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Elmo giggles all the way to the podium – T.O.T.Y. award winners announced

At a gala ceremony on Saturday night that saw Star Wars creator George Lucas inducted into the Toy Industry Association Hall of Fame, the industry org also handed out its annual Toy of the Year Awards. The year's sensation T.M.X. Elmo garnered his fair share of accolades, scoring the coveted Toy of the Year and Infant/Preschool Toy of the Year honors.
February 12, 2007

At a gala ceremony on Saturday night that saw Star Wars creator George Lucas inducted into the Toy Industry Association Hall of Fame, the industry org also handed out its annual Toy of the Year Awards. And by the looks of a poll in KidScreen‘s January issue that asked our readers to predict T.O.T.Y. winners, we’d say you’re a pretty bright bunch. The group was dead-on in its Girl Toy, Boy Toy and Most Innovative Toy of the Year picks. And the year’s sensation T.M.X. Elmo garnered his fair share of accolades, scoring the coveted Toy of the Year and Infant/Preschool Toy of the Year honors. Congrats to all the nominees and winners!

The envelope please:

Toy of the Year: T.M.X. Elmo from Fisher-Price

Infant/Preschool Toy of the Year: T.M.X. Elmo from Fisher-Price

Girl Toy of the Year: FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony from Hasbro

Boy Toy of the Year (a tie): Spy Video Car from Wild Planet Entertainment, and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Ultimate Black Pearl Playset from Zizzle

Game of the Year: Cranium’s Zooreka from Cranium

Outdoor Toy of the Year: Fold 2 Go Trike from Radio Flyer

Educational Toy of the Year: Smart Globe&trade: 2.0 from Oregon Scientific

Activity Toy of the Year: Moon Sand from Spin Master

Electronic Entertainment Toy of the Year: Kid Tough Digital Camera from Fisher-Price

Most Innovative Toy of the Year: FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony from Hasbro

Specialty Toy of the Year: Webkinz from Ganz

Property of the Year: Disney Pixar’s Cars from Disney Consumer Products

About The Author
Lana Castleman is the Editor & Content Director of Kidscreen and oversees all content for Kidscreen magazine, kidscreen.com and related kidscreen events. lcastleman@brunico.com

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