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We are super excited to announce that Sean Leonard will be returning to host the Designer Toy Awards!!

Having hosted the very first Designer Toy Awards way back in 2011, Sean Leonard is returning to the hosting duties for the 2019 Designer Toy Awards! Bringing his pro-story telling skills, charm & humour to the DTA proceedings, Sean will be keeping artists & presenters in check this coming Saturday June 1st at the Brooklyn Bazaar!

Doors to the Designer Toy Awards 2019 ceremony will open at 7pm with the first award presentation expected to happen...

The finalists for the 9th Annual Designer Toy Awards have been announced and Public Voting has begun! Click here see the full list of finalist.

We'd like to thank the nomination committees, who have worked tirelessly these last few weeks, to discuss each category and nomination in order to whittle down the 100’s of nominees to these top choices.

Committee Members: Dov Kelmer, Benny Kline, Travis Lykins, Gary Rozanski, Vincent Yu, Keegan Rooney, Kyle Kirwan, Don Kratzer, Cory Rutter, Jason Freeny, Jack Muramatsu, Jeff Rawson, Yaniv Brick, Steve...

We have officially launched the nomination period for the 8th annual awards!

Running from now until Feb 28th (6pm EST), nominations can be submitted by clicking "Create Nomination". (You will need to be logged into your account, or create one).

This year's awards will accept nominations for releases, artists, and companies, that were active from January 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018.

So Get Nominating…

Only nominated items can be considered for the awards. If you want your work to be...

The Designer Toy awards are super excited to announce the host and venue for the 8th Annual Designer Toy Awards!!

Taking place the night of Friday, June 1st at Green points Brooklyn Bazaar, the awards ceremony will be hosted by Brooklyn comedian Eli Yudin!

Eli Yudin is a comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. He started comedy while at college in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during which time he won the "MI Favorite Comic" competition for best student comedian, as well as opening for Russell Brand at Eastern Michigan University. After graduating, he moved to New York City, where he's been...

The finalists for the 8th Annual Designer Toy Awards have been announced and Public Voting has begun! Click here see the full list of finalist.

We'd like to thank the nomination committees, who have worked tirelessly these last few weeks, to discuss each category and nomination in order to whittle down the 100’s of nominees to these top choices.

Committee Members: Dov Kelmer, Benny Kline, Travis Lykins, Gary Rozanski, John Stokes, Vincent Yu, Keegan Rooney, Kyle Kirwan, Don Kratzer, Andy Heng, Jason Freeny, Denver...

Something about celebrating the craftsmanship behind the scenes and the magic of collaboration between production house and artist?

For 2018, we are excited to add a brand new category "Best Production Sculpt!"

This new category will recognize a singularly outstanding sculpt for a production toy. This award celebrates a sculpt that exemplifies the creative act of transforming an artists vision into a 3-dimensional object. 

Requirements:
• Release must be a brand new Designer Toy, or a significantly modified version of a previous release, that was debuted last year.
• Release must have been produced in qty's greater than 50 pieces.
• Release can be produced in any material...

We have officially launched the nomination period for the 8th annual awards!

Running from now until March 12th (6pm EST), nominations can be submitted by clicking "Create Nomination". (You will need to be logged into your account, or create one).

This year's awards will accept nominations for releases, artists, and companies, that were active from January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017.

So Get Nominating…

 Only nominated items can be considered for the awards. If you...

Morgan Spurlock to host The 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards!!

We are super excited to announce that The 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs), fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company, will be hosted by Academy Award-nominated writer, director, producer and obsessive toy collector Morgan Spurlock!!

“I’m honored to emcee this year’s Designer Toy Awards,” said Spurlock. “I’ve spent my career putting a spotlight on various cultures and subcultures around the world, with the art toy community one of the most textured and fascinating - and one I have supreme pleasure in being part of.”

Not only that, we are also excited to announce a new...

VOTING is now OPEN for the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards!

Thank you everyone, for all of the amazing nominations for the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards! Our nomination committees worked tirelessly to whittle down the 100’s of nominees into the top 9 for Panel Voted, and top 12 for Public voted awards. It's been a labor of love for the committees who have worked tirelessly to discuss daily, each entry and every category in depth! Believe us when we tell you that this process is not for the faint hearted!

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our committees for all their hard work, they really go above any beyond for...

Get your V.I.P Ticket for the ceremony!

YOU can attend this years Designer Toy Award ceremony as a VIP guest by purchasing a VIP Five Point's Festival Pass here.

The VIP package includes:

Designer Toy Awards VIP Ticket – Party with Designer Toy Royalty at the prestigious 7th annual Designer Toy Awards on Friday, May 19th. The ONLY way for the public to get access!​

A VIP Preview/Early Access – Get in an hour early both days to get first dibs on show exclusives - and you know there will be a ton!

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