Last night as part of the online Five Points Fest 2021, the lovely folks over at the Designer Toy Awards took to the main stage (streamed live on NTWRK) and announced the winners of the Designer Toy Awards 2020!
Celebrating all the good shit that went down in 2019. Yup, finally after two years of COVIDness, the DTAs were back with a bang and whilst it wasn’t the lavish ceremony that we are all used to, it was a special NTWRK showcase that perfectly captured all the greatness that we have come to expect from the DTA ceremony.
To celebrate TEN years of the Designer Toy Awards, the award itself has to be special, right?! The guys at the Designer Toy Awards have knocked it outta the f’n park with the BLACK AWARD this year. Lay your peepers on this!
The winners! Oh the winners! so many of them. NINETEEN winners in a bumper year of winners! You’re here to find out who won, right? Let’s start with the PANEL voted winners!
Best Licensed DTA 2020 Winner – CANDIE BOLTON X KIDROBOT X HELLO KITTY FIGURE
Toy of the Year DTA 2020 Winner – DUMPSTER FIRE BY 100% SOFT
Best Resin DTA 2020 Winner – FOR YOU MY LOVE BY MICHAEL REEDER x SILENT STAGE
Best Production DTA 2020 Winner – KAIJU KILLER BY JAMES GROMAN
Best Custom DTA 2020 Winner – KAIJU KILLER “A SMASHING DAY AT THE BEACH” by J*RYU x INSTINCTOY
Best Soft Vinyl DTA 2020 Winner – MOONFLOWER BY YOSKAY YAMAMOTO x MUNKY KING
Breakthrough Artist DTA 2020 Winner – MUMBOT
Best Non-Plastic DTA 2020 Winner – NEW MONEY METAL 5″ DUNNY BY TRISTAN EATON x KIDROBOT
Artist of the Year DTA 2020 Winner – PUNK DRUNKERS
Best Non-Licensed DTA 2020 Winner – SUPERSTAR DESTROYER BY BILL MCMULLEN x MUNKY KING
Best Mini Series DTA 2020 Winner – UNBOX & FRIENDS WAVE 2 BY UNBOX INDUSTRIES
Brand of the Year DTA 2020 Winner – UNBOX INDUSTRIES
Best Vinyl & Plastic DTA 2020 Winner – ANATOMICAL MUCKEY BY JASON FREENY x INSTINCTOY
Your next set of winners are those that won via PUBLIC vote! Every vote matters and we can only thank you for placing your DTA vote during the last week!
Custom of the Year FAN DTA 2020 Winner – I THINK IT’S KICKIN IN BY JOSH MAYHEM
Best Toy Store FAN DTA 2020 Winner – JP TOYS GALLERY
Best Online Toy Store FAN DTA 2020 Winner – MYPLASTICHEART
Artist of the Year FAN DTA 2020 Winner – QUICCS
Toy of the Year FAN DTA 20202 Winner – WOLVERINE BY JESSE HERNANDEZ x UNRULY INDUSTRIES
Best Media Outlet FAN DTA 2020 Winner – THE TOY CHRONICLE!!!!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for The Toy Chronicle for the 2020 Designer Toy Awards. Without you all tapping and visiting TTC’s media platforms this hobby turned into an 8-year journey that might have come to an end.
All the time, money, stress and pressure has been worth it. Meeting people with the same passion has been the icing on the cake. I couldn’t do this without my wingman Pedro and Lai bringing you content and our TTC bearded mascot Gary bringing you nipple photos.
Big props and respect to Vinyl Pulse, ToysRevil, The Toy Viking, The Blot Says, CoArt, Tenacious Ninja, Urban Robot Cat, Spankystokes, Invasion Toy and Zona Toys for keeping the pulse on the scene I know how hard it is to keep up to date you are winners too.
Cheers to DTA organisers for your time and effort.
Thank you again TTC fans for your continued support. I hope to continue to unearth gems within the scene, watch artists and independent brands grow, connect collectors together watching the designer toy landscape change and continue to push that blogging isn’t old school.
Didn’t see your favourite artist/brand/store in the DTA and you feel they deserve it, remember to nominate them next year.
Love you and leave you for now mwah
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