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April 10, 2012

2012 Designer Toys Awards: Call for Entries now open

Last year we were both surpised and honored to have been nominated by one of our loyal customers in the Best Online Store category at the 2011 Designer Toy Awards.  We were even more blessed to have made it into the final round- the "short list"- from which the winner was picked. Although we did not actually win, the nomination itself served as proof, for me personally, that I am on the right track with Tenacious Toys.

We've been doing our best over the past 7 years to create a fun and functional website where you can purchase your designer toys. We've also been heavily involved in the art toy community, cultivating artists and collaborating with talented people and interesting companies in order to provide collectors and fans with a more rewarding collecting experience.

So it is with great excitement that we re-post the following information which just arrived from Clutter (the organizers of the DTAs):

To start things off the Call for Entries is now open over at www.designertoyawards.com. You may be wondering why we are calling it the "Call for Entries" this year, so let me explain what's new:

This year we have made a few changes to the process. Firstly we removed two categories, "Most Influential Event" and "Best Functional Toy", from the line up to make the awards more concise. Secondly we have put together groups of nominating committees. These committees will be in charge of digesting the entries and discerning there qualification in the awards. The committees will reduce the entries to five nominees in each category for Board-voted awards and ten nominees in each category for Community Choice voted awards.

Nominations will be announced on the Designer Toy Awards Nominating Party, which will take place in San Diego during SDCC week. Be there to hear who the nominees are!! We'll announce them live before we post to the site. We'll turn community and board voting on shortly after SDCC.

The other big news it that this year's award ceremony will be taking place in our home town of NYC during NYCC in October! WOOT WOOT!!. We hope as many of you as possible can be there, and we are looking forward to sharing more information with you as the year unfolds.


It looks like when you go to the nomination page, you must log in to their site to make your nominations and cast your votes. If you voted last year, you already have an account. Once you're logged in, click on the Call For Entries button in the pink nav menu.

If you have enjoyed the service and support that Tenacious Toys has provided during 2011, please consider nominating us or voting for us. We appreciate all of your feedback!