Spin Master wins big at Toy of the Year Awards

NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Spin Master Corp., ("Spin Master") (TSX: TOY), a leading global children's entertainment company and one of the world's top five toy companies, has been recognized with two Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City.

The award-winning toy company is recognized throughout the industry for its innovation and creativity; this year, the company was awarded TOTYs for Bunchems, Activity Toy of the Year and Meccanoid G15, Innovative Toy of the Year. Spin Master also received nominations in three other categories: Air Hogs, Boy Toy of the Year; Zoomer Kitty, Girl Toy of the Year; and Paw Patrol for Property of the Year.

"Spin Master is at the cutting edge of fun and technology, pioneering the future of play," said Ben Gadbois, Global President and COO, Spin Master Ltd. "Our team brings innovation and passion to every product and entertainment property we produce and it's an honor to see that hard work recognized and celebrated."

To date, Spin Master has received 63 Toy of the Year nominations, and won 16 TOTYs across a wide range of categories. Notably, the company has been nominated 12 times for Innovative Toy of the Year – more than any of its competitors. At Toy Fair 2015, Spin Master's Zoomer Dino was awarded two TOTYs for Toy of the Year and Boy Toy of the Year.

This year's TOTY announcement at the North American International Toy Fair follows significant wins in the UK last month at the Toy Industry Awards. There, Spin Master was awarded Creative Toy of the Year for Wacky-tivities Kinetic Sand and Pre-School Toy of the Year for Paw Patrol Paw Patroller.

About Spin Master Corp.
Spin Master (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 63 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 16 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 12 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers™ and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 950 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, Holland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

SOURCE Spin Master

For further information: Tara Tucker, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, Spin Master Ltd., tarat@spinmaster.com

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