The 2nd Annual Designer Toy Awards was held on October 13th, 2012 (during New York Comic-Con weekend) at the historic Providence NYC, one of New York City's most opulent venues!
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.
The trophies themselves are perfect designer toy collectibles, designed by legendary toy artist Pete Fowler and produced by Pretty In Plastic.
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
PLEASE SHARE & REPOST! I am reaching out to you today with a heavy heart to share the news that our dear friend and beloved artist, Brian Ewing, has been diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. Brian has been hospitalized since early March and is fighting for his life. He has brought so much joy and inspiration through his art, and now he needs our support.