Robosapien Named 2005 Most Innovative Toy of the Year; WowWee LTD Kicks Off 2005 American International Toy Fair With Top Honors As Everybody's Favorite Humanoid Picks Up Prestigious T.O.T.Y. Award
American International Toy Fair 2005
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2005--Robosapien, the hottest programmable entertainment robot on the planet and the "must have" gadget for the '04 holiday season, has been selected by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) as the Most Innovative Toy of The Year. The award was presented Saturday night at the exclusive T.O.T.Y. (Toy of The Year) Awards Ceremony at the Hilton in New York City.
The T.O.T.Y. Awards (pronounced Toh-Tee) were created by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) to salute the success, creativity and playful spirit of the Toy Industry by honoring the best toys developed by the international toy industry for North American consumers. Robosapien was recognized for successfully combining cutting-edge technology with a fun, engaging personality to create the perfect robotic companion for today's tech savvy consumers.
The T.O.T.Y. Award caps off a winning season for Robosapien. To date, Robosapien has received more than 35 top honors. Among them are awards from the most prestigious toy-testing programs in the industry, such as: The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Family Fun, Child, Parenting, KOL, National Parenting Center, Creative Child and iParenting.
A worldwide phenomenon, Robosapien has also been recognized as Toy of the Year in the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany, and Spain.
Robosapien took home the prestigious 2004 Hong Kong Award for Industry and Consumer Product Design, and most recently received the Digital World's Most Innovative Award at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show.