The Toy Foundation has announced the finalists for its Toy of the Year Awards, including the Game and Action Figure categories.

The finalists in the game category include a number of hobby games, including one TCG.  The category is defined as "games for families and children (ages 0-14), including board, card, electronic, or other physical game formats and puzzles, exclusive of video or app games."

The finalists are:

  • Catch the Moon by Thames & Kosmos LLC
  • Connect 4 Spin Game by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Mantis by Exploding Kittens Inc.
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box by The Pokémon Company International
  • Star Wars Villainous by Ravensburger
  • T.A.P.E.S. by Hog Wild, LLC
  • Tacto Doctor by PlayShifu

The Foundation also announced finalists for the Action Figure of the Year, defined as "toys that represent a fictional character intended for active, imaginative, and narrative-based play."  The finalists are:

  • DC Comics Batman 12" Wingsuit Action Figure by Spin Master
  • Gigabots Energy Cores by Blip Toys
  • Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Goo Shifters by Moose Toys LLC
  • Jurassic World Dominion Super Colossal Giganotosaurs by Mattel, Inc.
  • Jurassic World Real FX Baby Blue by WOW! Stuff
  • Star Wars L0-59 (Lola) Animatronic Droid by Hasbro, Inc.
  • Transformers: Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures Dinobots Unite Smash Changer Optimus Prime by Hasbro, Inc.

Click Gallery below for images of the finalists in both categories!