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Fun & Games By Debbie Eisele

From puzzles to plush, entertainment is on shoppers’ minds

Since the pandemic began, toys, games and plush merchandise has only increased in popularity. Options range the gamut from cuddly and cute to logical, educational and creative finds.

There are several upcoming opportunities for retailers to see the latest trends and cultivate a great mix. Toy Fair New York will be held May 1-4, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Additionally, Toy Fair announced its 2022 event, which will be held Feb. 19-22, 2022. For more information, visit www.toyfairny.com.

People of Play Week, formerly Chicago Toy & Game Week, held a virtual event in November, and additional resources are available on its website, www.chitag.com.

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Marketplace & Academy will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jun. 6-9, 2021. For additional information and resources, visit www.marketplaceandacademy.org.

Toy Fest West, slated to be held at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, has not yet released its 2021 dates as of the time this was written For updated information, visit www.toyfestwest.com.

My Glam Set

Mud Pie

My Glam Set from Mud Pie

Springtime Knit Toys

Mélange Collection

Springtime Knit Toys from Mélange Collection

Wonder Women Bingo

Laurence King Publishing

Wonder Women Bingo from Laurence King Publishing

The Wikki Stix Traveler

Omnicor, Inc. (The Wikki Stix Co.)

Wikki Stix Traveler from Omnicor, Inc.

Play Again Mini Activity Kit Sunshine Garden


Play Again Mini Activity Kit Sunshine Garden from OOLY

ROKR – Vitascope


ROKR - Vitascope from Magnote

Sloth Hugs


Sloth Hugs from Warmies

Passback Football

Passback Sports

Football from Passback Sports

I AM Cardinal Puzzle, 300 pcs

Madd Capp Games

I AM Cardinal Puzzle from Madd Capp Games

Celestial Heavens Puzzle

Designworks Ink

Celestial Heavens Puzzle from Designworks Ink

Flow Puzzle


Flow Puzzle from Workman

Wood Outdoor Domino Set


Wood Outdoor Domino Set from Transpac

Izzy & Oliver Tiger Travel Blanket


Izzy & Oliver Tiger Travel Blanket from Enesco

Forbidden Fruit Puzzle

Piecework Puzzles

Forbidden Fruit Puzzle from Piecework Puzzles

Lego Paint Party Puzzle

Chronicle Books

Lego Paint Party Puzzle from Chronicle Books

Swaddle Babies


Swaddle Babies from Fiesta

Maps Puzzle

Rifle Paper Co.

Maps Puzzle from Rifle Paper Co.


Carma Games

BUILDZI from Carma Games


Carma Games

TENZI from Carma Games

Puff Pets

Wish Pets

Puff Pets from Wishpets

Debbie Eisele

Debbie Eisele is the former managing editor for Gift Shop Plus, Stationery Trends and a variety of special issue publications, including: The Guide, Holiday Shop, Celebrations & Occasions and Waterfront Living.

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