February 22, 2007 Eleven of the most innovative toys were recognized at the seventh annual T.O.T.Y. (Toy of the Year) Awards ceremony, last week. The annual Toy of the Year award, representing the best toy of the year was won by Fisher-Price’s TMX Elmo and the Educational Toy of the Year, awarded to the toy that best helps children develop special skills and/or knowledge, went to the Oregon Scientific SmartGlobe. The SmartGlobe beat out a stellar field of nominees comprising the I Can Play Piano System, the Leapster TV Learning System, LEGO Mindstorms NXT and the V.Flash Home Edutainment System, all worthy of consideration next time there’s a birthday in this age range. Last year’s TOTY was the PenTop computer, and last year's winners which is also worth investigation if you have youngsters.