2000 TOTY Winners

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Toy of the Year | People's Choice | Boy Toy | Educational Toy | Girl Toy | Game |
Infant/Preschool Toy
| Innovative Toy | Spring/Summer ToySpecialty Toy | Licensed Toy |
Retailer
| Marketing Campaign

TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy of the year.

WINNER: LeapPad, LeapFrog

PEOPLE'S CHOICE TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: LeapPad, LeapFrog

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy developed specifically for boys of any age, not including r/c, ride-on and other vehicles.

WINNER: LEGO Soccer Championship Challenge, LEGO Systems, Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • Dragon Fly R/C Stunt Racer by ToyMax
  • Flick Tricks by SpinMaster
  • Road Champ Bike by JAKKS Pacific
  • Tekno the Robotic Puppy by Manley/ToyQuest

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy that through play help children develop special skills and/or knowledge.

WINNER: LeapPad, LeapFrog

Other Nominees:

  • Explore a Globe by LeapFrog
  • Little Linguist by Neurosmith
  • Turbo Twist Line by LeapFrog
  • Undersea Encounter by Uncle Milton

GAME OF THE YEAR

Including children's board, card, CD-ROM or electronic game formats. (For CD-ROM or electronic games, formats must have ESRB's "Early Childhood" rating: content may be suitable for persons ages 3 and older. Contains no materials that parents would find inappropriate.)

WINNERS: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Board Game, Pressman Toy Corp.

Other Nominees:

  • Bop It Extreme by Hasbro
  • Harry Potter Trivia Game by Mattel
  • Monopoly by Hasbro
  • Playstation 2 Computer Entertainment System by Sony

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy developed specifically for girls of any age.

WINNER: Poo-Chi, Tiger Electronics

Other Nominees:

  • Amazing Ally by Playmates
  • Celebration of Barbie 2000 by Mattel
  • Diva Starz by Mattel
  • Groovy Girls by Manhattan Toy

INFANT/PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy developed for infant and/or preschool children.

WINNER: Tinkertoy Classic Building Sets, Hasbro, Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • Intelli Table by Fisher Price
  • Music Blocks by Neurosmith
  • Rescue Heroes by Fisher Price
  • Rocket the Wonder Dog by Fisher Price

INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy that combines the most unique blend of innovative technology and play value for children today.

WINNER: LEGO & Steven Spielberg MovieMaker Set, LEGO Systems, Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • Intelli Table by Fisher Price
  • Playstation 2 Computer Entertainment System by Sony
  • Rocket the Wonder Doll by Fisher Price
  • Turbo Twist Line by LeapFrog

SPRING/SUMMER TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy designed for outdoor play.

WINNER: Razor Scooter, Razor USA

Other Nominees:

  • Air Hogs by SpinMaster
  • FP Switchboard by Fisher Price
  • Storm Water Gun by Trendmasters
  • Wave Hoop by Maui Toy

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy primarily distributed through specialty retailers.

WINNERS: Madeline's Doll House, Eden, LLC

Other Nominees:

  • Bendos by Kid Galaxy
  • Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register by Learning Resources Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway
  • System by Learning Curve
  • Wooden Railway System by Cranium

Licensed TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy primarily distributed through specialty retailers.

WINNERS: Who Wants to be a Millionaire Board Game, Pressman Toy Corp.

Other Nominees:

  • Eloise Doll by Alexander Doll
  • Powerpuff Girls Doll Line by Trendmasters
  • Star Wars Line by LEGO
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire? by Pressman Toy

Retailer of the Year

WINNER: Target

Other Nominees:

  • Creative Kidsstuff
  • Etoys
  • FAO Schwarz
  • Zainy Brainy

Best Marketing Campaign of the Year

WINNER: Plan a Family Game Night, Hasbro, Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • Hit Clips Launch Campaign by Tiger Electronics
  • LEGO MLS Soccer Experience by LEGO
  • Oh the Possibilities! by Fisher Price
  • US Debut of Poo-chi by Tiger Electronics