LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Moose, the world's number one Australian owned toy company has continued its reign winning two product of the year awards and receiving two honors from the Australian Toy Awards (ATA) at last night's awards ceremony in Melbourne.
Moose's reputation for developing innovative and market leading collectibles was again recognized, with the team taking home the award for Collectible of the Year with Cutie Cars!
Cutie Cars are collectible die cast mini cars that come with their very own personality and mini Shopkin. The cars have been designed specifically to bring vehicle play to a broader consumer.
Moose continues to dominate in other categories such as craft, and last night took out the coveted Craft Toy of the Year award with Oonies. Oonies are balloon-like spheres that inflate and stick together to create amazing characters and designs.
Paul Solomon, Co-CEO at Moose Toys said, "We are incredibly proud to have won another collectible of the year award. This really cements our reputation as the world's number one collectible manufacturer. We are also so excited to be recognized within the craft category, we are very proud of the innovation the team showed when developing Oonies, it is truly a unique product."
Not only was Moose recognised for their outstanding products last night, but they were also awarded two honors for individuals within their team.
Manny Stul, Co-CEO was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Manny's life began in a refugee camp in Poland before his family moved to Australia and settled in Perth. He quit high school and worked as a labourer before establishing his first business, a giftware company called Skansen. After nearly 20 years, it was listed, and Manny retired, before purchasing Moose in 2000. Within 16 years he has turned Moose into the fifth-largest toy company in the US.
And, Yolanda Giannone was awarded runner up for the Australian Toy Association Rising Star Award which is really a testament to Moose and the business' commitment to fostering upcoming talent.
ABOUT MOOSE TOYS
Moose Toys is a global toy company with offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China and the head office based in Melbourne, Australia. This award-winning company is known for designing, developing and distributing toy and lifestyle products across the globe for children of all ages and the young at heart. Moose has products in all toy categories including collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items and outdoor products, and has brought joy to kids worldwide with successful products such as Mighty Beanz, Beados, Aqua Sand and The Trash Pack™. In 2015, Moose expanded several major product lines for boys and girls, including Shopkins™, the hottest girl's collectible line of grocery and fashion themed characters; Little Live Pets, electronic pets that come to life in the palm of your hand; as well as line extensions for Qixels craft activity sets. Moose Toys has scored numerous coveted toy awards from industry experts and major retailers. In 2016, Walmart selected Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy for its Top 25 Holiday Toy List, and Toys"R"Us chose Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy, The Grossery Gang Vile Vending Machine, SelfieMic, the Shopkins Tall Mall and the Twozies Twogether Pack for its Hot Holiday List. The Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck was awarded 2016 Girl Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association, and the Shopkins Small Mart playset was awarded the 2015 Girls' Toy of the Year. Shopkins was awarded the 2016 Licensed Character/Toy of the Year by LIMA. Visit www.moosetoys.com for more information.
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