2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Toy of the Year

The most anticipated award of the 2005 is the Toy of the Year. This is only open to vinyl (as we’ve already given our Best Plush toy to Thomas Han’s Cosmic Quigly). This was a very difficult category to narrow...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Best Plush Figure

2005 gave us a number of new plush lines and it introduced us to some new characters from several well established lines. We chose our 3 favorite plushies (well...one might not actually be a plush) of the past year. Thomas...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Best Toy Line

Now start the big awards! For the next week, we'll be presenting our 4 big categories - Best Toy Line, Best Plush Toy, Best Vinyl Toy and 2005 Toy of the Year. The Best Toy Line Award comes down to...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: The Readers’ Picks

We asked our readers to submit their choices for 5 categories. These included the Best Vinyl Figure, Best Plush Figure, Best Toy Line, Best Company and Toy of the Year. The resutls are in and there were some very close...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Best Toy Line – Ladies Choice

As we all know, it's not just us men who are designer toy collectors. So it was decided to add this category for the female collectors. (We're not all Andy from the 40 Year Old Virgin) So what actually constitutes...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Artist of the Year

Choosing the one artist who has had the biggest impact on the past year is always somewhat of a challenge. It's especially a challenge when there are so many amazing artists working their magic in this realm. Narrowing it down...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Best Mini Line

2005 was a good year for mini figures (anything under 4 inches in height). Of course, there were more lines of Qees, Kubricks and Dunnys than you could shake a stick at. We chose 3 of our favorite lines of...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Best Sculpting

Best Sculpting Most of the figures in the Designer/Vinyl Toy Scene are based on simple designs and sculpts. However, you do have your occasional intricate piece. This award is to single those figures (and sculptors) out, because without their hard...

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2005 Toy Awards

2005 Toy Awards: Best Packaging

Best Packaging Any product that is in plastic clamshell casing is automatically thrown out. The more twisty ties, the less likely you'll be considered. Artwork and interesting reading always help. In 2005, this category was dominated by 3 companies: Necessaries...

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