The Toy Of The Year Awards are presented to the brightest, the best and the most promising toys of the year. Here are some previous award winning toys that have been honored.
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush
Now your child can create master pieces without the mess! The Color Wonder Magic Light Brush from Crayola creates colors just like it's name - as if by magic. The Color Wonder colors are specially designed so they appear on the Color Wonder paper only and do not stain skin, walls, carpet or clothing. A win-win situation for both parents and kids. Perfect for kids over the age of 5, this Color Wonder Magic Light Brush from Crayola won the award for the best toy of the year in the activity toy category.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers are reigning supreme in the battle world. Kids everywhere are enthralled by these powerful, yet loyal beasts that will go to any lengths to protect their masters and win the fight. It’s no wonder that the Bakugan Brawlers won the Boy Toy of the Year award.
These small spheres magnetically morph into powerful Bakugan warriors when they roll onto the real metal Gate Cards. Strategy must be used to place your metal cards effectively so that you can win the battle. You have to use your finely honed shooting skills to roll your Bakugan into battle and win! This awesome toy is great for boys over the age of 5 years.
Virtual learning is taken to a whole new level with the Tag Reading System from Leapfrog. The Tag Reader is a device which will bring stories and games to life. As children touch the Tag Reader to the pages of specially printed story books, a small camera in the tip "reads" the pages, enabling children to hear words and stories as if they were being read aloud.
Children will enjoy classic stories or join popular characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Ariel the Little Mermaid in new reading adventures. The Tag Reader holds audio for up to five books at a time. The Tag Reading system won the Educational Toy of the Year award for 2009. It's pretty easy to use and is appropriate for kids from ages 4 to 8.
Every little girl dreams of owning a pony or a horse. The Playmobil Pony Ranch Farm is here to fulfill that wish. The horse farm is realistically designed and features three figures, two horses, a pony and a kiosk. Lots of accessories are included. Little girls will love the bright colors and adorable figures and can let their imaginations run riot for hours with this cool farm playset. Recommended for ages 4 and up, the Playmobil Horse Farm won the Girl Toy of the Year award at this year's Toy Fair.
Are you hesitant about buying a pup because of all the mess? The Furreal Friends Biscuit my Lovin' Pup from Hasbro is a great substitute for the real thing. This oversized plush puppy is realistically designed and responds to over 6 different commands like sit, lie down, speak and so on. Nine sensors allow Biscuit to respond to various touch and voice commands. A unique photo sensor in Biscuit's forehead prompts him to flinch, blink, or sneeze when you wave something in front of him. He also responds to light and dark. Perfect for kids from 5 through 8 years, Biscuit won the award for Electronic Entertainment Toy of the Year 2009.
Bananagrams is a "fast" and "fun" word game that requires no pencils, paper or board. All you need is a table. This game is quick as one hand can be played in as little as 5 minutes. A great way for families to bond, Bananagrams is fun and educational. Makes for a great travel game as well, Bananagrams won the Game of the Year Award for 2009.
Your little one will be totally charmed with Elmo as he comes alive and talks like a real muppet. His mannerisms are right on target as his head moves back and forth as he speaks. He waves his arms, sits and stands, even crosses his legs while telling stories and jokes, singing songs and playing games. Children over the age of 18 months will love this toy which can be activated with a tickle or a squeeze of Elmo’s foot, tummy, back or nose.
Spinmaster Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro Car
Not your ordinary remote controlled car - Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro Car will blow all the others away from the arena. These light cars are simply spectacular as they can move in three dimensions -across the ground, up the wall and even upside down on the ceiling. By using a specially designed suction device, the car can climb a wall and maneuver just as it does on the ground. However these cars must be operated on a smooth surface as inconsistency can make the car lose suction and fall off. Other than that, this awesome car is sure to wow kids everywhere. Perfect for kids over the age of 8, the Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro Car won the Most Innovative Toy of the Year Award for 2009.
Chalks have become more fun with the Crayola 3D chalk. Kids will have a blast with this simple yet fun toy. Every chalk stick has two specially paired colors. Use them together to create the best 3D effects. When you wear 3D glasses, the colors “pop” out at you at different levels! The warm colors like red appear high and the cool colors like blue seem low, creating awesome 3D effects. A nice twist on traditional sidewalk chalk, the Crayola 3D Sidewalk Chalk won the Outdoor Toy of the Year Award for 2009.
The Create Your Own Pop Up Books from Faber Castell will add a whole new dimension of fun to learning. The set includes 2 high-quality hardcover pop-up books stickers, 8 markers and pop-up designs. Kids can let their imaginations run free with these books as they add drawings or photographs. Illustrated instructions include story starter ideas and step-by-step pop-up ideas. Perfect for kids between 5 to 10 years, this play set won the Speciality Toy of the Year Award for 2009.