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!
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)
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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!