We recently shared the news about the plans for 2022 from the Toy Association and helped broadcast their news about the Interim Toy Fair for 2021 which will be held in May of next year. See that announcement over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” by clicking HERE. Earlier today, the group revealed the finalists for the annual Toy Of The Year Awards and we’ll talk a little more about that after the logo.
For those who are newer to the toy industry pieces, the TOTY Awards are akin to The Oscars for films and as a member of the media who has attended Toy Fair for ten straight years now, I always look to do some kind of post about the awards. Since PiercingMetal readers can call action figure and collectible fans among their number, I am sharing those two groups of finalists for your review. The full list will be shared with a link over to “The Chronicles” down at the close.
ACTION FIGURE TOY OF THE YEAR:
Toys that represent a person or fictional character intended for active, imaginative and narrative-based play
Alter Nation Action Figure Assortment (Panda Mony Toy Brands)
Anime Heroes (Bandai America)
Batman 4 Inch Action Figures (Spin Master)
Fisher-Price #ThankYouHeroes Line (Mattel)
Heroes of Goo Jit Zu (Moose Toys)
The Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) (McFarlane Toys)
Treasure X (Moose Toys)
COLLECTIBLE OF THE YEAR:
Toys that compose a set and can be collected in multiples; can include novelty playthings, miniature versions of existing lines, licensed collectibles, etc.
Blume Petal Pets (Skyrocket)
Charaction CUBE (Bandai America)
Hairdorables Hair Art Series (Just Play)
HEXBUG JUNKBOTS Large Dumpster (HEXBUG)
LEGO Super Mario Character Packs (LEGO)
L.O.L. Surprise! Remix Hair Flip (MGA Entertainment)
Space Invaders Micro Player (My Arcade)
I’ve opted to not add my usual “PiercingMetal Thoughts” to this one since almost all of the narrative in it amounts to that and before I wrap it all up you’re going to want to sit back and relax after clicking HERE where you can peruse the full list of finalists for the 2021 Toy Of The Year awards. It’s some list for sure and we love a lot of the nominated companies. The interested can chime in here on the short list but we’d really love for you to explore “The Chronicles” and see the whole enchilada. See you next time around. Thanks for reading.
Official Website: http://www.toyassociation.org