Jun 10, 2019
ASTRA announces Best Toys for Kids award winners

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2019 Best Toys for Kids award winners.  The list includes seventeen winning toys in seventeen categories.

“ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program is different from other top toy lists because it reflects the collective expertise of hundreds of toy retailers who know toys inside out,” said Kimberly Mosley, President of ASTRA.  “The list of winners is a well-balanced representation of the fun, top-quality, high play value products consumers can find in locally-owned neighborhood toy stores around the country.”

The Best Toys for Kids program was created by ASTRA to help its retailer members attract media coverage and customers to their stores during the all-important fourth quarter. “The Best Toys for Kids awards program is one more way to differentiate the outstanding value of specialty toys and to differentiate ASTRA stores,” said Mosley. “We encourage specialty retailers to use this program to educate their customers and sell more toys.”

ASTRA member retailers can order professionally designed, four-color 2019 Best Toys brochures to member retailers for use in their holiday marketing. Up to 300 brochures are free and additional brochures may be purchased. For more information about the 2019 Best Toys for Kids award-winning toys, and to order additional Best Toys brochures, visit besttoys.astratoy.org.

The 2019 Best Toys for Kids award winners are:

Arts & Crafts 7+ Y’Art Craft Kit – Puppy | Kahootz Toys

Arts & Crafts Under 7 SloFlo Motion Magic | Play Visions, Inc.

Classic Lite Bright | Schylling Inc

Construction Magna-Tiles House 28-Piece Set | Valtech

Games: 7+ Planet | Blue and Orange Games

Games: Family MORPHY | Fat Brain Toy Co

Games: Under 7 Yeti or Not! | Fat Brain Toy Co

Infant & Toddler RollAgain Sorter | Fat Brain Toy Co 

Outdoor & Active Play Pop & Pass | Hog Wild, LLC

Outdoor & Active Play: Ride-On PRIMO | Ambosstoys LLC

Preschool Hape Sunny Valley Adventure Dome | Hape International Inc

Pretend Play: Imaginary Timber Tots Tree House | Fat Brain Toy Co

Pretend Play: Role Reversible Dragon/Knight Cape | Great Pretenders

Pretend Play: Vehicles Playviator | Fat Brain Toy Co

Puzzles Shashibo – The Shape Shifting Box | Fun in Motion Toys

Puzzles: Jigsaw Escape Puzzles – Space Observatory | Ravensburger

Science & Discovery My Robotic Pet – Tumbling Hedgehog | Thames & Kosmos


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