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Designer Toy Award Finalists 2019 Announced!

The time is now! Following weeks of intense DTA Nomination Panel discussions, the Designer Toy Award Finalists 2019 are ready to be announced! There are two sections to the Designer Toy Awards – Public Voted and Panel Voted.

Public Voting will start tomorrow (Thursday 2pm ET (7pm BST)) and end in a week on Thursday 16th at 12pm ET (5pm BST). You’ll be able to place your vote at designertoyawards.com

Panel Voting will be decided by the DTA Judging Panel. An industry wide group of individuals. You can see the DTA Judging Panel HERE.

All winners will be revealed at the DTA Ceremony during Five Points Fest weekend on June 1st. Congrats to all that were chosen as DTA Finalists. You guys made 2018 great!

DTA Artist of the Year (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Coarse Toys
  • Doktor A
  • Kaori Hinata
  • Kasing Lung
  • Kenny Wong
  • Pucky
  • Quiccs
  • Ron English
  • Tara McPherson

DTA Best Production Sculpt (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Babobot by Bakumbaa
  • Belfry the Demon Bell Kaiju
  • Machinegun Ghost by Paul Kaiju
  • Mister Self Indulgence by Martian Toys
  • Ravager by Qasim Karmieh
  • Sofubi Man by Cristina Ravenna
  • Tarbus the Tardigrade by Doom Co Designs
  • The Bear Champ by Qasim Karmieh
  • The Death of Innocence by Kidrobot

DTA Toy of the Year (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Life Finds a Way by Chris Ryniak
  • AAPE by Steve Harrington
  • Cells by Coarse Toys
  • Cookie by Czee13
  • Culpepper
  • Garden of Earthly Delights by Sucklord
  • Hoi Ba Long by Kenneth Tang
  • Inkteraction by Alex Solis
  • Janky Series 1 by Superplastic
  • Larry Lactose by Andrew Bell
  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse 90th Anniversary Edition by James Jean
  • Mini Wooper Looper by Gary Ham
  • Mr Self Indulgence by Nouar
  • Ravager by Quiccs
  • Seedlas by Shoko Nakazawa
  • Space Cat by Pucky
  • The Backpack by Alex Pardee
  • The Great Showdowns Indy by Scott C
  • Thimblestump Hollow Series 2 by Chris Ryniak x Amanda Louis Spayd
  • Unbox & Friends by Unbox Industries
  • Wood Bodega by kaNO

DTA Best Licensed (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Life finds a Way by Chris Ryniak
  • AAPE by Steve Harrington
  • Blue Flowers by Concrete Jungle
  • Devilman by Mike Sutfin
  • Get Animated Porky Pig by Chino Lam
  • Kidrobot Harley Quinn by Brandt Peters
  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse 90th Anniversary by James Jean
  • Share Bear by Horrible Adorables

DTA Best Non-Licensed (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Astro Crash OG by Josh Divine
  • Childish Gambino This is America by Whereschappell
  • Garden of Earthly Delights by Sucklord
  • Iconoclast Bad Acid II by Artisdead
  • Larry Lactose by Andrew Bell
  • No Toys 4 U by Mux Blank
  • The Great Showdowns Indy by Scott C
  • Untooned Spongebob & Patrick by Miguel Vasquez
  • Walmart Legends by Dano Browns

DTA Best Mini Series (Panel)

Finalist List

  • DesignerCon Dunny Series by Kidrobot
  • Fluffy Cafe Series 3 by Fluffy House
  • Janky Series 1 by Superplastic
  • Pucky Pool Babies by Pucky
  • Stellar Dream Scouts Mini Series by Tara McPherson
  • Teddy Trooper 2.0 by Flying Fortress
  • Thimblestump Hollow Series 2 by Chris Ryniak x Amanda Louis Spayd
  • Unbox & Friend by Unbox Industries
  • V.A.G Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 16

DTA Best Non Plastic (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Copper Creep Mini Series by Doktor A
  • Culpepper by Valency Genis
  • Flat Knuckle Bear Plush by Flat Bonnie x Touma
  • Flatwood Friends by Horrible Adorables
  • Look into my Eyes by Coarse Toys
  • Nocturnal by Junko Mizuno
  • Sutemos by Nathan Jurevicius
  • The Backpack by Alex Pardee
  • Wooden Bodega by kaNO

DTA Best Resin (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Ahwroo by Gary Baseman
  • Boneyard Dunny by Kyle Kirwan
  • Cookie by Czee13
  • Forbidden Brain by Emilio Garcia
  • Interaction by Alex Solis
  • Joe Decahedron by Doktor A
  • Something More by DLL Customs
  • Space Cat by Pucky
  • The Birth of Happiness by Too Natthapong x Steve Choi

