toys and games

Precious Moments appoints John Plys as chief executive officer

Precious Moments Family of Companies, Inc. announced the addition of John Plys, a veteran toy and gift industry executive, as chief executive officer. Plys has spent the past 15-plus years leading toy/gift/novelty companies and has... more »

Schleich USA hires eight-year old as its first chief storytelling officer

Schleich USA hires an eight-year old as chief storytelling officer from a pool of nearly 150 applicants. Once upon a time, Schleich (pronounced Shh-like), the leading manufacturer of animal characters and playsets, went searching for... more »

People Of Play releases Virtual POP Week details

People of Play (POP) released its official schedule for the Virtual POP Week, running from Nov. 15-20, 2021. The week includes The Toy & Game International Innovation Summit, POP Duo Keynotes Legends & Leaders, Networking... more »
ToyFest West 60th anniversary logo

ToyFest West celebrates 60 years

The Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) celebrates its Diamond Anniversary with 60 years of producing its toy show in the west! To celebrate this accomplishment, the WTHRA Board of Directors have chosen to... more »
Channel Craft

American Appeal

Channel Craft is a maker of “authentic, American toys, games and puzzles” based in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania and literally began as a marketing class project for Dean Helfer, president and founder. The business initially launched... more »
Swaddle Babies from Fiesta

Fun & Games

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... more »

People of Play celebrates winners of the 2020 TAGIE Awards

On Friday, Nov. 21, toy and game professionals watched and cheered from their homes around the world as People of Play (POP), formerly the Chicago Toy & Game Group, awarded the winners in the 13th... more »

Chronicle Books acquires Wild + Wolf’s three signature game and toy brands

Chronicle Books announced the acquisition of Wild + Wolf’s three signature game & toy brands: Petit Collage, eco-friendly toys and gifts with high play value for babies and young children; Ridley’s Games, imaginative and original... more »

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