The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, and Mojo Nation have announced a new partnership to showcase multiple creative collaborations between toy companies and high-profile partners spanning the apparel, food and drink, hospitality, live event, video game, film and TV, and publishing industries in an innovative “Brands Untapped” space at Toy Fair New York ’22, taking place February 19 to 22 in New York City.
The experience-rich, curated area will feature multiple activations designed to showcase toy and game brand extensions, product ranges, and licensed interactions. An accompanying “Brands Untapped” conference will host talks and panels delving into the design stories behind the extensions of iconic toy brands into categories like footwear, video games, and even hotel suites.
“The excitement is mounting for Toy Fair New York ’22, as we continue to build out our slate of engaging activities at the show and unveil unique business and educational opportunities for the global play community!” said Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “Our partnership with Mojo Nation to bring ‘Brands Untapped’ to the show floor is the culmination of months of discussions and planning as we aim to position Toy Fair New York for future expansion. We expect it to further elevate the contemporary energy of the marketplace and solidify Toy Fair New York’s position as the place to scout the hottest trends in toys, play, and licensing!”
Added Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation: “We’re delighted to celebrate the toy industry’s brand licensing community, highlighting the ingenious ways that iconic play brands have successfully made the leap into diverse sectors. The experience-led ‘Brands Untapped’ area is set to be a fun, engaging means of showing off the power of toy and game IP – and the creativity these brands fuel in partners from other industries.”