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Hong Kong Update: Toy Association Monitors Protests Ahead of 2020

The Toy Association is meeting with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council this week to discuss the ongoing protests in the city and what kind of impact this may have on member companies traveling to and from the city into 2020.

 

Op-Ed: Don’t Mess with Texas Why Toy Fair Dallas is Worth the Investment

As many toy companies consider their renewals for Toy Fair Dallas in 2020, Jay Foreman, CEO of Basic Fun! and a long-time show exhibitor, shares why he believes the opportunities are still bigger in Texas.

 

Deadline Extended: Apply for a Chance to Pitch Your Idea at Toy Fair Now Through Jan. 17

The deadline has been extended for the second annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day to January 17, 2020.

 

Toy of the Year (TOTY) Finalists Featured on Target.com

The Toy Foundation announced that the toy and game finalists for the 2020 TOTY Awards are available for purchase online at Target through February 2020.

 

2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled

The Toy Association today unveiled the 114 finalists for the prestigious 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top toy, game, and licenses in the industry, and supports The Toy Foundation.

 

Webinar to Highlight Proposed Changes to Certain Toy Safety Standards, Tools for Compliance

Learn about upcoming revisions to certain ASTM toy safety standards and what tools The Toy Association offers to help ensure safety compliance in the webinar, “Product Safety Standards and Tools: What’s New?”

 

Your Toy Story Could Be in The Library of Congress

Whether you are a toy industry newcomer or a veteran, we welcome you to share your story with The Toy Association’s “Generations of Play, An Oral History” powered by StoryCorps.

 

Toy Association’s Lawrence Spotlights Toy Safety, Sustainability in International Meetings

The Toy Association’s Joan Lawrence, represented the U.S. toy industry in Europe at the ICPHSO 2019 International Symposium and at British Toy & Hobby Association Sustainability and Technical Committees meetings, outlining the ways in which the U.S. trade association is advocating for toy safety and sustainability on a global scale.

 

Toy Association Meets with China Delegation; Education Secretary DeVos to Discuss Impact of Toys

The Toy Association hosted a delegation from China on October 29 as part of the American Council of Young Political Leaders exchange program and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, an alum of the ACYPL-China exchange.

 

Toy Fair Exhibitors: Is Your Game Plan Show-Ready?

Toy Fair exhibitors can hone their PR strategies and ready for their first show with these new webinars.

 

Toy Association’s Pasierb Addresses Counterfeits, Tariffs During China Toy Expo

Last week, Toy Association president and CEO Steve Pasierb took the stage at an opening night celebration during the China Toy and Juvenile Product Association (CTJPA)’s 2019 China Toy Expo in Shanghai, addressing a crowd of roughly 1,000 toy executives.

 

Toy Industry Honors Three Industry Icons in 2020 Hall of Fame

The Toy Association announced today that it will induct Thomas Chan, founder & CEO of Playmates Toys Inc.; Thomas G. Murdough, Jr., founder of Little Tikes, Step2, and Simplay3; and the late Harry Kislevitz, founder of Colorforms Corporation, into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

 

Inventors & Designers: Pitch Your Product at Toy Fair New York

Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to pitch their ideas at the second annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day at Toy Fair New York 2020.

 

When it Comes to Screen Time, Parents are Just as Guilty as Their Children

The Genius of Play conducted a OnePoll survey of 2,000 parents of school-aged children (ages 5 to 18) to learn more about the screen time usage of both the parents and their children.

 

New Show Offerings, Events Propel A Successful Toy Fair Dallas

Drawing strong representation from global buyers, one of the show's biggest highlights was the new FutureCast Gallery, which served as a meeting grounds for educational sessions and offered a new way for retailers to shop the show.