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.

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Kevin "Big Kev" Schwoebel

Media/Radio Personality

Kevin "Big Kev" Schwoebel has been an avid fan of all aspects of Geek culture, as well as the industries they have spawned, including the Designer Toy Movement. He’s been shooting his mouth off about it to anyone who would listen for over 25 years. From the early days of fanzines/newsletters up to radio.

Big Kev was a regular on the ‘Opie and Anthony’ show for more than 10 years and has appeared on many other shows, including "The Ron and Fez Show”, "The Radio Chick", "Eddie Trunk". and others. He has also hosted his own program "Big Kev’s Geek Stuff" since 2005 on XM Satellite Radio, Sirrius/XM Satellite Radio, and online.

Big Kev is a universal gamer, omnivorous reader, prolific collector, and a fabulous lover. If it’s part of Geek Culture, then he’s got an opinion on it, and he’s not afraid to share it.