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People of Play opens voting for 2021 Toy & Game International Excellence Awards

Finalists for the prestigious TAGIE Awards have been announced by People of Play (POP). The TAGIEs honor the best and brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry. The 2021 TAGIE Awards are presented by... more »

Schleich launches U.S. search for a child chief storytelling officer

This fall, Schleich, a manufacturer of animal characters and playsets, is looking for one special kid with outstanding storytelling and imaginative powers to fill the role of chief storytelling officer (CSO). Schleich believes that storytelling... more »

The Toy Association postpones Toy Fair Dallas until 2022

In response to challenges posed by the Delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Toy Association has announced the official postponement of Toy Fair Dallas, which was planned to take place Oct. 5-7. It is... more »

HABA FAMILYGROUP acquires specialty online retailer Bella Luna Toy

HABA FAMILYGROUP has acquired specialty online retailer Bella Luna Toys and Oompa, expanding its e-commerce footprint in the U.S. HABA FAMILYGROUP and Bella Luna both share the same vision of supporting families and children with... more »

Nominations open for the 2021 Toy & Game International Excellence Awards

Now entering its fourteenth year, the TAGIE Awards, presented by People of Play (POP), will once again honor the best and brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry. Each year, the... more »

World of Toys Pavilion premieres at Toy Fair New York

Whether it’s Hong Kong, India or Russia – the World of Toys Program by Spielwarenmesse eG gives manufacturers access to international toy markets. In 2022, the popular format will arrive in the U.S., appearing at... more »

Kellytoy teams up with California high school

Kellytoy, a subsidiary of Jazwares, announced that it has contributed nearly 100 of its best-selling “chonky” Squishmallows to Silverado High School (Silverado) located in Mission Viejo, California, in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, to... more »

People of Play celebrates launch of virtual program

People of Play (POP), formerly CHITAG, celebrates the official launch of its website and interactive POP database with POP into Spring week, Mar. 1-5, 2021. The virtual program epitomizes the organization's mission of celebrating and... more »

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