Toy Of The Year Awards 2016 (TOTY Awards)

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Last Updated on May 10, 2021 by Danielle

Toty Awards 2016

The Toy Of The Year 2016 (TOTY) Awards have been announced by The Toy Industry Association.

We are getting ready for the Toy Fair in New York City. We will by looking at tons of new toys, trying to figure out what will be the top toys for Christmas 2021. While predicting what will be hot this year is a challenge, figuring out what was hot last year is easy. The Toy Of The Year (TOTY) Awards  for 2016 have been announced by the Toy Industry Association just a few hours ago.

Drum roll, please. And the winners are . . .

Toy Of The Year 2016

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center
Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center
By Just Play
For ages 3+ , MSRP $79.99
It’s time for you checkup! Kids can take care of all their sick toy and animals. With lights and sounds, there are so many fun ways for kids to give their toys a checkup including an x-ray, scale, bath, and more. The sick toys will feel all better in no time.

Activity Toy Of The Year

These toys inspire creativity through fun activities like building or arts and crafts.

  • Bunchems by Spin Master Corp.
  • Chocolate Pen by Skyrocket Toys
  • Roominate Amusement Park by Roominate
  • Shrinky Dinks Bake & Shape 3D Jewelry by Alex Brands
  • Strand Bands Designer Set by The Bridge Direct
  • Upcycling: Garbage to Glam by Fashion Angels
  • Yummy Nummies by Blip Toys

And the winner is . . .

Bunchems
Bunchems
By Spinmaster
For ages 4+ , MSRP $24.99
These soft brightly colored balls stick together for endless hours of building play. Simply squish them together to create whatever your imagination dreams up.

Boys Toy Of The Year

Here are the best toys for boys.

  • Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quad by Spin Master Corp.
  • Hot Wheels® Ultimate Garage by Mattel
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon by The LEGO Group
  • Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Sky Viper Video Streaming Drone V950STR by Skyrocket Toys
  • STAR WARS® Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber by Hasbro, Inc.
  • XPV HULK SMASH™ RC by JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

And the winner is . . .

The Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon
By Lego
For ages 8+ , MSRP $149.99
It’s Lego and the Millennium Falcon. What more could a Lego fan ask for? Designed after the famous spaceship in the Star Wars: The Force Awaken, this version of the iconic spaceship features a detachable cockpit.

E-Connected Toy Of The Year

These toys connect with a digital device like a tablet of video game console.

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition by Disney
  • Hello Barbie™ by Mattel
  • Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech®
  • Skylanders SuperChargers by Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Stikbot Studio by Zing
  • View-Master® Virtual Reality Viewer by Mattel
  • Wonder Workshop Dash Robot by Wonder Workshop

And the winner is . . .

Disney Infinity 3.0
Disney Infinity 3.0
By Disney
For ages 10+ , MSRP $64.99
How would you like to bring your favorite Disney Star Wars Toys to life? Disney Infinity 3.0, lets kids do just that. There are several playsets that bring some of Disney’s most iconic characters to life in a video game. The Toy Box mode lets kids design their own levels for their toys to play inside of.  It’s one of the best PS4 games for kids and best Xbox One games for kids.

Educational Toy Of The Year

These toys are not only fun, they help kids learn.

  • Foundation Chemistry Kit by Yellow Scope
  • Gears!Gears!Gears!® Build & Bloom Building Set by Learning Resources
  • Kids First Physics Lab by Thames and Kosmos
  • Magnets in Motion 61Pc Set by Magformers
  • Mighty Makers Fun on the Ferris Wheel by K’NEX Brands
  • Number Lovin’ Oven by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • VEX Robotics Robotic Arm by HEXBUG

And the winner is . . .

Vex Robotics Robotic Arm
Vex Robotics Arm
By Hexbug
For ages 8+ , MSRP $49.99
The Vex robotics Motorized Arm is a miniature version of the real thing. It spins around 360 degrees and the claws can lift things up and put them down. It’s not just a robotic arm. With multiple builds, kids can also build a robotic helicopter and scorpion with the pieces.

Game Of The Year

Here are the best family board games of 2016.

  • Choice Words by MindWare
  • Chrono Bomb® by Patch Products, LLC
  • LEGO Dimensions by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Pie Face Game by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Rush Hour Shift™ by ThinkFun, Inc.
  • Three Little Piggies by Smart Toys and Games, Inc.
  • WOO! By Fat Brain Toy Co.

And the winner is . . .

Pieface
Pieface
By Hasbro
For ages 5+ , MSRP $19.99
Who would have thought slamming pie in people’s face would be so fun? Pie Face is endless amounts of fun and laughter. Simply load the hand with whip cream and the fun starts. Players take turns putting their head through the contraption and turning the handle. Watch out! Suddenly, somebody will have pie on their face.

Girls Toy Of The Year

Here are the top toys for girls.

