Events & Trade Shows

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Toy Fair Global Market Sessions: Learn How to Succeed in Japan and the U.S.
January 21, 2020
The Toy Association will present its latest global market research on Japan and the U.S. during two Knowledge Network seminars at the 117th Toy Fair New York. The seminars will provide in-depth analyses to help companies confidently expand their businesses in these markets.

Last Call: Secure Your TOTY Tribute Book Ad
January 17, 2020
The deadline to reserve ad space in the 2020 Tribute Book, the official event program for the 20th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, is Wednesday, January 29.

TOTY 2020 Gala Tickets Sold Out! Get Your Afterparty Tickets Today
January 16, 2020
Tickets for the 20th Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony might be sold out, but toy professionals can still take part in the festivities at the afterparty celebration.

Taking Risks & Telling Stories with Toy Photographer Mitchel Wu
January 14, 2020
At Toy Fair New York, toy photographer Mitchel Wu will share how he built his business and brand in the session “Creativity, Risk-Taking, and Storytelling with Mitchel Wu Toy Photography. Toy News Tuesday caught up with Wu for a sneak preview into his session and what attendees can expect to gain from it.

Inventors & Designers: Pitch Your Product at Toy Fair New York
October 21, 2019
Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to pitch their ideas at the second annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day at Toy Fair New York 2020.

Here’s What’s Happening at Toy Fair Dallas 2020
October 1, 2019
Much of the North American toy industry converges this week for The Toy Association’s annual show, Toy Fair Dallas. Don’t miss everything that’s happening.

Don’t Forget to Explore the FutureCast Gallery at Toy Fair Dallas
September 30, 2019
New to Toy Fair Dallas this year, the FutureCast Gallery is a not-to-miss stop for buyers and show attendees seeking out new ideas shaping retail and how consumers shop.

REMINDER: Voting for the Toy Industry Hall of Fame Closes September 20
September 16, 2019
Don’t forget to cast your vote for the 2020 inductees for the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Responses are due Friday, September 20, 2019.

RSVP for the Young Professionals Mixer at Toy Fair Dallas
September 10, 2019
Young professionals and those new to the toy industry are invited to The Toy Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) mixer, to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at d.e.c. on Dragon St. in Dallas, TX.

Reminder: Book an Appointment with the Trends Team at Toy Fair Dallas
September 9, 2019
Exhibitors at Toy Fair Dallas are encouraged to book a 15-minute appointment with a member of The Toy Association’s trends team to showcase what they’ve got for 2020.

Mojo Nation Announces Winners of Play Creators Awards in London, UK
September 4, 2019
Mojo Nation announced the winners of the Play Creators Awards at an evening ceremony held Monday, September 2 during the Play Creators Festival in London, UK. The awards program celebrates “those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months.” Prizes were handed out in 10 categories.

REMINDER: One Month Left to Submit Your TOTY Nominations
August 19, 2019
The Toy Association is reminding companies to submit their nominations for the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards by midnight (Eastern) on Thursday, September 19.

Toy Industry Hall of Fame: Voting Opens this Week for the 2020 Inductees
August 19, 2019
Toy Association members are invited to cast their votes for the inductees into the 2020 Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Voting will open Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, September 20.

Unique Opportunities to Highlight Your Toys at Toy Fair Dallas
August 19, 2019
The Toy Association is reminding toy companies of two unique opportunities to highlight their brand-new toys and product lines in front of retail buyers, trend-spotters, and influencers attending this year’s Toy Fair Dallas.

Rose City Jr Brings Fun for All Ages to Portland, Oregon
August 15, 2019
Rose City Comic Con, Portland’s 8th annual premier pop culture event, is proud to announce programing for their family-focused pavilion, Rose City Jr, powered by The Toy Association. Rose City Jr provides hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs for fans of all ages, including interactive workshops with characters from hit shows, costume parades, an entire stage dedicated to kids programing, and more.