Awards & Archives

With a focus on the development of breakthrough consumer technologies, WowWee produces some of the most innovative, inventive toys and gadgets on the market—and our awards show it!

In 2007, WowWee's FlyTech Dragonfly, the world's first radio-controlled flying insect to use flapping wings, was named one of TIME Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year." FlyTech Bladestar™, new in 2008 and the first flying toy with sensor-based navigation, was one of only 20 products awarded an "Editor's Choice Award 2008" by Popular Mechanics magazine as a technologically advanced innovation. Subsequently, Paper Jamz® won three prestigious awards in 2010 and was named on many “must buy” lists. WowWee Alive Cubs, life-like, plush, animatronic baby animals, and the RS Tri-bot robot have received numerous accolades, including the iParenting Media 2008 Outstanding Products Award, The National Parenting Center's 2008 Seal of Approval, and the Creative Child Magazine's 2008 Toy of the Year Award. Award-winning legacy products include: Roboraptor™, Roboreptile™, Robopanda™, and Roboquad™.

There's more! And here they are:

WowWee Products
MiP
MiP™
  • September 2013 Cover and Featured Article - Design World Magazine
 
RoboMe
RoboMe™
  • 2013 Toy Show Tech Toy of the Year - Nuremberg
  • 2013 The Best of Toyfair - Popular Science
  • 2013 Space Age Award Finalist - Space.com at Toy Fair 2013
  • 2013 Award for Quality and Innovation - The Toy Man®
 
ArtSee Studio
ArtSee Studio™
  • 2013 (Travel) Toy of the Year - The Toy Insider
  • 2013 Spring Best Toy Award - The Toy Insider
  • 2013 Seal of Approval Award - National Parenting Center
  • Top 10 Toys of 2013 - Dr. Toy
 
Light Strike
Light Strike
  • 2011 KidExpo Grand Prize - France
  • Prix KIDEXPO 2011 - Selected as Toy of the Year by 300 kids
 
Paper Jamz Pro
Paper Jamz Pro
  • 2011 Winner: Hot 20 Toys List - Toy Insider
  • 2011 Top Toys Wish List - Target.com
 
Lite Sprites
Lite Sprites
  • 2011 Hot 20 Toys List - Toy Insider
  • Hottest Toys of 2011 - CNN 
  • 2011 Top Toys Wish List - Target.com
  • Most Wanted Toy List 2011 - Time to Play
  • 2011 Toy of the Year - Belgium
 
Paper Jamz
Paper Jamz
  • 2010 Toyology Gold Award – UK
  • 2010 Grand Prix of Toys – Toy of the Year France (Grand Prix du Jouet de l'année)
  • 2010 Nuremberg Toy Fair Innovation Award
 
Joebot
Joebot
  • 2009 Nomination for The Golden Rocking Horse – Germany (Das Goldene Schaukelpferd, German family magazine)
 
Flytech Hoverpod
  • 2009 Parents' Choice Awards
 
Roborover
  • 2009 Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval
  • 2009 iParenting Media Awards Excellent Products Winner
  • 2009 Top 10 Toy of the Year – Germany (Spielzeug des Jahres, German Association of Retail Toys)
  • 2009 Grand Prix of Toys – France (Grand Prix du Jouet)
 
Crash FX
  • 2009 FunFare Magazine: “FunFare All Star Holiday 2009”
  • 2009 Nomination for The Golden Rocking Horse – Germany (Das Goldene Schaukelpferd, German family magazine)
  • 2009 Nomination for Top 10 Toy of the Year – Germany (Spielzeug des Jahres, German Association of Retail Toys)
 
FlyTech Lightstar
  • 2009 The National Parenting Center: Seal of Approval
 
Alive™ Minis
  • 2009 Parenting Magazine: Toys of the Year issue
 
Cinemin™
  • 2009 Insight Media Best Buzz Award
 
Rovio™
  • 2009 IAC Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2008 CES Innovations Awards honoree
  • 2008 Engadget Awards - Editor's Choice: Robot of the Year
 
