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Nominations Open for 2025 Toy Industry Hall of Fame

Toy Association Hall of Fame

The toy community is invited to submit nominees for induction into the 2025 Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Consideration for the Hall of Fame is open to living individuals who have made outstanding contributions and/or provided impactful service to the toy industry and The Toy Association throughout their careers. Nominations may be submitted online through Friday, June 7.


Candidates may be nominated by any stakeholder in the toy industry (Toy Association membership is not required); however, voting to select the 2025 inductees is restricted to members only. Detailed nomination criteria and information about the selection process is available here.


If a candidate was nominated for consideration to be inducted in 2023 but was not selected, the nomination will carry forward for one additional year. Carried over candidates do not require re-nomination. Click here to see the list of candidates that will automatically be carried over for 2025.


In addition, the Hall of Fame Subcommittee on Posthumous Selection will nominate up to five candidates for induction to be reviewed and approved by the Toy Industry Hall of Fame Committee. The subcommittee will research suitable candidates, keeping an eye for diversity in company, area of contribution, ethnicity, gender, and lasting impact on the industry, as well as nominations made by the public.


The Toy Industry Hall of Fame was established in 1984, and every year since, members of the industry have proudly nominated hundreds of people who have made their mark on the industry and created a love of play in the hearts of children of all ages. All past inductees can be viewed on The Toy Association website.


The 2025 inductees will be honored at the annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards on Friday, February 28, 2025.


Questions about the Toy Industry Hall of Fame may be directed to The Toy Association’s Janis Zegman.


-Original piece written by The Toy Association-