It’s time to vote for the best toys of the year!

On Friday, Feb. 12, the next Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards will be distributed virtually during a special online presentation. After carefully examining the nominees, a panel of industry experts determined this year’s 117 finalists across 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!

For Your Consideration: STEAM Toy of the Year

Professor Maxwell’s VR Universe (Abacus Brands)
Professor Maxwell’s VR Labs are immersive activity kits designed to thrill and excite children as they are introduced to STEM learning exercises in a whole new way. With cutting-edge AR and VR technologies, the virtual Professor Maxwell guides kids through each six diversely themed kits, including Magic, Science, Chef, Universe, Atlas, and Safari themes, engaging them with physical projects while fostering learning through immersive experimentation and play. The colorful lesson book in each kit literally comes to life, with the brilliant Professor Maxwell leading the way through each curriculum. With a “Learn, Experience, Play” play pattern, the interactive kits actually put the kids in the lab and immerse them into multiple layers of mixed reality. Throughout the instructions, kidscan delve deeper into the VR/AR environments to uncover various “How it Works!” learning experiences, while bringing fun to the discovery of fundamental lessons they explore.
Ages: 8+
MSRP: $49.99

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About the author

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik was the Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book from 2020-2022. She was also a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider.