Toy Retailers Association

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The Toy Retailers Association is an association that represents its members in the UK & Ireland to the respective governments and the European Commission. It promotes the role of the toy retailer and the value of toys to the consumer. It represents about 75% of the toy trade.[1] It is based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Awards Dinner[edit]

The association also organises the BATR Toy Awards Dinner, a prestigious event where the BATR Toy of the Year award and other prizes are presented, including BATR Toy Shop of the Year. The one-day media-only event is held in association with UK Toy News.

Affiliated members[edit]

Toy of the Year[edit]

The first winner of Toy of the Year. The James Bond Aston Martin die-cast car

The Toy of the Year awards began in 1965 and are presented annually at an awarding dinner held during the British International Toy Fair at Olympia in January. The criteria are that the toy must have been very popular in the past year and excited interest among customers and retailers in the toy market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b staff, Guardian (31 January 2000). "Lego is toy of the century". the Guardian. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Over 50 years of toy of the year". BBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Toy of the Year 1965-2007 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "MF Massey Ferguson, 760 - Britains Ltd - V&A Search the Collections". collections.vam.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Toy of the Year 2010 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Toy of the Year 2011 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Toy of the Year 2012 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Toy of the Year 2013 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Toy of the Year 2014 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Toy of the Year 2015 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Toy of the Year 2016 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Toy of the Year Awards 2017 - Toy Retailers Association". www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

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