Alive™ Baby Animals
  • 2009 The National Parenting Center: Seal of Approval
  • 2009 FunFare Magazine: “FunFare All Star Holiday 2009”
  • 2008 Creative Child Magazine: Toy of the Year Award Winner (Electronic Plush category)
  • 2008 iParenting Media Awards: Outstanding Products Award Winner
  • 2008 Toy Wishes Magazine: "All-Star"
  • 2008 The National Parenting Center: "The National Parenting Center's 2008 Seal of Approval"
  • 2008 Dr. Toy: "Best Picks" Winner
 
Tri-bot™
  • 2008 Creative Child Magazine: Toy of the Year Award Winner (R/C Robot category)
  • 2008 iParenting Media Awards: Outstanding Products Award Winner
  • 2008 Family Fun Magazine: Toy of the Year Finalist
  • 2008 Toy Wishes Magazine: "Hot Dozen" Finalist
  • 2008 The National Parenting Center: "The National Parenting Center's 2008 Seal of Approval"
 
FlyTech Bladestar™
  • 2008 Popular Mechanics: CES 2008 Popular Mechanics "Editor's Choice" Award
  • 2008 Creative Child Magazine: Preferred Choice Award Winner (R/C Indoor Flying category)
  • 2008 Toy Wishes Magazine: "Hot Dozen" finalist
 
FlyTech Butterfly™
  • 2008 Parenting Magazine: Finalist
  • 2008 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards: One of "The Best Toys for Kids 5 & Up"
 
FlyTech Dragonfly™
  • 2007 Time Magazine: One of the "Best Inventions of 2007"
  • 2007 PC Magazine: 4 Star Rating
  • 2007 Recipient of The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval award
  • 2007 Recipient of the CES 2007 Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award
  • 2007 Popular Mechanics Editor's CES Choice Award
  • 2007 Popular Science Best of CES
  • 2007 iParenting Media Award winner and iParenting Media Hot Award winner.
  • 2007 Radio Control Toy of the Year – France
  • 2007 Boys Toy of the Year – Belgium
  • 2007 BVS Toy Association: Top 10 Toys in Germany
  • 2007 Parenting Magazine: selected as Mom-Tested approved product
  • 2007 Dr. Toy: Dr. Toy's Summer 2007 Best Product Award
 
FlyTech Fairyfly™
  • 2008 Creative Child Magazine: Preferred Choice Award Winner (R/C Indoor Flying category)
 
FlyTech Moth™
  • 2008 oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards: One of "The Best Toys for Kids 5 & Up"
 
FlyTech Tinker Bell™
  • 2008 Toy Wishes Magazine: "Hot Dozen" finalist.
 
Robopanda™
  • 2007 eToys: Hot Holiday Toys
  • 2007 Ziff Daniel Digital Life Expo: Featured in Digital Village
  • 2007 ToyTips.com: "A" rating.
  • 2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
 
Roboquad™
  • 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Gold Seal Award
  • 2007 iParenting Media Award: Outstanding Product Winner
  • 2007 Family Fun: Toy of the Year
  • 2007 Duracell (UK): Top Ten Toys of 2007
  • 2007 Ziff Davis Digital Life Expo: Editor's Choice – Featured in Digital Village
  • 2007 Popular Mechanics: Wish List, December issue
  • 2007 Parents Magazine: The top pick for children 7 and older in the November 2007
  • issue of in article: "The Best Toys of the Year"
  • 2007 ToyTips.com: "A" rating
 
RS Media™
  • 2007 Yahoo!: Finalist in CES 2007 Yahoo! Last Gadget Standing awards.
  • 2007 eToys: Hot Holiday Toys
 
Roboreptile™
  • 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Gold Seal Award
  • 2006 Boys Toy of the Year award – Belgium
 
