2014 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: Rainbow Loom® by Choon’s Design LLC

People's Choice Award

GoldieBlox™ and the Spinning Machine by GoldieBlox™ Inc.The best toy of the year.

WINNER: GoldieBlox™ and the Spinning Machine by GoldieBlox™ Inc.


ACTIVITY TOY OF THE YEAR

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

Rainbow LoomWINNER: Rainbow Loom® by Choon’s Design LLC

Other Nominees:

  • Hot Wheels® Car Maker by Mattel, Inc.
  • Crayola Melt ‘n Mold Factory by Crayola
  • LEGO® Minecraft by The LEGO Group
  • PLAY-DOH PERFECT TWIST ICE CREAM Playset by Hasbro, Inc.
  • GLITZI GLOBES™ GLITZI SHOWCASE by Moose Toys
  • Spirograph™ Deluxe Kit by Kahootz Toys

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR

Despicable Me 2™ Special Feature Minion Dave Talking Action FigureThe best toy developed specifically for boys of any age, not including r/c, ride-on and other vehicles.

WINNER:  Despicable Me 2™ Special Feature Minion Dave Talking Action Figure by Thinkway Toys©

Other Nominees:

  • Battroborg 3-in-1 Battle Arena by TOMY
  • DISNEY INFINITY by DISNEY
  • LEGO Legends of Chima™ by The LEGO Group
  • Skylanders SWAP Force™ by Activision Publishing, Inc..
  • TRANSFORMERS™ CONSTRUCT-BOTS by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Disney© Planes U-Command® Supercharged Dusty by Thinkway Toys©

E-Connected TOY OF THE YEAR

LeapPad Ultra™ by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.The best toy that through play help children develop special skills and/or knowledge.

WINNER: LeapPad Ultra™ by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 by The LEGO Group
  • Skylanders SWAP Force™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • DISNEY INFINITY by DISNEY
  • Barbie® Digital Makeover by Mattel, Inc.
  • Kurio Touch 4s Handheld by Techno Source
  • Photo Mix & Mash by Crayola 

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR

GoldieBlox™ and the Spinning Machine by GoldieBlox™ Inc.The best toy that through play help children develop special skills and/or knowledge.

WINNER: GoldieBlox™ and the Spinning Machine by GoldieBlox™ Inc.

Other Nominees:

  • LeapPad Ultra™ by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • LeapReader™ by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. 
  • LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 by The LEGO Group
  • Demolition Lab: Triple Blast Warehouse by SmartLab Toys
  • Magformers® 62 Piece Set by Magformers, LLC
  • Nancy B’s Science Club MoonScope™ and Sky Gazer’s Activity Journal by Educational Insights®

GAME OF THE YEAR

BOOM BOOM BALLOON™ by SPIN MASTER LTD 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.)

WINNER: BOOM BOOM BALLOON™ by SPIN MASTER LTD 

Other Nominees:

  • Chain Letters® by Patch Products
  • DRAW SOMETHING™ PARTY Game by Hasbro Inc.
  • HEDBANZ ACT UP by SPIN MASTER LTD 
  • Settlers of Catan® by Mayfair Games
  • Skylanders SWAP Force™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • WordARound™ by ThinkFun

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR

Rainbow LoomThe best toy developed specifically for girls of any age.

WINNER: Rainbow Loom® by Choon’s Design LLC

Other Nominees:

  • Disney Princess Palace Pets: Furry Tail Friends by Blip Toys 
  • FLUTTERBYE FAIRY by SPIN MASTER LTD 
  • FURREAL FRIENDS CUDDLES, MY GIGGLY MONKEY by Hasbro, Inc.
  • LEGO® Friends Heartlake High by The LEGO Group 
  • Monster High® 13 Wishes Doll Assortment by Mattel 
  • NERF REBELLE HEARTBREAKER Bow by Hasbro Inc.

INFANT/TODDLER TOY OF THE YEAR

BIG HUGS ELMO by PlayskoolThe best toy developed for infant and/or preschool children.

WINNER: BIG HUGS ELMO by Playskool 

Other Nominees:

  • Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Crawl Around™ Car by Mattel 
  • Go! Go! Smart Wheels™ Train Station Playset by VTech®
  • Lamaze® Franky the Hanky Whale by TOMY 
  • Farm Mash-Up by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mirari® Pop! Pop! Piano® by Patch Products
  • Skwish® Stix by Manhattan Toy

INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR

Zoomer by SPIN MASTER LTDThe best toy that combines the most unique blend of innovative technology and play value for children today.

WINNER: Zoomer by SPIN MASTER LTD

Other Nominees:

  • Barbie® Digital Makeover by Mattel 
  • Battroborg 3-in-1 Battle Arena by TOMY
  • FLUTTERBYE FAIRY by SPIN MASTER LTD 
  • GoldieBlox™ and the Spinning Machine by GoldieBlox™ Inc.
  • Laser Maze™ by ThinkFun 
  • Skylanders SWAP Force™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.

OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR

Razor® Crazy Cart™ by Razor USA LLCThe best toy designed for outdoor play.

WINNER: Razor® Crazy Cart™ by Razor USA LLC 

Other Nominees:

  • Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk by Crayola 
  • SKY RIPPERZ™ by Zing
  • Sky Viper Stunt Quadcopter by Skyrocket Toys
  • SkyTrix® by Daydream Toy 
  • Y Glider 3 in 1 by Yvolution 
  • Ziggle™ by Radio Flyer®

PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up CenterFor 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 Get Better Check-Up Center by Just Play

Other Nominees:

  • BIG HUGS ELMO by Playskool 
  • Dino Construction Company™ by Educational Insights®
  • FURREAL FRIENDS CUDDLES, MY GIGGLY MONKEY by Hasbro Inc. 
  • Go! Go! Smart Wheels™ Airport Playset by VTech® 
  • Shelby’s Snack Shack Game™ by Educational Insights®
  • Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends by Mattel

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

Minecraft™ (Mojang AB)The licensor that had the greatest success spreading its brand or property throughout the industry while generating interest and excitement.

WINNER: Minecraft™ (Mojang AB)

Other Nominees:

  • Despicable Me 2™ (Universal Partnerships & Licensing)
  • Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins (Disney Consumer Products)
  • Disney Junior’s Sofia the First (Disney Consumer Products)
  • Monster High® (Mattel)
  • Skylanders SWAP Force™ (Activision Publishing, Inc.)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR

Rainbow LoomThe best toy primarily distributed through specialty retailers.

WINNER: Rainbow Loom® by Choon’s Design LLC

Other Nominees:

  • Animal Parade A to Z Puzzle by BeginAgain 
  • Bunny Peek A Boo™ by Smart Toys and Games, Inc.
  • Laser Maze™ by ThinkFun 
  • Nanoblocks Deluxe Space Shuttle by Ohio Art 
  • Spirograph™ Deluxe Kit by Kahootz Toys 
  • Magnetic Wooden Blocks 42-Piece Set by Tegu®