2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Toy of the Year

Yes...it's been a long time coming, but we are prepared to offer up Plastic and Plush's Top 10 list of the best toys of 2006. This doesn't include plush toys, as we've already given you that list. So, without further...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Readers’ Picks

The readers had a chance to voice their collective opinions regarding their favorite, and least favorite, designer toys of 2006. We'll list your top 5 choices (in order). If you don't agree, we encourage you to use the comments section...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Plush Toy of the Year

Now that we're announcing the big time awards (Plush TOTY and Vinyl TOTY), we've upped the recognized toys from 3 to 10. In order to be considered, the toy needs to be (50% or more) made of plush - whatever...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Best Toy Line

You're probably asking yourself...what makes a "toy line"? We like to define it as at least 3 or more figures in like-packaging under the same title. But then again...what do we know?? 3. Zliks by Andrew Bell and Wheaty Wheat...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Artist of the Year

This is always one of the most difficult choices of the year. There are so many talented artists out there that it troubles me to choose just one. We're not only concerned with quality...but also quantity. #3. Touma Touma worked...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Girls’ Picks

One thing I have learned over the past year is the increasing popularity of the designer vinyl and plush scene with the opposite sex - women. And for that reason, we have to acknowledge that growing demographic. (Us men's better...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: 1/6 Scale Figure

Almost all 1/6 scale (otherwise known as 12" tall) figures are based on some real-life individual. Occasionally, you will come across a 12" figure based on a cartoon character, but those are few and far between. You're usually looking for...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Best Mini Line

The market for mini figures wasn't as strong as in past years. More companies were going big rather than going small. But we did find several impressive lines that had collectors chatting up the boards. #3. We All Speak Football...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Best Customizer

With a number of artists trying their hands at customs these days, we figured there should be a whole new category to give these guys (and gals) their props. #3. Dan "Wavedog" Fenelon Dan is definitely one of the hardest...

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2006 Toy Awards

2006 Toy Awards: Best Sculpting

Sculpting work is often under appreciated...so we give the sculptors their just due. We've chosen 3 of the more intricate and/or interesting pieces of the past year. #3. Buzz Carney from Carnival Cartoons Eric Nocella's sculpting work on Buzz Carney...

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