Loog Guitars Best in Play at Toy Fair NY

January and February are commonly known as “Award Season” in the US and, while we didn’t get our hands on any Oscars, we still feel like Jennifer Lawrence (trip and all, because we’re also clumsy and heart JLaw).

The first month of the year was all about the NAMM Show and our Best Tools Award from SOB Magazine. And February came along with the NY Toy Fair and a much unexpected award from Parenting Magazine, naming Loog Guitars Best in Play at the show. You’ve probably already seen this pic all over the place but please humor us:

Loog Guitars - Best in Play at Toy Fair 2013 by Parenting Magazine

The numbers are now out and we’ve found out the Loog was chosen as one of the 26 best playthings in over 150,000 toys. That’s like… whoa. Not bad!

Here’s what Parenting Magazine had to say about our little three-string:

Most musical instruments for kids aren’t all that musical. (Try tuning those cheap plastic guitar strings.) The Loog is the real deal. This sturdy instrument, made of real wood and using real guitar strings, is totally DIY: you assemble it yourself. (Translation: great bonding activity.) Think of it as a Washburn acoustic with training wheels.

Check out the full slideshow on Parenting Magazine to see other toys that received the same distinction.

Meanwhile, excuse us while we go jump and down on our beds and wear different colored socks from sheer mind-numbing excitement while getting dressed. The only thing that even comes close to actually expressing how we feel is this video, featuring a three year-old girl named Madeline and a train:

But, above all, a huge thank you to every one who made and is making all of this possible! We hope this year has many more Madeline-like moments in store for all of us.