Awards

Hasbro's Torch My Blazin’ Dragon combines technology and design with a cheeky personality. The 2016 Girls Toy of the Year breaks the mould of imaginative pet toy play, where, like magic, he breathes a flame-coloured water mist.

Pokemon Trading Cards, distributed by Banter Toys and Collectibles, enjoyed strong sales out of the gate in 1996 and continues to rack up impressive figures as the 2016 Boys Toy of the Year.

Don't let Kinderfeets 2-in-1 Bamboo Tiny Tot Trike status as the smallest balance bike on the market fool you: the 2016 Preschool Toy of the Year is a cute trike that’s suitable for children as young as 12 months.

“We fell in love with the company, its eco-friendly philosophy and products, from the moment we saw it,” Andrew McGregor, joint managing director of Artiwood Australia, winner of the 2016 Toy Supplier of the Year.

The success of Phlat Ball Flash, developed by Britz Marketing Australasia, and winner of the 2016 Outdoor Toy of the Year, reflects the company’s drive to meet an Aussie-wide demand for novelty toys that light-up, transform, hover or fly.

The newest product to join the auspicious ranks of Arts and Crafts Toy of the Year is the 2016 winner, FairyLites Sparkletopia, from Colorific.

Action packed and full of fun are the key ingredients behind Pop the Pig, Crown & Andrews/Goliath's 2016 Games & Puzzles Product of the Year.

Tamiya's Grumman Tomcat F14A model based on the iconic carrier-based fighter has captured imaginations and the 2016 Hobby Model Product of the Year Award for Toy Traders and Southern Model Supplies.

The 2016 RC Vehicle of the Year is the Hobbico Dromida Vista UAV, distributed by Southern Model Supplies (SMS).

Adelaide's Southern Model Supplies is home to an extensive range of trusted, proven toy and hobby brands and the 2016 Hobby Supplier of the Year award.

The bold car liveries, race wins, and a prolific use of the colour red, helped create Holden Racing Team's strong identity and take home the 2016 Licence of the Year award for TPF Toys.

Energy is the motivation and driving force behind Entropy Toys, Townsville's burgeoning boutique toy store and winner of the 2016 Toy Retailer of the Year award.

McCann’s Model World owner Shane Bastick, winner of the 2016 Hobby Retailer of the Year says keeping the more “old fashioned” hobby lines alive is important, otherwise the “nuts and bolts” of our hobby industry will disappear.

Nominations for the 2016 Toy & Hobby Retailer Industry Awards have opened; tell us who you should win the product, licence, retailer and supplier categories.

It seems everyone loves a pony, an attitude that no doubt contributed much to making Maisto's 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang the 2015 RC Vehicle of the Year.