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Mar 20, 2015
The 112th North American International Toy Fair was a hit at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on February 14 to 17 in New York City. Visitors from all over the world came together to network, buy and display the latest in toys, games and youth entertainment products.
Notable trends were exciting robotic advancements, an increase in licensed products, and a continued surge in pet products. On the rise are toys that contribute to the healthy development of children, e-connected toys, arts & crafts, and role-play toys.
Toy Fair 2015 welcomed a 4% increase in global press, with 1,033 print journalists, broadcast reporters and bloggers at the show. Guests arrived from all across the U.S. as well as 91 other countries. The top 5 countries represented by the most buyers were Canada, the U.K., Mexico, Japan and Hong Kong. Over 9,000 mass and specialty retail buyers of all sizes were in attendance, including Amazon, Costco, Five Below, Target, Toys?R? Us, Walmart and more.
?Toy Fair is, and always will be, THE dedicated North American toy show for anyone with an interest in seeing the most innovative and creative playthings that American, Canadian, and global toy manufacturers have to offer,? said Carter Keithley, President and CEO of the Toy Industry Association. ?This year?s attendees told us that they enjoyed a busy, successful and exciting show teeming with the best and brightest new toys and games of the year ? many of which will not be seen at any other toy marketplace in the world!?
The Toy Fair will continue its success with next year?s 113th North American International Toy Fair from February 13-16, 2016. For more information visit www.ToyFairNY.com.
Topic: Wholesale News
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