Toy Fair 2012 Opens in New York City

Posted on February 12, 2012

Toy Fair 2012 Opens

The 109th American International Toy Fair is underway at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 34,000 toy lovers are expected to visit the fair this year. There are over 1,000 exhibitors at the tradeshow from 110 countries. The fair runs from Feb. 12 - 15.

Toy Fair 2012 Opening Day

Carter Keithley, Toy Industry Association (TIA) president, says, "Toy Fair is a critical hub for the $83 billion global toy industry, opening the doors to both the U.S. and worldwide toy market. This year, we're pleased to welcome larger numbers in almost every category of attendee ... all who have come to New York to view the hottest new toys and games from our more than 1,000 exhibitors. Roam these halls and you'll see classic games to tech toys and everything in between - Toy Fair has it all!"

Here is a video of the toy fair being setup. The fair has 366,339 net square feet of exhibit space. Take a look:

Photos: PRNewsFoto/Toy Industry Association