The Designer Toy Award Voting is Now Open!
September 20, 2016

The finalists for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) have been announced and Public Voting has begun!

We’d like to thank the nomination committees, who have worked tirelessly to whittle down the 100’s of nominees.

Pro Committee: Jackson Aw, Huck Gee, Dov Kelmer, Kirby Kerr, Benny Kline, Travis Lykins, Gary Rozanski, John Stokes, and Vince Yu.
Public: Justin Cheah , Lee Funai, Ketha Insomphou, Steve Lew, Rob Lumino, and Katherine Park

Together, our committees have created our Shortlists of 2016! Congratulations to all the finalists!

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Voting in the DTA public categories is easy as cake. Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Designer Toy Awards website and log in or create a new account. If you have an account but have forgotten the password, you can retrieve it here.
  2. Go to the categories page.
  3. Vote once in each of the six awards under Public Voting.

Tada! You’ve voted! Simple as that.

Public voting remains open until Monday, September 26th, 2016, 12pm (noon) est.

Please note that voting more than once in each category, even if you’ve created multiple accounts, is grounds for all your votes being removed and, potentially, the party you’re voting for being disqualified.

Happy voting!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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