Toy of the Year Awards winners revealed

The annual Toy of the Year Awards has honoured the top toys of the previous year, with LEGO scooping the top three gongs.

Building sets from LEGO Star Wars and the build and code toolkit, LEGO BOOST, were recognized as Toy of the Year in the Construction, Specialty and Tech categories, respectively, which were awarded at the Toy Association’s annual gala to celebrate the best and most innovative toys, held Friday, February 16th in New York City.

"We are honoured to be recognized as the gold standard in toys by the industry and consumers alike. Given that we pioneered the convergence of LEGO bricks and technology with LEGO Mindstorms 20 years ago, it’s particularly exciting that our build and code toolkit, LEGO Boost, was cited as Tech Toy of the Year," said Michael McNally, senior director, brand relations at LEGO Systems, Inc. 

"Receiving two T.O.T.Y. Awards for LEGO Star Wars is a testament to the power of the Star Wars property brought to life in LEGO form for fans of all ages."

The full list of winners is as follows:

The best toy of the year

Fingerlings by WowWee USA, Inc.

L.O.L. Surprise! by MGA Entertainment 

People’s Choice Awards

Funko’s Mystery Minis

Funko, LLC 

Action Figure of the Year

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot Figure

Hasbro, Inc.

Collectable of the Year


WowWee USA, Inc. 

Construction Toy of the Year

LEGO Star Wars BB-8

LEGO Systems, Inc. 

Creative Toy of the Year

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit 


Doll of the Year

Wonder Crew Superhero Will 


Game of the Year

Soggy Doggy

Spin Master Ltd. 

Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year

Teddy Ruxpin

Wicked Cool Toys 

Innovative Toy of the Year

Rubie’s Jurassic World T-Rex Inflatable Costume

Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc. 

License of the Year

Star Wars

Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media 

Outdoor Toy of the Year

Bunch O Balloons Filler Soaker


Playset of the Year

Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage

Mattel, Inc. 

Plush Toy of the Year

Disney Junior Minnie’s Walk and Play Puppy

Just Play Products 

Preschool Toy of the Year

PAW Patrol My Size Lookout Tower

Spin Master Ltd. 

Rookie of the Year

Antsy Pants Build & Play Kits 

Beach House Group 

Specialty Toy of the Year

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

LEGO Systems, Inc.

Tech Toy of the Year

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 

LEGO Systems, Inc. 

Vehicle of the Year

PAW Patrol Sea Patroller by 

Spin Master Ltd. 

About Robert Hutchins

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