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 3 choices...all great choices. (at least I think so)
UNKLBrand's TinPo figures are pint-sized, less "urban" version of their HazMaPo toys. It's a line of 10 figures that are part cute, part freaky.
Neth Creatures by J were the surprise hit of San Diego's Comic Con. Tucked away in a back corner somewhere, some folks were lucky enough to catch the preview of this unique art toy line. The first series of 9 designs were just as spectacular.
One of the most controversial lines of the year was Camille Rose Garcia's girls from Necessaries Toy Foundation. It's one of my favorite lines of the year (you can read more about that in a future review) although some people have issues with some of the girls tipping over. I think the design and sculpting makes up for that.
Winner: NTF's Camille Rose Garcia Girls
I think 3 out of the 4 figures are amazing designs. Lula, Patch and Cherry Girl are my favorites. i have had some balance problems with the Sadie and Katie figure...but she was my least favorite of the bunch anyway. It's actually not tha uncommon for figures this size (and this complex) to have balancing issues. This really is a great set of toys. I love how NTF always puts out big toys for an affordable price and, from what I've seen, they always stand behind their products.