Spin Master Looms Large on 2017 TOTY Awards Shortlist

TOTY 2017 award winners will be announced next February 17 in NYC

Given that Spin Master Ltd. is the creator of Hatchimals, the hottest product on the planet this festive season, it’s not surprising to see the popular egg-shaped toy as well as several other products from the Toronto company in the running for a 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) award.

TIA President Rebuts Harmful Toy Reports

Toy Industry Association's Unwrapping the Truth on Toy Safety poster

The U.S. Toy Industry Association is advising consumers to disregard reports from so-called watchdog organizations, such as World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.), and Public Interest Research Group (PIRG).

Both groups are U.S.-based non-governmental organizations who are known for their annual holiday-season reports alleging harmful and unsafe toys in the North American market.

Annual Neighbourhood Toy Store Day Promotes the Specialty Experience

Borgfeldt Canada's Corey Whiteman demos the new LItehawk Brooklands Circuit race set

Borgfeldt Canada's Corey Whiteman demos the new LItehawk Brooklands Circuit race set

Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS) kicked off the holiday-shopping season this past weekend (November 12) with its seventh annual Neighbourhood Toy Store Day.

Three Trends to Affect International Toy Sales in 2017

Girl Power, Swap & Collect, and Body and Mind, expected influence toy sales around the world.

A team of industry professionals convened by Spielwarenmesse, Germany’s best-known trade show firm, recently announced its predictions for next year’s top trends in the toy industry.

After months of collecting and comparing data from many nations, the group, which includes the U.S.’s popular Reyne Rice, says consumers worldwide will be looking for products that support new (and some not-so-new) attitudes and mind-sets.

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