There was a 23 percent surge in registered retailers compared to the same period last year in the first month since attendee registration opened for Fall Toy Preview. Show organizers expect registration numbers to continue to rise. Fall Toy Preview will take place Oct. 2 to 4 at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas.
Additionally, 42 percent of this year’s registered retailers did not attend the event last year, and companies are sending more individual buyers to Dallas, with the number of retail representatives 63 percent higher than at this time last year.
Event organizers estimate that approximately 300 retail outlets will attend the show, an increase of 65 percent over last year. Organizers estimate more than 300 companies will exhibit at the show.
Retailers with buyers that will be present at Fall Toy Preview include Amazon, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Barnes & Noble, BJ’s Wholesale, Burlington Stores, Canadian Tire, Cinemark, Family Dollar, GameStop, Hallmark, Hobby Lobby, Hot Topic, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Michaels Stores, Office Depot, Party City, Ross Stores, Spencer’s, Staples, Target, TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Home Goods, Tuesday Morning, and Walmart.
Visit falltoypreview.org to view the full list of participating buyers, and for information on registration, hotel reservations, and more.