Dinosaur Train has been nominated for the Toy Industry Association’s 2011 – Toy of the Year

The two year old Dinosaur Train has been nominated for Toy of the Year 2011 in the premier category by the Toy Industry Association.

The other nominees in this category are:

  • Toy Story 3 (Disney Consumer Products)
  • Thomas and Friends (HIT Entertainment)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force (Cartoon Network Enterprise)
  • Chuggington (Lodurum)
  • Monster High (Mattel)

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