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(OPINION) TOTY 2014: And the Real Winner is YOU!
Though almost everyone could (and did) tune in to the Oscars last Sunday, a much smaller number of people watched the “Oscars” of the toy industry! The annual “Toy of the Year” awards (TOTYs) honor the best in toys and games as well as notable industry icons who are inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Top Toy Trends of 2014 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair
Supersized and classic toys, innovative RC vehicles, custom-built creations and zombie-inspired playthings are among the top industry trends of 2014, according to experts at the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The trade group unveiled this year’s hottest playthings during a packed seminar for media and buyers at TIA’s 111th American International Toy Fair.
Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year Recognized at “OSCARS®” of the Toy Industry
Hundreds of toy executives and industry guests from around the world gathered in New York City tonight to honor the year’s finest toys and industry luminaries at the 14th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Toy Industry Foundation Launches “Show Your Love” Consumer Campaign
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is inviting the general public to participate in TIF’s “Show Your Love” fundraising campaign in support of children in need.
Keeping Toy Safety in Mind this Holiday Season
With the holidays just around the corner, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding parents and caregivers about a variety of toy shopping tips and safety resources available free-of-charge on the TIA-sponsored website for families, www.ToyInfo.org
National Toy Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Finalists; Inductees to be Revealed Nov. 7
The National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong recently announced 12 finalists for induction into the prestigious Hall of Fame: bubbles, chess, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-Man, rubber duck, scooter, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Two inductees will be announced on Thursday, November 7th.
Families Can Enter to Win Toys on Facebook
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has launched a monthly raffle on Facebook to raise awareness of ToyInfo.org, TIA’s go-to website for families and caregivers.
Toys“R”Us Releases Annual Shopping Guide for Families with Differently-Abled Kids
Toy Industry Association (TIA) member Toys“R”Us has published its annual complimentary shopping guide for parents, caregivers and other gift-givers in search of appropriate toys for children with special needs. The 2013 Toys ‘R’ Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids is now available in Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores across the nation and online, in both English and Spanish, at Toysrus.com/DifferentlyAbled.
“DIY” Trend Hits the Toy Aisle
The “Do-It-Yourself” trend seen on reality television shows and online is heating up in the toy aisle, with games and crafts that inspire kids to pursue their interests, build skills, and showcase their hidden talents.
The Strong and Toy Industry Association Form Hall of Fame Partnership
The Strong and the Toy Industry Association (TIA) are pleased to announce a partnership to house TIA’s Toy Industry Hall of Fame alongside The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
“So Retro!” Toys Bring Families Together in Reminiscent Fun
It’s back-to-basics for many toymakers, who have recently introduced a slew of nostalgic, vintage, and classic playthings that bring kids, parents and grandparents together in multi-generational fun.
Licensed Toys Based on Blockbusters – Summer 2013 Update
Each summer, a brand new batch of licensed toys and games with tie-ins to upcoming movies hit the marketplace, and 2013 is no exception.
Buying Garage Sale Toys: Safety Tips to Know Before You Go
As garage sale season heats up, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding parents and caregivers to ensure the safety of any toy or game that is purchased second-hand.
The Year’s Finest Toys and Games Unveiled at “OSCARS” of the Toy Industry
Hundreds of toy executives and guests from around the world gathered in New York City this evening to honor the year’s top toys and industry icons at the 13th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Toy Industry Unveils Nominees for 2013 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2013 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Between now and January 13, 2013, toy lovers of all ages can visit ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite playthings in 12 categories – from e-Connected and Innovative to Educational and Outdoor toys – and sign up to win exclusive prize packages!
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