Industry Outlook
State of the Industry: Looking Ahead to 2019
This year saw the fall of the iconic retail giant, Toys “R” Us, and in June of this year the chain closed its remaining 740 U.S. stores sending shockwaves through the toy industry.   Fifteen percent of U.S. toy revenue came to a halt when the 70-year-old big-box retailer closed its doors due to bankruptcy. The far-reaching effects on the toy and game industry and the impact and shifts in…
Industry Outlook
Decoding STEM/STEAM: The Role of Toys and Play in Building STEM/STEAM Skills

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.