This year I’ve been granted the incredible opportunity to partner with The Toy Association to reveal to you the Toy of the Year Nominees in the Vehicle Toy of the Year category! This is super exciting!
The holiday season is quickly upon us! Can you believe it? I’m pretty sure your kids have already been taking note of the hottest toys this year. Soon they’ll start making those lists, if they haven’t already. And they’re not the only ones keeping track of the hottest toys this holiday season! The Toy Association has also been busy compiling an extensive list of the hottest holiday toys for their annual toyawards.org — also known as the “Oscars” of the Toy Industry.
Read on to learn all about the Vehicle Toy of the Year, vote for your favorite –even possibly win one of the Vehicle of the Year Nominees for yourself! See the giveaway at the end of this post.
HUGE Thanks to the Toy Association for sponsoring this post and providing us with all the toys featured here free of charge. As always, we only share what we love and think you will too! All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Visit the Toy of the Year website to learn more about the nominations, the other 16 categories, and how the Toy of the Year winner is selected! The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony that takes place during Toy Fair in January 2018.
That being said, the boxes started to roll in and we were so excited to see what was inside! It was not till today that we could reveal all these cool toy vehicles to you. So while we prepared for reveal day we decided to put together a little YouTube video to tell you all about the 2018 Vehicle Toy of the Year. And since the time has now come that we can finally share this with all of you, here are the nominees for this hears Vehicle Toy of the Year Award. Drumroll please….
Make sure to cast your vote for your favorite vehicle toy at toyawards.org! Which one do you think will win?
Vehicle Toy of the Year Nominees
Race on land and blaze across the sky with 2-in-1 Air Hogs Hyper Drift Drone! This RC speeder, measuring 8” x 3” x 2.5”, is both a land vehicle and flying drone! Powered by a turbo drone engine, it can achieve breakneck speed on the ground. When you hit a roadblock, the detachable drone ejects and soars away, continuing the race in the sky! Recommended for ages 8 and up – Retails for $39.99
Anki OVERDRIVE pits you against AI Supercars in a pulse-pounding game of speed and strategy. New this year, gameplay gets even more furious with Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition. Drive Dom’s Ice Charger or Hobbs’ MXT, race against the Toretto crew, and build more excitement into your track with an exclusive track piece. Recommended for ages 8 and up – Retails for $169.99
Innovative, collectible toy vehicles that combines thebeauty and feel of wood with the value of take-apart play and customization! The Automoblox line with its interchangeable tires, canopies, and more, is easy for kids as young as 3 to get in on the fun, and the cool, collectible, and mix-and-match designs appeal to older kids and adults, too! Recommended for ages 4 and up – Retails for $23.99
The terror of the deep… illuminating the skies! Electro-surge attack with brilliant, luminescent LEDs and Glow FX! Features one-touch takeoff and landing for easy indoor and outdoor flight. This spooky flying deep-sea predator is yours to command time to unleash theDrone Force! Recommended for ages 8 and up – Retails for $59.99
Launch your cars to the sky with the motorized NERF NITRO MOTOFURY RAPID RALLY set. Load the car into the clip, align the high-jump ramp and pull thetrigger to let it fly! Set up and customize the obstacles included to achieve epic stunt status and challenge friends! Recommended for ages 5 and up – Retails for $49.99
With an amazing sea-to-land transformation, the Sea Patroller is prepared for wherever the rescue leads. It’s equipped with a boat-load of features including lights and sounds, a working crane, a life-saver launcher, and storage for basic vehicles. It comes with an exclusive Ryder figure and his ATV, an exploration cage, and a baby octopus. Recommended for ages 3 and up – Retails for $59.99
This legendary action vehicle has plenty of space for proton packs and ghost traps thanks to the detachable roof. With original sounds and functioning lights, this vehicle is set for ghostbusting action. Comes with Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz in their official uniforms with two detachable proton packs and proton lasers. Recommended for ages 6 and up – Retails for $44.99
Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite #TOTY2018! Also, let us know your favorite in the comments section below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post — just in time for the holidays!
Who is The Toy Association?
The Toy Association was founded in 1916 as a not-for-profit trade association the represents businesses that design, produce, license, and deliver toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. This trade organization has a long history of propelling the health and growth of the toy industry and currently includes 950+ members across the globe. For more than 40 years The Toy Association has been the global leaders in toy safety. They helped develop the first toy safety standard and today remain committed to working with medical experts, government, consumers, and industry on ongoing safety programs and outreach, including PlaySafe.org. They pride themselves in keeping parents informed and kids safe! Every year The Toy Association produces the world-renowned North American International Toy Fay, Fall Toy Preview, and Play Fair. They also serve as the toy industry’s voice on the developmental benefits of play, promoting play’s positive impact on childhood development to consumers and media through their Genius of Play initiative.
Will You Be at Play Fair this Weekend?
If you happen to be in New York City this weekend, make sure to stop by Play Fair. As an attendee you’ll have a chance to get a first look at all the TOTY 2018 nominations and cast a vote for your favorites! Play Fair takes place this Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th at the Jacob Javits Center. It promises to will bring dozens of the toy and family entertainment brands that you and your kids love together for a FUN weekend that all will enjoy! Get your tickets for PlayFairNY and see you there!
And now as promised here’s how to enter to win your very own Vehicle Toy of the Year!
Enter to Win
We were provided with an additional Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition set to give away to one of our lucky winners! Wouldn’t your kids love to wake up to this under the tree on Christmas morning? Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win! This is a giveaway for (1) Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition set. This giveaway starts November 4th and end November 27th at midnight EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. One winner will be randomly selected by rafflecopter.com from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The email will come from [email protected] The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
DISCLOSURE: All toys featured here were provided by The Toy Association free of charge.