With holiday shopping season now in full force, you might have already seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys on a number of holiday “hot lists” (Secret Sewer Lair Playset on Toys R Us’s “2012 Hot Toy List”; Shellraiser Vehicle, pictured above, on KNWA morning show’s “Hot Holiday Toys” segment; action figures on Time To Play’s “Most Wanted” list; etc.), or on the wish lists of the Turtle aficionados in your life.
Turtles toys have gotten notice beyond children’s wish lists and toy roundups, though. In the toy world, there are awards for the best, most original, innovative toys out there — and as excitement around Nickelodeon’s new TMNT series builds, TMNT products have made the cut. For its “Toy of the Year Awards,” the Toy Industry Association (TIA) narrowed the Shellraiser Vehicle down as a finalist for “Boy Toy of the Year.” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles overall is up for “Property of the Year.”
With the introduction of its “People’s Choice Award,” which will go to the most popular plaything of the year, TIA is getting the consumers more involved. You can cast your cyber-ballot here until voting closes on Jan. 13, 2013.
The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on Feb. 9, 2013 as the kick-off to the 110th American International Toy Fair.
Happy voting… and happy Cyber Monday!