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TTPM Announces Spring 2023 Most Wanted List

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The Press Release:
TTPM, the leader in video product reviews for toys, baby, and pet gear, is excited to announce their Spring 2023 Most Wanted List. The Spring list highlights toys they believe will be fan-favorites across three categories: Imaginative Play, Collectibles, and Creative Play.

“Innovation in creative and imaginative toys are at an all-time high. We’re seeing an increase in on-screen characters coming off-screen and encouraging play in new ways,” said Jim Silver, CEO of TTPM. “Spring is the perfect time to put down the screens and play. This list will help guide parents and gift givers to find the toys that are right for their kids. It’s the ultimate spring shopping list for kids of all ages.”


Checking in from the TTPM Spring Showcase – Toys Tots Pets and More at the Altman Building – #ttpm #toystotspetsandmore #altmanbuilding

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The Toy Insider Experts Reveal the Hottest Toys of 2022

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The Press Release:
The Toy Insider, the toy industry’s most influential organization and a trusted go-to resource for parents and gift-givers, unveiled its expert picks for the best toys, games and gifts in its 17th annual Holiday Gift Guide. The hottest and most coveted products for 2022 are broken out into three toy lists: the Hot 20, the toys topping every kid’s wish list; the STEM 10, playthings to hone kids’ STEM skills; and the 12 Under $20, high-value toys and games that don’t break the bank. This year’s complete holiday gift guide has more than 360 toys from 145 toymakers.

Shopping for holiday gifts this year comes with continued challenges, including record-high inflation creating price hikes across all toy categories and the still-present effects from the supply chain issues of 2021.
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The Toy Authority Presents The Peoples Play Awards: America’s Wishlist

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The Press Release:
Roll out the red carpet, clear off the shelves in the playroom, alert Santa, The Toy Authority, a leader in toy entertainment on TikTok, powered by TTPM, the leader in the video product reviews for toys, baby and pet gear, is launching the newest toy award program: The People’s Play Awards: America’s Wishlist.

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Just in time for the 2022 Holiday Season, the People’s Play Awards will bring together top names in the toy industry – from retailers to media to analysts – to choose the finalists in over 15 categories. While the finalists are chosen by toy experts with 100+ years covering toys, the winners are chosen by the most important audience: consumers, toy fans, and influencers, giving parents and gift givers a no-fail holiday shopping list.
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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces 15th Annual VEX Robotics World Championship

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The Press Release:
Starting on May 3, the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s 15th annual VEX Robotics World Championship will be coming home to Dallas for the first in-person event in two years. Students compete year-round to attend this event with the goal of being crowned champions. This year, more than 20,000 students from 49 states and 35 countries, and their custom-built robots, will compete in timed matches and make adjustments on-the-fly in race car-like pits.

The largest robotics community in the world will all unite both in person and remotely to celebrate STEM excellence and compete in heart-pounding competition matches. Student-led teams ranging from elementary to university age groups will showcase their game strategy, design, and teamwork skills at this global event. The competition will take place May 3 – 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX and remotely via vexworlds.tv.
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The Toy Association Reveals The 2022 “Toy Of The Year” Finalists

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Hello my friends and lovers of all things toy-related, I am here to once again showcase the rundown of the “Toy Of The Year” finalists as selected by the fine folks over at the Toy Association. Since a lot has changed in our creative presentations since I last discussed this particular topic, I am here to also tell you that you must continue on over to the Ken Pierce Media website for the full rundown and press release. As a content creator who has been attending the Toy Fair since 2011, I’ve come to use both “The Chronicles” and PiercingMetal for event features as time marched on. With the launch of Ken Pierce Media in 2020, I felt that some larger broadcasts worked better via that channel. So please click HERE for the full list and leave any comments you might have about the matter on that site as well.

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At the time of this writing its far too early to know if we shall be attending the 2022 Toy Fair but I’d love to continue along with it. At present the Javits Center is open for business once again and we recently attended the New York Comic Con and will be heading to the Anime NYC convention as well in the coming weeks. The world around us is changing on an almost weekly basis so who knows what December or even January will bring. That’s all I have to say about this matter but do head over to Ken Pierce Media to see the rundown and make sure to follow that outlet on the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well. We’d love to have you along with us there.