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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 »

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 »

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