Exhibit highlights from Japan’s largest annual toy fair, June 18-21. Featured products include Tomy watches and robots, Sega Disney characters, CCP mini-copters, T-Arts talking bear, Beverly jigsaw puzzle and a newly released Bandai Star Wars arcade game
Spielwarenmesse toy consultant Reyne Rice looks at trends to integrate technology and boost kids’ confidence and creativity. Featuring products displayed at the Nürnberg international fair from VTech, Spin Master, Kosmos, Arckit, Oogi and others.
Time to Play Magazine contributor Maria Colaco presents some of the more interesting baby products displayed at the 2015 NY Fair — from traditional stuffies (organic, of course) to the latest Smart Connect toys. From Brobo, Cloud b, Bumbo, Skip Hop, Estella and Fisher-Price.
Ken Seiter, the TIA’s vice-president marketing communications, describes how the industry is responding to consumer interest in removing gender bias from toys, along with a growth in play activities that promote artistic skills as well as science, technology, engineering and math.