The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) will host a two-part ASTRA Meet, Visit, Play event in the Dallas Market Center this month. Both events will be on the 12th floor of the Market Center and are open to both member and nonmember retailers.

“Today’s ASTRA is so much more than our annual Marketplace & Academy each year in June,” notes Kimberly Mosley, president of ASTRA. “We are increasing the number of opportunities we offer for independent toy retailers to get together and learn and play all year long.”

Event Details:

  • Thursday, Jan. 17 6 to 7 p.m.: Megan Philpott of Toodleydoo Toys will lead a brainstorming session on fresh ideas for in-store events and creative ways to build the buzz that will bring customers to your store.
  • Friday, Jan. 18th 6 to 7 p.m.: ASTRA’s Game Night is designed for retailers to enjoy playing with games in a relaxed, fun, social setting.

Admission to both events is free.