ASTRA RETAILERS NATIONWIDE CHOOSE 14 SPECIALTY TOYS IN 14 CATEGORIES AS THE YEAR’S TOP PICKS
Chicago, IL (June 17, 2020) – The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners today. The list includes fourteen winning toys in fourteen categories.
“ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program is different from other top toy lists because it reflects the collective expertise of hundreds of toy retailers who know toys inside out,” said Kimberly Mosley, president of ASTRA. “The list of winners is a well-balanced representation of the fun, top-quality, high play value products consumers can find in locally-owned neighborhood toy stores around the country.”
The Best Toys for Kids program was created by ASTRA to help its retailer members attract media coverage and customers to their stores during the all-important fourth quarter. “The Best Toys for Kids awards program is one more way to differentiate the outstanding value of specialty toys and to differentiate ASTRA stores,” said Mosley. “We encourage specialty retailers to use this program to educate their customers and sell more toys.”
For more information about the 2020 Best Toys for Kids award-winning toys, visit besttoys.astratoy.org .
The 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners are:
Arts & Crafts
Spirograph Scratch & Shimmer
Playmonster Activities by Kahootz Toys
Baby through Preschool
Dolls & Figures
Mermaid Cove with Illuminated Dome
Monster Math Scale
Games: 7 and Under
Smart Toys and Games
Carma Games (TENZI)
Games – Teen & Adult
Telestrations®: Upside Down
Usaopoly | The Op
Outdoor & Active
Fun Fan Fryer
Science & Discovery
Mega Cyborg Hand
Thames & Kosmos
Railway Bucket Builder Set
About the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)
Founded in 1992, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is an international not-for-profit trade organization that develops and supports a membership of independent retailers, manufacturers and sales representatives in the toy industry. Inspired to change the world through the power of play, ASTRA is a community of dedicated professionals committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have a high play value and are designed with a focus on what the child can do, rather than what the toy can do. Through certification programs, educational resources and networking opportunities, ASTRA equips and empowers members to make a positive impact on the economy and culture of the communities they serve.
For more information, visit www.astratoy.org/.