Events & Trade Shows

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Toy Brands, Food, Fashion, & Film to Unite at “Brands Untapped” @ Toy Fair NY
May 10, 2021
The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, and Mojo Nation have announced a new partnership to showcase multiple creative collaborations between toy companies and high-profile partners spanning the apparel, food & drink, hospitality, live event, video game, film & TV, and publishing industries in an innovative “Brands Untapped” space at Toy Fair New York ’22, taking place February 19 to 22 in New York City.

Toy Association Members Invited to Otis Toy Design Program’s Spring Exhibition
May 4, 2021
Toy industry professionals are invited to explore and celebrate the work of the newest generation of toy designers during an Industry Night Exhibition Preview hosted by the Otis College of Art and Design’s Toy Design Class of 2021.

Nominations Open for 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame
May 3, 2021
The toy community is invited to submit nominees for induction into The Toy Association’s 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Consideration for the Hall of Fame is open to individuals, living or deceased, who have made outstanding contributions to the toy industry and The Toy Association throughout their careers. Nominations may be submitted online through Friday, June 11.

Reminder: Toy Fair NY ’22 Exhibitor Renewal Period Closes April 16
April 12, 2021
Toy companies interested in renewing their exhibit space at Toy Fair New York 2022 (February 19-22) are being reminded to submit their applications by April 16.

Walmart Announces New Open Call for Made in USA Product
April 11, 2021
The Toy Association is alerting those in the toy and play community looking to get their products into Walmart stores of the retailer’s latest round of virtual pitch meetings.

Toys“R”Us Canada Seeking Spring ’22 Products in Second Private Preview
April 5, 2021
The Toy Association has announced that on May 18 toymakers will have a second exclusive opportunity to connect with Toys“R”Us (TRU) Canada buyers seeking product for their spring 2022 collections. The application deadline is Monday, April 12 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

Target Returns to Meet with New Toy Sellers in Second Preview
March 29, 2021
The Toy Association is once again teaming up with Target for a virtual private preview on May 4 that will allow toymakers to showcase their innovative toys and games to Target buyers. The application deadline for this exclusive opportunity is Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

Toy Fair Everywhere Helps Toymakers Forge Ahead This Spring
March 15, 2021
Looking to feature your latest drivers for this spring/summer and kickoff your 2022 sales plan? Toy Fair Everywhere, The Toy Association’s 24/7 e-commerce platform, continues to provide new solutions to help businesses forge ahead every day of the year.

New Opportunity to Meet with Urban Outfitters Buyers
March 8, 2021
After a successful product preview day with Urban Outfitters in December that resulted in multiple vendor connections, The Toy Association has announced a second virtual private preview with the retailer on April 15.

Reminder: Toy Association Annual General Meeting on March 10
March 2, 2021
The Toy Association is reminding members to register for its upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be conducted virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

#ToyFairLife: Celebrate Toy Fair & The Industry
February 9, 2021
The Toy Association is inviting the global toy community to come together during what would have been Toy Fair New York – February 13 through 16 – and help us throwback to the best Toy Fair memories of the past.

Toy Fair Dallas Exhibitors: Face-to-Face Events Return in October 2021
February 9, 2021
Applications are now being accepted to secure exhibit space for Toy Fair Dallas and reunite face-to-face with your toy industry colleagues from Tuesday, October 5 to Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Toy Fair Everywhere Opens for Year-Round Business on Feb. 13
February 8, 2021
Toy Fair Everywhere, The Toy Association’s digital platform connecting buyers and sellers who want to grow their business, will officially open its year-round doors to buyers this Saturday, February 13 at

Toy Association 2021-2022 Events: What You Need to Know
January 12, 2021
Toy News Tuesday editors caught up with Kimberly Carcone, The Toy Association’s vice president of market events, to talk about the Association’s mix of digital and live event offerings for 2021-2022. Here’s what she had to say…

The Toy Association Sets 2021-2022 Trade Show & Marketplace Plans
January 7, 2021
As COVID-19 remains insufficiently resolved, The Toy Association has announced that it will not conduct an interim trade show in New York for 2021, which was previously planned to take place May 1 to 4.