Events & Trade Shows

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Toy Association 2021-2022 Events: What You Need to Know
January 12, 2021
Toy News Tuesday editors caught up with Kimberly Carcone, The Toy Association’s vice president of market events, to talk about the Association’s mix of digital and live event offerings for 2021-2022. Here’s what she had to say…

The Toy Association Sets 2021-2022 Trade Show & Marketplace Plans
January 7, 2021
As COVID-19 remains insufficiently resolved, The Toy Association has announced that it will not conduct an interim trade show in New York for 2021, which was previously planned to take place May 1 to 4.

Connect with Claire’s Buyers in February: Toy Association to Host New Preview Day
December 18, 2020
The Toy Association will host a virtual product preview day with leading specialty retailer, Claire’s, on February 4, 2021.

Get Your Free Tickets for the Virtual 2021 Toy of the Year Awards
December 1, 2020
Tickets are now on sale for the virtual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, taking place on Friday, February 12, 2021. For the first time ever, toy fans everywhere are invited to attend!

Have Your Toys Considered for Spencer's Product Preview; Deadline is Nov. 22
November 16, 2020
Are you looking to have your toys and games featured on the shelves of Spencer’s? Here is your chance; On December 16, The Toy Association will host a virtual product preview day for toymakers not currently selling to the retailer to pitch their playthings.

Pitch Urban Outfitters Buyers; Apply by Nov. 22 for Product Preview
November 16, 2020
On December 17, The Toy Association will host a virtual product preview day to offer selected toy suppliers the opportunity to present their toys and games to the Urban Outfitters buying team.

Support The Toy Foundation's Work with Your TOTY 2021 Digital Tribute Book Ad
November 13, 2020
Toy companies looking to lend their support to children in vulnerable situations can do so while promoting their brands by reserving ad space in The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) 2021 Tribute Book, the official event program for the virtual 21st Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony.

New Toy Association Preview Day to Connect Toy Companies with Family Dollar Buyers (Dec. 9)
November 9, 2020
The Toy Association has announced that it will host a virtual product preview day with Family Dollar on December 9. Toy companies are invited to apply for this exclusive opportunity by Sunday, November 15 at 5 p.m. (Eastern). Priority will be given to Toy Association members.

Help Your Favorite Toy Take Home a TOTY
November 3, 2020
Today might mark Election Day in the U.S., but in the toy industry a whole different kind of election season got underway last Thursday as the 2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards finalists were revealed by The Toy Association.

2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled
October 29, 2020
From educational toys that make at-home learning fun, to creative crafts, board games, and innovative toys the whole family can enjoy together, the 2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award finalists announced today by The Toy Association are sure to top wish lists this holiday season.

Toy Association Announces Show Dates for Toy Fair NY 2022
October 27, 2020
With planning underway for the in-person Toy Fair New York 2021 from May 1 to 4, The Toy Association has now revealed show dates for Toy Fair New York 2022.

Dallas Market Center to Host Total Home & Gift Market in January 2021
October 18, 2020
Buyers are encouraged to attend the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market taking place January 6 to 12 (with temporary showrooms open January 6 to 9) at the Dallas Market Center. More than 90 percent of gift, toy, and home showrooms will be open for meetin

President's Letter: Toy Association Aims to Bring Industry Back Together for Toy Fair NY in May 2021
October 5, 2020
Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb discusses the Association's plans to bring the industry back together for Toy Fair New York 2021.

Reminder: Applications for Meijer Preview Opportunity Due Thursday
September 28, 2020
The deadline to apply for an exclusive opportunity that connects toy companies with Meijer buyers closes Thursday, October 1.

Toy Association's Virtual Fly-In Connects Companies with DC Lawmakers
September 22, 2020
Nearly 30 toy company representatives attended The Toy Association’s Virtual DC Fly-In last week, where they connected with 28 congressional offices and top federal officials to discuss key legislation addressing counterfeit toys and children’s products sold through online marketplaces.