Spin Master Ltd. Tops Global Hot Holiday Lists Winning Multiple Awards for Toys and Games

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Forget holiday wish lists, Spin Master’s innovative toys are at the top of everyone's must have lists!

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"We are extremely excited our amazing brands have been honored globally with so many awards and topped so many hot holiday toy lists," stated Ben Gadbois, Global President & Chief Operating Officer of Spin Master Ltd.

Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s largest children’s toy and entertainment company, is honored to have topped multiple Hot Holiday Toy Lists globally from retailers and consumers and have received numerous accolades from the most respected awards programs within the industry.

Annual retail holiday toy lists include Amazon, Argos (UK), Kmart’s "Fab 15," Kohl’s, Target’s "Fabulous 15" and Hot List, Toys "R" Us and Wal-Mart's "Top 20 ‘Chosen by Kids'."

The wins keep coming in!

Not only appealing to retailers, Spin Master’s toys and games ranked high with consumers winning coveted international award programs. In North America, Spin Master received The Canadian Toy Testing Council’s highest ranking 3-Star Seal, FamilyFun Magazine’s #1 Toy of the Year Award, Winner of the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Gold and Silver Awards from the National Parenting Publications Awards, The Oppenheim Platinum Awards, Parents Choice Awards, Time to Play Magazine’s Most Wanted and the Toy Insider’s Top 20 and Top 12 Tech Toys.

The fun is felt worldwide… France has honored Spin Master with awards from Grand Prix du Jouet and Etoiles de Jouet, Germany received a Top 10 Award, while Switzerland accepted two Toy of the Year Awards. The UK rounds out the list with multiple award winners from Dad’s Choice, Dream Toys, Rainbow Toy, and Toy Shop UK.

If you can believe it, there is even more…Spin Master’s toys and games earned Top Toys in popular magazines such as Boys Life, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Parents Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Real Simple, and Today’s Parent Canada, to name a few.

Each award program and hot list enlists panels of independent, expert judges, as well as kid and parent testers who carefully evaluate hundreds of thousands of submissions.

Only the best-of-the-best are chosen based on quality, innovation, and most importantly, fun!

Some of Spin Master’s hottest toys of the season topping the lists include Air Hogs Atmosphere™, Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt™, Boom Boom Balloon™, Flutterbye Fairy™, Hedbanz Act Up™, Monsters University™, Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam™, Spy Gear Spike Mic™, and Zoomer™. Spin Master offers a diverse range of innovative toys and games that provide high play value for children of all ages.

"We are extremely excited our amazing brands have been honored globally with so many awards and topped so many hot holiday toy lists," stated Ben Gadbois, Global President & Chief Operating Officer of Spin Master Ltd. "Innovation and design has always been a cornerstone of the DNA of Spin Master and this year we have truly stepped up our game."

Awards & Hot Lists:

Air Hogs Atmosphere: Amazon Hot Holiday List, Target Hot Toy List, Parents Choice Fun Stuff Award, Internationally: Good Toy Guide, Toy Shop UK – Independent Toy Awards

Air Hogs Helix: Amazon Hot Holiday List, Wal-Mart "Top 20 ‘Chosen by Kids'," Boy’s Life Hot Toy, National Parenting Publications Awards – Gold Award, Today’s Parent Canada Top Toy, Toy Insider Top 20, Internationally: Switzerland Toy of the Year, Dad’s Choice Awards

Boom Boom Balloon: Amazon Hot Holiday List, Toys "R" Us Hot Toy List, Canadian Toy Testing Council 3-Star Seal, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Real Simple Magazine Top Toy, Time To Play Most Wanted, Internationally: Rainbow Toy Awards

Flutterbye Fairy: Amazon Hot Holiday List, K-Mart "Fab 15," Target Hot Toy List, Toys "R" Us "Fabulous 15," Wal-Mart "Top 20 ‘Chosen by Kids'", Parents Magazine Top Toy, Savvy Auntie Cool Toys, Time To Play Most Wanted, Toy Insider Top 20, Internationally: Grand Prix du Jouet Top Toy Award in INTRACTIVE DOLLS category, Top 10 Spielzeug, Switzerland Toy of the Year, Argos Hot List, Dream Toys, Good Toy Guide

Hedbanz Act Up: Oppenheim Platinum Award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Parents Choice Approved Award

Logo Party: National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

Meccano: Slow Toy Award -UK

Monsters University: Internationally: Good Toy Guide, Rainbow Toy Awards, Toy Shop UK – Independent Toy Awards

Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam: Target Hot Toy List, Oppenheim Platinum Award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Internationally: Dad’s Choice Awards, Spy Gear Spike Mic: National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, National Parenting Publications Awards – Silver Award

Spy Gear Sonic Distractors: National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

Zoomer: Amazon Hot Holiday List, Kohl’s Hot Toys, Target Hot Toy List, Toys "R" Us "Hot Toy List," Wal-Mart "Top 20 ‘Chosen by Kids'", FamilyFun Magazine #1 Toy of the Year, Family Circle Hot Toy, Good Housekeeping Top Toy, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, National Parenting Publications Awards – Gold Award, Oppenheim Platinum Award, Parents Choice Fun Award, Parents Magazine Top Toy, Popular Mechanics, Savvy Auntie Cool Toys, Today’s Parent Canada Top Toy, Toy Insider Top 12 Tech Toys, Internationally: Grand Prix du Jouet Top Toy Award in ROBOTS category, Etoiles du Jouet – Consumer Award

About Spin Master Ltd.

A multi-category children’s entertainment company, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy’s action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boy’s Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Spin Master Games™ including the popular Hedbanz™, Tech Deck™, Zoobles™ and Spy Gear™. The company has also marked an entry into children’s media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Munich, and Milan. For additional information please visit: http://www.spinmaster.com.

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