Letter from Toy Foundation Chair: We’re Here to Help Deliver the Joy of Play to Children

Newly appointed Toy Foundation Chair, Andy Quartin, CEO of Thames & Kosmos, discusses TTF’s recently refined mission to be the uniting force for the collective philanthropy of the toy industry and how it plans to deliver on this promise.


Genius of Play Hosts First Ambassador Networking Hour

Nearly 30 play professionals from North America, Europe, and Asia participated in The Genius of Play's first-ever networking hour last Thursday, March 16, successfully bringing together the initiative’s Play Ambassadors to share their knowledge and expertise from their respective fields related to play.


Invest India Webinar on Toy Industry Opportunity in India

As toy manufacturers seek to diversify supply chains and sell into new markets, The Toy Association, the Asia Toy & Play Association, and other toy trade associations are offering the opportunity to learn more about the India market on Wednesday, March 22.


Exhibitor Spotlight: KidDesigns — 'Toy Fair™ is Essential for Growth'

Toy News Tuesday editors caught up with Marcos Zalta, vice president of business and legal affairs at KidDesigns, to learn about the company’s plans for Toy Fair™ 2023 (September 30 to October 3).


The Play Date Will Unveil New Toys & Hottest Trends Tomorrow

All the anticipation building up for the first toy media event of the year is almost over. The Play Date, the ultimate showcase for new-for-2023 toys and games, is taking place tomorrow, March 8.


2023 Genius of Play Ambassador Applications Due Friday

The deadline for play professionals to apply for The Genius of Play Ambassador program closes this Friday, March 10.


Toy Fair™ Answers Demand for Halloween Opportunities with BOOlevard Showcase

There’s nothing spooky about this announcement: In response to high demand to participate in the already sold-out Halloween Pavilion, Toy Fair™ 2023 is introducing a brand-new area that creates additional display opportunities for Halloween-themed products.


Toy Community to Gather for ‘The Play Date’ Next Week

The toy community is buzzing with excitement to come together and showcase their new-for-2023 toys to top-tier media at “The Play Date” next week. The exclusive, media-only event, presented by The Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events, is taking place March 8 at the brand new etc.venues 360 Madison Avenue in New York City.


Member Opportunity: Feature Your Toys in The Genius of Play’s Spring Giveaway

The Genius of Play is preparing to launch its “Great Toybox Refresh” giveaway, which encourages families to discover joy through mindful, creative, and screen-free play, while also offering an opportunity to refresh their toy collections with engaging and educational options.


Toy Fair™ is 94 Percent Sold Out: Lock in Your Exhibit Space Today

Toy manufacturers worldwide are busy preparing for the highly-anticipated Toy Fair™, the most iconic event in the toy industry. Taking place September 30 to October 3 at the Javits Center in New York City, the show has already sold 94 percent of its available booth space.


Discover Key Canadian Toy Industry Trends During Member-Exclusive Webinar

An upcoming Canadian Toy Association (CTA) webinar, in partnership with The NPD Group, will offer members an overview of the latest sales data relating to the Canadian toy industry.


Toy Association Features Members’ Winter Boredom Busters & Super Bowl-Ready Toys & Games on Air

Toys from Toy Association members were featured by the trends team in recent TV segments, offering tens of thousands of viewers fun play ideas to entertain families in February.


‘The Play Date’ Celebrates International Women’s Day with WIT Partnership & Dedicated Product Area

As the toy community gets ready to showcase its new-for-2023 products to top-tier media at the The Play Date, The Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events have announced new show features to celebrate International Women's Day, which coincides with the event on March 8.


President’s Letter: For the Love of In-Person Product Discovery

Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb shares commentary about the toy industry reuniting at recent global trade shows and how that enthusiasm will be carried forward with a reimagined Toy Fair this fall in New York City.