toys

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 »

ToyFest concludes successful Las Vegas show

ToyFest concluded its 9th show in Las Vegas at the new Expo at World Market Center and its 60th Toy Trade Show since its inception in 1961. Toy and gift stores from across the U.S. attended... more »

IMC hosts ToyFest March 9-11

It’s all fun and games as International Market Centers (IMC) announced that its Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV) will host the nation’s first toy industry buying event of the year, ToyFest 2022,... more »
Thinker Toys

WTHRA celebrates 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

Western Toy & Hobby Representative Association (WTHRA) will kick off its next ToyFest during the week of March 7, 2022. Toy industry veterans will be inducted into the WTHRA Hall of Fame and one toy... more »

Spielwarenmesse Digital releases the ToyAward prize winners

At the opening of Spielwarenmesse Digital, this year’s ToyAward prize winners were announced. The categories included: PreSchool, SchoolKids, Teenager & Adults, Startup and Sustainability. This year there were no nominees, and now winner, in the... more »

Toy Fair offers virtual year-round platform for buyers

Toy Fair, in the absence of Q1 live events, encourages toy companies to leverage Toy Fair Everywhere, a virtual platform that is available during Toy Fair season and all year long. “Toy Fair Everywhere is... more »

ToyFest West moves ahead with in-person show

The Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) Board of Directors met Thursday, January 20 and voted to move forward with ToyFest West, which will be held March 9-11, 2022. “There are many things to... more »

Spielwarenmesse offers a new virtual platform Feb. 2-6

Spielwarenmesse Digital brings together the worldwide industry, virtually, Feb. 2-6. The new platform offers a live programs, a wide range of communication tools and an overview of trends and innovations. Registration for visitors to Spielwarenmesse... more »

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