The 2012 Toy Industry Awards winners have been revealed.
The awards ceremony took place at London Olympia's West Hall last night, organised by the British Toy & Hobby Association and the Toy Retailers Association.
TOY RETAILER OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Independent Toy Retailer of the YearMIDCO Toymaster
Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the YearSmyths Toys
General Multiple Toy Retailer of the YearASDA
Online Toy Retailer of the YearThe Entertainer
Judges Special Recognition AwardToy Barnhaus
Judges Special Recognition AwardHarrods (Knightsbridge)
Overall Toy Retailer of the YearSmyths Toys
BTHA SPECIAL AWARDS
Golden Teddy Award - Graham Brennan, Playmobil
BTHA Special Recognition Award - John Harper, Hasbro
TOY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
Collectable Toy of the Year Moshi Figures, Vivid Imaginations
Construction Range of the Year LEGO Friends, LEGO
Game of the Year Angry Birds Knock on Wood, Mattel
Pre-School Toy of the Year Jake and the Never Land Pirates Pirate Ship Bucky, Mattel
Girls’ Toy of the Year Monster High Ghouls Rule Doll Assortment, Mattel
Boys’ Toy of the Year Web Shooting Spider-Man, Hasbro
Doll of the Year Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Dolls, MGA Entertainment
Lifestyle Toy of the Year LeapPad2, Leapfrog
TRA Special Recognition Award iMC Toys
TRA Special Recognition AwardJohn Adams
Supplier of the Year VTech
Toy of the YearFurby, Hasbro
Frank Martin, Chairman of the BTHA, said: “On behalf of the BTHA, I would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Toy Retailer Awards.
"It was pleasing to see an increase in the number of entries, especially from the Independent sector. The judges had to deliberate long and hard to finalise the retailer shortlists because of the very high standard of entries received.
"Congratulations must also go to our worthy runners-up who, it should still be remembered, were the best in their categories, and our sincere thanks to everyone for their participation."
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