179 Travis Place
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91739
(909) 899-3753 / Fax (909) 697-2014
Email: info@wthra.com


U.S. Based Toy Trade Publications

Playthings/Gift & Decorative Accessories
(also has e-newsletter)
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
(646) 805-0234

TDmonthly Magazine
(also has e-newsletter)
12340 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 226
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 979-4330

The Toy Book/Licensing Book
(Toy Insider – consumer publication; also has e-newsletters)
307 7th Ave, Room 1601
New York, NY 10001
(212) 575-4510 / Fax (212) 575-4521

Toys and Family Entertainment/Royalities
(ttpm.com – consumer website; also has e-newsletters)
229 W 28th St Room 401
New York, NY 10001-5932
(646) 763-8710


Other Trade and Related Youth-Focused Publications

Animation Magazine Inc.
26500 W. Agoura Road, Suite 102-651
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 883-2884

Adweek
770 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Baby & Children's Product News
1700 Witt Way Drive
Spring Hill, TN 37174
(615) 302-0464

Candy Industry/Confectioner
BNP Media
155 Pfingsten Road, Suite 205
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 405-4000

Chain Drug Review
220 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 213-6000

Contemporary Doll Collector/Miniature Collector
Distribution Office
30595 Eight Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152-1798
(800) 458-8237

Creative Child
2505 Anthem Village Dr, #E619
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 837-2734

Dealerscope
1500 Spring Garden Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(800) 818-8174

Dolls/Teddy Bear Review
N7528 Aanstad Road
PO Box 5000
Iola, WI 54945-5000
(800) 331-0038

Dollhouse Miniatures
68132 250th Avenue
Kasson, MN 55944
(507) 634-3143

Earnshaw's Small World
36 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
(646) 278-1550

Games
Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.
6198 Butler Pike, Suite 200
Blue Bell PA 19422
(215) 643-6385

Giftware News Baby & Kids
P.O. Box 5398
Deptford, NJ 08096
(609) 227-0798

Greetings, Etc.
4 Middlebury Boulevard
Randolph, NJ 07869
(973) 607-1300

Hobby Merchandiser
207 Commercial Court
Morganville, NJ 07751
(800) 969-7176

Independent Retailer
24 Stony Hill Rd
Bethel, CT 06801-1166
(203) 748-2050

Juguetesy Juegos de España
249 Provenza St. 4th 2nd
08008 Barcelona
Spain
+34 93 325 32 87


Kazachok
141, Avenue de Verdun
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
France
+01 55 95 00 20

Kids Today
7025 Albert Pick Rd., Suite #200
Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 605-0121

LICENSE! Global
641 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 951-6600

Licensing Letter
19 West 21st St., #303
New York, NY 10010
(212) 941-0099

Licensing Today Worldwide
Lema Publishing Ltd
Naishville, 1 Churchgates
The Wilderness, Berkhamstead
Herts, HP4 2UB
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1442 289 930

Mass Market Retailers (MMR)
220 Fifth Avenue. 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 213-6000

Miniature MarketPlace
2018 Quail Drive
Concord, NC 28027
(800) 354-9239

Modern Plastics
88 Long Hill Cross Road
Shelton, CT 06484
(800) 243.9696

Museums & More
Great American Publishing
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
(616) 887-9008

Party & Paper Magazine
Great American Publishing
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
(616) 887-9008

Professional Candy Buyer
M2MEDIA360 Corporate
Park Ridge Office
1030 W. Higgins Road, Suite 230
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 720-5600

Retailing Today
425 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 756-5100

Selling Christmas Decorations/
Selling Halloween
4 Middlebury Boulevard
Randolph, NJ 07869
(973) 607-1364 / (973) 607-1300

Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties
7000 Terminal Square, Suite 210
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(800) 284-5451

Total Licensing Ltd.
9 The Leas
Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6ES
United Kingdom

World Screen News/TV Kids
1123 Broadway, Suite 1207
New York, NY 10010
(212) 924-7620


International Council of Toy Industries

ICTIThe International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) is the industry association for the worldwide toy industry. Its membership includes national toy associations from twenty countries, each of which has its own membership made up of toy brands operating in its own geography.

ICTI and its member associations are committed to the promotion of toy safety standards, to the reduction or elimination of barriers to trade and to the advancement of social responsibility in the industry with programs to address environmental concerns, fair and lawful employment practices and workplace safety.


Additional Resources from ToyInfo.org
TIA’s site about toys and play

PLAY
  • Dr. Toy’s Guide
    A world’s leading expert on play, toys and children’s products
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board
    Helps parents make informed decisions about the computer and video games they choose for their families
  • Games for Educators
    Tips encouraging parents to get involved with games and activities to help their children learn while playing
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Inc.
    Reviews on the best toys, books, videos, and audio for kids
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation
    Parents Choice toys and a guide for parents on reading, learning, and play
  • Strong National Museum of Play
    A leading children’s museum that explores toys and the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history
  • ToyTips.com
    Independent product reviews, articles and tips to stimulate the intellectual, social, physical and individual personality development of the child

SAFETY

Toy safety standards and requirements

Organizations involved in Standards Development

Safety-related tips from other organizations

  • Safe Kids Worldwide
    A global network of organizations with a mission of preventing unintentional childhood injury, a leading cause of death and disability for children ages 14 and under.
  • Baby Safety Zone
    Powered by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, this online safety resource offers tips and videos for families on everything from childproofing your home to getting your baby to fall asleep.
  • CARU Update on Child-Directed Advertising 
    Experts from the Children's Advertising Review Unit (administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus) explain how the advertising industry's self-regulatory body reviews and evaluates child-directed advertising in all media to help ensure accurate, responsible messaging to kids and the work that’s underway to help assure their privacy online.
  • Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids about Being Online
    The Federal Trade Commission offers a free consumer guide with information for parents and caregivers to use when talking with kids about how to be safe, secure and responsible online.

SPECIAL NEEDS
  • Ability Index
    Study showing how to more accurately assess the dimensions of ability, including cognition, reasoning, intelligence, problem solving, and learning potential of your child.
  • Lekotech
    The country's central source on toys and play for children with special needs.
  • Toys ‘R’ Us Guide for Children with Special Needs
    Supporting the special needs community with safe play tips.

TOY RECOGNITION
  • Toy of the Year Awards
    The TOTY Awards recognize the best toys and youth entertainment products developed each year by the international toy industry for consumers in the United States. Below is the list of this year's winners and nominees.
  • National Toy Hall of Fame
    Recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period. Each year, the prestigious hall inducts new honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations.
  • Toy Industry Hall of Fame
    Distinguishes the special tradition that honors individuals who have made their mark on the North American toy industry.