Top 10 T.O.Y. Award Winners For 2010 Announced!
The 19th annual Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Award winners were announced last week! Over 500 new toys were narrowed down and tested for quality, fun and value, by kids and parents across the country. In addition to the Top 10 Toys, FamilyFun also unveiled their brand new ToyHopper App. This new application, available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, helps busy parents find the perfect gift for their kids (including this year’s award winners). Each item can be sorted into shopping lists, shared with friends, and filtered by age, price, type, or theme. That helps tremendously with holiday shopping!
Without further adieu, the Top 10 FamilyFun T.O.Y. Award Winners for 2010:
Sing-a-Ma-Jigs! (pictured above) – Six cute critters who sing, harmonize, and chatter with just a squeeze of their plush bodies. $13 each from Mattel
Creationary – A new take on Legos, the game has players draw cards and build objects while other players race to guess what he/she is building. $35 from Lego
Plastic Bag Monsters – With this kit, kids can build two cool marionette monsters from recycled bags, beads, bottle caps, and more. $9 from Science Store for the Stars
iXL Learning System – An on-the-go smart device for the preschool crowd allows tiny tikes to upload music and photos as well as practice critical skills, including math, reading, and writing. $80 from Fisher-Price
Squap – The latest craze to hit Europe! Play catch with a twist: each player uses a mitt that snaps open and closed to launch and catch the ball (and to store the ball after playing). $25 from Amazon.com
B. Meowsic – With keys in the shape of a cat’s grin, this electric keyboard lets kids hit the high notes and the meow notes. The meow feature is what truly sets this instrument apart. $24.99 from Amazon.com
HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set – Stimulating creativity, this set allows kids to custom-build a variety of playgrounds for the insect-like micro robots to traverse. $30 from Amazon.com
Glossy Bands – Think lanyard for the next generation. Kids can create beautiful bracelets and rings from the colorful gel in this kit. $20 from Amazon.com
Dance Star Mickey – Mickey moves, grooves, and shakes to six different songs and will challenge any playmate to a game of Mickey says or freeze dance. $70 from Fisher-Price
Paper Jamz Drums – This musical set will make both parents and kids happy – aspiring rock stars can practice their solos while keeping the noise level down. Plus, it’s small enough to stash almost anywhere. $25 from Amazon.com