NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spin Master Ltd., a global leader and one of the top five U.S. toy manufacturers*, is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of two 2015 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards from the Toy Industry Association, including Toy of the Year and Boy Toy of the Year for its Zoomer Dino robotic dinosaur. The winners were announced last night at the 15th annual TOTY Awards ceremony in New York.
Since the inception of the Toy of the Year Awards in 2000, Spin Master has been nominated 41 times by the Toy Industry Association for its innovative, best-in-class products.
"Spin Master has always strived to provide its consumers with top-notch play experiences and it is a sincere honour to have Zoomer Dino recognized by the Toy Industry Association in such a big way," said Ben Gadbois, Global President of Spin Master Ltd. "These two TOTY awards given to Zoomer Dino are a true validation of the commitment that our teams put into our products and we look forward to continuing to provide consumers with fun-filled, innovative toys and children's entertainment properties in 2015 and beyond."
The TOTY Awards, hosted by the Toy Industry Association, are known as the "Oscars" of the toy industry and one of the most recognized in the North America. Companies and products are honored for their outstanding performance in twelve different categories. Winners are chosen through a voting process from consumers, retailers, journalists and members of the Association.
*Source: The NPD Group / US Retail Tracking Service / Annual 2013 / Dollar Volume
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About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children's entertainment company, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for award winning, innovative brands including action phenomena Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Zoomer™, Air Hogs®, and Spin Master Games™ including 2014 Game of the Year, Boom Boom Balloon ™. In 2013 Spin Master acquired the international Meccano™ brand and has re-launched the brand with the iconic Meccanoid G15 KS™, introducing robotics and embracing the global Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) movement. In 2015 the company expanded its reach within children's media and entertainment, launching SpindoTV, a YouTube channel dedicated to broadcasting Spin Master Entertainment's original television and media properties, including the hit animated preschool series, PAW Patrol™. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Munich, and Milan.
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CONTACT: Tara Tucker Vice President, Global Marketing Communications Spin Master Ltd. 416-768-5295 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org
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