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Astra names 2024 Play Award winners

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (Astra), named the winners of its Astra Play Awards at its annual Marketplace & Academy event in St. Louis. The program has independent and neighborhood specialty toy retailers vote... more »

Toysmith partners with Anne McGilvray & Company

Toysmith announced new partnership with Anne McGilvray & Company (AMCI). This collaboration brings together two industry leaders to further expand market reach and enhance customer experience. Toysmith serves over 15,000 independent retailers and over 150... more »

ASTRA unveils 10 top toy trends for 2024

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) surveyed a group of independently owned retailers about the toy trends they’re seeing so far for 2024. “Our small retailers are on the front lines with consumers, having... more »
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Let’s play: The latest trends in toys, games and puzzles

Playtime is an important form of self care for kids, as well as a source of learning and development. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends... more »

Toy Fair Pavilion to debut at January 2024 Temps at Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center and The Toy Association will jointly debut the Toy Fair Pavilion during The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 10-13, 2024. The market in January will be the largest winter... more »

Most Wanted List for toys kicks off 2023 holiday season

Toys, Tots, Pets & More (TTPM), a product reviewer for toys, baby gear and pet gear, unveiled its Most Wanted List of the hottest toys for the 2023 holiday season at its annual TTPM 2023... more »

Aurora World launches new toy division

Aurora World is introducing a new toy division, dubbed “Aurora Toys.” According to the company, the move not only signifies a milestone for Aurora but also underlines the company’s commitment to its customers — retailers... more »

ASTRA identifies 8 top toy trends

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has wrapped up its 2023 Marketplace & Academy show in Columbus, Ohio, where thousands of new toys were featured, from plush to science kits to puzzles to toys... more »

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