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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces 15th Annual VEX Robotics World Championship

The Vex Robotics World Championship for 2022 was announced a couple of weeks ago and we’ve just caught up with the press release that you can peruse on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” by clicking HERE.

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This Just In: Toy Fair New York Set to Take Place September 30 to October 3, 2023

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The Press Release:
The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, the largest toy, play, and youth entertainment marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, has announced that the 118th edition of the show will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from September 30 to October 3, 2023 in New York City.

As previously announced, The Toy Association’s Board of Directors, comprised of executives from companies of all sizes, made the decision to shift the tradeshow’s timing to fall from February based on a number of factors, many of which were accelerated by the pandemic. These factors include, but are not limited to, extended lead-times in production supply chain and sourcing and evolved retailer purchasing cycles. The findings were gleaned from multiple member surveys and research work done by consulting firm mdg as part of a multi-year long process to “reimagine” the future of Toy Fair.
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The Toy Association Announces “Toy Of The Year” 2022 Finalists

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The Press Release:
From creative construction toys and innovative collectibles, to lovable plush and toys for grown-ups, the 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards finalists announced today will be topping wish lists this holiday season. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top playthings on the market and is a vital fundraiser for The Toy Foundation, which delivers the magic of play to millions of children in vulnerable situations.

The 114 finalists were announced this morning by a group of kid & family influencers. Families can now head to www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite toys & games in each of the 16 categories, browse toys, and download shopping lists for the holidays. Voting will close January 4, 2022, and every vote cast serves as an entry in the TOTY sweepstakes, giving consumers a chance to take home the winning toy in each category!
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