|Interactive Furby takes Toy of the Year 1998||
With not far short of half-a-million of the furry chattering creatures sold in the UK in the run-up to Christmas,Furby from Tiger Electronics became the No.1 best-seller and claimed the British Association of Toy Retailers (BATR) Toy of the Year 1998/99 award at a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London tonight (Sunday, January 31 1999).
|Craze of the Year||
TCL - makers of the Pro Yo II and III won the award for Craze of the Year. It was initially through their efforts that the yo-yo craze got started. BATR chairman, David Fogel said: "There was a staggering £30 million worth of yo-yo sales through 1999 in the UK alone, which made an important contribution to the toy trade in a difficult year."
|Most Innovative Toy of the Year||
C Watch (Toy Options)
|Pre-School Toy of the Year||
Bounce Around Tigger (Mattel)
|Doll of the Year||
Baby Born (Zapf)
|Educational Toy of the Year||
Sea Monkeys (Educational Insights)
|Toy Company of the Year||
David Halsall International Ltd
|Services to the Toy Industry||
Former director of Tomy and more recently, K'nex, Peter Brown won the award for services to the toy industry.
|Toy Shop of the Year||
The new-style BATR Toy Shop of the Year awards, sponsored by Tomy, went to