TOY FAIR DAILY: LeapFrog scoops duo at 2011 Toy Industry Awards

Katie Roberts

By Katie Roberts

January 25th 2012 at 9:22AM
TOY FAIR DAILY: LeapFrog scoops duo at 2011 Toy Industry Awards

LeapPad named Toy of the Year, Hasbro wins Supplier of the Year and The Entertainer takes Toy Retailer of the Year.

The BTHA's annual awards ceremony, in conjunction with the TRA took place last night at Banqueting House in Central London. 

The Entertainer won three awards (Multiple Toy Retailer, Online Toy Retailer and Overall Toy Retailer), while LeapFrog's LeapPad was awarded with two gongs (Lifestyle Toy and Overall Toy of the Year).



BTHA chairman Christine Nicholls announced the winners of the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards, including a Judges Special Recognition Award which was presented for outstanding achievement in toy retail, to Bentalls of Kingston.  

TRA chairman Alan Simpson unveiled the Supplier of the Year Awards. A total of three TRA Special Recognition Awards were presented to Innovation First for its Hexbug range, Interplay for its Craft ranges and TY for Beanies & Beanie Boos. 

Industry veteran Val Stedham was the acclaimed recipient of a TRA Industry Award for her services to the toy industry.

The full line up of winners follows:

TOY RETAILER OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year - W J Daniel & Co (Windsor)
Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year - The Entertainer
Online Toy Retailer of the Year - The Entertainer
Toy Catalogue of the Year - Smyths
Toy Retailer (Grocer) of the Year - Tesco
Judges Special Recognition Award - Bentalls (Kingston)
Overall Toy Retailer of the Year - The Entertainer

TOY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARDS:

Collectable Toy of the Year - Moshi Moshlings, Vivid Toy Group
Construction Range of the Year - Ninjago, Lego
Game of the Year - Doggie Doo, John Adams
Pre-School Toy of the Year - Toot Toot Drivers Car and Garage, Vtech
Girls’ Toy of the Year - Fijit Interactive Friends, Mattel              
Boys’ Toy of the Year - Nerf N-Strike Maverick, Hasbro
Doll of the Year - Disney Tangled Sing & Glow Rapunzel, Mattel
Lifestyle Toy of the Year - LeapPad Explorer, Leapfrog
Toy Licence of the Year - Moshi, Mind Candy
TRA Special Recognition Award - Hexbug, Innovation First
TRA Special Recognition Award - Beanies and Beanie Boos, TY
TRA Special Recognition Award - Craft Ranges, Interplay
TRA Industry Award - Val Stedham

Supplier of the Year - Hasbro
Toy of the Year - LeapPad Explorer, Leapfrog