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 Outdoor Toy of the Year! –

Honoring toys that are designed for outdoor play, including ride-ons.

2020 TOTY Awards

Toy Insider 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Top Holiday ToysCrazy Cart Shift (Razor USA)

The all-new Crazy Cart Shift delivers the intense fun and excitement of driving and drifting to kids as young as six years old! It features a simplified drift system, a smaller and lighter frame, and a speed control switch that lets you decide the maximum speed for your child – 8 mph in the “HIGH” setting or 2.5 mph in the “LOW”.
Ages: 6+, $199.99
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Create A Castle (Create A Castle)

Kids can build a detailed sandcastle with a split mold. Pieces clip together for building, while customization tools allow for the addition of accents and details.
Ages: 6+, $49.99
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Ezy Roller Drifter X (EzyRoller)

This machine is for EzyRolling Ninjas. Once kids have mastered how to curve their own way, the Drifter’s unique patented back wheels design lets them ‘drift’ around corners. It’s fun, fluid and fearless.
Ages: 6+, $119.99
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Globber GoUP Comfort (Incredible Novelties)

Specifically designed for younger riders, the EVO  GoUP Comfort is the only 3-wheel scooter with seat to offer ride-on, walking bike, and scooter functions all-in-one. Includes a unique light and sound module to stimulate kids’ senses, while the scooter easily transforms alongside the different stages of the child from 15 months to ages 9 and up.
Ages: 15 months+, $99.99
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My Buddy Wheels (Yvolution USA)

Kids can learn the fundamental skills of cycling with this balance bike and cuddly friend combo. Kids can learn to balance on two wheels, skipping the need for training wheels. Available in unicorn and dinosaur styles.
Ages: 2+, $79.99
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Toilet Paper Blasters Sheet Storm (Jakks Pacific)

This blaster transforms toilet paper into clean spitballs. It features rapid-fire pump action to blast spitballs up to 50 feet away. One roll of toilet paper creates more than 350 spitballs, with two spitballs per sheet.
Ages: 8+, $39.99
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Toy Insider 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Top Holiday Toys

X-Shot Fast-Fill (ZURU)

This water blaster fills with up to 24 ounces of water in two seconds. It can shoot water up to 34 feet away and has RapidSeal technology that instantly closes the blaster tank.
Ages: 5+, $12.99
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– VOTE NOW! –TOTY-2020-VOTE

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.