The Toy Industry Association also known as TIA has revealed the top 84 contenders for the best 2016 toys and now it’s in your hands to vote for the top toys for 2016. This is the Oscar for toys!
Top Toys Focus on Tech
This year many toys have put their attention to making your classic toys more interactive by utilizing and incorporating many new tech features! Is your favorite toy listed below?
Voting is now open to toy lovers at www.toyawards.org, where they can choose their favorite brands and win exclusive prizes.
The winners of Best 2016 Toys will be revealed on February 12 during the 113th annual New York Toy Fair.
Best 2016 Toys Listed Here
- Bunchems (Spin Master) – Squish, Connect and Create with Bunchems! The colorful little balls that stick to each other and build like no other.
- Chocolate Pen (Skyrocket Toys) – Draw one-of-a-kind delicious shapes made with real confectioners chocolate.
- Roominate Amusement Park (Roominate) – A STEM Building Toy for Girls. RoominateTM Amusement Park will take girls’ imaginations on the ultimate ride!
- Shrinky Dinks Bake & Shape 3D Jewelry (Alex Brands) – Color and bake candy Shrinky Dinks jewelry you can wear!
- Strand Bands Designer Set (The Bridge Direct) – The Strand Bands SUPER Designer Set includes everything needed to design and create fashion-inspired accessories!
- Upcycling: Garbage to Glam (Fashion Angels) – Recycle your plastic garbage & grocery bags the fashionable way by turning them into glam accessories with the Upcycling Design Kit by Fashion Angels.
- Yummy Nummies (Blip Toys) – Make treats like candy and sodas!
- Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quad (Spin Master) – Now you can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs with the Flying Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon!
- Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage (Mattel) – Discover mega action and big adventures with the Ultimate Garage. This is the biggest Hot Wheels garage EVER!
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millenium Falcon (The Lego Group) – This latest LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch.
- Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster (Hasbro) – Get a whole arsenal in one blaster with the motorized Modulus ECS-10 blaster!
- Sky Viper Video Streaming Drone V950STR (Skyrocket Toys) – Take to the air and capture high definition video with ease!
- Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber (Hasbro) – Every Star Wars fan needs a lightsaber or two!
- XPV Hulk Smash RC by Jakks Pacific – Hulk power in your hands! The RC Hulk Smash lets you control the Hulk’s vehicle with smashes, flips, spins and wheelies!
- Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Disney) – Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney Pixar characters, stories and worlds.
- Hello Barbie (Mattel) – Now, you can chat with Barbie! Using WiFi and speech recognition technology, Hello Barbie doll can interact uniquely with each child by holding conversations, playing games, sharing stories and even telling jokes!
- Kidizoom Action Cam (VTech) – Kids camera is durable, versatile and able to capture the most memorable moments; action cam is a waterproof camera meant for kids
- Skylanders SuperChargers (Activision Publishing) – Kick Your Adventure into Overdrive with the Skylanders Vehicles Single Toy Packs.
- Stikbot Studio (Zing) – Stikbot is the social-sharing easy to post figurine! It’s stylish design allows for easy posing for photgraphs and stop-animation filming!
- View-Master Virtual Reality Viewer (Mattel) – Enter the world of virtual reality with the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack
- Wonder Workshop Dash Robot (Wonder Workshop) – Dash is a real robot for children ages 8 and up that is responsive to its world; your child can bring it to life with our free apps available on iOS and Android. .
- Foundation Chemistry Kit (Yellow Scope) – Builds confidence in science during the time when interest in STEM subjects is most vulnerable.
- Gears!Gears!Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set (Learning Resources) – Mix, match, and create your own beautiful, spinning flower garden!
- Kids First Physics Lab (Thames and Kosmos) – Speed, power, catapults, and collisions! Physics is full of action!
- Magnets in Motion 61Pc set (Magformers) – Set all your magnetic creations in motion with moving parts that spark even more creativity and excitement.
- Mighty Makers Fun on the Ferris Wheel by (K’nex Brands) – Each building set comes with characters and story-based content to drive creativity and imaginative play in addition to building core STEM skills.
- Number Lovin’ Oven (LeapFrog Enterprises) – The perfect recipe for number learning fun, with 16 toy pieces included.
