Affordable blasters, balls, crafts and ride-ons were in abundance at the Canadian Toy Association’s 2014 Hot Toys for Summer media preview — good news for parents hunting for playthings to keep kids busy and active through the coming vacation months.
The 2014 Toys & Kids Russia Fair (March 12-14) hosted 325 international vendors, who displayed a full spectrum of youth products — babyware to wooden toys — and attracted 3% more visitors than last year.
Almost 76,000 visitors attended the 65th German International Toy Fair in Nürnberg. With some 2,700 vendors displaying over a million products, the organizers say the 2014 event was the biggest Spielwarenmess ever.
Singer Alicia Keys cut the ribbon launching the annual American International Toy Fair (Feb. 16-19), which hosted 1,100 exhibitors. Over 25,000 visitors enjoyed the Big Apple experience while discovering the latest in toys, games and electronics.