Press Releases

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The Toy Foundation Announces New Board Leadership
March 14, 2023
The Toy Foundation (TTF) announced yesterday the appointment of Andy Quartin, CEO of Thames & Kosmos, LLC, as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Kathleen Campisano, global chief marketing officer & general manager of Beacon Media Group, as Vice Chair.

Toy Association Diversifies Board with New Members & Offers Updates on Member Value During AGM
March 9, 2023
The Toy Association today announced the election of six new members and three term renewals to its Board of Directors to serve two-year terms. The announcement was made during The Toy Association’s Annual General Meeting, which was open to all members.

Toy Association Unveils Top Toy Trends of 2023
March 8, 2023
The top 2023 toy trends were announced today by The Toy Association during The Play Date, its exclusive Q1 media event held in partnership with Adventure Media & Events in New York City. An in-depth version of the briefing, featuring more product examples and insights, is now available online.

Judy Ellis, Founder of World’s First Toy Design BFA, Announces Successor
December 13, 2022
Judith Ellis, founder and chair of the world’s first baccalaureate degree program in Toy Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, has announced her retirement from the program and has named an acting successor.

Squishmallows by Jazwares Wins Distinguished “Toy of the Year” Award
November 21, 2022
In time for the most critical shopping days of the year, The Toy Foundation (TTF) announced Squishmallows from Jazwares has been named the winner of both the “Toy of the Year” and the “People’s Choice” awards, as part of the 23rd edition of the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards & Celebration.

Toy Association Releases “Holiday 2022 STEAM Toy Guide”
November 14, 2022
The Toy Association today unveiled its “Holiday 2022 STEAM Toy Guide,” which includes 30 officially accredited STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) toys.

Second Annual “Toy Safety Awareness Month” Kicks off Today
November 1, 2022
With the holiday shopping season well underway, The Toy Association is offering parents, grandparents, and other gift-givers reliable toy and play safety advice as part of the 2nd annual “Toy Safety Awareness Month.”

The Toy Foundation and Children’s Hospital Association Announce 2022 Children’s Hospital Grantees
October 27, 2022
The Toy Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Association announced the Children’s Hospital Play Grants program will fund more than $385,000 in play therapy projects and activities at 19 children’s hospitals in the United States.

Toy Association Names Top Toy Trends for Holiday '22
October 11, 2022
The Toy Association trends team today announced the top toy trends of the ‘22 holiday season — from toys that immerse families in magical play experiences away from their devices, to purpose-driven play that introduces children to diversity, environmental causes, and social issues.

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.