2013 TOTY Winners

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Toy of the Year | People's Choice Award |
Activity Toy | Boy Toy | e-Connected Toy | Educational Toy | Girl Toy | Game | Infant/Toddler Toy | Innovative Toy | Outdoor Toy | Preschool ToyProperty | Specialty Toy

TOY OF THE YEAR

Rainbow LoomThe best toy of the year.

WINNER: LEGO® Friends by The LEGO Group

People's Choice Award

LeapPad2The best toy of the year.

WINNER: LeapPad2™ - LeapFrog Enterprises


ACTIVITY TOY OF THE YEAR

The best toy that inspires creative play through various forms of activity.

Rainbow LoomWINNER: LEGO® Friends by The LEGO Group

Other Nominees:

  • Blingles™ Bling Studio by Moose Toys
  • Cake Pops by Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pops Set by SRM Entertainment LTD.
  • Digital Light Designer by Crayola
  • LiteBrix™ by Cra-z-Art®
  • Monster High® Create-A-Monster Design Lab by Mattel, Inc.

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ShellraiserThe best toy developed specifically for boys of any age, not including r/c, ride-on and other vehicles.

WINNER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser by Playmates Toys

Other Nominees:

  • Air Hogs Battle Tracker™ by Spin Master Ltd.
  • HEXBUG® Warriors Battling Robots Battle Stadium by Innovation First International
  • Hot Wheels® Ballistiks™ by Mattel, Inc.
  • LEGO® Ninjago by The LEGO Group
  • Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Skylanders Giants™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.

E-Connected TOY OF THE YEAR

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

WINNER: Skylanders Giants™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • Animal Planet Wildlands by Nukotoys
  • Furby by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Kurio7 by Techno Source, a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung Company)
  • Life of George by The LEGO Group
  • Sphero® by Orbotix
  • StoryBots™ Starring You® StoryBooks by JibJab Media Inc.

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR

LeapPad2The best toy that through play help children develop special skills and/or knowledge.

WINNER: LeapPad2™ - LeapFrog Enterprises

Other Nominees:

  • InnoTab® 2 by VTech Electronics North America, LLC
  • Leapster GS Explorer by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • LEGO® Architecture by The LEGO Group
  • Roll & Play™ by ThinkFun Inc.
  • Spectacular Science by Thames & Kosmos
  • Zingo!® Sight Words by ThinkFun Inc.

GAME OF THE YEAR

Perplexus™ EpicIncluding 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.)

WINNER: Perplexus™ Epic by PlaSmart Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates Never Land Challenge Game by Wonder Forge, Inc
  • Don’t Rock the Boat™ by Patch Products
  • Fibber™ by Spin Master Ltd
  • Skylanders Giants™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Spot It Jr. Animals by Blue Orange Games
  • The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game™ by Educational Insights

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR

LEGO FriendsThe best toy developed specifically for girls of any age.

WINNER: Rainbow Loom® by Choon’s Design LLC

Other Nominees:

  • Disney Princess Cinderella Magic Lights Dress by Creative Designs International (CDI), a division of JAKKS Pacific
  • Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check-Up” Doll by Just Play
  • Furby by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Furreal Friends Baby Butterscotch, My Magical Show Pony by Hasbro, Inc.
  • La Dee Da™ by Spin Master Ltd
  • LEGO® Friends by The LEGO Group
  • Monster High® High School by Mattel, Inc.

INFANT/TODDLER TOY OF THE YEAR

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

WINNER: Tranquil Turtle™ by Cloud b

Other Nominees:

  • Alphabet Activity Cube™ by VTech Electronics North America, LLC
  • Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza™ by Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • LEGO® Duplo Creative Sorter by The LEGO
  • GroupRock*tivity walk ‘n roll rider by PLAYSKOOL
  • Roll & Play™ by ThinkFun Inc.
  • Woofer™ by B. toys by Battat

INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR

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

WINNER: Digital Light Designer by Crayola

Other Nominees:

  • 4D Cityscape Time Puzzles by 4D Cityscape Puzzles Inc.
  • Furby by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Illumivor Mecha-Shark by Skyrocket Toys
  • LeapPad2™ by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • Nerf Firevision Sports Football Set by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Swish™ by ThinkFun Inc.

OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR

The Original Big Wheel The best toy designed for outdoor play.

WINNER: The Original Big Wheel by JAKKS Pacific

Other Nominees:

  • Fuze Wheel Writer by Skyrocket Toys
  • Little Tikes® Cozy Couple Go Bubbles by Imperial Toy
  • Nat Geo WILD™ Anteater Bug Vac™ by Uncle Milton Industries
  • Nerf Firevision Sports Football Set by Hasbro, Inc.Razor®
  • FlashRider™ 360 by Razor USA LLC
  • YBIKE Explorer by National Sporting Goods

PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check-Up” DollFor toys created for children of any age that have a considerable electronic component involved. This includes "plug 'n play" and interactive videos.

WINNER: Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check-Up” Doll by Just Play

Other Nominees:

  • Chuggington Die-Cast Railway by Wilson and TOMY
  • Disney Princess Songs Palace by Little People® by Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • LeapPad2™ by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table by Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • Switch & Go Dinos™ by VTech Electronics North America, LLC
  • Symphony in B.™ by B. toys by Battat

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe licensor that had the greatest success spreading its brand or property throughout the industry while generating interest and excitement.

WINNER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)

Other Nominees:

  • Barbie® (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Disney Princess-Cinderella (Disney Consumer Products )
  • LEGO® Ninjago (The LEGO Group / Ninjago)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers™ (Disney Consumer Products)
  • Monster High™ (Mattel, Inc.)Skylanders Giants™ (Activision Publishing, Inc.)

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR

LEGO® ArchitectureThe best toy primarily distributed through specialty retailers.

WINNER: Rainbow Loom® by Choon’s Design LLC

Other Nominees:

  • 4D Cityscape Time Puzzles by 4D Cityscape Puzzles Inc.
  • All Duct Out by ALEX Toys
  • Fashion Angels Color Rox Hair Chox™ by Fashion Angels Enterprises™
  • Fastrack by Blue Orange Games
  • Loopdedoo® Kit by Ann Williams
  • Playmobil E-Rangers Headquarters by Playmobil