TOTY Awards 2022 winners revealed

TOTY Awards
The Toy Association has detailed the winners of the 2022 Toy of the Year Awards.

Jazwares’ Squishmallows was named overall Toy of the Year, while TOTY awards were handed out in 16 categories and given to the following:

• Action Figure of the Year: Masters of the Universe: Masterverse (Mattel)
• Collectible of the Year: LEGO Minifigures – Marvel (LEGO)
• Construction Toy of the Year: LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Daily Bugle (LEGO)
• Creative Toy of the Year: Magic Mixies (Moose Toys)
• Doll of the Year: Ada Twist Scientist Lab Doll (Just Play)
• Game of the Year: A Game of Cat and Mouth (Exploding Kittens)
• Grown-Up Toy of the Year: LEGO Botanical Collecton Flower Bouquet (LEGO)
• Infant/Toddle Toy of the Year: Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Ultimate Learning Bot (Mattel)
• License of the Year: Pokémon
• Outdoor Toy of the Year: Crazy Bunch O Balloons (Zuru)
• Playset of the Year: LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship (LEGO)
• Plush Toy of the Year: Squishmallows (Jazwares)
• Preschool Toy of the Year: LEGO Disney Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Tiana’s Storybook Adventures (LEGO)
• Speciality Toy of the Year: LEGO Everyone is Awesome (LEGO)
• STEAM Toy of the Year: LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Ferris Wheel (LEGO)
• Vehicle of the Year: Playmobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus (Playmobil)

“We are thrilled to unveil this year’s much-anticipated TOTY winners, all of which are outstanding examples of the toy community’s talent in designing innovative, magical, and creative playthings for kids and adults alike,” said Pamela Mastrota, executive director of The Toy Foundation.

“We congratulate Squishmallows, each of the category winners, and all the nominees for their wonderful achievements and thank the industry for coming together in support of The Toy Foundation and its critical work of bringing toys, play, and healing to millions of children in need.”

During the event, four toy industry visionaries were officially inducted into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame:

• The late Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy.
• The late Lucille King, founder of the Playskool Institute
• Jim Pressman, president of Pressman Toy Corporation
• Bob Wann (retired) of PlayMonster.

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