- Vex Robotics Robotic Arm (Hexbug) – Hand powered and can pick up and relocate items using four degrees of freedom and an articulated grabber hand
- Choice Words (MindWare) – Fun and educational toys for children all ages
- Chrono Bomb (Patch Products) – Super secret spy mission: Cross the laser field before it’s too late!
- Lego Dimensions (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) – Adventure through 45 missions spanning an original storyline focusing on dynamic, fast-paced gameplay.
- Pie Face Game (Hasbro) – Hilarious Pie Face game might just splat you in the face
- Rush Hour Shift (ThinkFun) – The award-winning traffic jam logic game, now for two players
- Three Little Piggies (Smart Toys and Games) – A wonderful early logic game for preschoolers
- Woo! (Fat Brain Toy Co.) – Game of scoring points by spelling out numbers
- Disney’s Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa (Jakks Pacific) – Use the real working microphone to start singing the FULL-LENGTH movie version of “Let it Go”.
- Furreal Friends Starily, My Magical Unicorn (Hasbro) – Pet responds to touch with lifelike movements.
- Girl Scouts Cookie Oven (Wicked Cool Toys) – Real-working Girl Scouts Cookie Oven where young bakers can actually SEE cookies bake in the oven window.
- Nancy B’s Science Club Black Light Illuminator & Nature’s Mysteries Journal (Educational Insights) – Become a secret science sleuth with this mysterious black light activity set!
- Nerf Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow (Hasbro) – Arrow Revolution Bow blaster has real bow action
- Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck (Moose Toys) – This treat truck is icy, creamy and totally dreamy
- Zoomer Kitty (Spin Master) – Discover Cuddle Mode, Pounce Mode and more! She sings, dances, performs secret tricks and loves to play with her interactive Kitty Toy!
- Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo (Fisher-Price) – This futuristic friend even allows mommy or baby to record a phrase, and he’ll remix it into his favorite song!
- Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space (Fisher-Price) – Interactive touch-sensitive light bar, with exciting, innovative Smart Touch Technology, responds to baby’s touch
- Fold ‘N Go Elephant Toy (Playskool) – Soft, tummy-time elephant friend to Play, Stow, and Go
- Lil Ocean Explorers 3-in-1 Adventure Course (Little Tikes) – 3-in-1 adventure course is filled with interactive features, perfect for entertaining baby throughout developmental milestones
- Play All Day Elmo (Playskool) – Cuddly plush toy
- Rolligo (Fat Brain Toy Co.) – Encourages fine motor skills, gross motor skills, sensory exploration
- Storytime Theater (Tech 4 Kids) – Fun for bedtime stories
- Flipsies Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser (VTech)
- i-loom (Wooky Entertainment)
- Laser Maze Jr. (ThinkFun)
- Makey Makey Classic (JoyLabz)
- Meccanoid G15 (Spin Master)
- MiPosaur (WowWee)
- Star Wars Science – Jedi Force Levitator (Uncle Milton Industries)
- Firetek Rocket (Zing)
- Maisto Tech Rock Crawler 3XL (Maisto – Bburago)
- Micro Mini2Go (Micro Kickboard)
- Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker Tri Threat Crossbow (Hasbro)
- Nerf Super Soaker Floodfire Water Blaster (Hasbro)
- R2-D2 Bubble Machine (Imperial Toy, pictured)
- Razor GFD Fury (Razor USA)
- Design & Drill Brightworks (Educational Insights)
- Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center (Just Play)
- Guidecraft IO Blocks 114 Piece Set (Guidecraft)
- Miles from Tomorrowland Stellosphere (Tomy International)
- PlayTape (InRoad Toys)
- Razor Jr. Lil’Crazy (Razor USA)
- Uptown Espresso Kitchen (KidKraft)
- Boogie Board Play n’ Trace Doodle Pad (Kent Displays)
- Nursery Time Elmo (Gund)
- Sleepy Seas Sound & Lights Whale (Gund)
- SpinAgain (Fat Brain Toy Co.)
- SuperMax the Turtle (Cloud b)
- Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run (Learning Resources)
- Worry Eaters (The Haywire Group)
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