The Toy Association announced the winners of the Toy Of The Year Award for 2020 today, along with winners of all the other toy award categories. You can read the full press release here.
Play professionals and toy fans from around the globe gathered virtually today to honor the year's most outstanding playthings and inspiring individuals at The Toy Association's 21st annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Proceeds from the TOTY awards program support the charitable work of The Toy Foundation.
This year's online event peeled back the curtain on what is normally an industry-exclusive ceremony held in New York City, so that worldwide play enthusiasts could witness toy history being made at the "Oscars" of the toy industry.
During the livestream, viewers saw the prestigious overall Toy of the Year Award go to Star Wars: The Child Animatronic Edition Toy (Hasbro) – the adorable character that has captured the hearts of franchise fans the world over. The toy also won for "Innovative Toy of the Year."
In a surprise announcement, two winners were chosen for the "People's Choice" Award – both Story Time Chess (Story Time Chess), a classic game reimagined for the youngest of players, and The Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) (McFarlane Toys), a fan-favorite that has its roots on Kickstarter, took home the honor.
TOTY awards were also handed out in 16 categories and given to the following:
Congratulations to Hasbro for winning the biggest price of the year, and to Disney for having the hottest license of the year with the Mandalorian. For the full press release have a look at the official website, please.
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