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Toy Fair

Toy Fair Roundup: How Kids Will Create and Learn in 2016

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

At the 113th North American International Toy Fair in New York City, I got hands-on experience with some of the coolest new arts and craft sets that will keep kids busy for hours while teaching them some important basics. Here are some of my favorites:

Tiny Techies: Top Baby Tech Toys at Toy Fair 2016

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Baby geniuses will have lots of toys to keep them busy this year. Tech enhancements are making their way into toys for even the tiniest humans, with f...

Four Rad Toy Trends for 2016

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

The biggest toy event in North America happened this past weekend. It's the New York Toy Fair and it offers over seven football fields worth of play t...

Toy Fair Reveal: How Fantasy Comes to Life in the Toy Box in 2016

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.12.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Narwhals and dragons, and unicorns, oh my! Fantastic creatures that have graced the pages of fairy tales and roared to life on the big screen are coming to life like never before this year -- in your kids' toy boxes.

This Piece of Furniture Can Become Something Completely Different

Chris Barnes | Posted 05.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Kids toys traditionally are designed with play in mind -- not style. Especially when it comes to bigger items, like playhouses.

4 Toy Trends for 2015

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

I've been attending the New York International Toy Fair, the Western Hemisphere's largest toy trade show, for the past nine years and always have a blast combing through 400,000 square feet of wall to wall toys. I get seriously pumped about what's new.

Watch Furbacca, A Furby Chewbacca, Sing The 'Star Wars' Theme

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Entertainment

The Hasbro showroom at this year's Toy Fair includes products tied to "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man," "Spider-Man," "Jurassic World" and "Transf...

Two Toy Trends on the Horizon

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Holmes

These are trends that will most likely slowly expand over the next couple of years into more and more products. But, for now, just a select group of major toy makers are dipping their "toys" in the water and seeing if they can jump start trends from scratch.

Talking Twenty Years of Toys With Todd McFarlane

Chris Barnes | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Chris Barnes

Image courtesy Flickr user Gage Skidmore Attending the 2014 American International Toy Fair was business as usual for comics legend and head of his n...

A Tale of Two Felines at Toy Fair 2014

Chip Chick | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Chip Chick

Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub took over Toy Fair this year. The social media darlings were all the rage at the big toy show, from posters plastered along the...

STEM Is Taking Over the 2014 Toy Fair!

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Our children are our future and that future learns through play. For the last few years, we have watched as high-tech gadgets adults love have also become kids' favorite playthings.

In the Search for Success: The Toy Industry Is No Fun

Jorge | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business

I was around 30 years old and I needed to come up with a new plan to achieve success. That's when I decided I was going to be: a Toy Inventor!

10 picks From Toy Fair That Parents Will Enjoy (Sharing with their Kids)

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Rocco Staino

The 110th Annual Toy Fair was recently held in New York City. It was filled with many familiar toys from my childhood as well as a host of innovative items that one could not have imagined 10 or 20 years ago.

Toy Fair Tech: A Mash-up of Toy Companies Mostly Playing It Safe

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.21.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

This year, the "T" in toy stands for tumult. As I walked the seemingly never-ending aisles of the 110th annual American International Toy Fair at the ...

My Brother Invented "G.I. Joe." Really!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

My brother invented G.I. Joe. He is four years younger than me and has always been reluctant to blow his own horn, so the whole true story of this fantastic accomplishment has never been told... until now!

The Next Generation Of Toys

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — The hottest "green" toy in Germany isn't made of organic or recycled materials. That's so 2010. This one has a solar panel...

Hollywood Is Driving Force At Toy Fair | Dawn C. Chmielewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from New York - When Pixar Animation Studios guru John Lasseter was working on the original "Toy Story" movie, he approached the maker of Ba...

Toy Fair 2010: Toy Makers Aim For Cheap, High-Tech Products At the American International Toy Fair (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

**SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS** NEW YORK (Associated Press) - If the Zhu Zhu Pets taught a lesson, it's that a bit of technology and a low price tag can ...

New Monopoly Board: Credit Cards Replace Money, Boards Get Circular In 'Revolutions'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monopoly, which turns 75 this year, is celebrating with a modern redesign. The game's anniversary edition, which features a circular board, elimina...