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Toy Association unveils its Holiday 2022 STEAM Toy Guide

The Toy Association recently unveiled its "Holiday 2022 STEAM Toy Guide," which includes 30 officially accredited STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) toys. Families can now shop the list of products, which includes hands-on... more »

Toy Association names top toy trends for holiday season

The Toy Association reported the top toy trends of the 2022 holiday season — from toys that immerse families in play experiences away from their devices, to purpose-driven play that introduces children to diversity, environmental... more »

Toy Foundation’s Toy of the Year Awards celebrate top toys and games

After two years of celebrating virtually, hundreds from the toy community reunited in Dallas Sept. 20 for the much-anticipated Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards & Celebration, where the top toys and games of the year... more »

ToyFest 2023 plans underway

Earlier this year, The Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) announced the return of ToyFest to The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, February 27 – March 3, 2023. The Board of Directors... more »

The Toy Foundation releases the Toy of the Year Awards finalists

A magical crystal ball, a giant pyramid climbing tower, and the most diverse assortment of dolls ever are among the 122 innovative finalists for this September's Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. A long-treasured event, The Toy... more »
expansive collection of games and puzzles to build upon new traditions for families to enjoy during the holidays, all from DEMDACO

Family Time

As seen in Holiday Shop 2022. The pandemic brought families together, creating a space for bonding opportunities, such as playing games and puzzles. The ripple effects of that time spent with family mean that more... more »

Spielwarenmesse plans to release 2023 toy trends in October

In the retail trade, toy trends play an important part in shaping the product range and can affect the success of the business. In such matters, the Spielwarenmesse relies on the expertise of its Trend... more »

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 »

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Introducing Viva Magenta: Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year. Pantone describes the 2023 Color of the Year as a nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is also a hybrid color, said by Pantone to comfortably straddle the physical and virtual, evocative of the multi-dimensional world. “Viva Magenta is a transformative red tone capable of driving design to create a more positive future,” the company said.📸: Huge ... See MoreSee Less
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