November Elections? No, Vote RIGHT Now For Top Toy & Game Inventors


Daddoes-white-tagI admit it. I plagiarized the title from Dan Nessel of
DadDoes. In fact, I can’t beat what he wrote about the TAGIE Awards. It is just too entertaining. 

However, I will write the names of honorees and nominees:

Excellence in Game
: Maureen Hiron, David Hoyt, Ken Johnson, Leslie Scott, Klaus Teuber 

Excellence in Toy
: Lonnie Johnson, Tony Morley, Michael McGinnis, Dave Yearick, Nancy

Rising Star
: Martin Nederguaar Anderson, Nicholas Cravotta & Rebecca
Bleau, Gina Manola, Patrick Matthews,  Rosie

Young Inventor of
the Year
: Miranda Evarts, Lexi Glenn, Seth and Alexia Kempe

Excellence in
Electronic Toy or Game
: Apptivity Hot Wheels (Mattel), Furby (Hasbro), Lazer
Tag (Hasbro), LeapPad (LeapFrog), Spyro Skylanders (Activision)

Other TAGIE Awards to be presented include
the following honorees:  Excellence in Character Design – Dora
the Explorer/Nickelodeon; Lifetime
– The Theo Coster Family, Theora Design; Hassenfeld Family Humanitarian – Peter and Andrew Brown/ Flair
Leisure Products; and In Memoriam
Stan Clutton/Fisher-Price.

Thank you to our sponsors (couldn't host the Awards without you) –  Hasbro, our Presenting Sponsor and other
generous sponsors including Southwest Airlines, Hassenfeld Family Initiatives, Otherdoor
Entertainment, AGE, Inc., Global Toy News, Joyce Johnson Designs, Oxford Games,
and The Playmakers!

For more information and to vote, go to

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