Honored Members

Judging Panel

The selection of a winner in most Designer Toy Awards categories is overseen by our current DTA Judging Panel. Comprised of a select group of professionals within the field - artists, producers, commentators, and others - each brings their unique expertise and perspective to the selection process. We are honored to introduce our standing DTA Panel.


Ayleen Gaspar

Toy Designer / Video Bloggger

Ayleen Gaspar, along with George Gaspar is one half of the team behind October Toys. Known for their Gwins and Z.O.M.B.I.E. figures, and also the weekly show Toy Break, where they discuss and review everything in the wonderful world of toys. They have a lifetime of experience collecting toys and two decades combined experience working in the industry. George spends most of his time sculpting toys and the occasional big screen costume (look for his credit in Thor!). Ayleen often finds herself attending to the technical side of the business behind her computer, customizing figures, or playing with LEGO.