Pokémon named License of the Year at Toy of the Year Awards 2022

Licensed toys took home half of the awards at this year’s TOTYs, with winners including LEGO Marvel Minifigures, Playmobil’s VW Camper Van and Just Play’s Ada Twist doll.

The Toy Association has detailed the winners of the 2022 Toy of the Year Awards.

Pokémon was named License of the Year, while Jazwares’ Squishmallows was named overall Toy of the Year.

The other licensed toys to pick up awards were:

Action Figure of the Year: Masters of the Universe: Masterverse (Mattel)
Collectible of the Year: LEGO Minifigures – Marvel (LEGO)
Construction Toy of the Year: LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Daily Bugle (LEGO)
Doll of the Year: Ada Twist Scientist Lab Doll (Just Play)
License of the Year: Pokémon
Outdoor Toy of the Year: Crazy Bunch O Balloons (Zuru)
Playset of the Year: LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship (LEGO)
Plush Toy of the Year: Squishmallows (Jazwares)
Preschool Toy of the Year: LEGO Disney Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Tiana’s Storybook Adventures (LEGO)
Speciality Toy of the Year: LEGO Everyone is Awesome (LEGO)
STEAM Toy of the Year: LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Ferris Wheel (LEGO)
Vehicle of the Year: Playmobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus (Playmobil)

“We are thrilled to unveil this year’s much-anticipated TOTY winners, all of which are outstanding examples of the toy community’s talent in designing innovative, magical, and creative playthings for kids and adults alike,” said Pamela Mastrota, executive director of The Toy Foundation.

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