  • Disney’s Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa by JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
  • FURREAL FRIENDS STARLILY, MY MAGICAL UNICORN by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts Cookie Oven by Wicked Cool Toys
  • Nancy B’s Science Club Black Light Illuminator & Nature’s Mysteries Journal by Educational Insights
  • Nerf Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck by Moose Toys Pty Ltd
  • Zoomer Kitty by Spin Master Corp.

And the winner is . . .

Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck
Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck
By Moose Toys
For ages 4+ , MSRP $19.99
Girls are addicted to Shopkins. Now they can chill with this Ice Cream Truck play set. Girls can display their Shopkins inside of the truck and even store them inside. The Shopkins can even catch some shade under the umbrella.

Infant/Toddler Toy Of the Year

Here are the top toddler toys.

  • Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo by Fisher-Price
  • Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space by Fisher-Price
  • Fold ‘N Go Elephant Toy by Playskool
  • Lil Ocean Explorers 3-in-1 Adventure Course by Little Tikes
  • Play All Day Elmo by Playskool
  • Rolligo by Fat Brain Toy Co.
  • Storytime Theater™ by Tech 4 Kids

And the winner is . . .

Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
By Fisher Price
For ages 3mon+ , MSRP $39.99
Fisher Price Beatbo – Designed to get your Baby moving and dancing, this interactive friend won the toy of the year for 2016. Full of personality, he’s got 3 modes of play to keep babies and dancing all night long. Beatbo was happy to except the award. He couldn’t have done it without all his pals. He’s simply one of the best infant toys.

Innovative Toy Of The Year

Here are the most innovative toys of 2016.

  • Flipsies™ Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser by VTech®
  • i-loom by Wooky Entertainment
  • Laser Maze™ Jr. by ThinkFun, Inc.
  • Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz
  • Meccanoid G15 by Spin Master Corp.
  • MiPosaur by WowWee
  • Star Wars Science – Jedi Force Levitator by Uncle Milton Industries

And the winner is . . .

Meccanoid G15
Meccanoid G15
By Spinmaster
For ages 10+ , MSRP $179.99
How would you like to build your very own 2 foot tall talking robot? With over 600 pieces, this robot is as fun to build as he is to play with. When you are done building him, he will crack all sorts of jokes. He’s like that uncle you wish you had.

Outdoor Toy Of The Year

Here are the best outdoor toys of 2016.

  • Firetek Rocket by Zing
  • Maisto TECH Rock Crawler 3XL by Maisto – Bburago
  • Micro Mini2Go by Micro Kickboard
  • Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker Tri Threat Crossbow by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Nerf Super Soaker Floodfire Water Blaster by Hasbro, Inc.
  • R2-D2™ Bubble Machine by Imperial Toy LLC
  • Razor GFD Fury by Razor USA LLC

And the winner is . . .

Razor GFD Fury
Razor GFD Fury
By Razor
For ages 8+ , MSRP $369.99
Wouldn’t it be cool if you had your own go-cart? With speeds up to 12 mph, this go-cart not only zooms and spins around, it leaves a shower of sparks.

Preschool Toy Of The Year

Here are best toys for preschoolers ages 3 – 5.

  • Design & Drill Brightworks by Educational Insights
  • Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center by Just Play
  • Guidecraft™ IO Blocks® 114 Piece Set by Guidecraft
  • Miles from Tomorrowland Stellosphere by TOMY International
  • PlayTape by InRoad Toys
  • Razor Jr. Lil’Crazy by Razor USA LLC
  • Uptown Espresso Kitchen by KidKraft LLC

And the winner is . . .

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center
Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center
By Just Play
For ages 3+ , MSRP $79.99
It’s time for you checkup! Kids can take care of all their sick toy and animals. With lights and sounds, there are so many fun ways for kids to give their toys a checkup including and X-ray, scale, bath, and more. The sick toys will feel all better in no time.

Property Of The Year

These are the brands that had the biggest impact on the industry.

  • Jurassic World (Universal Partnerships & Licensing)
  • Minions (Universal Partnerships & Licensing)
  • NERF (Hasbro, Inc.)
  • Paw Patrol (Spin Master Corp.)
  • Shopkins (Moose Toys Pty Ltd)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers (Activision Publishing, Inc.)
  • Star Wars (Disney/Lucasfilm Licensing)

And the winner is . . .

Star Wars
Star Wars
The Force has never been stronger. With a new movie last year, Star Wars took the whole toy industry to a galaxy far far away.

Specialty Toy Of The Year

Here are the best toys sold by specialty retailers.

  • Boogie Board Play n’ Trace Doodle Pad by Kent Displays, Inc.
  • Nursery Time Elmo by Gund
  • Sleepy Seas Sound & Lights Whale by Gund
  • SpinAgain by Fat Brain Toy Co.
  • SuperMax the Turtle by Cloud b
  • Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run by Learning Resources
  • Worry Eaters by The Haywire Group

And the winner is . . .

Tumble Trax Marble Run
Tumble Trax Marble Run
By Learning Resources
For ages 5+ , MSRP $24.99
Here is a fun twist on the classic marble run toy. Kids use short curved magnetic pieces. Once the marble drops, the fun begins.

Congrats to all the winners.

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