Wow, what a freakin’ weekend! We have just awoken from 12 hrs of much-needed sleep to realise that it wasn’t all a dream. It happened again. The Toy Chronicle are YOUR Designer Toy Awards Best Blog Winner in 2017! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! It means so much to us that you guys all voted for us to take it down again.
We think it’s fair to say that many a beer was drunk this weekend. From Thursday to Sunday. You can check out our Acceptance speech below. Ha. We are idiots. Drunken idiots. Was so much fun though. Thanks to RYCA for capturing the moment for us. Many thanks to Kyle Kirwan & his fiance Sarah Booz for been the presenters of the Best Blog award.
The ceremony itself was a well-oiled machine. Following a number of years at Hudson Terrace, the Designer Toy Awards moved locations to Webster Hall in the East Village. The venue, in our opinion, was much better than at Hudson Terrace. Webster Hall has a wider, bigger area for the crowd. There was a decent size crowd too. Morgan Spurlock was the host for the evening.
Below you will find all your 2017 Designer Toy Award Winners! Congrats to all those that were finalists, and huge congratulations to the winners on the night! Much deserved!
Artist of the Year
Winner: Jon-Paul Kaiser (FINALLY!!!!!) I think we were more happy with JPK taking Artist of the Year than we were for winning Best Blog. JPK takes the big one! YES!
Toy of the Year
Winner: King Korpse by James Groman & Instinctoy
Best DIY Platform
Winner: The Blank by Huck Gee (who happened to be celebrating his birthday on Friday too)
Winner: Mondo Iron Giant by Bigshot Toyworks & Mondo
Winner: Darth Trump by Time Bandits & Special Ed Toys
Winner: Gold Life by Huck Gee & Mighty Jaxx
Winner: Omen Fade Wood by Coarse Toys
Winner: The Astronaut by Alex Pardee x ToyQube
Winner: Bake-Kujira by Candie Bolton
Best Vinyl & Plastic
Winner: Do Not Disturb by Coarse Toys
Winner: Candie Bolton
Brand of the Year
Winner: Mighty Jaxx
Custom of the Year
Winner: Luka & Tapistree by Gary Ham
Now we will go through the Fan Voted winners on the night!
Artist of the Year (Fan)
Winner: Juan Muniz
Custom of the Year (Fan)
Winner: B.F.U Baby TEQ Armor by Quiccs
Toy of the Year (Fan)
Winner: Maguro by Mame Moyashi
Best Toy Store
Best Online Toy Store