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TOY ASSOCIATION & CLAMOUR UNVEIL INFLUENCERS' TOP TOY PICKS FOR SPRING & SUMMER '22
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.

 
TOY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES BOARD, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & FUTURE PLANS DURING ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
February 22, 2022
 
The Toy Association today announced the election of three new members and eight term renewals to its Board of Directors, including the election of Aaron Muderick, founder & president of Crazy Aaron's Puttyworld, as Chair. The announcement was made during The Toy Association’s Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually and open to all members.

 
Toy Association Announces Top Toy Trends of 2022
February 21, 2022
 
With the pandemic continuing to impact play & family lifestyles and U.S. toy sales experiencing another year of double-digit growth, The Toy Association unveiled the top toy trends that are expected to drive consumer spending on toys in 2022. The announcement was made during The Toy Association’s Toy Trends Briefing, which can now be viewed online.

 
Toy Foundation Announces 2022 Toy of the Year Award Winners
February 18, 2022
 
Toy history was made when The Toy Foundation unveiled the winners for the prestigious 22nd annual Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) during a virtual event attended by play professionals and toy fans from around the world.

 
Adrienne Appell Promoted to Executive Vice President at The Toy Association
January 11, 2022
 
The Toy Association announced today that Adrienne Appell has been promoted to executive vice president of marketing communications, effective January 1, 2022.

 
Toy Fair New York 2022 Cancelled
January 11, 2022
 
The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, the largest toy, play, and youth entertainment marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, has announced the cancellation of Toy Fair New York, originally set to take place, February 19 to 22, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City.

 
The Genius of Play Launches 'Once Upon a Playtime' Podcast
December 8, 2021
 
The Genius of Play, The Toy Association’ nonprofit initiative dedicated to helping parents raise healthy and happy kids through play, today announced the launch of "Once Upon a Playtime”, a first-of-its-kind storytelling podcast that invites listeners to rediscover the value of play through real-life, personal stories of actors, artists, entrepreneurs, and more.

 
Finalists Unveiled for 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards
November 8, 2021
 
From creative construction toys and innovative collectibles, to lovable plush and toys for grown-ups, the 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards finalists announced today will be topping wish lists this holiday season.

 
HOT HOLIDAY TRENDS ANNOUNCED BY THE TOY ASSOCIATION
October 5, 2021
 
The Toy Association trends team today unveiled the hottest toy trends of the ‘21 holiday season, offering an inside look at some of the fastest growing fads in the toy & play space – from innovative takes on fidget toys to toys that promote kindness and sustainable lifestyles.

 
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.

 
Four Toy Industry Icons to be Inducted into 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame
August 31, 2021
 
The Toy Association announced today that it will induct Jim Pressman, former president of Pressman Toy Corporation; Bob Wann, chief PlayMonster at PlayMonster LLC; the late Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy; and the late Lucille King, founder of the Playskool Institute, into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

 
STEAM ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR TOY INDUSTRY LAUNCHED by The Toy Association & The Good Play Guide™
August 2, 2021
 
The Toy Association and the Good Play Guide™ announced today the launch of a brand-new STEAM Accreditation Program for the toy industry that evaluates and certifies STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) products for children.

 
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