SOURCE: Fat Brain Toys

November 09, 2009 13:46 ET

Fat Brain Toys Announces the Winners for the Second Annual Fat Brain Toy Awards

New Toy Awards Program Gives Consumers an Unbiased View of the Best Toys

ELKHORN, NE--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Fat Brain Toys, the leading online retailer of specialty toys, announced today the winning products for the 2009 Fat Brain Toy Awards.

Fat Brain Toys created their proprietary awards program in 2008 to give consumers a voice to which toys they deem worthy of recommending to their peers. Leveraging the power of the Internet combined with the opinions of thousands of actual toy buyers, the Fat Brain Toy Awards has democratized the toy awards process. The results provide consumers with a truly unbiased, end-user opinion of toys on market.

The Fat Brain Toy Awards features a winning product in 29 different toy categories, from Bath Toys to Special Needs. The winning products in each category are featured below:

Shaving in the Tub by Alex - Bath Toys
Bananagrams - Games
Twilight Turtle by Cloud B - Furniture & Decor
Skuut Balance Bike by Diggin - Outdoor Toys
Camp Activity Book by Education Outdoors, Inc. - Books, Calendars & More
My Professional Workshop by Educo / Hape Inc. - Wooden Toys
Snap Circuits Jr. by Elenco Electronics, Inc. - Science & Nature
Brain Food by Fat Brain Toy Co. - Office & Desk Toys
Twig by Fat Brain Toy Co. - Building & Construction
Dump Truck by Green Toys - Trains & Vehicles
Passport To Culture by H & H Global - History & Geography
Faucet Light - Temperature Control by Hog Wild - RC & Electronics
Toddler Music Band by Hohner - Music
bilibo by Kid O - Active Play
Paper Airplanes Book by Klutz - Kites, Planes & Rockets
Zolo Stacrobats by Kushies Zolo - Magnets & Magnetism
Maggie Leigh Magnetic Dress-Up by Melissa & Doug - Dolls & Dollhouses
Slice and Bake Cookie Set by Melissa & Doug - Imaginative Play
Rainbow by Naef - Upscale Toys
Playchute Parachute by Pacific Play Tents - Party Favors & Party Fun
Food Chain Friends by Pint Size Productions - Plush
Collectors Edition Slinky by Poof-Slinky, Inc. - Classic & Retro Toys
Wheely Bug by Prince Lionheart - Baby & Toddler
Squiggle On-The-Go by RandomLine - Travel Toys
Zoo Pack Backpacks by Skip Hop - Gear & Apparel
Fashion Studio by SmartLab - Arts & Crafts
Tangle Therapy by Tangle - Special Needs
Green Piece Puzzle - Crude Awakening by TDC Games - Organic & Green Toys
Edge Puzzle - Button Collection by TDC Games - Puzzles

"It's not always easy finding the right toy to buy, but we feel that the Fat Brain Toy Awards gives consumers peace of mind knowing that a product has been endorsed by their peers as being 'the best-of-the-best,'" said Mark Carson, co-founder of Fat Brain Toys.

In addition to the clear benefits for the consumer, a Fat Brain Toy Award is also a great testament to the toy manufacturers who win the award. Each winning toy manufacturer is recognized by Fat Brain Toys at the American International Toy Fair held in New York City, February 14-17, 2010.

About Fat Brain Toys:

Begun as a literal garage startup in 2002, husband and wife team Mark & Karen Carson have grown their company into one of the largest independent retailers of specialty toys in the country. Twice recognized as one of the fastest growing e-retailers by Internet Retailer magazine, Fat Brain Toys credits their rapid growth to offering quality toys coupled with truly remarkable customer service. Fat Brain Toys is "a smarter way to play!" Visit for more information.

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