Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pet Vet Checkup Center by Just Play wins Toy of The Year award

Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City on Feb. 12 to pay tribute to the toy industry's best and brightest toys, games and individuals at the 16th Annual Toy of the Year Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Hosted by the U.S. Toy Industry Association in support of the philanthropic work of the Toy Industry Foundation, the "Oscars" of the toy industry were held at the American Museum of Natural History, which served as the official kick off to the 113th North American International Toy Fair.

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 The nominees were carefully selected by committees of academics, journalists, retailers and others who considered 700 submitted products and properties.

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