Toy Of The Year 2012 Awards, And The Winner Is…

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Toy of the Year 2012 Awards

Nothing like getting the International Toy Fair 2012 started with a big gala award ceremony! On Saturday night, 2/11/12, the 2012 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Ceremony was held and the best toys from 2011 were celebrated. Before we announce the winners, let’s go over what toys qualify –

All 2012 TOTY nominated products must have been:

(1) available at retail in the United States on or before November 21st, 2011, and
(2) introduced to the marketplace within the last two years.

In total there were 11 categories plus the much coveted Toy of The Year Award.

How Are The Winning Toys Picked?

Finalist in each category were selected by nomination committees and voting for the TOTY 2012 was launched on November 21st during a national press conference held in New York City. Five weighted ballots – one each for consumers (25%), mass and specialty retailers (40% combined), journalists and bloggers (20%), and members of the Toy Industry Association (15%) – were closed in mid-January. Winners were just announced at the TOTY 2012 awards presentation ceremony.

Toy Industry Awards are fine, but we want YOU to vote on the best toys to come out of
Toy Fair 2012. Click here to learn how to vote for the best toys of 2012

Enough of the Suspense Let’s Get To The Award Winners!

Activity Toy of the Year

Toys that inspire creative play through various forms of activity

And The Winner Is…


Lego Ninjago Fire Temple


Boy Toy of the Year

Toys developed for boys of any age

And The Winner Is…

Hot Wheels Wall Tracks

Educational Toy of the Year

Toys that help children to develop special skills and knowledge through play

And The Winner Is…

Leappad Explorer

Game of the Year

Children’s board, card, CD-ROM or electronic game formats (all electronic games must have an ESRB “Early Childhood” rating)

And The Winner Is…

Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game

Girl Toy of the Year

Toys developed for girls of any age

And The Winner Is…

Fijit Friends Interactive Figures

Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year

Toys developed for infant children and toddlers (ages up to 36 months)

And The Winner Is…

Elefun Busy Ball Popper


Innovative Toy of the Year

Toys that combine innovation and play value

And The Winner Is…

Hot Wheels Wall Tracks

Outdoor Toy of the Year

Toys designed for outdoor play

And The Winner Is…

Rockboard Scooter-Mini

Preschool Toy of the Year

Toys developed for preschool-aged children (ages 3-5)

And The Winner Is…

Leappad Explorer

Property of the Year

Property that had the greatest success spreading its brand throughout the industry

And The Winner Is…

Angry Birds by Rovio Entertainment

Specialty Toy of the Year

Toys primarily distributed through specialty retailers

And The Winner Is…

HEXBUG® Nano Hive Habitat

Toy of the Year

The very best toy of the year!

And The Winner Is…

Leappad Explorer!

Congratulations To The Winners

A big congratulations to all the winning toys! Dad Does will be covering the Toy Fair 2012, in search of Fun Toys that kids will love! Hopefully we will see some great toys that may go on to be winners of TOTY 2013!

Toy Industry Awards are fine, but we want YOU to vote on the best toys to come out of
Toy Fair 2012. Click here to learn how to vote for the best toys of 2012

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