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 Vehicle of the Year!

This category honors toy cars, trucks, trains, and other vehicles in all scales, including R/C vehicles but exclusive of ride-ons.


Grrrumball RC Vehicle (Alpha Group US)

Kids can unleash their inner grrrumball with this unique RC alien creature who growls and grumbles all over our planet. Special moves include an arm smash attack and seismic spin attack, both activated with the touch of a button. Controller features sound.
Ages: 6+, $29.99
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Mario Kart Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels Mario Kart Die-Cast Assortment (Mattel)

​Kids can choose their favorite Mario Kart characters from this new 1:64-scale Mario Kart replica die-cast assortment. Vehicles and characters from the long-running racing video game are brought to life as Hot Wheels vehicles that work great with companion Hot Wheels track sets, each sold separately.
Ages: 3+, $4.99
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LOL Surprise! Glamper

Toy Insider 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Top Holiday ToysL.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper (MGA Entertainment)

The 2-in-1 Glamper transforms into a play set. Includes more than 55 surprises, an exclusive doll, and more than 10 hangout areas, such as a light-up pool and slide, a fashion runway, a DJ booth, and more.
Ages: 6+, $99.99
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Spin Master MEGA Grave Digger

Toy Insider 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Hot 20Monster Jam Mega Grave Digger RC (Spin Master)

This all-terrain remote control vehicle measures more than 2 feet long and features oversized tires, a custom rubber tread for superior traction control, and mega-sized shocks and suspension. Control from up to 250 feet away.
Ages: 5+, $99.99
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PJ seeker

Toy Insider 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Hot 20PJ Masks PJ Seeker (Just Play)

The PJ Masks vehicle ever, the PJ Seeker features a pull-out ramp, drop-down side door, and enough room for up to four vehicles in the detachable carrier. It has lights, sounds, a disk launcher, and a detachable cage. Includes Catboy and a mini Cat-Car.
Ages: 3+, $59.99
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Star Wars Ultimate D-O Interactive Droid (Hasbro)

Star Wars fans can play with a Droid inspired by BB-8’s new friend from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ultimate D-O can be controlled using the free downloadable app which lets kids play across multiple modes.  Includes premium deco, that looks great on while displayed in its docking station for recharging.
Ages: 8+, $149.99
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Toy Insider 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Top Holiday ToysX-Power Dozer (Jakks Pacific)

This all-terrain vehicle can plow through rocks, dirt, snow, toys, and more with a high-torque motor that can push or pull up to 200 pounds inside or outside. It also features lights and sounds.
Ages: 6+, $59.99
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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 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.