TIA reveals Toy of the Year 2016 finalists

Published on: 18th November 2015

The Toy Industry Association has announced 84 finalists for its annual awards.

toty480This year’s finalists were selected from over 700 nominees submitted by over 200 companies. More than 40 retailers, youth experts, academics and journalists staffed the panel which selected them. The winners of each of the 12 categories, and the Toy of the Year, will also be selected by a committee of toy retailers, media, TIA members and consumers. The People’s Choice award winner will be selected through consumer votes.

Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of the Toy Industry Association, said: “From innovative toys that talk and fly to enriching playthings that teach and inspire, this year’s TOTY finalists have brought joy, laughter and learning to millions of children and families. The outstanding nominees are a testament to the toy industry’s dedication to the happiness, healthy development and well-being of kids around the world. We wish each TOTY nominee the best of luck, and look forward to honouring the winners in just a few months.”

Consumers can visit to vote in 12 different categories, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on 12th February 2016, to kick off the American International Toy Fair.


Asmodee turns to TikTok for Dobble brand campaign

Craft Buddy launches 2020 Christmas Crystal Art range

WHSmith requests rent decrease from landlords

Zee Productions

Zee Productions celebrates 1st anniversary with new puzzles

BlogOn Xmas Conference to go virtual

Maxi Toys acquired by King Jouet

Rubies and Bristol Novelty to merge

DreamToys transitions to digital event

Intu Trafford Centre up for auction

Basic Fun’s Pound Puppies partner with Dogs Trust