April 6, 2018
Annual awards recognize 'Doc McStuffins,' Shopkins, Star Wars and more.
The 16th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, hosted by the U.S. Toy Industry Association, honored the best toys and games of the year including the Toy of the Year–Disney's "Doc McStuffins" Pet Wet Checkup Center.
Other licensed brands that struck it big at the annual awards included Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars and Moose Toys' Shopkins.
The event also marked the induction of Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
“From toys that can inspire kids' careers choices, to ones that boost their creativity and confidence, the 2016 TOTY winners have provided children with countless hours of fun, challenges and learning–benefits that last a lifetime,” says Steve Pasierb, president and chief executive officer, TIA. “We congratulate Just Play, KidKraft and the winners across all 12 categories for their innovation and success in the marketplace–and for enhancing children’s experiences through play.”
TOTY Award winners were selected with the input of consumers on ToyAwards.org, retailers, media and members of the toy industry.
The full list of winners include:
Toy of the Year– Doc McStuffins pet vet checkup center (Just Play)
People’s Choice Award– The Uptown espresso kitchen (KidKraft)
Activity Toy of the Year–Bunchems (Spin master)
Boy Toy of the Year–LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon (The LEGO Group)
e-Connected Toy of the Year–Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Disney)
Education Toy of the Year–Vex robotics robotic arm (Hexbug)
Girl Toy of the Year–Shopkins scoops ice cream truck (Moose Toys)
Game of the Year–Pie face game (Hasbro)
Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year–Bright beats dance and move beatbo (Fisher-Price)
Innovative Toy of the Year–Meccanoid G15 (Spin Master)
Outdoor Toy of the Year–Razor GFD fury (Razor USA)
Preschool Toy of the Year–"Doc McStuffins" pet vet checkup center (Just Play)
Property of the Year–Star Wars (Disney/Lucasfilm Licensing)
Specialty Toy of the Year–Tumble Trax magnetic marble run (Learning Resources)
A description of all TOTY finalists can be found online at ToyAwards.org.
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