Yet Again, Grown-Ups Come to Dallas to Play With Latest and Greatest New Toys

The Toy Industry Association, which rather shockingly last year moved its Fall Toy Preview to from New York City to Dallas Market Center, wraps the '08 shindig today after a week-long sneak peek at the fanciest and funnest in playthings. And, from the sound of this lengthy wrap-up full of things your kid will want in coming months, things went swimmingly yet again: "There was much enthusiasm on display, even as products reflected the growing challenges toymakers are facing in reaction to rising costs or production delays due to safety/testing issues, sourcing concerns and changing consumer demand for 'green' products." In other words: Economy? What economy? --Robert Wilonsky


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