It’s that time of year when THE best toys in the industry and top executives come brought together in New York City for the annual 2019 Toy of the Year Awards at Toy Fair. Awards were handed out in 17 categories for the best and brightest that toy makers have to offer this year.

We’ve rounded up some of the top winners from this year that are bound to be on hot toy lists for the 2019 holiday season. Keep scrolling to get your toy fix—and maybe add a few items to your wish lists, while you’re at it—because it’s never too early to get started on all that holiday shopping.

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Action Figure of the Year

Mattel's Jurassic World Dinosaur Action Figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the Suchomimus and Indoraptor, to the elusive Mosauraus and range in price from $12 to $32.

Get them all on Amazon.

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Collectible of the Year

Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Minifigure Series by LEGO were highly coveted this year when it came to collectibles, with plenty of surprises and over 20 individual characters to collect. ($15 for a pack of four)

You can find Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Minifigures blind bags on Amazon.

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Construction Toy of the Year

The Harry Potter Great Hall by LEGO ($100) comes with 878 pieces, reaches over a foot high and comes with 10 Minifigures, so reenacting your favorite movie scenes is a breeze.

You can find this magical building set on Amazon.

Creative Toy of the Year

Whip up friendship bracelets in a flash with Spin Master's Cool Maker KumiKreator ($25) that comes with 88 premium spools and the ability to create 8 to 12 strand bracelets.

Get your Cool Maker on Amazon.

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Doll of the Year

MGA Entertainment's L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Under Wraps ($15) dolls come with over 15 surprises, including a secret message that you can only view with the included spyglass.

Get your dolls on Amazon.

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Game of the Year

The Disney Villainous Game ($30) by Wonder Forge lets you take on the role of your favorite villain as you try to get to your objective before your evil counterparts in this fun, family board game.

Grab it on Amazon.

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Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year

Let your littles get interactive with Fisher-Price's Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home ($150) that includes a smart hub with light-up features and over 200 songs, sounds and phrases.

You can find this Toy of the Year at Walmart.

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Innovative Toy of the Year

The 77-piece Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set ($42) by Learning Resources teaches your kiddos STEM skills, basic coding and is a great screen-free activity.

Find it on Amazon.

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Playset Toy of the Year (tie)

Build a fully functioning roller coaster with two trains when you snag the 4,124-piece LEGO® Creator Expert Roller Coaster ($380) building kit.

Finally, find a place for your collection of dolls with the 85 surprise and multi-level L.O.L. Surprise! House ($189) by MGA Entertainment.

Get both your LEGO kit and L.O.L. house on Amazon.

Plush of the Year (tie)

Scruff-A-Luvs by Moose Toys lets your little animal lover wash, dry and rescue a sweet animal and ranges in price from $18 to $20.

The Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie by Hasbro may not come cheap (on sale for $75 from $130) but responds verbally whenever in motion and has fun facial expressions.

Get your Scruff-A-Luvs on Amazon.

Snag the Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot on Amazon, too.

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Preschool Toy of the Year

Learn math, music and games with over 15 musical instruments and sounds on the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus ($27) by Mattel, Inc.

Find it on Amazon.

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Tech Toy of the Year

Relive your arcade glory days with the in-home Arcade1Up ($300) console that includes games like Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command––and yes, it comes with a volume control (thank goodness!).

You can find it at Walmart.

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Vehicle of the Year

The PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck ($57) by Spin Master & Nickelodeon comes with a two-foot extendable ladder, plenty of lights and sounds and an adorable mini fire cart for hours of play.

You can find this toy at Target.

To see the full list of the 2019 Toy of the Year Award winners, as well as past winners, head over to the Toy Association’s website.

––Karly Wood

 

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