TIA

End of Boy and Girl Toy Awards

Regular readers know that we have been strongly against the Toy Industry Association (TIA) handing out Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTY Awards) for Best Boy Toy and Best Girl Toy. Here you can read why we believed these gender based toy awards were harmful and reinforced gender stereotypes and take a look at the petition click to continue...

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Half Full or Half Empty?

Normally when I go to Toy Fair, I just try to stay in my lane.  Shoot some videos, learn about new toys and share with our readers. This year was a little different.  In January I launched a petition calling on the Toy Industry Association (TIA) to do away with their Boy and Girl Toy click to continue...

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AwardFun

(Illustration by Chris Murphy) Movies have the Oscars.  Music has the Grammys.  Toys have the TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. Each year the Toy Industry Association, Inc (TIA) crowns the best toys of the year, in an awards ceremony in NYC that is considered the Oscars of the toy industry. On February 12, 2016, a click to continue...

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