US trade salutes award winners

Hasbro, Mattel, Zizzle and Wild Planet were among the big winners at the annual US Toy of the Year Awards on the eve of the opening of the American International Toy Fair.
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The event also included the induction of Star Wars creator George Lucas into the industry's Toy Hall of Fame.

In all, 10 toys and a children's property were honoured. They were: Infant/Preschool Toy of the Year, for toys designed for infant and/or preschool children: T.M.X. Elmo from Mattel/Fisher-Price

Girl Toy of the Year was Friends Butterscotch Pony from Hasbro.

Boy Toy of the Year was won jointly by the Spy Video Car from Wild Planet Entertainment and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Ultimate Black Pearl Playset from Zizzle.

Game of the Year, including board, CD-ROM, electronic and card game formats, was Zooreka from Cranium.

Outdoor Toy of the Year was the Fold 2 Go Trike from Radio Flyer.

Educational Toy of the Year was won by Smart Globe 2.0 from Oregon Scientific.

Moon Sand from Spin Master won Activity Toy of the Year.

Electronic Entertainment Toy of the Year, for toys that merge high-technology with creativity and imagination, was Mattel’s Kid Tough Digital Camera.

Most Innovative Toy of the Year, for the most outstanding, unique and creative toy, was FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony from Hasbro.

Specialty Toy of the Year, for toys distributed primarily through specialty toy retailers, was Webkinz from Ganz.

Property of the Year was won by Disney Pixar's Cars from Disney Consumer Products



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