Roboraptor™
  • 2005 Creative Child Magazine: Toy of the Year - Automated Control Toys
  • 2005 Dr. Toy: 100 Best Children's Products
  • 2005 National Parenting Publications: Honors Award
  • 2005 Family Fun: Finalist, R/C Toys, Ages 10-12
  • 2005 Toy Wishes: Holiday All Star, Radio-Controlled Toys
  • 2005 Digital Life Expo: Best Gift for Kids
  • 2005 Toys R Us: Joy List
  • 2005 Deloitte Consumer Holiday Survey: "Must Have" Gifts
  • 2005 Funosophy: 15 Hottest Holiday Toys
  • 2005 National Parenting Center: Seal of Approval
  • 2005 Grandparents Magazine: Top Pick, Electronics Gadget Category
  • 2005 San Diego Family Magazine: Toys of the Year
  • 2005 KYW TV 3 (Philadelphia PA): Boys Toy of the Year
  • 2005 T.O.T.Y. Awards: Finalist for the 2005 Innovative Toy of the Year
  • 2005 Duracell: Top Ten Toys for Christmas - UK
  • 2005 Associated Press: The Must Have Toy of the Year - UK
  • 2005 Canadian Toy Testing Council: Three Star Rating (Best) - Canada
  • 2005 Australia Toy Fair: Toy of the Year - Australia
  • 2005 Australia Toy Fair: Boy's Toy of the Year - Australia
  • 2005 Revue du Jouet: Toy of the Year - France
  • 2005 Revue du Jouet: Best Electronic Toy of the Year - France
  • 2005 Norwegian Toy Association: Toy of the Year - Norway
  • 2005 Duracell Toy Awards: #1 Toy of the Year – New Zealand
 
Robopet™
  • 2005 Child Magazine: Best Toy Award, 5 yrs and up
  • 2005 Duracell Toy Awards: #1 Toy of the Year – New Zealand
 
Robosapien V2™
  • 2005 Ebay: Predicted to be the #1 sought after Christmas item
  • 2005 Hong Kong Industrial Awards: Grand Prize - Tech Category
  • 2005 Family Fun: Toy of the Year Finalist
  • 2005 Duracell Survey: Toy of the Year – Europe
  • 2005 BETT Award: Finalist
 
Robosapien™
  • 2004 Family Fun: Toy of the Year Award – Interactive Play (ages 10-12)
  • 2004 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Platinum Award
  • 2004 Creative Child Magazine: Preferred Choice Award
  • 2004 iParenting Media: "Hot" Toy Award
  • 2004 The National Parenting Center: Seal of Approval
  • 2004 Child Magazine: "Best Toys"
  • 2004 Canadian Toy Testing Council: Three Stars (top rating) - Canada
  • 2004 Hamley's: "Toy of Tomorrow" award – UK
  • 2004 Hamley's: "Toy of the Year" award – UK
  • 2004 T3 Magazine: Five Star Gold Award – UK
  • 2004 Duracell's 2004 European Toy Survey: Top 10
  • 2004 Dr. Toy: 100 Best Children's Products for 2004
  • 2004 Dr. Toy: 10 Best Software/CD-Rom/High-Tech Products for 2004
  • 2004 Federation of Hong Kong Industries: 2004 Hong Kong Award for Industry Consumer Product Design, Grand Prize – Hong Kong
  • 2004 German Toy Association: Toy of the Year - Germany
  • 2004 National Parenting Publications: Honors Award
  • 2004 British Toy and Hobby Association: Top 10 - UK
  • 2004 Toy Wishes: All Grown Up Top 10 Toys For Big Kids
  • 2004 E-toys: Holiday Hot List
  • 2004 Toytips.com: 5/5 Toy Tips rating; 5/5 Fun Score (kid rating)
  • 2004 Canadian Toy Testing Council: CTTC/Energizer Battery-Operated Toy of the Year - Canada
  • 2004 Yahoo!: #1 on Top 10 List "Toys For All"
  • 2004 Parenting Magazine: Toys of the Year, Ages 8-12 (November)
  • 2004 Toy and Baby Association: Toy of the Year Award, Best Cutting Edge Toy – South Africa
  • 2004 Duracell: 2004 Toy Test Top 10 – New Zealand
  • 2004 Australian Toy, Hobby, Nursery Fair: Boys Toy of the Year - Australia
  • 2004 NPD Report: #1 Selling Toy – UK
  • 2004 American On-Line KOL Holiday Toy Test: Top Ten, Kids 9-12
  • 2004 Australia Toy and Hobby Retailer: Toy of the Year - Australia
  • 2005 Circuit City: Hot Holiday Toy List
 
WowWee Special Editions

Over the years WowWee has produced some hot now-retired special editions.

Spidersapien™
  • Spiderman, Marvel Comics (2006)
 
Homersapien™
  • The Simpsons, Fox (2006)