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Spin Master Wins Top Awards at the Toy of the Year Awards Ceremony

Boom Boom Balloon Wins "Game of the Year" and Zoomer Wins "Innovative Toy of the Year"

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spin Master Ltd., Canada's largest children's toy and entertainment company, is the proud recipient of two prestigious Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards from the Toy Industry Association. Boom Boom Balloon accepted for "Game of the Year," while Zoomer received the "Innovative Toy of the Year." The winners were announced last night at the 14th annual TOTY Awards ceremony in New York.

"We are so honored to have received such great recognition from the Toy Industry Association for two of our innovative products," said Ben Gadbois, Global President & Chief Operating Officer of Spin Master Ltd. "We take so much pride in what we do and it means a great deal to us to be the recipients of such esteemed awards."

Since the inception of the Toy of the Year Awards in 2000, Spin Master has been nominated 34 times by the Toy Industry Association for its best-in-class products.

The TOTY Awards, hosted by the Toy Industry Association, are known as the "Oscars" of the toy industry and is one of the most recognized in the North America. Companies and products are honored for their outstanding performance in twelve different categories. Winners are chosen through a voting process from consumers, retailers, journalists and members of the Association.

Boom Boom Balloon: The kids game that's a real blast! Each player rolls the die and carefully pushes a stick until it clicks. Watch as the balloon squishes and squeezes, stretches and strains. Will the next click of the stick make it pop? You never know when the balloon will go BOOM! If it pops on your turn, you're out! 

Zoomer:  Zoomer is the perfect family pet! This cute, silly and interactive dog is all of the fun and none of the mess! Kids can easily play with Zoomer because he actually listens and learns. And just like any other dog, he even sometimes forgets! With life-like expressions and voice activated commands, Zoomer is the most technologically advanced robotic dog ever made.

For additional information, please check out our website, www.spinmaster.com 

About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children's entertainment company, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy's action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boy's Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Spin Master Games™ including the popular Hedbanz™, Tech Deck™, Zoobles™ and SpyGear™. The company has also marked an entry into children's media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Munich, and Milan. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com 

About the Toy Industry Association (TIA)
TIA is a not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages, representing more than 700 companies who account for approximately 85% of domestic toy sales. Toy safety is the number one priority for the toy industry. TIA has a long history of leadership in toy safety and works with government, consumer and industry on ongoing programs to ensure safe and fun play. For more information, please visit www.toyassociation.org.

SOURCE Spin Master Ltd.

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