Character Options, LEGO, Hasbro and John Adams were among the winners at last night’s 2013 Toy Industry Awards.
Held at the Science Museum in South Kensington, the event was organised by the BTHA and the Toy Retailers Association.
Toy of the Year was awarded to Teksta from Character Options, while Supplier of the Year was given to John Adams.
Other winners included LEGO, which picked up Construction Toy of the Year for LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser, and Hasbro, which picked up an award trio for Monopoly Empire (Board Game), Nerf N-Strike (Action) and Furby Boom (Innovative Toy).
The full list of winners are:
Independent Toy Retailer of the Year – