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2006 Toy Awards: Best Packaging

Just like last year...I'll let you know that I'm not a fan of clamshell packaging.  Who is?  You need hedge trimmers to get them opened.  Also, twist ties are simply a barrier between you and your toy.  With that said...what do we like?  Great artwork, informative reading and originality.

#3. Kuggs from Blackwater Toys

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Designed like a subway car, the Kuggs packaging allows you to combine several boxes to form a complete train.  Do you want to know the story of the line?  It's available on the rear of the packaging.

#2. Star Wars Line from Sideshow Toys

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Sideshow's new line of 12" Star Wars figures are not only impressive in and of themselves...but the new packaging rocks!  The box folds out to reveal 2 panels of background reading, a section for accessories and one containing the figure.  Plus, the box is held together with a magnet...very cool!

#1. Mr. Bumper by STRANGEco - WINNER!!

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Jim Woodring's vinyl figure was held up in some very impressive packaging.  Looking more like a retro style board game, the box has a great scene of Mr. Bumper on his way down a street.  Maybe that's why STRANGEco has the figure displayed on the box...because they're equally impressive.

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