2007 Toy Awards: The Readers’ Picks

Yeah…nothing like posting the final segment of our 2007 Toy Awards well into March. But we’ve wrapped up collecting our readers’ choices for several of the biggest categories. So without further adieu…. Favorite Artist 1. David Horvath 2. Joe Ledbetter…

2007 Toy Awards: Vinyl Toy of the Year

Here’s our last and biggest category…the Vinyl Toy of the Year. The competition was brutal. Dogs and cats living together…mass hysteria! Now, what was I saying? We narrowed down our list to only 10 vinyl figures from the last year….

2007 Toy Awards: Plush Toy of the Year

How difficult is it to narrow an entire year of plush toys down to the top 10? Well, we’ve been up for hours, maybe even days, contemplating who’s in and who’s out…and who goes where. #10. Shiitakes from ESC-Toy These…

2007 Toy Awards: Best Toy Line

When we select the Best Line of the year, we have to make sure that there is an abundance of quality as well as quantity. Just having two or three figures released in any given year, probably won’t qualify you…

2007 Toy Awards: Best 1/6 Scale Figure – Female

We divided the 1/6th scale* category by gender. Since we’ve already chosen our favorite male figure, we’re now looking at the female figures. What are we looking for? A great sculpt, quality clothing and plenty of accessories. #5. Wonder Woman…

2007 Toy Awards: Best 1/6 Scale Figure – Male

We decided to divide the 1/6 scale category into two – male and female figures. A battle of the sexes, if you will. A lot of you might be thinking to yourself (or shouting at your computer screen): “What does…

2007 Toy Awards: Artist of the Year

Choosing the best artist of the year is almost always our most difficult choice. Having one great figure might get you nominated, but it takes a consistent year of quality releases to win this award. #5. Bob Dob Bob Dob’s…

2007 Toy Awards: Best Mini Line

The mini line field rarely sees as many entries as the larger variety. Only those figures that are shorter than 4″ in height and are part of a released line are eligible. This year, there were a number of worthy…

2007 Toy Awards: Best Customizer

As always, we like to give custom artists their just rewards for work well done. So we’ve chosen five of the top customizers from the last year for our annual rundown. You might see a few of the same names…

2007 Toy Awards: Best Sculpting

So what makes a well sculpted piece? A realistic, lifelike look…a complex figure…a great representation of an animation. The top 5 of this year include all of those. #5. Buboicullar from Sideshow Toy Yep…it’s that frog/dog vinyl figure from Jabba’s…

2007 Toy Awards: Best Packaging

This year, we’re expanding the field to the top 5 in each category (except the major ones). When it comes to Best Packaging, clamshell and overuse of twist ties gets you disqualified. No one likes them! All things retro, lots…

2007 Toy Awards: Primer

It’s yet again time for our end of the year wrap up…Plastic and Plush’s 2007 Toy Awards. There were a ton of new products that hit the shelves, and you’ll see a number of them in our rundown of the…