It’s time to reveal the 2018 Playset of the Year. And the winner is…the Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage. Yay! The Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) award is a prestigious accolade that marks excellence in the field. This year, the playset category winner is one that kids have known and loved for decades.

Okay, okay, so technically this isn’t a new playset. But Hot Wheels is a trusted name in the toy field that kids, their parents and maybe even their grandparents have grown up with.

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Senior Vice President and general manager, Hot Wheels, Chris Down, said (in a press release), “After 50 years, Hot Wheels is continuing to innovate vehicle play that kids love.” Down went on to add, “The Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage combines collectability with classic Hot Wheels action, and even an oversized motorized gorilla. This is the largest playset Hot Wheels has ever offered and we are thrilled to win this award.”

A motorized gorilla? The largest playset ever? Well, of course, this Hot Wheels set swept its Toy of the Year category for 2018.

What’s your child’s favorite playset this year? Share your thoughts on their pick with us in the comments below.

—Erica Loop

 

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