Events & Trade Shows

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Reminder: Toy Fair NY ’22 Exhibitor Renewal Period Closes April 16
April 12, 2021
Toy companies interested in renewing their exhibit space at Toy Fair New York 2022 (February 19-22) are being reminded to submit their applications by April 16.

Walmart Announces New Open Call for Made in USA Product
April 11, 2021
The Toy Association is alerting those in the toy and play community looking to get their products into Walmart stores of the retailer’s latest round of virtual pitch meetings.

Toys“R”Us Canada Seeking Spring ’22 Products in Second Private Preview
April 5, 2021
The Toy Association has announced that on May 18 toymakers will have a second exclusive opportunity to connect with Toys“R”Us (TRU) Canada buyers seeking product for their spring 2022 collections. The application deadline is Monday, April 12 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

Target Returns to Meet with New Toy Sellers in Second Preview
March 29, 2021
The Toy Association is once again teaming up with Target for a virtual private preview on May 4 that will allow toymakers to showcase their innovative toys and games to Target buyers. The application deadline for this exclusive opportunity is Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

Toy Fair Everywhere Helps Toymakers Forge Ahead This Spring
March 15, 2021
Looking to feature your latest drivers for this spring/summer and kickoff your 2022 sales plan? Toy Fair Everywhere, The Toy Association’s 24/7 e-commerce platform, continues to provide new solutions to help businesses forge ahead every day of the year.

New Opportunity to Meet with Urban Outfitters Buyers
March 8, 2021
After a successful product preview day with Urban Outfitters in December that resulted in multiple vendor connections, The Toy Association has announced a second virtual private preview with the retailer on April 15.

Reminder: Toy Association Annual General Meeting on March 10
March 2, 2021
The Toy Association is reminding members to register for its upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be conducted virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

#ToyFairLife: Celebrate Toy Fair & The Industry
February 9, 2021
The Toy Association is inviting the global toy community to come together during what would have been Toy Fair New York – February 13 through 16 – and help us throwback to the best Toy Fair memories of the past.

Toy Fair Dallas Exhibitors: Face-to-Face Events Return in October 2021
February 9, 2021
Applications are now being accepted to secure exhibit space for Toy Fair Dallas and reunite face-to-face with your toy industry colleagues from Tuesday, October 5 to Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Toy Fair Everywhere Opens for Year-Round Business on Feb. 13
February 8, 2021
Toy Fair Everywhere, The Toy Association’s digital platform connecting buyers and sellers who want to grow their business, will officially open its year-round doors to buyers this Saturday, February 13 at

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.