Greetings from the American International Toy Fair! Yesterday kicked off the 108th annual event in New York City and tens of thousands have converged upon the Jacob Javits Center to see the hottest new toys and trends.
According to the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the event is expected to draw 30,000 attendees - including more than 20,000 retailers, wholesalers, importers, buying groups and trade guests from 100 countries, and 23 of the top 25 toy sellers representing more than $16 billion of the $21.8B (domestic U.S.) toy industry.
I am really excited to be here and learn more about the newest and coolest tech toys, gadgets and accessories for kids. There are more than 100,000 unique products on display here, so there’s a lot to see! Stay tuned for posts this week that will consist of Toy Fair finds, product spotlights and gizmos I think you should know about.
In the meantime, it’s off to see the toys!