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TIA announces US TOTY nominees

There are 56 nominees for the 8th annual Toy Of The Year Awards, which mark the start to New York's Toy Fair.
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Products from firms like Mattel, Hasbro, Spin Master, Leapfrog, Jakks, Disney and Manhattan Toy have been nominated.

The awards will be held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers on February 16th

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, third generation of the Lego family and principal shareholder of the Lego Group, will travel from Denmark to be inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Voting has opened and members and associate members of the TIA are invited to put forward their votes before Monday, January 14th. Ballot forms are available at www.totyawards.org.

INFANT/PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

Brightlings Exploration Station – LeapFrog Enterprises

Cook n’ Learn Interactive Kitchen Set – Little Tikes

iPlay Lift Off Rocket – International Playthings

Moon Sand Adventure Island – Spin Master

T.M.X. Friends – Fisher-Price

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR

Barbie Girls– Mattel

Hannah Montana Singing Dolls - Jakks Pacific

High School Musical 2 Pack Gabriella & Troy Dolls – Mattel

Littlest Pet Shop: Display & Play Round & Round Pet Town Playset – Hasbro

Troop Groovy Girls – Manhattan Toy

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR

Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle – Spin Master

Cars Mega Mack Playtown – Mattel

Nerf N-Strike Disk Shot – Hasbro

Pokemon Action Figures – Jakks Pacific

Transformers Movie Deluxe Figures – Hasbro

GAME OF THE YEAR

Cranium WOW – Cranium

Flippin’ Frogs – Mattel

Hyper Dash – Wild Planet Entertainment

Rubik’s Revolution – Techno Source

The Cat in the Hat, I Can Do That! – I Can Do That! Games

OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR

ESPN Better Batter Baseball – Fisher-Price

RipStik Caster Board – RipStik USA

Sidewalk Paint Sprayer – Crayola

Super Splash Water Park – Little Tikes

Ultimate Family Wagon – Radio Flyer

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR

Bananagrams – Bananagrams

ClickStart My First Computer – LeapFrog Enterprises

EyeClops Bionic Eye – Jakks Pacific

Can Play Guitar – Fisher-Price

Smart Cycle Physical Learning – Fisher-Price

ACTIVITY TOY OF THE YEAR

Color n’ Carry Bag – ALEX

Digital Arts & Crafts Studio – Fisher-Price

Fashion Design Studio – Creativity for Kids/Faber-Castell

Lego City – Lego Systems

Rose Art Smart Easel – Mega Brands

ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT TOY OF THE YEAR

American Idol Talent Challenge – KID Design

Easy Link Internet Launch Pad – Fisher-Price

Power Tour Electric Guitar – Tiger Electronics

Rescue Pets Myepets.com – MGA Entertainment

U.B. Funkeys – Mattel

MOST INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR

Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle - Spin Master

DynaCar – SeeToys

EyeClops Bionic Eye – Jakks Pacific

FLY Fusion Pentop Computer – LeapFrog Enterprises

Smart Cycle Physical Learning – Fisher-Price

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR

Bananagrams – Bananagrams

Fashion Design Studio – Creativity for Kids/Faber-Castell

Karito Kids World Collection – KidsGive

Rok Jr. – Rokenbok Toy

Snap Circuits – Elenco

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

Hannah Montana – Disney Consumer Products

High School Musical – Disney Consumer Products

Pokemon – Jakks Pacific

Star Wars – Lucas Film

Transformers – Hasbro

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