DTA Best Soft Vinyl (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Three Little Pigs by Pointless Island
  • Chagara by Konatsu
  • Fungoid Man by Wonder Goblin x Skinner
  • Hoi Ba Long by Kenneth Tang
  • Jobi the Moon Fox by OK Luna
  • Labubu Rangeas by Kasing Lung
  • Mini Wooper Looper by Gary Ham
  • Seedlas by Shoko Nakazawa
  • Taxi by Toysbian

DTA Best Vinyl & Plastic (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Cells by Coarse Toys
  • HOB Bird by KMND-Z
  • Max Ca$h by Pete Fowler
  • Melty Ronnie Rabbit by Ron English
  • Mister Self Indulgence by Nouar
  • Nu:Synth Initiative: Aitsu by Punk Drunkers
  • Phantom Starkiller by Killer Bootlegs
  • Ravager by Quiccs
  • Yoru & Yoku by JT Studio

DTA Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Panel)

Finalist List

  • Czee13
  • Kyle Kirwan
  • MP Gautheron
  • OK Luna
  • Philip Lee
  • Pucky
  • Science Patrol
  • Seulgie
  • Yoyo Yeung

DTA Brand of the Year (Panel)

Finalist List

  • 3DRetro
  • Flabslab
  • Instinctoy
  • Kidrobot
  • Martian Toys
  • Superplastic
  • ToyQube
  • Unbox Industries
  • VTSS

DTA Custom of the Year (Panel)

Finalist List

  • 28inch Barbie Anatomical Sculpt by Jason Freeny
  • Boneyard Dunny by Kyle Kirwan
  • Dance like nobody is Watching by Alexandra Klinkovskaya
  • Five More Minutes by Owlberry Lane
  • Honey Dunny by Sket One
  • Spirit Wookie by Mab Graves
  • Sunny the Sloth by Seriously Silly K
  • Triple Dead by Quiccs
  • War of Kings by J*RYU

You may recall that we mentioned that the Public Voted categories will begin voting, and it is UP TO YOU to place your vote. You get one vote per category. Use it wisely!! Voting begins tomorrow (Thurs at 2pm ET) and will run for a week till Thurs 16th at 12pm ET. You’ll be able to place your vote at designertoyawards.com

DTA Artist of the Year (Public)

Finalist List

  • Alex Solis
  • Andrew Bell
  • Coarse Toys
  • Kasing Lung
  • Killer Bootlegs
  • MP Gautheron
  • Hiroto Ohkubo
  • Quiccs
  • Shoko Nakazawa

DTA Custom of the Year (Public)

Finalist List

  • 28″ Barbie Anatomical Sculpt by Jason Freeny
  • Boneyard Dunny by Kyle Kirwan
  • Embraced in the Storm by Josh Mayhem
  • Please wait whilst I jump out of my Skin by Mike Strick
  • Silent Screams from Outer Space by Riser13
  • Spider Skull by Jim McKenzie
  • Sunny the Sloth by Seriously Silly K
  • War of Kings by J*RYU
  • Water Elemental by Tomodachi Island

DTA Toy of the Year (Public)

Finalist List

  • Life Finds a Way by Chris Ryniak
  • AAPE by Steve Harrington
  • Cells by Coarse Toys
  • Cookie by Czee13
  • Culpepper
  • Garden of Earthly Delights by Sucklord
  • Hoi Ba Long by Kenneth Tang
  • Inkteraction by Alex Solis
  • Janky Series 1 by Superplastic
  • Larry Lactose by Andrew Bell
  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse 90th Anniversary Edition by James Jean
  • Mini Wooper Looper by Gary Ham
  • Mr Self Indulgence by Nouar
  • Ravager by Quiccs
  • Seedlas by Shoko Nakazawa
  • Space Cat by Pucky
  • The Backpack by Alex Pardee
  • The Great Showdowns Indy by Scott C
  • Thimblestump Hollow Series 2 by Chris Ryniak x Amanda Louis Spayd
  • Unbox & Friends by Unbox Industries
  • Wood Bodega by kaNO

DTA Best Media Outlet (Public)

Finalist List

  • CoART Magazine
  • Marsham Toy Hour
  • Softoyhobby
  • Tenacious Ninja
  • The Toy Chronicle
  • The Toy Viking
  • The Blot Says
  • Toysrevil
  • Vinyl Pulse

DTA Best Toy Store (Public)

Finalist List

  • 3DRetro
  • Lift
  • Mothership Toy Gallery
  • myplasticheart
  • Ozzo Collection
  • Rotofugi
  • Strange Cat Toys
  • Toy Tokyo
  • Wootbear

DTA Best Online Toy Store (Public)

Finalist List

  • 3DRetro
  • Collect & Display
  • I am Retro
  • Martian Toys
  • myplasticheart
  • Rotofugi
  • Strange Cat Toys
  • Tenacious Toys
  • Wootbear

The Winners for ALL of the above will be revealed at the Designer Toy Award Ceremony on Saturday 1st June, during Five Points Festival weekend. If you would like to attend, you can purchase a VIP Five Points Fest ticket HERE and you’ll get access to the DTA Cermony to schmooze with DTA finalists.

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