We are here at Toy Fair 2016 In New York City. For those who don’t know, Toy Fair is an International trade show for the toy industry. People from all over the world come to see the latest and greatest in toys. Most of what you see at Toy Fair is not on the market yet, rather a preview of what will be coming for Holiday 2016
Oh Yeah, Toy Fair is Put On By TIA, So That Is Weird
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) puts on the Toy Fair. It is also the TIA who hand out awards for Best Boy Toy Of The Year and Best Girl Toy of The Year. We take issue with gender stereotypes in toys and have started a petition to change things. Lots of weird things have happened like the VP of Marketing for TIA telling me I should get a job for raising the gender stereotype issue.
I have decided to hire a NYC rat to taste my food for me, just in case the TIA tries to pull any tricks on those mints I keep eating in the press room.
But Yes, We Will Have Oodles and Oodles of Toy Videos
At some point we will write more about the whole gender stereotypes and toys issue, but our brains are too fried by watching My Little Pony to do anything coherent for the next few days.
Instead, head over to our YouTube Channel and check out all the toy reveal videos we will be posting over the next 2 weeks.