The results of the first ever Dad’s Choice Awards have been counted and verified, and the awards team has unveiled the ‘fabulous fourteen’ winners of 2013.
Each entry was evaluated on its creativity, fun factor, value for money and whether they lived up to the hype on the box, by a panel of judges.
The ‘Fabulous Fourteen’ are:
1. Best Remote Control Toy: Combat Creatures Attacknid (Wow! Stuff)
2. Best Electronic Toy: Teksta Robotic Puppy (Character Options)
3. Best Arts and Craft: Hue Animation Studio (Hue)
4. Best App: The Essential Baby Care Guide (The Essential Parent Company)
5. Best Action Figures: Max Steel (Mattel)
6. Best Educational: PAIRSinPEARS (Bananagrams)
7. Best Building & Making: Meccano Evolution ATV (Meccano)
8. Best Gadgets and Gizmos: Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam (Spinmaster)
9. Best Stocking Fillers: Zip IT (Bananagrams)
10. Best Board Games: Cube Quest (Coiled Spring Games)
11. Best Vehicle: Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister (Mattel)
12. Best Sport: Air Storm Z-Curve Box (re:Creation)
13. Best Models: Haynes V8 Engine (Trends UK)
14. Best Fun Toys: Makie Doll (Makie Lab)
The Dad’s Choice Award team has also picked out a further nine products, awarded the Highly commended Award and while a further four received the Commended Award for 2013.
The Highly Commended are:
1. Highly Commended Remote Control: Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt Quad (Spinmaster)
2. Highly Commended Electronic: Wow Packs (Wow! Stuff)
3. Highly Commended Educational: Multibandz (Multibandz)
4. Highly Commended Construction: Mega Construction Mega Workshop, Robot and Helicopter(JohnAdams)
5. Highly Commended Stocking Fillers: Zeamu Music CD Album (Zeamu Music)
6. Highly Commended Board Games: Mask N Ask (Drummond Park)
7. Highly Commended Vehicles: SmarTrike (Smart-Trike)
8. Highly Commended Sport: The Original Konfidence Jacket
9. Highly Commended Fun Toys: Tonka Town Fire Station (HTI)
And picking up Commended, are:
1. Commended Educational: Appletters (Bananagrams)
2. Commended Stocking Fillers: Fruitominoes (Bananagrams)
3. Commended Board Games: Trivia Tower (GamePlay)
4. Commended Board Games: Logo Billionaire (Drummond Park)
David Ross, founder of Dad’s Choice Awards, said: "We’re delighted with the results from the first ever Dads Choice Awards.
"Our Dads testers have been incredible and spent hours evaluating the entries, so huge thanks to them. They’ve had the chance to try out a wide range of entries from the traditional to tech toys that interact with your tablet, craft to crazy fun toys and everything in between.
"We appreciate all the manufacturers who entered and hope those who’ve won will join us in celebrating their success. when you look through the list of winners, highly commended and commended it’s a fantastic mix of timeless classics band new innovations that make it into the final awards.
"However, each one is a toy dads want to play with – so we achieved our goal."