The Toy of the Year award and the Preschool Toy of the Year both went to the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center by Just Play. Given the People's Choice award for most online votes from consumers was KidKraft LLC's Uptown Espresso Kitchen.
A special tribute was made to the Toy Industry Foundation, which gave brand-new toys to more than 1 million children in 2015. The event also marked the induction of Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Descriptions of all TOTY finalists and award winners can be found online at ToyAwards.org. The nominees were carefully selected by committees of academics, journalists, retailers and others who considered 700 submitted products and properties.