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Toys of the Year 2012

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TOYS OF THE YEAR 2012

 

ACTIVITY TOY OF THE YEAR


Toys that inspire creative play through various forms of activity

  • Bizu Style Studio by Spin Master Ltd.
  • Crayola Glow Book by Crayola, LLC
  • HEXBUG® Nano® Hive™ Habitat Set by Innovation First Labs, Inc.
  • Kid-Tough® See Yourself™ Camera by Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • LEGO® NINJAGO Fire Temple by LEGO Systems, Inc.
  • Paper Jamz Pro Series Microphone by WowWee
  • Project Runway® Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio Artist Set by Fashion Angels Enterprises® 

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR


Toys developed for boys of any age

  • BEYBLADE: METAL MASTERS PERFORMANCE TOP BATTLE TOP Assortment by Hasbro, Inc.
  • DaGeDar™ by Cepia, LLC
  • HEXBUG® Nano® Hive™ Habitat Set by Innovation First Labs, Inc.
  • Hot Wheels® Wall Tracks™ by Mattel, Inc. 
  • Lazer Stunt Chaser™ by Thinkway Toys
  • Star Wars® Ultimate FX Lightsaber by Hasbro, Inc. 
  • Thomas & Friends™ Trackmaster™ Cranky & Flynn Save the Day! by Fisher-Price, Inc.

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR


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

  • HEXBUG® Nano® Hive™ Habitat Set by Innovation First Labs, Inc.
  • InnoTab™ by VTech Electronics North America
  • LeapPad™ Explorer by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • Perplexus Original™ by PlaSmart Inc.
  • Spectacular Science by Thames & Kosmos
  • Swish™ by ThinkFun
  • Tag™ Solar System Adventure Pack by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.

GAME OF THE YEAR


Children's board, card, CD-ROM or electronic game formats.  (NOTE:  All electronic games must have an ESRB "Early Childhood" rating)

  • Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game by Mattel, Inc.
  • Hedbanz™ by Spin Master Ltd.
  • Jungle Speed by Asmodee™
  • LEGO® HEROICA™ Castle Fortaan by LEGO Systems, Inc.
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Tetris® Link™ by Techno Source
  • UNO Roboto™ by Mattel, Inc.

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR


Toys developed for girls of any age

  • Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen by Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • Fijit Friends™ Interactive Figures by  Mattel, Inc. / Radica®
  • Justin Bieber Rockin' Tour Bus and Concert Stage Playset by The Bridge Direct
  • Lalaloopsy™ Silly Hair by MGA Entertainment 
  • Mini Lalaloopsy™ Treehouse by MGA Entertainment
  • Monster High™ Doll Assortment by Mattel, Inc.
  • Squinkies® Adventure Mall Surprize™ Playset by Blip Toys

INFANT/TODDLER TOY OF THE YEAR


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

  • Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Hasbro / Playskool
  • Laugh & Learn™ Dance & Play Puppy by Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • Let's Rock Elmo by Playskool 
  • My Busy Town™ by ALEX®
  • My Take Along 1.2.3 Noah's Ark by Playmobil®
  • Parents® Jungle Pals Stacking Puzzles™ by Manhattan Toy
  • Pocoyo SwiggleTraks™ Feature Set by Bandai America Incorporated 

INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR


Toys that combine innovation and play value

  • Disney AppMATes™ Mobile Application Toys by Disney Consumer Products and Spin Master Ltd.
  • Hot Wheels® Wall Tracks™ by Mattel, Inc.
  • InnoTab™ by VTech Electronics North America
  • Lazer Stunt Chaser™ by Thinkway Toys
  • LeapPad™ Explorer by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™ by Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Spy Net Stealth Recording Video Glasses by JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR


Toys designed for outdoor play

  • 3D Twister by Silverlit
  • Gazillion Bump-N-Go Bubble Bug by Funrise Toy Corporation
  • Little Tikes® Garden Leaf & Lawn Bubble Blower by Imperial Toy, LLC
  • Nerf ® Super Soaker Thunderstorm Blaster by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Nerf ® Vortex lineup by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Rockboard® Scooter – Mini by M.Y. Products LLC
  • Xploderz™ XBlaster200 by The Maya Group

PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR


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

  • Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Hasbro/Playskool
  • Green Toys™ Pizza Parlor by Green Toys Inc.
  • LeapPad™ Explorer by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • Let's Rock Elmo by Playskool
  • Little People® Zoo Talkers™ Animal Sounds Zoo™ by Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • Pirate Ship by Box Creations
  • Richard Scarry's Busytown™ Busy, Busy Airport Game by Wonder Forge

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR


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

  • Angry Birds™ (Rovio Entertainment Ltd/ Striker Entertainment)
  • Cars 2  ( Disney•Pixar ) (Disney Consumer Products )
  • Chuggington™ (Ludorum)
  • Monster High™(Mattel)
  • Moshi Monsters™ (Mind Candy)
  • Redakai (Spin Master Ltd.)
  • The Smurfs™ (IMPS)

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR


Toys primarily distributed through specialty retailers

  • Angry Birds™ plush toys by Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co., Inc. 
  • HEXBUG® Nano® Hive™ Habitat Set by Innovation First Labs, Inc.
  • nanoblock® by The Ohio Art Company
  • Rory's Story Cubes® by Gamewright/Ceaco
  • Sticky Mosaics® Happily Ever After Jewelry Box by The Orb Factory Limited
  • Tilt™ by ThinkFun
  • Tobbles™ by Fat Brain Toy Co.
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