Events & Trade Shows

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Bill Nye is Coming to Toy Fair! 'Science Guy' to Cut Ribbon at Opening Ceremony
November 16, 2021
Toy Fair New York organizers have announced that Bill Nye, popularly known as “The Science Guy,” will help cut the ribbon to kick off Toy Fair New York on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

The Toy Association Promotes TOTY ’22 Finalists as Holiday Must-Haves
November 16, 2021
With global supply chain bottlenecks already impacting inventory on toy shelves, The Toy Association is highlighting The Toy Foundation’s 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards finalists as “must-haves” shoppers will not want to sleep on.

Toy Fair to Host U.S. Market Research Seminars
November 15, 2021
The Toy Association has announced two Toy Fair Knowledge Network seminars that will take place in the “Theatre on Three” in the Javits Center and provide companies with in-depth analyses of U.S. toy consumers to help companies confidently expand their businesses into the market.

Toy Association Helps Businesses Find Success Through Virtual Product Previews
November 8, 2021
Since launching its first virtual product preview event in 2020, The Toy Association has provided toymakers with the opportunity to pitch hundreds of playthings to prominent North American retailers, from Target to Urban Outfitters to the most recent event with Toys“R”Us at Macy’s.

Toy Fair NY: Bringing Prominent Toymakers Together Under One Roof
November 5, 2021
The Toy Association has announced that the newly expanded Javits Center has paved the way for enhanced experiences and more space for the global toy community to gather at Toy Fair New York 2022. Thanks to the additional square footage, for the first time ever, Hasbro will host its showroom on-site at the 2022 show.

New Toy Fair Programming: Learn about the Metaverse and its Impact on Play
November 2, 2021
The Toy Association has partnered with The Virtual Events Group (VEG) founder Robin Raskin to host a new “Welcome to the Metaverse” pavilion at Toy Fair New York 2022 that will invite show attendees to learn about the emerging space of interconnected virtual communities where people are coming together for business and play.

Toy Fair NY Prioritizes Sustainability; Locator Guide Goes Green for 2022 Show
October 25, 2021
As part of its ongoing commitment to build an environmentally conscious trade show for all attendees, Toy Fair New York continues to rollout sustainability initiatives to understand and address its impact.

Connect with Toys”R”Us at Macy’s Buyers During Toy Association Private Preview (Dec. 9)
October 22, 2021
As The Toy Association continues to open doors of opportunity to toy manufacturers looking to get their products onto store shelves, it has announced a new virtual private preview with Toys“R”Us (TRU) at Macy’s buyers on December 9. Companies that wish to apply are invited to complete the application by October 29 at 12 p.m. (Eastern).

Toy Fair NY ’22 Invites Toymakers to Reach International Audiences as Registration Opens
October 19, 2021
Attendee registration for Toy Fair New York 2022 has been open less than two weeks and already retailers from around the world have signed up for the show, which will take place Saturday, February 19 to Tuesday, February 22 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Registration is Open for Toy Fair NY ’22
October 5, 2021
After nearly two years since the last time the international toy community gathered at Toy Fair New York, anticipation is building for the 118th Toy Fair, taking place Saturday, February 19 through Tuesday, February 22, 2022, and registration for attendees is officially open.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required to Attend Toy Fair NY ‘22
September 28, 2021
In keeping with New York City’s indoor activity guidelines and the Javits Center’s own policy requiring proof of vaccination for admission to events, Toy Fair New York ’22 will require all attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Apply by October 1 for the Chance to Connect with Family Dollar Buyers
September 27, 2021
Toy companies will have an opportunity to present their playthings to Family Dollar buyers on October 25, as part of The Toy Association’s ongoing series of virtual product previews hosted in partnership with North American retailers.

Toy Association Announces Private Preview with Office Depot (October 14)
September 20, 2021
Continuing to create new opportunities for toy manufacturers to get their products onto store shelves, The Toy Association has announced an upcoming virtual private preview with buyers at Office Depot, taking place October 14.

Mojo Nation Announces Winners of Virtual Play Creators Awards
September 6, 2021
As part of its 2021 virtual Play Creators Festival, Mojo Nation announced the winners of its annual Play Creators Awards, which celebrates the achievements of the global toy and game designer community across nine categories.

The Toy Association Announces Postponement of Toy Fair Dallas to 2022
August 30, 2021
In response to challenges posed by the Delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Toy Association has announced the official postponement of Toy Fair Dallas, which was planned to take place October 5 to 7.