Toy Industry Award Winners
Here’s the toys of the year from the Toy Industry Awards for the last year. If you can’t find any locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. Just so you know, Must Have Toys is an Amazon Associate so we may earn from any purchases made from links on this page. Many of these toys were very popular for Christmas 2021.
Heroes of Goo Jit Zu
Here’s the minis pack for kids over four years, Heroes of Goo Jit Zu are squishy, stretchy, gooey action heroes. Heroes of Goo Jit Zu is the Action Toy of the Year. See more of our pick of the latest toy crazes.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express
For kids over 8, this LEGO set has everything you need to build the iconic King’s Cross Platform 9¾ and Hogwarts Express train. This is the selection as Construction Toy of the Year.
Toys of the Year – Magic Mixies Cauldron
Magic Mixies is an interactive real misting cauldron with over 50 sounds and reactions. Mix magical spells to create your own Mixie. All is reveals when the mist clears. Get refill packs so the magic can go on and on! For kids 5+. One of the Dream Toys 2021 plus, this is the Interactive Toy of the Year.
Toys of the Year – Moon Shoes
For children aged 7+, these are mini trampolines for your feet. Start jumping! Selected as Outdoor Toy of the Year in the toys of the year.
CoComelon Deluxe JJ Interactive Doll
Feed JJ and press his tummy to activate sounds. The peas ‘disappear’ from the spoon when he’s fed. For ages 2+. Also one of the Dream Toys 2021 and the Pre-school Toy of the Year.
Paw Patrol is the Pre-school licence of the year in the Toy Industry Awards. Here are three of the top Paw Patrol toys of last year.
The Deluxe Transforming Car with disc launcher as seen in Paw Patrol The Movie. Includes Chase figure and two projectiles. For ages 3+. One of the Dream Toys 2021.
And, here’s the Paw Patrol Patroller which transforms to reveal dual vehicle launchers. Fits up to six cars (sold separately). For ages 3+. One of The Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2021 from Amazon.
Paw Patrol The Ultimate City, a tall transforming tower with six collectible action figures, toy car, lights and sounds. One of the Top Ten Toys For Christmas from Bargain Max and selected for the Christmas Toy List 2021 by Selfridges too.
All the fidget toys together in one box. This one from HGL was selected as Craze of the Year in The Toy Industry Awards. It’s for ages 3+ and includes push popper and four sticky crawling flowers!
LOL Surprise Movie Magic Doll
Open ten unboxing surprises with these dolls including film props, film scenes and 3D glasses. There’s also a colour-changing water surprise too. One of the Dream Toys 2021 and Fashion Doll of the Year in these awards.
Toys of the Year – Squish-A-Boos
The adorable Squish-A-Boos were are Plush of the Year in the awards for Toys of the Year.
Pokemon is the Trading Cards of the Year.
Toys of the Year – Mini Brands
The Collectible of the Year in the Toy Industry Awards. The Mini Brands are very popular collectibles.
How are the Toys of the Year selected?
The Toy Industry Awards – which are presented by the British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) and the Toy Retailers Association (TRA) – are announced on the first day of London Toy Fair which takes place in London.
The Toys of the Year make great presents
This selection of toys of the year for last year, make great presents this year. Many of the selected toys were ‘must have’ toys at Christmas and can be found at reduced prices in 2022. There are some new toys and brands on this list, for example Cocomelon is a new brand connecting with the series for pre-schoolers, and Magic Mixies which was very popular at Christmas.
However, many of these toys are part of long-standing brands such as LOL Surprise, Harry Potter and Paw Patrol. Fans of these will be delighted with new toys to add to their collections and extend their interest.
The Toys of the Year awards includes toys from across the price range so there is a toy for every pocket and occasion.
Picking up on toy trends
Recent toy trends like goo (part of the slime family), squishy and sensory toys such as fidget toys, surprise unwrapping and minis are all here in the pick of Toys of the Year.
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