ASTRA

ASTRA to host first-ever “Toy Boat” networking event

In February 2023, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) will host the first-ever “Toy Boat” industry networking event on a four-day cruise. With the goal of expanding awareness and building relationships, ASTRA welcomes national... more »

ASTRA partners with Dallas Market Center for January market

Dallas Market Center has announced that ASTRA, the American Specialty Toy Association, will participate in the January Total Home & Gift Market that runs Jan. 6-12, 2021. ASTRA is an international not-for-profit trade organization that serves... more »

ASTRA promotes Sue Warfield to interim president

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Board of Directors announced a change in the association’s leadership. Sue Warfield has been promoted to interim president of ASTRA, effective immediately. Kim Mosley was the previous president... more »

ASTRA unveils 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners. The list includes fourteen winning toys in fourteen categories. “ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program is different from... more »

ASTRA launches two-month trial membership

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) stated that it is offering a two-month introductory membership designed to give toy professionals immediate access to the nationwide ASTRA network for sharing COVID-19-related business strategies. This short-term... more »

ASTRA selects Best Toys for Kids finalists

Eighty-five specialty toys in fourteen categories selected from hundreds of nominations have been named finalists for ASTRA’s 2020 Best Toys for Kids list, according to the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). From this group... more »

ASTRA cancels Marketplace & Academy 2020

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) canceled its annual Marketplace & Academy, scheduled for June 7-10, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, has been canceled due to COVID-19. “ASTRA’s leadership and staff care deeply about our... more »

ASTRA’s Share the Fair features Toy Fair’s best finds

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association's (ASTRA) Share the Fair event will be held Monday, Feb. 24 at Javits Convention Center. Open only to ASTRA members, the event is designed to help retailers optimize their time... more »

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