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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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Nominations now open for 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards!

The DTAs have now officially launched the nomination period for the 7th annual awards!

Running from now until April 7th (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, 2016 to December 31st, 2016.

So Get Nominating…

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

The Designer Toy Awards are super excited to announce a brand new home for the prestigious annual DTA ceremony – Five Points Festival! The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace. 

A collision of art toys, comic art, and street art curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comics, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic art toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes,...


We know you all have been patiently waiting for us to announce the host of the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards, so hold on to your socks as we reveal this year's big news…

Stella Chuu to host the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards!

This year, our special host is renown cosplayer, Stella Chuu! Being an award-winning cosplayer and advocate for nerd culture and self-confidence, Stella is a match made in geek heaven for the Designer Toy Awards!

Join us this Saturday, October 8th, 8pm - 11pm EST for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Award Ceremony! You still have a...

Thank you everyone, for all of the amazing nominations for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards! Our nomination committees worked tirelessly to whittle down the 100’s of nominees and finally we are happy to announce the shortlist of FINALISTS!

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our committees for all their hard work, they really go above any beyond to meet daily and discuss each and every category and entry in depth! Believe us when I tell you, every aspect was discussed.

Pro Committee: Jackson Aw, Huck Gee, Dov Kelemer, Kirby Kerr, ...

Celebrating the launch of the 5" blank Dunny platform, and the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards, Kidrobot, Clutter and The Designer Toy Awards have once again teamed up to bring collectors a visual treat! Bringing together some of the industries top artists from around the globe, we are excited to announce the third installment of...

We are pleased to announce that the 6th annual Designer Toy Awards will be held on Saturday, October 8th at Hudson Terrace NYC!  Taking place on Saturday night of New York Comic Con weekend, this venue (which you may remember from last year) is just a short walk from the Javits Center.

Join us and your favorite artists to celebrate the best toys, artists, and brands of last year! Time, tickets, and plenty of more information will be announced shortly, so stay tuned and follow the DTAs on Twitter at ...

The DTAs have now officially launched the nomination period for the 6th annual awards! Running from now until August 10th (6pm EST), nominations can be submitted right here! 

This year's awards will accept nominations for releases, artists, and companies, that were active from January to December 2015.

So Get Nominating…

Head on over to the Designer Toy Awards website and answer our "Call For Entries" by adding those worthy from 2015, and don't forget... only nominated items can be considered for the awards. If you want your piece to be considered...