Panda Mony’s Alter Nation toy line has been named a finalist for the 2021 Toy of the Year in the Action Figure category.
The nominee joins other leading toys in its category such as Anime Heroes by Bandai America, Batman 4-Inch Action Figures by Spin Master and Fisher-Price #ThankYouHeroes Line by Mattel. The nominees are now being voted on by a collection of consumers, associations, retailers, journalists, bloggers, and academics. Voting closes Jan.5 and winners will be announced during a virtual celebration on Feb. 12.
“To be selected among hundreds of nominations for a TOTY Award is beyond humbling,” says Ryan Magnon, founder, Panda Mony Toy Brands. “We set out to deliver a toy line with a fresh and innovative appeal for today’s generation of kids. To receive this level of acknowledgement from our peers in the industry is incredibly rewarding.”
Repped for licensing by FanGirl Consulting and Brand Management as part of Panda Mony’s larger portfolio, Alter Nation follows the clandestine operations of GK Delta, a secret government entity dedicated to protecting humanity from forces that no typical human can defeat. The group is filled with teenage human-animal hybrids that were given powers and abilities.
Released last fall, the line features four hero figures with El Ray, Albert VII, Daart, and Quillroy. The line also includes plus two villains, Sabotage and Sham. Each figure includes an original mini-comic introducing consumers to the character’s unique powers and abilities.
Vote for the TOTY Award today at the Toy Award’s website.