Toy of the Year Awards

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February 12, 2021

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Action Figure of the Year

Toys that represent a person or fictional character intended for active, imaginative and narrative-based play

Creative Toy of the Year

Toys that allow kids to build and/or make items that are unique to them

Collectible of the Year

Toys that compose a set and are designed to be collected in multiples; can include novelty playthings, miniature versions of existing lines, licensed collectibles, etc.

Construction Toy of the Year

Toys that include building as the primary play pattern

Doll of the Year

Toys that include baby, toddler and fashion dolls

Game of the Year

For families and children’s (ages 0-14) games including board, card, electronic or other physical game formats and puzzles, exclusive of video or app games

Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year

Toys that are developed for ages 0-3 (0-18 months infant/18 months-3 years toddler)

Innovative Toy of the Year

Toys that utilize innovative design, technology, or manufacturing processes to enhance play value

License of the Year

Character or property that has had success spreading its brand through the development and merchandising of products developed from the intellectual property

Outdoor Toy of the Year

Toys that are designed for outdoor play, including ride-ons

Playset of the Year

Toys that are designed to work together to enact some action or event, including characters and role play

Plush of the Year

Toys that are made of fabric and stuffed with soft filling, including toys with interactive or electronic features

Preschool Toy of the Year

Toys that are developed for ages 3-5

Specialty Toy of the Year

Toys that are distributed through independent retailers, i.e. neighborhood toy stores, and not sold at mass brick and mortar stores. Toys that are sold only online do not qualify.

*NEW* STEM/STEAM Toy of the Year

Toys that encourage kids to develop skills (foundational or curricular) in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Vehicle of the Year

Toy cars, trucks, trains and other vehicles in all scales, including R/C vehicles but exclusive of ride-ons

People’s Choice Toy of the Year

Toy of the Year

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