TOTY Awards 2019 nominees revealed

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The Toy Association has detailed the 123 finalists for the 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.

The TOTY Awards recognise the top toy, game and licences in the industry, and supports children in need by serving as a fundraiser for The Toy Foundation.

Between now and January 6th, you can visit to vote for the top playthings in each of the 17 categories.

“If you’re wondering what to get the kids and ‘kidadults’ in your life this holiday season, this year’s TOTY finalists are the hottest toys and games on the market,” saidSteve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president and CEO.

“Whether you are looking for a doll, a board game, or the latest youth electronics, you’ll find great gift ideas for children of all ages. Every one of the TOTY finalists has been carefully screened by judges for its outstanding ability to deliver joy and wonder, while facilitating key developmental benefits of play.”

The finalists were selected from more than 550 nominees submitted by over 200 companies of all sizes. Nineteen judges, including toy and play experts, retailers, academics, and journalists, reviewed and ranked the products in specific categories relevant to their areas of expertise. The judges then participated in a live discussion to determine the finalists in each category, considering each product’s creativity, design, play value, and marketing.

Winners will be revealed at the TOTY Awards gala to be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Action Figure of the Year

  • DJ Bumblebee – Hasbro
  • Jurassic World Dinosaur Action Figures – Mattel
  • Pokémon 4.5” Feature Figures – Wicked Cool Toys
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Ninja Action Figure Assortment- Playmates Toys
  • Stikbot Monsters – Zing
  • Treasure X – Moose Toys
  • WWE Sound Slammers Figures – Mattel

Collectible of the Year

  • Beaker Creatures – Learning Resources
  • Disney Doorables – Moose Toys
  • LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigure Series – LEGO
  • LOL Surprise Eye Spy Series – MGA Entertainment
  • Lost Kitties Blind Box Multipack Assortment – Hasbro
  • Pikmi Pops: Pikmi Flips – Moose Toys
  • Polly Pocket – Mattel
  • Twisty Pets – Spin Master

Construction Toy of the Year

  • Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion – Learning Resources
  • GeoSmart Flip Bot – Smart Toys and Games
  • GraviTrax Starter Set – Ravensburger
  • Kessel Run Millennium Falcon – LEGO
  • LEGO Harry Potter Great Hall – LEGO
  • Marbleocity Triple Play Archimedes Screw – PlayMonster
  • Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures – Elenco

Creative Toy of the Year

  • Antsy Pants Build & Play Kit – Beach House Group
  • Avengers Hero Inventor Kit – littleBits
  • Building Bricks Play N Store Table – KidKraft
  • Cool Maker KumiKreator – Spin Master
  • Rock And Roll It Spectrum Drum – MukikiM
  • Sew + Glow – Tech Will Save Us
  • The Big Engineering Makerspace – Thames & Kosmos

Doll of the Year

  • Barbie Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll – Mattel
  • Barbie Robotics Engineer Doll – Mattel
  • Cry Babies – IMC Toys
  • DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free Deluxe Spirit Walking Horse – Just Play/Universal Brand Development
  • Hairdorables – Just Play
  • LOL Surprise Eye Spy Under Wraps – MGA Entertainment
  • Marvel Rising Secret Warriors Doll Assortment – Hasbro
  • My Friend Fancy Nancy Doll – Jakks Pacific

Game of the Year

  • Disney Villainous Game by Wonder Forge – Ravensburger
  • Dr. Biscuits’ Radical Road Trip – Barry and Jason Games & Entertainment
  • Fryin Flyin Donuts – Maya Toys
  • Monster Match – North Star Games
  • Relative Insanity – PlayMonster
  • Unstable Unicorns – TeeTurtle
  • Voice Originals: When in Rome – Sensible Object

Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year

  • Dolce Baby Aardvark –Magformers
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home – Mattel
  • GrippiesShakers 30 Piece Set – Guidecraft
  • Hexbug Cuddlebots Garden Carousel – Hexbug
  • Kid O Hudson Glow Rattle – PlayMonster
  • Learning Friends 100 Words Book – LeapFrog
  • Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog – Learning Resources

