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Congratulations to the 2023 Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductees!

The Toy of the Year® (TOTY®) Awards honored the lifetime achievements of six luminaries and supported the next generation of talent in growing the industry with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at its center to deliver the joy of play to all children in need.

2023 Toy Industry Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Mary Couzin
    Founder & President at ChiTAG & People of Play
  • Ronnen Harary, Anton Rabie, and Ben Varadi 
    Co-Founders of Spin Master
  • John McLoughlin
    Founder of McLoughlin Brothers
  • Rose O’Neill
    Inventor of Kewpie Dolls
  • David Ring
    Founder of Larami Corporation
  • John Lloyd Wright
    Inventor of Lincoln Logs

See All Hall of Fame Inductees

DEIThe Toy Foundation™’s (TTF) DEI Pipeline Program works with colleges and universities to engage diverse, young talent and connect them with industry professionals across business sectors, career levels, and personal backgrounds to illustrate the variety of career pathways available and fill internship and first-hire positions. 

To build awareness and interest in the toy industry among the next generation at the TOTY Awards, TTF launched a new Hall of Fame Tribute program, presented by Melissa & Doug. This program is an opportunity to pay tribute to the 2023 Hall of Fame inductees by funding a $2,500 scholarship to support one student in attending the TOTY Awards and TTF’s DEI program at Toy Fair®.

To fund a scholarship or for more information about the Hall of Fame Tribute, contact TTF Staff.


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