October 2-4, 2018
Dallas Market Center, Dallas, Texas
"Fall Toy Preview gives buyers and manufacturers the ability to meet in one place."
—Jeremy Padawer, Wicked Cool Toys
"The Fall Toy Preview presents a wonderful opportunity to connect and reconnect with suppliers, identify trends and kick start the Fall assortment planning cycle."
—Jamie Uitdenhowen, Chief Merchandising Officer, Party City
"Fall Preview… gives me the opportunity to maximize my time and see as much product and new ideas as I can in a short window. It truly saves me a month of separate appointments at my office in Toronto."
—Nick Muriella, Category Business Manager: Toys, Indoor Games & Fireworks, Canadian Tire
"I buy ALL toy categories and the Dallas show allows me to see a large # of vendors who I couldn’t or might not otherwise see. The one location allows me to be much more efficient, so I can see so many vendors."
—Karen Jerome, Buyer, BJ’s Wholesale
"I’m always looking for what is new and trending. The show allows me to quickly meet new and existing suppliers to keep my stores filled with what the customer wants. It’s a show dedicated to my toy business specifically and I don’t have to wander around seeing categories I don’t want to."
—Tony Phomsengdy, Category Manager, 7 Eleven
"Learning Express Toys is looking forward to the Dallas Preview in just a few short weeks. There will be three of us attending so that we can maximize our time with our key vendors as well as have the opportunity to find new products and vendors. We have been receiving lots of emails from eager suppliers and are putting together our plans to get the most from this important show."
—Lisa Visco, Vice President, Merchandising, Learning Express
"Dallas Fall Toy Preview is always an exciting time to see a showcase and first glimpse at the next big toys and trends for 2019. The show offers a convenient setting to meet with a variety of vendor partners, whether already existing or new. I like the relaxed environment of the showrooms, they allow for productive meetings, with decisions that can be made on the spot if needed."
—Stacey Burnett, Senior Category Manager, Preschool Toys and Kid's Lifestyle, Indigo Books and Music
"I love Dallas Toy Preview because it is right in our backyard of Dallas, TX. It’s a convenient show during a slow show time of the year for me to have an opportunity to continue current relationships and pursue new business relationships with new vendors."
—Crystal Reyes, Director of Sales & Wholesale Operations | Pop Culture Buyer, Half Price Books
Fall Toy Preview® remained a critical stop on the long-lead buying circuit in 2017. Innovative toy lines, creative takes on classics, and unique trends for next year’s fourth quarter were unveiled by 323 exhibiting companies. Well over 600 buyers attended the Holiday 2018 preview which drew nearly 3,000 industry professionals from 20 countries.
Fall Toy Preview is The Toy Association's marketplace where savvy decision-makers from mass, long-lead, and specialty retailers come to preview product for next year's all-important holiday season. In just 3 days under 1 roof, all buyers interested in previewing playthings of all kinds can shop hundreds of brands with one or more lines to reveal for Q4 2019 delivery.
Retailers and sales representatives are eligible for free admission. Certain categories of trade guests and non-exhibitors are eligible for admission for a fee. Each registrant must present both business credentials and employee identification.
Tuesday – Thursday
October 2-4, 2018
Dallas Market Center
World Trade Center
View a map of the show floor.
Fall Toy Preview welcomes manufacturers and marketers who have even just one product ready to preview and who want to expand their customer base to include specialty, mass and long-lead. The industry's singular Q4 preview event now features a variety of booth options to accommodate private appointments as well as walk-in business. Open booth displays enable exhibitors to highlight items from their 2019 lines and inspire buyers to discover new products, trends and suppliers.
For more information about applying for Fall Toy Preview 2018 exhibit space, contact your Account Executive. Company names beginning with:
Submit Your Exhibit Space Application
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The ONLY official housing partner of Fall Toy Preview is onPeak (formerly Travel Planners). Please do not be fooled by other companies posing as an official provider. We strongly encourage you to avoid these other providers whenever you are planning housing and/or travel for a Toy Association go-to-market event.
Please be aware that if other companies contact you for bookings they are not authorized by The Toy Association. Fall Toy Preview show management does not have the ability to resolve disputes with other companies on your behalf. Thank you for choosing onPeak.
Fall Toy Preview wishes to acknowledge the following publication partners for their support of the 2018 show:
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