Innovative Toy of the Year

  • Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set – Learning Resources
  • Harry Potter Wizard Training – Jakks Pacific
  • K’nex Thrill Rides Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set – K’nex, a division of Basic Fun
  • Legend Kit – Infento
  • Marvel Legends Series Infinity Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist – Hasbro
  • Mystery Flying Snitch – Wow! Stuff
  • Sensors Alive: Bring Physics to Life! – Thames & Kosmos

Licence of the Year

  • Hatchimals – Spin Master
  • Hot Wheels – Mattel
  • Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom – Universal Brand Development
  • LOL Surprise – MGA Entertainment
  • Marvel Black Panther – The Walt Disney Company
  • Peppa Pig – Entertainment One
  • PJ Masks – Entertainment One

Outdoor Toy of the Year

  • Glove-A-Bubbles – Zing
  • MorfBoard – Jakks Pacific
  • Nickelodeon Automatic Slime Drencher – Jakks Pacific
  • Razor Turbo Jetts Electric Heel Wheels – Razor USA
  • Rollplay Nighthawk Ride-On – Rollplay
  • Watermelon Smash – Yulu
  • X-Shot Flying Bug Attack – Zuru

Playset Toy of the Year

  • Disney Pixar Cars Super Track Mack Playset – Mattel
  • Farm To Table Play Kitchen With EZ Kraft Assembly – KidKraft
  • Hidden Temple with T-Rex – Playmobil
  • L.O.L. Surprise! House – MGA Entertainment
  • LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster – LEGO
    LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate – LEGO
    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 43” Epic Sewer Lair Playset – Playmates Toys

Plush Toy of the Year

  • Dolce Afghan Hound – Magformers
  • Fingerlings Hugs – WowWee
  • Gund Flora Bunny Animated Plush – Spin Master
  • Pomsies – Skyrocket
  • Rainbocorns – Zuru
  • Rescue Runts – KD Kids
  • Scruff-A-Luvs – Moose Toys
  • Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie – Hasbro

Pre-school Toy of the Year

  • Design & Drill See Through Creative Workshop – Educational Insights
  • Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile – Just Play
  • Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus – Mattel
  • Kid Trax Rideamals Scout – Kid Trax
  • LEGO Duplo Steam Train – LEGO
  • Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab – MGA Entertainment
  • Pop Oh Ver Stove Set – Kangaroo Manufacturing

Rookie of the Year

  • Massive Monster Mayhem Bash Weapons – Alpha Group US
  • Match the Baby Puzzles – Banana Panda
  • Monsters Lock Box – Tender Leaf Toys
  • Ollyball – The Ultimate Indoor Play Ball! – Victury Sports
  • Tic Tac Tongue – Yulu
  • Turing Tumble – Turing Tumble
  • What The Film?! – Lethal Chicken Games

Specialty Toy of the Year

  • Betrayal at Cloud City – LEGO
  • Chickapig – Buffalo Games
  • GeoSafari Jr. Talking Telescope – Educational Insights
  • Gund Super Pusheenicorn – Spin Master
  • Hexbug Ring Racer Hexbug
  • LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle – LEGO
  • Marbles Otrio – Spin Master
  • Pepper Mint in the Great Treehouse Engineering Adventure – Thames & Kosmos

Tech Toy of the Year

  • Arcade1Up – Tastemakers
  • Creative Coder – Tech Will Save Us
  • Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit – Kano
  • Kids First Coding & Robotics – Thames & Kosmos
  • LeapStart 3D Learning System – LeapFrog
  • Really Rad Robots: MiBro – Moose Toys
  • VEX Balancing Boxing Bot 2-Pack – Hexbug

Vehicle of the Year

  • Automoblox BR100 Hercules – PlayMonster
  • LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron – LEGO
  • Nerf Nitro Doubleclutch Inferno Blaster – Hasbro
  • Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck – Spin Master & Nickelodeon
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Tank – Playmates Toys
  • TerraSect RC – Alpha Group US
  • VEX Robotics OffRoad Truck – Hexbug
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