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American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)
Links retailers, manufacturers, importers, reps and industry related people.
www.astratoy.org
Association of Children's Museums (ACM)
www.childrensmuseums.org/
Association of Independent Specialty Stores
Infant product retailers.
www.aissgroup.com
The Bloom Report
Where toy industry insiders go to get their inside information.
www.thebloomreport.com
Entertainment Software Association
Formerly the Interactive Digital Software Association.
www.theesa.com
Frank Martin Associates, Inc.
A toy representative who can provide information on the products his company handles, the role of toy business reps, and the value of ASTRA.
www.frankmartintoys.com
Hobby Industry Association of America
www.hobby.org
International Council for Childrensplay (ICCP)
Organization of academics and persons from all over the world, especially from Europe and America, interested in practical questions of play and toy research.
www.iccp-play.de
International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association
www.licensing.org
International Toy Center
(200 Fifth Ave/1107 Broadway)
www.thetoycenter.com
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Assocation
www.jpma.org
Kid Power Xchange
Assists organizations in optimizing their marketing goals by offering conferences in all areas of marketing, market research, e-commerce, and branding.
www.kidpowerx.com
Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.)
National charity of leading retailers and manufacturers of children's products committed to helping children in need.
K.I.D.S. Mission Statement
www.kidsdonations.org
Kite Trade Association International (KTAI)
www.kitetrade.org/
Museum Store Association
www.museumdistrict.com/
National Independent Nursery Furniture Retailers Association
www.ninfra.com
National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA)
www.nssea.org
NewFuntiers
A professional invention, design and development company.
www.newfuntiers.com/
NHRSA (National Hobby Retail Store Association)
http://www.hobbystores.org/
NPD's international toy services
www.npd.com
Otis Toy Design School
Trains students to design and produce toys, preparing them in cultural and sociological implications of what "toy" implies.
www.otis.edu/programs
Playing for Keeps
National not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, constructive, non-violent play for all children.
www.playingforkeeps.org
Playthings
Toy business portal.
www.playthings.com
Radio Control Hobby Trade Association
www.rchta.org
School & Home Office Products Association
www.shopa.org
ToyDirectory.com
Helps reputable toy and hobby retailers find wholesalers and manufacturers of new and innovative gift, toy, and hobby products. Boasts over 15,000 registered retailers.
www.toydirectory.com
The Toy Bank
Where charities serving underprivileged and at-risk children can obtain new toys, and toy manufacturers, retailers and distributors can reach out to needy children.
www.giftsinkind.org/toybank/default.htm
Toy Industry Association
The national New York City-based trade association for U.S. producers and importers of toys, games and children's entertainment products. Formerly Toy Manufacturers of America.
www.toy-tia.org
Toys for Tots
U.S. Marines' annual toy collection and distribution campaigns.
www.toysfortots.org
United League of Toy Representatives Associations
www.ultratoyreps.com
Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association
Non-profit organization that produces and promotes the Western States Toy & Hobby Show.
www.wthra.com
Women In Toys
Professional networking base for women working within the toy and related industries.
www.womenintoys.com
Yoe Studios
Toy design studio with attitude.
www.yoe.com
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