Via the official Toy Association website we can confirm that Toy Fair New York 2022 has been cancelled.
Originally set to take place from February 19th to 22nd, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City, Toy Fair was sure expected to come back for all key players in toy industry. Sadly, Toy Fair won’t happen this year. Read on for for the official statement.
“Key to our efforts these past two weeks has been the balance of some 700 remaining committed toy manufacturers saying they need and want Toy Fair 2022 to build their businesses, weighing that against those departing and seriously on the fence, and needing to provide a sufficient quantity and quality across the retail buying community necessary to deliver a positive experience,” said Steve Pasierb, President & CEO of The Toy Association. “As that balance has shifted, we are obligated to make the best decision in everyone’s interest no matter how heartbreaking for so many and potentially damaging some business’ future prospects. The wide range of other events that occur across New York City during Toy Fair week are now also impacted.”
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