TIA Reveals Toy of the Year Award Winners for 2016

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At its recent 16th annual Toy of the Year awards program, winners of Toy of the Year honor were announced. Among them are:

TOY OF THE YEAR
WINNER
: Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center by Just Play
People’s Choice Award: Uptown Espresso Kitchen by KidKraft LLC

 

 

ACTIVITY TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Bunchems by Spin Master Corp.

Other Nominees:

Chocolate Pen by Skyrocket Toys
Roominate™ Amusement Park by Roominate
Shrinky Dinks Bake & Shape 3D Jewelry by Alex Brands
Strand Bands Designer Set by The Bridge Direct
Upcycling: Garbage to Glam by Fashion Angels
Yummy Nummies by Blip Toys

 

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millenium Falcon by The LEGO Group

Other Nominees:

Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quad by Spin Master
Hot Wheels® Ultimate Garage by Mattel, Inc.
Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster by Hasbro, Inc.
Sky Viper Video Streaming Drone V950STR by Skyrocket Toys
STAR WARS® Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaberby Hasbro, Inc.
XPV HULK SMASH™ RC by JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

 

E-CONNECTED TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition by Disney

Other Nominees:

Hello Barbie™ by Mattel
Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech®
Skylanders SuperChargers by Activision Publishing, Inc.
Stikbot Studio by Zing
View-Master® Virtual Reality Viewer by Mattel
Wonder Workshop Dash Robot by Wonder Workshop

 

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: VEX Robotics Robotic Arm by HEXBUG

Other Nominees:

Foundation Chemistry Kit by Yellow Scope
Gears!Gears!Gears!® Build & Bloom Building Setby Learning Resources
Kids First Physics Lab by Thames and Kosmos
Magnets in Motion 61Pc Set by Magformers
Mighty Makers Fun on the Ferris Wheel by K’NEX Brands
Number Lovin’ Oven by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.

 

GAME OF THE YEAR

WINNER: PIE FACE GAME by Hasbro, Inc.

Other Nominees:

Choice Words by MindWare
Chrono Bomb® by Patch Products, LLC
LEGO Dimensions by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Rush Hour Shift™ by ThinkFun, Inc.
Three Little Piggies by Smart Toys and Games, Inc.
WOO! by Fat Brain Toy Co.

 

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck by Moose Toys

Other Nominees:

Disney’s Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa by JAKKS Pacific, Inc
FURREAL FRIENDS STARLILY, MY MAGICAL UNICORN by Hasbro, Inc.
Girl Scouts Cookie Oven by Wicked Cool Toys
Nancy B’s Science Club Black Light Illuminator & Nature’s Mysteries Journal by Educational Insights
NERF REBELLE ARROW REVOLUTION Bow by Hasbro, Inc.
Zoomer Kitty by Spin Master Corp.

 

INFANT/TODDLER TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo by Fisher-Price

Other Nominees:

Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space by Fisher-Price
Fold ‘N Go Elephant Toy by Playskool
Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3-in-1 Adventure Course by Little Tikes
Play All Day Elmo by Playskool
Rolligo by Fat Brain Toy Co.
Storytime Theater™ by Tech 4 Kids

 

INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Meccanoid G15 by Spin Master Corp.

Other Nominees:

Flipsies™ Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser by VTech
i-loom by Wooky Entertainment
Laser Maze™ Jr. by ThinkFun, Inc.
Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz
MiPosaur by WowWee
Star Wars Science – Jedi Force Levitator by Uncle Milton Industries

 

OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Razor GFD Fury by Razor GFD Fury by Razor USA LLC

Other Nominees:

Firetek Rocket by Zing
Maisto TECH Rock Crawler 3XL by Maisto – Bburago
Micro Mini2Go by Micro Kickboard
NERF REBELLE SUPER SOAKER TRI THREAT Crossbow by Hasbro, Inc.
NERF SUPER SOAKER FLOODFIRE Water Blaster by Hasbro, Inc.
R2-D2™ Bubble Machine by Imperial Toy LLC

 

PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center by Just Play

Other Nominees:

Design & Drill Brightworks by Educational Insights
Guidecraft™ IO Blocks® 114 Piece Set by Guidecraft
Miles from Tomorrowland Stellosphere by TOMY International
PlayTape by InRoad Toys
Razor Jr. Lil’Crazy by Razor USA LLC
Uptown Espresso Kitchen by KidKraft LLC

 

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Star Wars (Disney/Lucasfilm Licensing)

Other Nominees:

Jurassic World (Universal Partnerships & Licensing)
Minions (Universal Partnerships & Licensing)
NERF (Hasbro, Inc.)
Paw Patrol™ (Spin Master Corp)
Shopkins (Moose Toys Pty Ltd)

 

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run by Learning Resources

Other Nominees:

Boogie Board Play n’ Trace Doodle Pad by Kent Displays, Inc.
Nursery Time Elmo by Gund
Sleepy Seas Sound & Lights Whale by Gund
SpinAgain by Fat Brain Toy Co.
SuperMax the Turtle by Cloud b
Worry Eaters by The Haywire Group

For more information about The Toy Industry Association or the annual Toy of the Year Awards visit www.toyassociation.org.

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