New European Union Microplastics Ban to Affect Toymakers

The European Commission yesterday adopted measures that restrict microplastics under the European Union REACH chemical legislation. The new regulations will immediately affect toymakers that use glitter in their products (along with other products that fall under the scope for microplastics, such as microbeads).


Countdown to Toy Fair®: Top Tips for a Successful Show

The wait is almost over! The 118th Toy Fair® will kick off this weekend, taking place September 30 to October 3 at the Javits Center in New York City.


Toy Fair® Fuels Innovation & Empowers Inventor Community

From top-tier industry education to an exclusive product pitch session, Toy Fair® will showcase its support for the inventor and designer community throughout the show floor. The global event, taking place at the Javits Center in New York City from September 30 to October 3, promises to be a hub for innovators to connect and network.


Don’t Miss the Toy Trends Briefing at Toy Fair®: A ‘Must Attend’ Event for Media & Buyers

The Toy Association's "Toy Trends Briefing," taking place on opening day of the 118th Toy Fair, promises to be a must-see unveiling of the hottest toy trends and consumer shopping insights for the 2023 holiday season. Plus, the team will offer an exclusive sneak peek at some of the upcoming toys and trends to watch in 2024.


Build Your Toy Fair® Schedule Today

In less than two weeks, the global toy community will reunite at Toy Fair®, taking place September 30 to October 3 in New York City. With more educational sessions, networking events, and other programming taking place on and off the show floor than ever before, all attendees are encouraged to download the Toy Fair mobile app — powered by Connetix — to seamlessly build their schedules.


The Toy Association™ Tracks Nationwide EPR Bills to Protect Members

Staff from The Toy Association’s global government and regulatory affairs team attended the 2023 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum from September 11 to 14 in Portland, Oregon to continue efforts to ensure consistency across state EPR (extended producer responsibility) programs.


Toy Fair®’s Publication Partners Strengthen Show’s Global Reach

Toy Fair®, taking place September 30 to October 3 at the Javits Center in New York City, is once again poised to serve as a worldwide showcase of what’s happening in the industry today as well as the ultimate destination for play professionals to build connections, meet with new partners, and build business. Part of this global reach is amplified by Toy Fair’s strategic print and online publication partners, which play a pivotal role in expanding the event’s presence and influence on a global stage.


Toy Fair® Exhibitors Invited to Upgrade their Visibility in the Online Press Room

With hundreds of reporters from local, regional, national, and global media outlets attending Toy Fair® in search of the hottest new toys, exhibiting companies are invited to take advantage of one of the fee-based opportunities available in the Toy Fair ‘23 Online Press Room.


Toy Fair® Pavilion to Debut At January 2024 Temps at Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center, the leading B2B marketplace in the U.S. for gifts and home décor, and The Toy Association, the business trade association representing hundreds of companies involved in the toy, play and youth entertainment industry, have jointly announced the debut of the Toy Fair® Pavilion during The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, January 10-13, 2024. The market in January will be the largest winter presentation of temporary exhibits in more than twelve years and will feature more than 1000 booths across five distinct product neighborhoods.


Secure Your Spot at the Toy Fair® Pavilion at DMC

General sales are now open for toy companies looking to exhibit at the debut Toy Fair® Pavilion during The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, taking place January 10 to 13, 2024 at the Dallas Market Center.


The Toy Association™ to Host Safety & Compliance Update at Toy Fair®

All registered Toy Fair attendees are invited to attend The Toy Association’s “Legislation, Safety, & Compliance Update” during Toy Fair®. The safety seminar will take place Monday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Hall 1E at the Javits Center in New York City.


CPSC Establishes Federal Mandatory Safety Standard for Button Cell Batteries in Consumer Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to approve a federal mandatory safety standard to address the dangers associated with button and coin cell batteries found in common household products.


FTC to Hold Public Meeting on New Recommendations for Protecting Kids from Misleading Online Ads

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, September 14 that will address the issue of protecting kids from “stealth advertising” in digital media.


Blue Plate Media to Host Free Educational Marketing Forum at Toy Fair®

Blue Plate Media Services (BPMS), in collaboration with Toy Fair® and The Toy Association™, will present its 14th Annual Blue Plate Media Lounge at Toy Fair, where it will host free educational sessions open to all Toy Fair exhibitors and attendees.


Toy Fair® 2023 Student Congress Day: Creating a Pipeline of Talent for the Industry

Toy Fair® will serve as a meeting ground for hundreds of university students when Toy Fair’s Student Congress unfolds on October 1 amid the four-day show in New York City.