Events & Trade Shows

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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.

2020 “Toy Fair Everywhere Influencer Favorites“ Unveiled by Toy Association & Clamour
September 14, 2020
Getting a head start on your holiday toy shopping and looking for inspiration? The Toy Association and Clamour today announced the 2020 Toy Fair Everywhere/Clamour Influencer Choice List Favorites, which highlights the top toys and games from Toy Fair Everywhere exhibitors as voted on by leading toy and family content creators.

Toy Association Adds New Preview Day: Toymakers Invited to Connect with TRU Canada Buyers
September 11, 2020
After receiving nearly 100 applications for next month’s Target Product Preview Day, The Toy Association has announced that it will host an additional virtual product preview day on October 16 to connect a select group of toy suppliers with buyers from Toys“R”Us (TRU) Canada.

REMINDER: Deadline to Apply for Target Preview Opportunity is Thursday
September 8, 2020
Don’t miss out on an exclusive opportunity to get your products on Target’s shelves. Companies not currently selling to the retailer are invited to apply to participate in a private, virtual product preview day, hosted by The Toy Association, on October 8. The deadline for applications close Thursday, September 10 at 5 p.m. (Eastern). First priority will be given to Toy Association members.

Toy of The Year Awards Ceremony Goes Virtual in February 2021
August 31, 2020
The 2021 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) ceremony will unveil the industry’s top toys, games, properties, and Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductees and celebrate the charitable work of the toy industry and The Toy Foundation in an entirely new format in 2021, allowing toy fans across the globe to experience the “Oscars” of the toy industry for the first time ever.

President’s Letter: Toy Fair Dallas and Toy Fair New York Postponed
August 28, 2020
While the trajectory of this October’s Toy Fair Dallas has long been known to our exhibitors and the buying community given ongoing pandemic developments in Texas, the postponement of that show to 2021 now meets the news that The Toy Association has elected to also postpone Toy Fair New York 2021.

Toy Fair Everywhere: August Market Week Reveals Mid-Year Toy Trends & More
August 18, 2020
The second Toy Fair Everywhere market week is underway, giving global buyers, play professionals and the media exclusive access to shop nearly 190 exhibitors, 760+ brands, and more than 30,000 toys and games. Here is a breakdown of what’s happening.

Toy Fair Everywhere Expands for August with New Programming, More Exhibitors
August 11, 2020
The global play community will come together for round two of The Toy Association’s Toy Fair Everywhere series of digital market weeks, beginning next Monday, August 17.

New Events, Content, & Q4 Reveals Added for Toy Fair Everywhere in August
July 28, 2020
Thousands of retail buyers from more than 60 countries attended the first-ever Toy Fair Everywhere digital market week in July, which showcased nearly 30,000 toys and games. On the heels of its success, toy professionals are already gearing up for round two, taking place August 17 to 23.

President’s Letter: First Toy Fair Everywhere Market Week Delivers Vital Sales and Learning
July 21, 2020
Toy Association president & CEO Steve Pasierb recaps the successes of the first Toy Fair Everywhere market week and highlights events to look forward to in the August and September market weeks.

Finalists Announced for Mojo Nation’s 2020 Play Creators Awards
July 9, 2020
Mojo Nation unveiled the finalists for its second annual Play Creators Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the toy and game designer community, including R&D teams, freelance inventors, and design agencies.

Feature Your Toys in our Mid-Year Trends Presentation During Toy Fair Everywhere
July 7, 2020
As a follow-up to The Toy Association’s popular toy trends briefing at Toy Fair New York, the Association’s trends team will reconvene virtually during Toy Fair Everywhere in August to look back at how toy trends have changed since February and the new ones that have emerged since then.

First-Ever “Toy Fair Everywhere” Virtual Market Week to Kick Off July 13
July 7, 2020
The first-ever Toy Fair Everywhere virtual market week, hosted by The Toy Association, will kick off next Monday, July 13. Nearly 150 exhibiting companies have signed on to showcase their hottest toys and games to global buyers and media vying to see what will be trending in Q4.

Influencer Choice List to Feature “Best of Toy Fair Everywhere”
July 7, 2020
The Toy Association has teamed up with Clamour, producers of the largest annual industry summit for professional online video influencers, for the first-ever Toy Fair Everywhere Influencer Choice List.

Use Toy Fair Everywhere to Drive Holiday 2020 Business
June 30, 2020
With the first virtual market week to open July 13, there’s still time for toymakers to register for The Toy Association’s Toy Fair Everywhere and take advantage of the platform’s resources ahead of fourth quarter. Market weeks will be held July 13 to 19, August 17 to 23, and September 14 to 20.