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The Toy Association opens nominations for the 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards

They’re hailed as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, and in February, the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards will be roaring back into action alongside Toy Fair New York 2022.

The Toy Association has opened up nominations for products in the toy, game, and license categories through Aug. 31. Finalists will be selected by a committee comprised of play experts, journalists, academics, retailers, and other toy experts and will be revealed in November.

Toy companies, inventors, and other industry reps may submit their products and properties in 18 categories. One winner in each category, along with the consumer-chosen People’s Choice award and the overall Toy of the Year Award will be presented during the Toy of the Year Awards Ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis, on Feb. 18, 2022.