aNb Media News, November 1, 2016

ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day Set for Nov. 12

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) will, once again, celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday November 12, 2016. Over 150 specialty toy manufacturers are expected to participate in this year’s event with play day kits, giveaways, raffle items, and product discounts. The event, which is celebrated in the United States and Canada, is designed to be a community-based kickoff for the holiday shopping season.

The theme of this year’s event is “The fun’s so close!”, which highlights the importance of shopping local.

ASTRA supports retailers by providing the following complimentary items for them to use in planning and promoting Neighborhood Toy Store Day in their communities:

  • Theme designs with digital files for posters, ad slicks, social media graphics, and more
  • Press release template for before and after the event
  • Official Neighborhood Toy Store Day logo
  • Neighborhood Toy Store Day planning guide and fact sheet with talking points to use with the local community and media

For more information, visit

What’s New in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys on TTPM

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were spotted numerous times while trick-or-treating in New York’s Long Island yesterday, anecdotally showing that the property is still very popular. TTPM is showcasing the newest toys for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For the latest in Toys, Tots, Pets, and More as well as what’s trending, visit