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At its annual ceremony Friday night, The Toy Foundation unveiled its 22nd annual Toy of the Year Awards.  The lion’s share of the awards in 16 categories (three of which we previewed here at borg last summer) went to LEGO, taking seven awards.  But the top prize, the Toy of the Year, went to Squishmallows from Jazwares.  Four people were also inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame: Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy; Lucille King, founder of the Playskool Institute; Jim Pressman, president of Pressman Toy Corporation; and Bob Wann of PlayMonster.  Six hundred nominations were pared down to 114 finalists by toy industry experts.  Check out the other winners below.

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When I was a kid the only place you could find Playmobil toys was as giveaways in McDonald’s Happy Meals.  But that was then.  A year ago Playmobil was promoting a high-end line of Ghostbusters tie-in toys along with a new DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future (check them out here).  With its latest releases of movie and TV tie-ins, Playmobil is upping its game.  That includes a giant Star Trek starship Enterprise playset chock full of figures (including the original series’ nicely detailed Mid-Century Modern Burke bridge chairs!).  It also includes James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5–the one from Goldfinger and brought back for No Time to Die And their van and figures from The A-Team is being promoted with a slick commercial that is not to be missed.  Check them all out below, including links to be the first to nab yours from Amazon or Entertainment Earth, with Amazon currently running a 25% discount promotion on the Enterprise playset.

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