15th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Week

The winners of the 10th annual TAGIE Awards honoring innovation and excellence in the toy and game industry were recently announced at a gala on Navy Pier in Chicago. Attended by industry luminaries and sponsored by heavyweights like Hasbro, Mattel, Lego, and Cartamundi, the evening’s events included a keynote address by Gary Swisher, SVP of Inventor Relations and Head of Gaming for Mattel, and culminated with Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to industry legends Judy Blau of J. Hope Designs and Adi Golad, founder of Goliath Games.

TIA Reveals Toy of the Year Award Winners for 2016

  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 …