Chris Byrne – The “Toy Guy®”: February 21, 2020

Chris Byrne, The “Toy Guy”
Provides a Sneak Peek at
What’s in Store at the 117th American International Toy Fair

*** Live from New York City ***


CHRIS BYRNE, The “Toy Guy®,”

Author of Toy Time, Toy Historian and Trend Expert

Consumers may not be thinking about new toys in February, but the toy industry is gearing up for what looks like one of the most competitive years in a long time. As consumption patterns, retailing, design and play are constantly changing, the toy industry is placing big bets on kids’ interests and desires for the coming year.  better to give an inside view on the dynamic toy industry and its offerings. The one and only Toy Guy, CHRIS BYRNE (pronounced “Burn”) is uniquely positioned to provide an inside look at the toys and trends of 2020.


Chris is available for live interviews to provide a behind the scenes look at Toy Fair and what he’s predicting for 2020. He will give you an exclusive first look and discuss what kids are likely going to be asking for this year, as the international toy community gathers in New York. Chris will touch on everything from hot trends, new hot products and the state of play and the U.S. toy industry as we move into 2020.


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As an independent toy analyst, researcher and consultant, Chris brings more than 30 years of industry experience in the toy industry to his role. He is an acknowledged expert on toys and play in the culture and brings his extensive knowledge of toys, education and child development to his work. Chris is widely published on the topic of toys and family life and his work has appeared in a variety of trade magazines, journals and websites.  He is also featured in the Netflix series, The Toys That Made Us as a toy historian. His book on the most popular toys from the 1950s to the 1980s, Toy Time gives the background on some of the all-time classic toys. Chris is extensively quoted in the media and appears regularly on local and national television commenting on toys and demonstrating new products. His media appearances reached more than 200 million consumers in 2018 in just a three-month period. He appears regularly on “Live! With Kelly & Ryan,” and has been seen on “Marie” with Marie Osmond, “Oprah, “Soap Talk,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Evening News,” “ABC Nightly News,” “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” “Good Day New York,” CNBC, CNNfn, MSNBC, ABC, “The Motley Fool,” National Public Radio, Bloomberg Television and Radio, and on countless other national and local market business and consumer programs around the country and internationally.


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