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The Chicago Toy & Game Group rebrands under the name People of Play

The Chicago Toy & Game Group (CHITAG) is rebranding under the name People of Play (POP). This organization is known for championing toy and game innovators around the world and celebrating achievements at industry events including... more »

Spielwarenmesse identifies new toy trends this October

Every year, the TrendCommittee by the Spielwarenmesse identifies new trends, which are announced in October. Joined by two new members this year, the international experts are charged with tracking down trail-blazing developments in the industry. The... more »

Moose Toys’ Kindi Kids receives Toy of the Year nomination

Kindi Kids, Moose Toys' first foray into the preschool aisle, successfully debuted on shelves this summer. Given the high demand for the collection to date, Kindi Kids is among the top-selling toys this holiday season... more »

ASTRA unveils 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners. The list includes fourteen winning toys in fourteen categories. “ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program is different from... more »

Toysmith forms new alliance with Anne McGilvray & Company

Toysmith shared that on July 1, Anne McGilvray & Company (AMCI) will begin selling the entire portfolio of Toysmith toy and gift products in the United States. For over 45 years, Anne McGilvray & Company has... more »

U.S. toy industry experiences +7.6% growth in the first quarter of 2020

The U.S. toy industry saw dollar sales increase by $256 million to $3.6 billion in the first quarter from January 2020 through March 2020, a 7.6% increase over the same time period last year*. While... more »

ASTRA launches two-month trial membership

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) stated that it is offering a two-month introductory membership designed to give toy professionals immediate access to the nationwide ASTRA network for sharing COVID-19-related business strategies. This short-term... more »

ASTRA selects Best Toys for Kids finalists

Eighty-five specialty toys in fourteen categories selected from hundreds of nominations have been named finalists for ASTRA’s 2020 Best Toys for Kids list, according to the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). From this group... more »

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