For the second year, the Designer Toy Awards recognized artist, stores, blogs, and companies for their contributions to the designer toy industry. Half the awards were determined by popular vote through the DTA website, and the other half were voted on by a panel of industry experts.
A full list of winners is below... click on their names for more information about their work, and congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
Artist of the Year: Chauskosis
Toy Of The Year: Lilitu by Tara McPherson
Brand of the Year: Kidrobot
Best Customer: J*RYU
Best 1/6th Scale Figure: Crazy Children King by Michael Lau
Best Toy Store: Rotofugi
Best Sofubi: Debris Japan, RESTORE
Best Mini-Series: OMFG by October Toys
Outstanding Production: Nightmare Bed Monster by Amanda Visell x Itokin Park
Lifetime Achievement: Lev, owner of Toy Tokyo
Best DIY Platform: Munny by Kidrobot
Fan Favorite: Wolfgirl by Shea Brittain
Breakthrough Artist: Lamour Supreme
Best Collaboration: Wish Come True, Friends With You x Hello Kitty
Best Self Produced: Ice Scream Man by Brutherford Industries
Best Collection: Sara Harvey
Best Toy From A Comic: Deady by Voltaire & Toy2R
Best Plush Design: Nosellots by Scott Tolleson
Best Online Store: Rotofugi
Best Blog: SpankyStokes.com
Best Licensed Product: Android by Andrew Bell
Vannen is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up again with Gordon & Smith to release a new Neil Blender “Faces” watch. The blue variant colorway will be limited to 150 pieces and available on September 10 at 9am Pacific Time at GordonandSmith.com for $65. As a bonus, select orders will be chosen at random to receive autographed packaging signed by Neil Blender. Good luck!