Voting is underway for this year’s Designer Toy Awards which kicks off in October.
The New York awards ceremony consists of over 20 categories (see below), with nominees including artists such as 64 Colors and Buff Monster.
The Awards are a more specialist, cult take on the toy industry. For example, the nominees for Best Licensed Product are the Google Android robot by Andrew Bell, a Han Solo Mimobot by Mimoco, Millenium Falcon Cardreader by Mimoco, Street Fighter figures by Kidrobot and X Marvel Frenzies figures by Tokidoki.
“The Designer Toy Awards celebrates the creativity, innovation and artistic excellence in the designer toy market, which after more than a decade has not only become a prominent and legitimate form of artistic and commercial expression, it is one of the leaders in global trendsetting,” read a statement.
“This award ceremony will celebrate the best of the industry’s artists, designers and brands, as well as honouring those involved in championing designer toys throughout the world.”
The Designer Toy Awards categories are as follows:
Community Choice Awards
•Artist of the Year
•Best Online Toy Store
•Best Toy Store
•Best Toy From a Comic
•Best DIY Platform
DTA Board Voted Awards
•Toy of the Year
•Brand of the Year
•Break through Artist
•Best Mini Series
•Best Self Produced
•Best Licensed Product
•Best Plush Design
•Best 1/6th Scale
The ceremony takes place on October 13th. It will be hosted by toy artist Sucklord. For more information visit the Designer Toy Awards website.
Image: Kidrobot (nominated for Brand of the Year)
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