TFE/TFE Licensing, August 2021

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For the first time in over a year, manufacturers, retailers, and more toy and game industry professionals will meet face-to-face again at the highly anticipated ASTRA Marketplace & Academy Show. Taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Marketplace & Academy will host hundreds of retailers highlighting new and exciting toys, games, puzzles, art supplies, educational materials, and more. Ahead is a look at what to expect from some of the retailers participating in the 2021 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy conference. Compiled by Victoria Sheridan.

Adventerra Games New this year, Adventerra introduces three games and puzzles for young children. In the concentration game Eating in Season, players 2 and up match each pair of veggies or fruits while learning about which season is best for eating each food. Contains 32 cards and a guide to help parents explain environmental and seasonal eating concepts to young children. The My Eco House and My Eco School puzzles have children 3 and older put together the pieces to assemble all four levels of a house or school. Then, they search each area for actions that are not good for the environment and cover them up with shapes that show ways to help the planet or go green at home. Each set contains four puzzles (with three large pieces per puzzle), 12 geometric inserts, and a guide to help parents explain eco-friendly actions to young children.

Aeromax Little ones can “dig it” like a real paleontologist in the new Paleontologist Jacket made with a rugged, 100% cotton material and loaded with embroidered patches. It even has an image of a T-Rex head on the back. There is a zipper under the flap on the front, so it’s easy to get on and off. Includes a hidden pocket on the inside and two ways to get into the pockets on the outside — one under the flap and the other is side accessible. Available in extra small for ages 2 to 4 years or small for ages 5 to 9 years. Complete the look with a Dino Cap made from the same nice quality fabric and patch or the Dino Bucket Hat with screen printed design and made from 100% cotton. 32 tfe August 2021

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