Hunter Products won three toy categories at this year’s Australian Toy Fair: Doll of the Year, Craft Toy of the Year, and Game of the Year.
More than 200 toys and games were submitted for consideration along with Hunter Products, with wins selected by play experts, retailers, academics, and journalists who sit on the Toy of the Year judging committee.
Madeleine Hunter was also presented the Australian Toy Association’s Rising Star Award. Hunter joined the family business almost seven years ago, and has been a major part of the company’s transition from solely imported merchandise, to in-house product development, and now international toy launches. Hunter created the doll line, Shibajuku Girls, which sold more than one million units worldwide. Madeleine has launched multiple Shibajuku Girls line extensions, including the most recent Shiba-Cuties. She has also developed Tiny Tutus Dancing Ballerina, and is currently working on a new line called Pawjama Pets.
Hunter Products won Craft Toy of the Year for the Super Slimy Studio; Doll of the Year for The Wiggles Emma Dancing Ballerina; and Game of the Year for Arade1Up. Additionally, Fingerlings was awarded Toy of the Year at the North American TOTY Awards, a brand distributed by Hunter Products in Australia.