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Which Toy is Tops?
Cast Your Vote for 2002 "People's Choice Toy of the Year"

January 1, 2003

New York, NY…November 25, 2002… What toy will be the envy of all its store shelf mates this holiday season? Kids and parents throughout North America will decide from the fifty exciting and entertaining toys vying for the coveted Toy Industry Association's (TIA™) 2002 People's Choice Award (see nominees below). This award allows consumers of all ages to vote for their favorite toy, from an extensive selection of hot products including dolls, high tech, learning and building toys, games, and more.

How to Vote and Win

Voting begins on Friday, November 29th and runs through Tuesday, December 31st until 11:59 pm. Individuals can vote online at totyawards.org. Those interested in receiving an official paper ballot should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, postmarked no later than December 9, 2002 to: Toy Industry Association, Inc., Attn: People's Choice, 1115 Broadway, New York, NY, 10010. The voting process is open to all residents of North America.

All who cast a vote for the "People's Choice Toy Of The Year" will be eligible to win one of the fun and fabulous nominated toys. Twenty-five lucky winners will be randomly selected after final voting closes on December 31st.

Announcement of "People's Choice Award"

The winner of the "People's Choice Award" will be announced on February 15th, at an industry wide T.O.T.Y. Awards ceremony, held at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Fourteen industry awards in various categories will also be honored that evening.

About TIA

Founded in 1916, the Toy Industry Association (TIA™), formerly Toy Manufacturers of America, is recognized by government, trade, media and consumers as the authoritative voice of the U.S. toy industry. TIA (toy-tia.org) represents U.S. producers of toys, games, interactive products and holiday decorations. Its more than 280 members include manufacturers and importers (regular members), who account for approximately 85 percent of total domestic toy sales, as well as design firms, professional inventors and toy testing laboratories (associate members). TIA also owns and operates the American International Toy Fair™, celebrating its 100th anniversary from February 16-19, 2003.

Media Contact:Frank DiLiberto / Leah Ripps
PJ Inc.
Tel: (973) 259-0480
Frank@pjinc.net / leah@pjinc.net



Toy Fair Events:
TIA Announces Revised TOY FAIR™ Closing Date And Show Hours For 2003
Toy Fair Seminar: Special Toys for Special Kids: An Untouched Market

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