Top toys 2015 : TIA Reveals Toy of the Year Nominees

Top toys 2015 : TIA Reveals 2015 Toy of the Year Nominees

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) revealed the 83 finalists for the 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Finalists were selected from more than 600 nominees submitted for consideration by 159 companies.

Sixty academics, journalists, toy trend experts, play therapists, toy inventors and designers and toy retailers staffed the nomination committees that narrowed the field to the slate of finalists. Votes from mass retailers, specialty toy retailers, media, TIA members and consumers will be used to determine each of the 12 category winners.

The winners, including the overall “Toy of the Year” and the “People’s Choice” awards, will be announced at the TOTY Awards ceremony held on Friday, February 13, 2015 and help kick off to the 112th North American International Toy Fair Toy fans can visit www.ToyAwards.org between now and January 11, 2015 to vote for their favorite toys, games and properties across 12 categories—and enter to win exclusive prize packages.

“The TOTY Awards celebrate the creative spirit of the North American toy industry and represent a broad array of skill-building playthings that enrich the lives of children around the world,” said Carter Keithley, president and CEO, TIA. “The awards program also supports the philanthropic work of the Toy Industry Foundation, which partners with generous toy companies throughout the year to bring brand-new toys to children in need.”

Check out the full list of 2015 TOTY finalists at www.ToyAwards.org.