Events & Trade Shows

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Hotel Bookings Open for Toy Fair®: Reserve Now for Best Rates & Availability
April 5, 2024
With preparations for Toy Fair® in full swing, The Toy Association™ has announced that hotel blocks are now open for the show, taking place March 1 to 4, 2025 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The Toy Foundation™ to Kick Off LA Fall Preview Week with High-Energy FUNdraising Event
April 1, 2024
The Toy Foundation is hosting a fundraising event that will kick off The Toy Association’s LA Fall Preview Week (Sept. 9-13) and support of the toy industry’s shared commitment to achieving greater impact in the service and support of children in need around the world.

Join the Ultimate Destination in Play: Secure Your Booth Space for Toy Fair® ’25
March 29, 2024
As the countdown to Toy Fair® 2025 begins, The Toy Association™ has announced that general exhibitor applications are now open for the iconic event, taking place March 1 to 4, 2025 at the Javits Center in New York City.

List Your Company for LA Fall Preview Activity
March 29, 2024
The Toy Association™ will extend invitations to its network of buyers and play professionals to schedule appointments for 2025 preview activity with all toy companies in the Los Angeles area in September.

LA Fall Preview Updates: Q&A with The Toy Association’s Kimberly Carcone
March 25, 2024
As anticipation builds for The Toy Association’s LA Fall Preview this September, Toy News Tuesday editors sat down with Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association™, to catch up on all the news and buzz surrounding the marketplace.

Creative Factor Inventor Day Returns to Toy Fair® in 2025
March 19, 2024
Following a successful Creative Factor Inventor Day on March 4, during which selected inventors had their concepts reviewed by toy manufacturers, The Toy Association™ has announced that the event will return to Toy Fair® next March 2025.

Applications Now Open to Secure Space at The Toy Association™’s LA Fall Preview
March 5, 2024
Applications are now open for companies interested in securing showroom space in Los Angeles this fall as part of The Toy Association™’s LA Fall Preview.

The Toy Association™ Announces 2024 Toy Trends
February 8, 2024
From spooky, sustainable, and anime-inspired playthings, to holistic toys that give young minds and bodies a boost, The Toy Association™ today unveiled the top trends expected to drive consumer spending on toys, games, and youth entertainment products in 2024.

The Toy Association™ Announces Plans for Los Angeles Presence in September
January 30, 2024
The Toy Association™ today announced it has secured a presence to conduct an LA Fall Preview scheduled to take place this September. The objective is to provide toy companies in need of showroom space with a convenient forum to share long-lead lines during the important fall time period via a collective by-appointment marketplace.

Deadline Approaching: Apply for Creative Factor Inventor Day 2024 by December 29
December 1, 2023
Calling all toy inventors, designers, and artists: The Toy Association™ is accepting applications for its pitch event during the Creative Factor Inventor Day program through Friday, December 29.

Creative Factor Inventor Day Returns in 2024
November 13, 2023
Following a successful Creative Factor Inventor Day at Toy Fair® 2023, where 24 selected inventors pitched their playthings to companies including Jazwares, Melissa & Doug, Spin Master, Crayola, Basic Fun!, Fat Brain Toys, and more, The Toy Association™ has announced that the event will return virtually on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Halloween Pavilion's Success at Toy Fair® Paves Way for Future Seasonal Exhibits
October 31, 2023
Following the success of the Halloween Pavilion at Toy Fair 2023, The Toy Association anticipates new collaborations and opportunities to curate seasonal showcases at future events, opening more doors for the toy community to parallel industries.

An Open Letter to Our Toy Association Members: The Future of Toy Fair®
October 13, 2023
The Toy Association's Board of Directors discusses the future of Toy Fair, while emphasizing the board's common and unwavering goal: the prosperity of the toy industry and the growth of our businesses through healthy play.

Toy Fair® 2023 Captures the Attention of Global Press
October 12, 2023
Toy Fair® attracted more than 800 registered media — including print and broadcast journalists; radio and podcast hosts; and an array of top-tier kid and family content creators — who attended the North American toy event to highlight the most buzzworthy toys and games ahead of the upcoming holiday season and get a sneak peak what’s ahead for 2024.

Toy Association Unveils New Holiday Shopping Insights & Trends at Toy Fair®
September 30, 2023
Kids won’t be the only ones unwrapping toys this holiday season – 89% of parents say they will also toy shop for the grown-ups in their lives, according to new consumer research and play trends unveiled today by The Toy Association™ at Toy Fair® 2023 in New York City.