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Toy Industry Awards Name Top Toys From 2008-2009


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Of course some of these toys you may be familiar with as they were also available in
the UK.The best 11 toys are selected on the basis of excellence in the following areas;
product design and safety, creativity and novelty, and overall presentation.This years
Toy of the Year winners make use of some ground breaking technologies making
them appeal to a wider age of kids, and even adults would enjoy playing with
them.The top toys awarded by category are;

1. Boy Toy of the Year Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle Pack Series 1 Spheres, Spin
Master and (Grand Prize) Toy of the Year Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle Pack Series
1 Spheres, Spin Master. The Bakugan game revolves around the Bakugan Battle
Brawlers which are not-of-this-earth magnet-loaded fighting figures that look very
innocent in their non-fighting phase -- that being a ball. But when one ball hits
another or a special magnetic card, the Battle Brawler is aroused from its ball-sleep
and watch out; it's ready to fight! Strategy is involved in this game and there are
limitless Bakugan Battle Brawlers to collect. The Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle
Pack Series 1 Spheres is the starter kit.

2. Property of the Year Bakugan Battle BrawlersThe Bakukan Battle Brawlers TV
show has become a popular anime for preteens on Saturday morning's Cartoon
Network You can check scheduling or see complete past episodes on the Cartoon
Network website. There are also Bakugan Battle Brawlers, DVDs!

3. Educational Toy of the Year LeapFrog TAG Reading System, LeapFrogThis
interactive reading toy helps children learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading
comprehension. By 'tagging' words and characters with the pen-like Tag Reader, your
child hears the word speak or the character sing. Parents can log on to the LeapFrog
site and find out what their children are learning, so they can find some interesting
ways to support it. The system is for kids 4 - 8 years old and this starter kit comes
with the Tag Reader, USB cable, LeapFrog Connect software CD, and the book Ozzie
and Mach.

4. Activity Toy of the Year Crayola Colour Wonder Magic Light Brush, Crayola
LLCCrayola packs magic into a basic kit including a 30-page Colour Wonder paper
tablet and a light up brush with 6 colours of Colour Wonder Gel Paint. Can you say
'No mess?' The brush recognizes the colour of the Gel Paint and lights up in that
colour. When applied to the colouring book, the brush lights up the page with the
colour. True Magic. Other neat related items are available, such as the Crayola Glow
Station and the Crayola Colour Explosion Glow Board.

5. Girl Toy of the Year Playmobil Horse Farm, PlaymobilThe kit comes with three
people figures, three ponies, a kitten, wheel barrel, hay, a ladder, fences and many
other accessories. The stable has three horseboxes, a section for refreshment, and an
area for grooming. Playmobil Horse Farm is a great place to play and pretend.
6. Game of the Year Bananagrams Bananagrams is a word game that uses alphabet
tiles to build words, but the tiles have no values, so you can't get extra points for a
"Q." But there are, apparently, several different ways you can play the game, and if
you want to get the whole family involved for an extended game, you can purchase
more than one set and combine them.

7. Electronic Entertainment Toy of the Year FurReal Friends Biscuit My Lovin'
PupBiscuit is a truly sweet interactive toy pet -- kind of robotic in fact. He responds
based on how much attention you are paying him, and if you're not, he barks to get
your attention. He has nine sensors that respond to voice, sight and touch. He makes
three different doggy barks, wags his tail, sits, lies down, and speaks on command,
and more. Amazing!

8. Infant/Preschool Toy of the Year Elmo LiveElmo has come along way since the
previous edition. The new Elmo muppet is now Elmo Live, a sitting, standing,
leg-crossing, singer and joke teller, with a real voice . Dancing Elmo Live comes to
life to tell stories and jokes, and sing songs. Your kids will be amazed! Elmo can
throw his head back, wave his arms, stand up, sit down and even cross his legs!
Featuring high-tech in-built interactive sensors, dancing Elmo is capable of reacting to
touch, voice and more! Tickle his belly and he'll giggle, sneeze! Elmo Live can ask
for hugs, blow you kisses and even tell you he loves you! With different activation
points all over his body, the fun will just keep on going! Squeeze his nose and he'll
sneeze. Elmo Live is your new best friend!

9. Most Innovative Toy of the Year Air Hogs Zero Gravity MicroSpin Master's
Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle Pack Series 1 Spheres. The Air Hogs Zero Gravity
Micros are super swift radio controlled cars that can race on your walls! There's a
selection of them already, and they just came out recently. Here is a Dark Blue Zero
Gravity Micro Car!

10. Outdoor Toy of the Year Crayola 3D Sidewalk ChalkThe multi-coloured
two-sided chalk pieces in this starter kit come with a set of 3-D glasses, which
apparently make any bright colours 3-D! These are meant for kids 4+, but it sounds
like fun for "artists" of any age. Check out the other Crayola 3-D sets too.

11. Speciality Toy of the Year Create Your Own Pop-Up BooksEncourage your kids to
write their own book and create their own pop-up drawings in this ready made format.
Each box contains two books just ready to be filled with young imaginations! The kit
also includes, sticks, markets and story starter ideas, as well as pop-up ideas. Create
Your Own Pup-Up Books.

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