NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WowWee, a leading manufacturer of innovative consumer robotic, toys and entertainment products, received the prestigious Toy of the Year (TOTY) award for its highly sought-after interactive Fingerlings™ friends. The Toy Association's Annual Toy Of The Year Awards Gala took place on Friday, February 16, 2018, in New York City at the newly renovated Ziegfeld theatre. Fingerlings was also awarded the Collectible of the Year award earlier in the evening.
"Coming off such a successful holiday season, we're incredibly honored to receive these two exciting awards for Fingerlings," said Richard Yanofsky, President and co-founder of WowWee. "The perfect combination of creative technology and affordable pricing has allowed Fingerlings to flourish. We are proud to offer toys that enrich the experience of interactive collectibility for everyone!"
Fingerlings are motion, sound, and touch enabled robot pets that wrap around your finger and come to life with over 40 sounds and animations. Designed for children ages 5+, each sweet and silly Fingerling comes in many colors and creatures including the original Monkeys, the hilariously slower Sloths, and the whimsically magical Unicorns. The perfect companion to collect, Fingerlings' key focus is bringing friendship and interaction at your fingertips.
WowWee was also recognized for its innovative creative construction kit Magnaflex™, which was named a finalist in the Creative TOTY category.
The Toy of the Year Awards, also known as the "Oscars" of the toy industry, is the premier toy awards program that recognizes companies and products for their outstanding performance from the previous year. Winners are chosen through a combination of votes from retailers, journalists, consumers, and members of the Toy Association.
WowWee will be showcasing the newest members of the ever-growing Fingerlings family, as well as the much anticipated licensing and entertainment expansion at the New York Toy Fair.
To learn more about the Fingerlings™ visit: https://www.fingerlings.com/.
WowWee is a 30 year global innovator and industry leader in developing, marketing, and distributing hi-tech consumer robotic, toy, and entertainment products. Since its launch in 1998, WowWee has revolutionized the way consumers interact with robotics - fusing technology and imagination to deliver award-winning toys and gadgets such as Robosapien™ and MiP™, the Toy Association's Innovative Toy of the Year (TOTY) in 2015. WowWee's most recent innovation, Fingerlings™ - the first-ever line of animatronic collectible toys - instantly skyrocketed in popularity and topped retail best-selling lists around the world. A full range of new product lines and a robust licensing and entertainment program is planned for 2018 and beyond. With offices in Montreal, San Diego and Hong Kong, WowWee continues to innovate across the toy and entertainment categories. Please visit http://www.wowwee.com/.