toys

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 »

Gift Shop Plus seeks product submissions for next issue

Gift Shop® Plus is now accepting product submissions for editorial consideration in the spring issue. Makers and sales agencies are able submit hi-res product images of the latest offerings through the website. Here is a... more »

Toysmith hosts virtual event in February

Toysmith will stream its first annual Joy Fair, a virtual trade show event, Feb. 7-10 at 12:00 p.m. EST each day. Toysmith is a toy and gift distributor in the U.S. Joy Fair provides retail... more »

Spielwarenmesse and the Toy Business Forum present key trends

The industry is ready to meet up again at the Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg from Feb. 2-6, 2022. The  trade fair, along with the Toy Business Forum – the home of industry expertise and solutions to... 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 »
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Gift Shop Plus seeks Share Your Story submissions

Gift Shop Plus seeks Share Your Story submissions from independently owned toy stores or retailers who have a large offering of toys and games. "We'd like to learn more about the amazing and creatively unique... more »

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Las Vegas, NV USA
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Christmasworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
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Minneapolis, MN USA
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Frankfurt Germany
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