With the 2013 NYC Toy Fair in the rearview mirror, it’s time to set our sights on the next big toy show coming up on the horizon: ToyFest West! This year welcomes a big change to the show – a new location. In a whole new state! Yes, the Southpoint Hotel and Casino in shiny Las Vegas will be the new home to the show, which was previously held in Long Beach, and before that our beloved Pomona. Ah, Pomona…good times.
Check this Southpoint place out:
Looks pretty nice, right? Do I even need to mention they have a 32 lane bowling alley? You’ll know where to find me after the show. The new venue and extracurricular activities the Las Vegas area offers are an added incentive to get out to this wonderful show hosted by WTHRA (Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association). It’s the second oldest and second largest show of it’s kind, so if you’re a retailer, it’s a must-attend show. Especially if you were “snowed” out of Toy Fair this year.
The important details: The show runs Sunday, March 10th through Wednesday, March 13th. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Registration is free and you can sign up for the show here.
Toyology will try to repeat our award winning booth presentation with, by my count, about 5000 square feet of booth space to showcase the latest and greatest from the premiere toy, gift and game vendors we work with. We hope to see you there!