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Behold The 2018 Finalists For “Toy Of The Year”

Just this past weekend, The Chronicles of Piercing Ken attended the 2nd Annual Play Fair over at the Javits Center. The event ran on Saturday and Sunday but during the Friday media preview night we learned what the nominees for the 2018 “Toy Of The Year” awards were and are now sharing them with you so you can toss your views into the mix as well. I’ve lined up all of the categories and items below and the website to vote will be at the close of the piece. Let’s take a look.

ACTION FIGURE OF THE YEAR
Toys that include action figures and their playsets/accessories

IAmElemental’s Series 2/Wisdom Lunch Box Carrying Case with Complete Set of 7 Action Figures & Accessories(IAmElemental)
Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ BatBot Xtreme (Mattel, Inc.)
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot Figure (Hasbro, Inc.)
PJ Masks Duet Figure Packs (Just Play Products)
Star Wars Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures (Hasbro, Inc.)
Stikbot (ZING)
WWE® Superstars Action Figures (Mattel, Inc.)

COLLECTIBLE OF THE YEAR
Toys that compose a set; can include novelty playthings, miniature versions of existing lines, licensed collectibles, etc.

Disney Pixar Cars 3 Diecast Cars (Mattel, Inc.)
Fingerlings (WowWee USA, Inc.)
Funko’s Mystery Minis (Funko, LLC)
Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4 Pack (Spin Master Ltd.)
L.O.L. Surprise! (MGA Entertainment)
Pikmi Pop! Surprise Pack (Moose Toys)
The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures (LEGO Systems, Inc.)

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The Nominees For The 2017 Toy Of The Year Are Unveiled

Though I’ve been attending the American International Toy Fair event for several years as a member of press for my music and Pop Culture review site PiercingMetal.com, its only since about 2015 that I began expanding my event overviews using The Chronicles Of PiercingKen – Sure I mentioned that I would be in attendence at the industry event but that was it. Now there are lots of additional items that are widely different licenses and products from what you see on the other site. Those narratives can be examined on THIS LINK. Now the other day a notice arrived informing the press about the nominations for the 2017 Toy Of The Year and all the categories that are making it up this year. I cast my vote and what I am here to tell you in this narrative is that you as a consumer can also use your voting power and help select the very best from the companies that have been nominated. How cool is that. Check out the categories and the nominees – The voting link will be in my closing thoughts.

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Here Are The 2017 Toy of the Year Finalists – Listed In Alphabetical Order By Category

ACTION FIGURE OF THE YEAR
Toys that include action figures and their play sets/accessories
* DC Super Hero Girls™ Action Figure Assortment by Mattel, Inc.
* Fossil Hunter Lottie by Arklu, Ltd.
* IAmElemental Series 1/Courage Lunch Box Carrying Case With Complete Set of Action Figures by IAmElemental
* PJ Masks Headquarters Playset by Just Play
* Pokémon Throw ‘n’ Pop Poké Ball Duel Set by TOMY
* Stikbot by ZING
* Transformers Generations Titans Return Fortress Maximus Action Figure by Hasbro, Inc.

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ACTIVE/OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR
Toys that are designed for active/outdoor play
* 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon by Radio Flyer
* Air Hogs Helix Sentinel Drone by Spin Master Ltd.
* Bunch O Balloons by Zuru
* Hot Wheels® Sky Shock™ RC Vehicle by Mattel, Inc.
* Nerf N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster by Hasbro, Inc.
* Sky Viper v2400FPV HD Streaming Drone with FPV Headset by SkyRocket Toys
* VEX Robotics Zip Flyer by HEXBUG
* Xtreme Cycle Moto-Cam by WickedCoolToys

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