‘From the Ed’

It’s 2015 — Let the Fairs Begin

The annual toy fair may be gone, but there are still loads of opportunities for Canada’s toy industry people to meet, greet and promote their businesses. T&G editor Lynn Winston highlights shows from Hong Kong and Germany to London and New York — plus a handful closer to home — all worthy of Canadian attention.

Toy Fair Has Left the Building

A new arrangement with the TIA has prompted the Canadian Toy Association to pull the plug on this country’s ailing Toy & Hobby Fair, an annual event that gathered Canada’s toy industry together for 73 years.

Toy Fairs Offer Opportunities to Stay Market Savvy

Today’s trade events are more than showcases for the latest products. Many offer educational sessions designed to keep retailers ahead of the market and on top of their game. .

Playful Approaches to the Puzzle of Autism

Toys like Family Pastimes’ Caves & Claws game, which are already available on the market, can provide play solutions for special needs kids.

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