MGA’s L.O.L., Character Options and The Entertainer triumph at the 54th Toy Industry Awards
Toy Fair, 22-24 January 2019, Olympia, London
Toy Industry Awards, 22 January 2019, Apex Room, Olympia London
22 January 2019: MGA’s L.O.L., Character Options and The Entertainer triumphed at this evening’s annual Toy Industry Awards winning Toy of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Toy Retailer of the Year, respectively. BTHA Golden Teddy Awards were presented to Simon Kohler of Hornby Hobbies and Stuart Crawford of MV Sports for being ordinary people with extraordinary talents that have been dedicated to the toy industry for many years, in this case both individuals have contributed during careers which have spanned more than 40 years each.
Organised by the British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) with the Toy Retailers Association (TRA) – the awards were presented at the gala event held in Olympia’s Apex Room following the first day of the 66th annual Toy Fair, which is currently taking place at Olympia in West London.
BTHA Chair, Foye Pascoe, announced the winners of the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards, and TRA Chairman, Alan Simpson, unveiled the Toy and Supplier of the Year Awards. The full line-up of winners follows:
Toy Retailer of the Year Winners
|Independent Toy Retailer of the Year||Banba Toymaster|
|Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (2-29 stores)||East Midland Toy Company|
|Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (30 stores or more)||The Entertainer|
|General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year||Sainsbury's Argos|
|Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year||W J Daniel & Co, Windsor|
|Online Toy Retailer of the Year||Shop Direct|
|Overall Toy Retailer of the Year||The Entertainer|