They’re often considered to be the “Oscars” of the toy industry, and on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, the next Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards will be distributed at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City as Toy Fair New York gets underway. After carefully examining hundreds of nominees, a panel of industry experts determined this year’s finalists in 16 categories. One winner in each category, along with the consumer-chosen People’s Choice award and the overall Toy of the Year Award will be presented in February. Now it’s your chance to vote for your favorites.

– Here are the nominees for Doll of the Year! –

Ballerina

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Ballerina Dreamer Dancing Ballerina (Hunter Products)

Your little one can watch the Ballerina Dreamer doll dance just like a real ballerina! Using the magic tiara, the doll can pirouette, spin on both toes, kick forwards and backwards, do the splits and more! Includes 1 doll and 1 pair of ballerina dancing shoes. She plays music as she dances and her tutu magically lights up. The doll can dance, play music, and twirl, kick and pirouette and dance just like a real ballerina!
Ages: 3+, $29.98
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Candylocks

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Candylocks Basic Doll (Spin Master)

​The 7-inch collectible dolls feature foot-long scented, soft hair that resembles cotton candy. Kids can style the dolls’ hair into custom hairdos and add in three included hair accessories.
Ages: 4+, $9.99
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Creatable World

Creatable World (Mattel)

Mattel worked alongside kids, parents, physicians, and other experts to develop six different gender-inclusive Creatable World doll kits, each of which is available in a variety of skin tones. Each Creatable World doll includes multiple style combinations in one box, inviting kids to create their own characters and looks from fashion and accessories to hairstyles with long and short wigs.
Ages: 6+, $29.99
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Cry Baby

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Kids can check this doll’s temperature with a thermometer, give her play medicine, and cool down her fever with a cloth. If she breaks out in spots, kids can give her a shot to watch them disappear. She also cries real tears.
Ages: 3+, $49.99
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Elsa

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Disney Frozen 2 “Into the Unknown” Elsa Doll (Jakks Pacific)

Elsa comes dressed in a sparkling, purple satin nightgown from the film and has rooted platinum blonde hair tucked into a tight braid down her back. The Frozen 2 doll sings a clip from Elsa’s big breakout number “Into the Unknown” in the film follow-up and says 14 different movie-inspired phrases that prove the cold never bothered this doll anyway. As the character speaks and sings, her beautiful dress is illuminated in a snowflake pattern inspired by the film.
Ages: 3+, $34.99
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Comfy Princesses

Disney Princess Ralph Breaks the Internet Comfy Princess Dolls (Hasbro)

Inspired by the Princesses from Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, these dolls are dressed in casual, comfy outfits with fun, modern-day accessories. All of the dolls rock cute outfits that include removable bottoms and tops and have soft rooted hair, ranging from curly to straight, red hair, black hair, blonde hair, and brunette hair. Most of the dolls come with removable pairs of shoes, from wedges to high-top sneakers to clogs. These Disney dolls also come with movie-inspired accessories, including fun pretend snacks, headbands, and more.
Ages: 3+, $29.99
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LOL OMG

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L.O.L. Surprise dolls are getting big sisters. Unbox 20 surprises including fierce fashions and fabulous accessories. Four dolls to collect (each sold separately).
Ages: 6+, $26.99
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– VOTE NOW! –

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Public voting for the 2020 TOTY Awards is open to consumers, retailers, media, and members of The Toy Association through Jan. 5. For full details, rules, and additional information, please visit toyawards.org. Proceeds from the annual event benefit The Toy Foundation in its efforts to bring joy and comfort to children in need through the experience of toys and play.