‘Oscars’ of the toy world announced in New York

  • Family
  • Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015

Winners include a dinosaur, art tools and plenty of Lego!

The “Oscars” of the toy industry were awarded over the weekend, as the 15th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards took place in New York, serving as the official kickoff to the 112th North American International Toy Fair.

From an innovative “pet” dinosaur to a customisable arts and crafts kit, the TOTY Award winners were selected with the input of consumers, retailers, media and members of the toy industry. Here are the winners:

Crayola Paint Maker.

Activity Toy of the Year – Crayola Paint Maker (Crayola)

Boy Toy of the Year – Zoomer Dino (Spin Master)

E-Connected Toy of the Year – Lego Fusion (Lego Systems, Inc.)

Educational Toy of the Year – Lego Technic (LEGO Systems, Inc.)

Game of the Year – Simon Swipe (Hasbro, Inc.)

Girl Toy of the Year – Shopkins Small Mart Playset (Moose Toys)

Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year – Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset (VTech)

Innovative Toy of the Year – MiP (WowWee)

Outdoor Toy of the Year – Nerf Rebelle Dolphina Bow (Hasbro, Inc.)

From left: MiP, Simon Swipe and Nerf Rebelle Dolphina Bow.

Preschool Toy of the Year – Lego Juniors (Lego Systems, Inc.)

Property of the Year – Disney’s Frozen (The Walt Disney Company)

Specialty Toy of the Year – Gravity Maze (ThinkFun, Inc.)

Descriptions of all TOTY finalists can be found online at ToyAwards.org – AFP Relaxnews

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