I'm sure all of you are curious to know what the Hottest Toys Of The Year
are. The top Toy Experts in the country have hand picked the Best Toys in various categories. For the Top Toys Of 2005 - Christmas and Holiday Shopping Special
, click on Top Toys Of 2005 - Holiday Shopping Special
. But first go right ahead and check out the Toy Of The Year Award WINNERS for 2005
presented by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). You can view PICTURES
of the award winners by clicking on the link.
The Best Toy Of The Year Award was presented to V.Smile TV Learning System - VTech Electronics North America. VSmile TV Learning System from VTech
is a great way for your child to learn through interactive games and graphics. It combines ease of use with convienience, simply hook it up to your TV and you are ready to go. Overall, its a pretty good buy to keep your kids occupied while having some good, clean, intelligent fun!
There was a tie for the best infant/preschool toy. The winners are Fridge Phonics Magnetic Set - LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc and Peek-a-Blocks IncrediBlock - Fisher-Price. The Fridge Phonics Magnetic Set features a set of interactive magnets in the shape of alphabets and a magnetic letter reader, which attach to your fridge. It teaches kids the letters, phonics and sings an alphabet song. Peek-A-Blocks Incrediblocks from Fisher-Price has sounds, lights, and lots of smile provoking action.
The best toy developed specifically for girls of any age award went to Bella Dancerella Home Ballet Studio - Spin Master Ltd. This wonderful Ballet Dance Mat from Spin Master teaches little girls the basic ballet steps in an easy and fun way. The double sided dance mat has 5 basic ballet positions, which kids can learn by watching the half hour instructional video and dance along to the Step by Step song. Comes with a portable barre.
The best toy developed specifically for boys of any age, not including r/c, ride-on and other vehicles went to LEGO Knights' Kingdom - LEGO Systems Inc. Transport your child back to the medivial times with this wonderful LEGO theme The Knight's Kingdom. Complete with castles, kings, brave knights and evil villians, here are the top picks from the popular Knights Kingdom LEGO Series.
Including children's board, card, CD-ROM or electronic game formats. The winner in this category is Scene It? - Screen Life LLC. This game comes with a DVD included which has all the good stuff on it, namely the DVD snippets from recent movies. This party game involves players watching the movie clips, and later answering movie trivia and questions about the clips. The players move around the game board and the winner is the one who knows the most about movies!
The best toy designed for outdoor play was presented to Schwinn® Sting-Ray® Bike - Pacific Cycle. Be cool all the way! The new Schwinn Boys' Sting-Ray is so popular with all the guys. This bike is designed along the orange county chopper style lines. The chopper theme is re-enforced on the frame as well as the chain guard. A cool saddle style seat completes the look. This item is covered by Schwinn's Lifetime Guarantee.
The best toy that through play helps children develop special skills and/or knowledge went to V.Smile TV Learning System - VTech Electronics North America. VSmile TV Learning System from VTech is a great way for your child to learn through interactive games and graphics. It combines ease of use with convienience, simply hook it up to your TV and you are ready to go. Overall, its a pretty good buy to keep your kids occupied while having some good, clean, intelligent fun!
The best toy that inspires creative play through various forms of activity went to Aquadoodle - Spin Master Ltd. This cool no mess doodling mat from SpinMasters is a boon to busy moms! The aquadoodle mat has a white surface on which kids doodle with a Magic Pen filled with water. The doodling appears and within less than a minute, dries up and disappears from the surface, leaving no mess to wipe or clean! Kids can use and reuse the mat over and over again.
For toys created for children of any age that have a considerable electronic component involved. This includes "plug 'n play" and interactive videos. The award was presented to VideoNow Color - Hasbro
. This is a great portable video player for kids on which they can watch their favorite shows. This product comes recommended if you are looking for some safe form of entertainment for your kids.
The licensor that had the greatest success spreading its brand or property throughout the industry while generating interest and excitement went to Dora the Explorer - Nick Jr. division of Viacom International. Here is a review of Dora's Talking Dollhouse