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Toy Industry Award Winners Named

The British Toy & Hobby Association and the Toy Retailers Association presented the Toy Industry awards Tuesday at a gala event following the first day of the 59th annual Toy Fair, Jan 24-26. LeapPad Explorer was named Toy of the Year; Hasbro was

LeapPad Explorer was named Toy of the Year; Hasbro was named Supplier of the Year; and The Entertainer won Toy Retailer of the Year. Val Stedham was awarded a TRA Industry Award for her services to the toy industry.

Toy Retailer of the Year Winners:

  • Independent Toy Retailer of the Year - W J Daniel & Co (Windsor)
  • Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year - The Entertainer
  • Online Toy Retailer of the Year - The Entertainer
  • Toy Catalogue of the Year - Smyths
  • Toy Retailer (Grocer) of the Year - Tesco
  • Judges Special Recognition Award - Bentalls (Kingston)
  • Overall Toy Retailer of the Year - The Entertainer

Toy Supplier of the Year Awards:

  • Collectable Toy of the Year - Moshi Moshlings, Vivid Toy Group
  • Construction Range of the Year - Ninjago, Lego
  • Game of the Year - Doggie Doo, John Adams
  • Pre-School Toy of the Year - Toot Toot Drivers Car and Garage, Vtech
  • Girls’ Toy of the Year - Fijit Interactive Friends, Mattel              
  • Boys’ Toy of the Year - Nerf N-Strike Maverick, Hasbro
  • Doll of the Year - Disney Tangled Sing & Glow Rapunzel, Mattel
  • Lifestyle Toy of the Year - LeapPad Explorer, Leapfrog
  • Toy License of the Year - Moshi, Mind Candy
  • TRA Special Recognition Award - Hexbug, Innovation First
  • TRA Special Recognition Award - Beanies and Beanie Boos, TY
  • TRA Special Recognition Award - Craft Ranges, Interplay
  • TRA Industry Award - Val Stedham
  • Supplier of the Year - Hasbro
  • Toy of the Year - LeapPad Explorer, Leapfrog
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