The 16th annual Toy of the Year Awards have wrapped up in New York City, and Disney Junior preschool hit Doc McStuffins took two top wins with the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center from Just Play: Best Toy of the Year and Preschool Toy of the Year.
“From toys that can inspire kids’ career choices to ones that boost their creativity and confidence, the 2016 TOTY winners have provided children with countless hours of fun, challenges and learning—benefits that last a lifetime,” said Steve Pasierb, the president and CEO of the U.S. Toy Industry Association. “We congratulate Just Play, KidKraft and the winners across all 12 categories for their innovation and success in the marketplace—and for enhancing children’s experiences through play!”
KidKraft took the People’s Choice Award for its Uptown Espresso Kitchen, as voted for online by consumers.
Walt and co. took further victories as Star Wars (Disney/Lucasfilm Licensing) was named Property of the Year , while the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon by The LEGO Group won the boys’ category. And Disney Infinity 3.0 was awarded E-Connected Toy of the Year.
Other 2016 winners were Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck by Moose Toys (Girls’ Toy), VEX Robotics Robotic Arm by HEXBUG (Educational Toy), Hasbro’s Pie Face Game (Game of the Year), Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo by Fisher-Price (Infants & Toddlers), Meccanoid G15 by Spin Master (Innovative Toy), Razor GFD Fury by Razor USA (Outdoor Toy) and Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run by Learning Resources (Specialty Toy).