TAGIE Awards 2018 finalists unveiled

ChiTAG show & TAGIE Awards
The nominees for this year’s Toy & Game Innovation (TAGIE) Awards have been revealed.

Designers up for accolades at this year’s show are:

Toy Inventor of the Year
Bang Zoom Design – Barbie on the Go
Shoot the Moon – BB-8
Design by Touch – Nerf Nitro
Ronen Horovitz – Play Doh Touch
Ruth Green-Synowic – Paint Station

Game Inventor of the Year
Don Ullman and Steve Calhoun – Soggy Doggy
Oliver Morris (Fuse) – Roller Coaster Challenge
KID Group – Ultra Dash
Jim McCafferty (JMP Creative) – Catch the Fox
Seven Towns – Who’s the Dude
Top Notch Toys – Fantastic Gymnastics

Rising Star of the Year
Brady Peterson – Groovy Blocks
Brain Gomez – Ice Cool
Dominic Yard – Thomas Adventures Sea Monster Pirate Set and Shark Escape Play Set
Joyce Sprau – Flower Fairies Secret Garden
Thijmen de Schipper – Spy Code Break Free

Arts and Visuals of the Year
Funnybone Toys – Whim, Akin, Spirot, Spectracube, Anaxi
Mattel – Enchantimals
Harmonix – Dropmix
MGA Entertainment – L.O.L Surprise! Collectible Dolls
Rory O’ Connor and Anita Murphy – The Extraordinaries Design Studio

Young Inventor of the Year
Olivia Wasilewski and Brynna Siewers – Ship of Treasures
Samaira Mehta – CoderBunnyz
Shay Bhattessa Sharma – Football Billionaire Limited
Sydney and Toni Loew – Poketti Plushies with Pocket Powers

Nominees in the categories were selected by their industry peers, and the public is now invited to join the industry in placing their votes in advance of the TAGIE Awards gala, taking place on November 17th as part of next month’s ChiTAG show.

Voting is open until October 31st at 11:59pm and you can get your vote in at www.chitag.com/2017-tagies-finalists.


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