2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: The Readers’ Picks

We seem to always wait until March to announce the readers' choices for our annual toy awards. So, without further adieu...here's what you chose! Favorite Artist 1. Ashley Wood 2. Erick Scarecrow 3. David Horvath 4. Tim Biskup 5. Frank...

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Plastic Toy of the Year

While the title uses a rather generic 'plastic" title, we are basically talking about vinyl and resin figures under what is probably our biggest award category. It was difficult to select only ten pieces, and while I'm sure not everyone...

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Plush Toy of the Year

In one of our two big award categories, we'll be selecting the top ten plush figures of 2008. How do we pick these? Multiple characters from the same line are eligible. But we're really looking for a soft, cute and...

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Best Toy Line

When it comes to choosing what makes up a great toy line, it has to have multiple - and for the most part, solid - figure releases. It can be vinyl, resin, plush, wood...whatever! We've gone ahead and chosen our...

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Artist of the Year

Choosing five top artists of the past year is always a difficult task. I like to look at the entire year's worth of work and choose those who have had a strong year...from January to December. So, here are our...

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Best Fully Poseable Female Figure

The same rules that applied to our Best Fully Poseable Male Figure award hold true for the Female figure award...except that these are lady figures (not men). So we have our top five picks, ironically, all from the same company....

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Best Fully Poseable Male Figure

In an attempt to include 1:6 scale figures as well as larger figures in one category, we've created the "fully poseable" category. These figures have multiple points of articulation, usually include real cloth outfits and often have various accessories. We've...

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Best Customizer

Customizing is a skill and an art. It's one thing to be able to paint an amazing piece of artwork, but it's a completely different ballgame when you attempt to create that same artwork on an already existing vinyl figure....

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Best Mini Line

What's the difference between a regular toy line and a mini line? Well, other than the obvious answer - the height - you can buy a whole bunch of these for the price of one regular vinyl figure. So, here...

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2008 Toy Awards

2008 Toy Awards: Best Sculpting

A great sculpting job can turn an ordinary figure into something great. Likewise, a bad sculpting job can just ruin a character that had a ton of promise. We'd like to recognize the top five sculpting jobs of the past...

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