December 31, 2020
ToyFest West cancels 2021 event
In a recent statement, Lawrence Nissen, president of Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association, stated that ToyFest West 2021 is canceled and will resume in February 2022.
Read Nissen’s full statement:
Over the past several weeks, the WTHRA Board of Directors and ToyFest West’s Slate of Officers have reviewed alternative options to the traditional trade show dates in 2021, which were previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After much deliberation, President Lawrence Nissen declared ToyFest West 2021 will officially be canceled as we move forward looking to 2022 and the traditional dates taking place Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2022.
“ToyFest West remains the premier show of its kind in the United States for many reasons. Those reasons represent our strengths and value that no other trade show can offer,” says Lawrence Nissen. Among these are the show’s intimacy and quality time with company staff and independent sales representatives, the conveniences associated with hosting a large trade show within the facilities of residence, the sociable show-opening welcome/Hall of Fame ceremonies and dinner, the famous Game Night, and an easy to access, world-famous locale of Las Vegas. Often taken for granted and none-the-less highly valuable ingredients pulled together year-after-year to sustain the great reputation this show has. The Board of Directors, Slate of Officers and WTHRA members collectively stand upon the shoulders of legendary toy industry veterans and are tasked with the sacred responsibilities of carrying on these historic traditions for 60 years.
Please Save the Date for the next show, February 28 – March 2, 2022.
Happy New Year to you and your families and blessings for a safe, healthy, and prosperous year ahead.
Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association President