New ways to explore the unboxing craze, compounds including slime, putty, and sand that foster creative play, and toys that prepare and inspire children for the future are just a few of 2019’s biggest toy trends announced by The Toy Association at its 116th North American International Toy Fair.
The 116th North American International Toy Fair – the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Produced by The Toy Association, the sold-out show is a massive celebration of toys and play, boasting 447,000 net square feet of exhibit space – the equivalent of more than seven football fields filled with toys. Toy Fair’s enhanced line-up of educational programming includes more than 30 sessions that will augment the show experience for global attendees.
The Toy Association unveiled the 123 finalists for the prestigious 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top toy, game, and licenses in the industry, and supports children in need by serving as a critical fundraiser for The Toy Foundation.