Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Nominees

download (1)Just in time for the holidays, the Toy Association has revealed their list of 83 finalists for the 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). These awards are the “Oscars” of the Toy Industry, and between now and January 11th, 2015, toy lovers can visit www.toyawards.org to vote across the 12 categories. Then, winners will be announced at a special ceremony that kicks off the International Toy Fair!

 

Drumroll please…..

 

 

 

ACTIVITY TOY OF THE YEAR

Arts and crafts, construction and other indoor toys that inspire creative play through various forms of activity

Crayola Paint Maker by Crayola

DOHVINCI STYLE & STORE VANITY Kit by Hasbro, Inc.

Hot Wheels® Airbrush Auto Design by Mattel, Inc.

It’s My Biz by Fashion Angels

LEGO Mixels by LEGO Systems, Inc.

Roominate Chateau by Roominate

Washi Tape Stickers by Klutz

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys developed for boys of any age

AIR HOGS ROLLERCOPTERTM by SPIN MASTER

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Fire Blastin’ Dusty Crophopper by Mattel, Inc.

Marvel Super Hero Mashers by Hasbro, Inc.

Max Tow Truck by JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

NERF N-STRIKE MEGA THUNDERBOW by Hasbro, Inc.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Action Figures by Playmates Toys

ZOOMER DINOTM by SPIN MASTER

E-CONNECTED TOY OF THE YEAR

A physical toy or game that is app-enabled or otherwise interacts with a smartphone, tablet or gaming device

BARBIE® Fashion Design MakerTM Doll by Mattel, Inc.

Kurio Xtreme by Techno Source

LeapTVTM by LeapFrog

LEGO® FUSION by LEGO Systems, Inc.

Skylanders Trap TeamTM by Activision Publishing, Inc.

Tiggly Counts by Tiggly / Kidtellect, Inc.

Virtual Design Pro by Crayola

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys that help children to develop special skills and knowledge through play

GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope by Educational Insights

GoldieBloxTM and the Builder’s Survival Kit by GoldieBloxTM, Inc.

InnoTab® MAX by VTech®

LeapBandTM by LeapFrog

LEGO Technic by LEGO Systems, Inc.

Little ScholarTM by School Zone Publishing

Remote-Control Machines DLX by Thames & Kosmos

GAME OF THE YEAR

Children’s board, card, electronic or other physical game formats and puzzles

(does not include video games or apps)

Bounce-OffTM Game by Mattel, Inc.

Disney Eye Found It Game by Wonder Forge

Kanoodle® Genius by Educational Insights

MOUSTACHE SMASHTM by SPIN MASTER

Peek-A-Doodle Doo!TM by Fat Brain Toy Co.

SHARK MANIATM by SPIN MASTER

Simon SwipeTM by Hasbro, Inc.

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys developed for girls of any age

Barbie® Endless Curls by Mattel, Inc.

Cool Baker Magic MixerTM by SPIN MASTER

Design Your Own Jewelry – Charm Bracelet Kit by Sugar Lulu

Disney Princess Palace Pets: Magic Dance Pumpkin by Blip Toys

Doc McStuffins Walk N’ Talk Doc Mobile Doll by Just Play

LEGO® Disney PrincessTM by LEGO Systems, Inc.

ShopkinsTM Small Mart Playset by Moose Toys

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INFANT/TODDLER TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys developed for infant children and toddlers (ages up to 36 months)

Go! Go! Smart AnimalsTM Zoo Explorers PlaysetTM by VTech®

Gymotion Activity PlaylandTM by Yookidoo®

In My Room Jr.TM – Mr. Happy Moon by Uncle Milton Industries

Lamaze® Pippin the Push Along Pup by TOMY International

PipSquigzTM by Fat Brain Toy Co.

Tree Top AdventureTM by The Manhattan Toy Company®

Twinkling Firefly FrogTM by Cloud b®

INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys that utilize innovative design, technology, or manufacturing processes to enhance play value

Hot Wheels® Street Hawk by Mattel, Inc.

Laser MazeTM by ThinkFun, Inc.

Loopa by Yvolution

MiPTM by WowWee

OGOBILD with AnimateIt! Studio Kit by OgoSport LLC

Osmo by Tangible Play, Inc.

Ozobot by Evollve Inc.

OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys designed for outdoor play

FantasiaTM Bubble Machine by Bubble BlitzTM by Imperial Toy

FiretekTM Bow by Zing Toys

FUZE Cyclone Water Blaster by Skyrocket Toys

Kidoozie® Hop & Squeak Pogo Jumper by International Playthings

Nerf Rebelle Dolphina Bow by Hasbro, Inc.

Razor PowerRider 360 by Razor USA LLC

Y Fliker LIFT by Yvolution

PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys developed for preschool-aged children (aged 3-5)

Camp Site by PLAYMOBIL®

Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile by Just Play

Kidizoom® Smartwatch by VTech®

LEGO® Juniors by LEGO Systems, Inc.

PAW PATROL LOOKOUT HQTM by SPIN MASTER

Razor Jr. Zombie and Monster Kix scooter by Razor USA LLC

Snow Glow Elsa by JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

Property that had the greatest success spreading its brand throughout the industry

Disney’s Frozen (The Walt Disney Company)

MinecraftTM Series 2 (Mojang/Jazwares LLC)

PAW PATROLTM (SPIN MASTER)

Skylanders Trap TeamTM (Activision Publishing, Inc.)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)

THE LEGO MOVIETM (The LEGO Group)

Page 3 | Images and full product details are available in the TOTY Online Press Room www.ToyAwards.org/

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR

Toys primarily distributed through specialty retailers

Balance Boat: Endangered Animals Game by BeginAgain

Gravity MazeTM by ThinkFun, Inc.

Green Toys® Safe Seas Set by Green Toys

Magnetron by Tegu

Monster Sewing Workshop by Thames & Kosmos

Squigz® by Fat Brain Toy Co.

VEX® Robotics Spider, HEXBUG® by Innovation First International

 

Check out more info about the toys here and go vote!

 

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