And the winners are…

Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City to pay tribute to the toy industry’s best and brightest toys and games at the 16th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony.

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center by Just Play took home the overall “Toy of the Year” award prize and was named “Preschool Toy of the Year.”  Uptown Espresso Kitchen by KidKraft LLC snagged the admirable “People’s Choice” award for gaining the most online votes from consumers.

Recognizing an outstanding toy that inspires creative play through various forms of activity, the Activity Toy of the Year was presented to Bunchems (Spin Master Corp.)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for boys of any age, the Boy Toy of the Year was presented to LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millenium Falcon (The LEGO Group)

Recognizing an app-cessory or other physical toy that interacts with a smartphone, tablet or gaming device, the e-Connected Toy of the Year was presented to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Disney)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that helps children develop special skills and knowledge through play, the Educational Toy of the Year was presented to VEX Robotics Robotic Arm (HEXBUG)

Recognizing an outstanding children’s board, card, CD-ROM or electronic game, the Game of the Year was presented to PIE FACE GAME (Hasbro, Inc.)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for girls of any age, the Girl Toy of the Year was presented to Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck (Moose Toys)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for infants and toddlers up to 36 months, the Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year was presented to Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo (Fisher-Price)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that combines innovation and play value, the Innovative Toy of the Year was presented to
Meccanoid G15 (Spin Master Corp.)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that is designed for outdoor play, the Outdoor Toy of the Year was presented to Razor GFD Fury (Razor USA LLC)

Recognizing an outstanding toy developed for preschool-aged children (ages 3-5), the Preschool Toy of the Year was presented to Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center (Just Play)

Recognizing a property that has had the greatest success spreading its brand throughout the industry, the Property of the Year was presented to Star Wars (Disney/Lucasfilm Licensing)

Recognizing an outstanding toy that is distributed primarily through specialty toy retailers, the Specialty Toy of the Year was presented to Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run (Learning Resources)


View the TOTY award winners


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Information regarding the 2017 Toy of the Year Awards will be posted in June 2016.

About the Toy of the Year Awards

The Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards is a TIA-administered event in support of the Toy Industry Foundation. This annual celebration honors the most outstanding new toy products to hit the marketplace, saluting the industry icons being inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame, and supporting the inspiring work of the Toy Industry Foundation to help children in need!

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