Press Releases

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Toy Foundation’s Dallas Events Raise More Than $850,000 to Deliver Play to Children in Need
September 27, 2022
Last week, the toy industry gathered in Dallas at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market with hundreds attending The Toy Foundation (TTF)’s onsite events in support of its mission to deliver the extraordinary benefits of play to children in need. The events highlighted the philanthropy of the toy industry while raising more than $850,000 in cash, in-kind, and product donations to help TTF deliver the benefits of play to children in need.

The Toy Foundation’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Celebrate Top Toys & Games
September 20, 2022
After two years of celebrating virtually, hundreds from the toy community reunited in Dallas, TX tonight for the much-anticipated Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards & Celebration, where the top toys and games of the year were named.

'The Play Date' Set to Take Place March 8, 2023 in New York City
August 16, 2022
The Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events announced today that they will host “The Play Date” on March 8, 2023 at the brand new etc.venues 360 Madison Avenue in New York City.

The Toy Foundation Announces Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Finalists
August 15, 2022
A magical crystal ball, a giant pyramid climbing tower, and the most diverse assortment of dolls ever are among the 122 innovative finalists for this September’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.

25 STEAM Toys Top Toy Association’s “Back to School“ Shopping List for Parents
August 1, 2022
The Toy Association today unveiled its “Back to School STEAM Toy Shopping List,” which includes 25 officially accredited STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) toys that will support learning for kids of all ages during the upcoming academic year. Families can shop the list of toys, which includes top-of-the-line coding and construction kits, as well as activities that engage kids in life sciences, mathematics, music composition, and more.

Toy Association Welcomes Jos Huxley as Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs
August 1, 2022
The Toy Association announced that recognized toy safety expert Jos Huxley will join the organization as senior vice president of technical affairs, effective August 1.

The Toy Foundation Delivers an Additional $1.5 Million in Aid to Ukrainian Refugees
July 19, 2022
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the global play community, TTF is distributing an additional $1 million in toys and $500,000 in cash grants to refugee programs in Ukraine and surrounding European countries.

Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events Partner to Deliver One-of-a-Kind “Play Date”
July 12, 2022
The Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events, publisher of industry-leading media outlets the Toy Book and the Toy Insider, announced today a partnership to deliver a one-of-a-kind “play date” in March 2023 that will give media, investors, and the influencer community direct access to the toy companies, brands, and products that will be hot throughout the year, including spring and summer launches and a first look at the hottest toys for the coming holiday season.

Toy Association’s Kimberly Carcone Promoted to Executive VP, Global Market Events
June 30, 2022
The Toy Association, the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages, announced today that Kimberly Carcone has been promoted to executive vice president of global market events.

The Toy Foundation Partners with the Toy Insider for Sweet Suite Event
June 28, 2022
The Toy Foundation (TTF) announced it will serve as the Official Nonprofit Partner of Sweet Suite, hosted by the Toy Insider, taking place on July 13 in New York City.

Just Play and The Toy Foundation Partner to Launch Special Edition Slinky® for Ukraine
June 7, 2022
Just Play, a leading global consumer products company, announced the release of a Ukraine Relief Special Edition Slinky® in partnership with The Toy Foundation (TTF) to provide humanitarian aid for Ukrainian children and families.

May 17, 2022
As kids and families gear up for a fun-filled summer of play, the “Best of Spring & Summer 2022 Influencer Choice List,” presented by The Toy Association and powered by Clamour, today unveiled the hottest toys and games as voted on by top-tier toy and family content creators.

Donations to The Toy Foundation’s Campaign Bring Comfort to Ukrainian Refugee Children and Families
May 3, 2022
Through the generosity of its toy family donors, The Toy Foundation has shipped more than 170,000 toys to Ukrainian children and made $350,000 in cash grants to refugee programs in Ukraine and Europe to date.

Toy Fair New York Set to Take Place September 30 to October 3, 2023
March 30, 2022
The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, the largest toy, play, and youth entertainment marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, has announced that the 118th edition of the show will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from September 30 to October 3, 2023 in New York City.

Toy Association & Clamour to Unveil Top-Tier Influencers’ Toy Picks for Spring & Summer 2022
March 1, 2022
Top-tier influencers with monthly followings of at least one million views and a social reach of more than 500,000 will be voting for their favorite toys and games this spring.