Steve Pasierb, President of The Toy Association, shares an update on the association’s top priorities moving into 2019.
It’s no longer enough for toy makers to introduce a cuddly, beautifully designed plush toy. Consumers are looking for something surprising and unexpected through interactions and different faces, shapes, and textures.
Leila Nosrati, a member of Women in Toys and head of Master Retail Advisors, shares her insight into starting your own successful business.
President of Design Edge Matt Nuccio discusses how the landscape is changing for toy inventors and the pros and cons of licensing vs. self-producing today.
ASTRA president Kimberly Mosley talks about the role of the newly formed ASTRA Innovation Council.
The Toy Association has put together an in-depth report, Decoding STEM/STEAM, to explore the history and evolution of public perception about STEM/STEAM, tackle common misconceptions, address how to encourage kids to take more interest in science- and math-related subjects and careers, and suggest how toys and play can further STEM/STEAM learning.
Fall Toy Preview 2018 is slated for October 2–4 at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas. If you’re wondering what’s in store for the fall marketplace, read on as The Toy Association’s Kristin Morency Goldman breaks down the top five things you need to know about Fall Toy Preview.
by Laurie Chartorynsky, The Toy Association