Sunday, September 24

Toys of The Year Nominees Are…

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With eight nominations, Canada’s Spin Master leads the Toy Industry Association’s annual awards competition, but Lego and Hasbro are in hot pursuit with six nominations each. Frozen’s Elsa, meanwhile, will be duking it out with the likes of  TMNT, Minecraft and Paw Patrol for Property of the Year.

According to industry org TIA, more than 600 nominees were submitted for consideration in 12 categories for the 2015 edition of the Toy of the Year Awards. Members of the public are now invited to cast their votes on the TIA site. The 12 TOTY winners, along with the People’s Choice winners, will be announced at the TOTY Awards ceremony taking place on Friday, February 13 in New York to kick off the 112th edition of New York Toy Fair.

So what toys made the cut in the key entertainment-driven categories? Check it out.

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

Disney’s Frozen (The Walt Disney Company)
Minecraft Series 2 (Mojang/Jazwares LLC)
Paw Patrol (Spin Master)
Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Publishing, Inc.)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)
The Lego Movie (The LEGO Group)

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR

AIR HOGS ROLLERCOPTER (Spin Master)
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Fire Blastin’ Dusty Crophopper (Mattel)
Marvel Super Hero Mashers (Hasbro)
Max Tow Truck (JAKKS Pacific)
NERF N-STRIKE MEGA THUNDERBOW (Hasbro)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Action Figures (Playmates Toys)
ZOOMER DINO (Spin Master)

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR

Barbie Endless Curls (Mattel)
Cool Baker Magic Mixer (Spin Master)
Design Your Own Jewelry – Charm Bracelet Kit (Sugar Lulu)
Disney Princess Palace Pets: Magic Dance Pumpkin (Blip Toys)
Doc McStuffins Walk N’ Talk Doc Mobile Doll (Just Play)
LEGO Disney Princess (LEGO Systems)
Shopkins Small Mart Playset (Moose Toys)

PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

Camp Site (PLAYMOBIL)
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile (Just Play)
Kidizoom Smartwatch (VTech)
LEGO Juniors(LEGO Systems)
PAW PATROL LOOKOUT HQ (Spin Master)
Razor Jr. Zombie and Monster Kix scooter(Razor USA)
Snow Glow Elsa (JAKKS Pacific)

E-CONNECTED TOY OF THE YEAR

Barbie Fashion Design Maker Doll (Mattel)
Kurio Xtreme (Techno Source)
LeapTV (LeapFrog)
LEGO FUSION (LEGO Systems)
Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Publishing)
Tiggly Counts (Tiggly Kidtellect)
Virtual Design Pro (Crayola)

For a complete listing of nominees, including Educational, Game and Specialty TOTYs, click here.