TOY NEWS
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has put together a list of toys that kids will love – both on National Superhero Day and throughout the year.
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From outdoor games to cuddly plush animals, play experts at the Toy Industry Association (TIA) have uncovered a range of spring-related playthings that will make “egg-cellent” gifts for kids of all ages this Easter weekend.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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