I admit it. I plagiarized the title from Dan Nessel of DadDoes. In fact, I can’t beat what he wrote about the TAGIE Awards. It is just too entertaining. http://www.daddoes.com/6765/tagie-awards-2012-top-toys/
Excellence in Game Design: Maureen Hiron, David Hoyt, Ken Johnson, Leslie Scott, Klaus Teuber
Excellence in Toy Design: Lonnie Johnson, Tony Morley, Michael McGinnis, Dave Yearick, Nancy Zwiers
Rising Star Designer: Martin Nederguaar Anderson, Nicholas Cravotta & Rebecca Bleau, Gina Manola, Patrick Matthews, Rosie Robertson
Young Inventor of the Year: Miranda Evarts, Lexi Glenn, Seth and Alexia Kempe
Excellence in Electronic Toy or Game: Apptivity Hot Wheels (Mattel), Furby (Hasbro), Lazer Tag (Hasbro), LeapPad (LeapFrog), Spyro Skylanders (Activision)
Other TAGIE Awards to be presented include the following honorees: Excellence in Character Design - Dora the Explorer/Nickelodeon; Lifetime Achievement - The Theo Coster Family, Theora Design; Hassenfeld Family Humanitarian - Peter and Andrew Brown/ Flair Leisure Products; and In Memoriam - Stan Clutton/Fisher-Price.
Thank you to our sponsors (couldn't host the Awards without you) - Hasbro, our Presenting Sponsor and other generous sponsors including Southwest Airlines, Hassenfeld Family Initiatives, Otherdoor Entertainment, AGE, Inc., Global Toy News, Joyce Johnson Designs, Oxford Games, and The Playmakers!
For more information and to vote, go to www.tagieawards.com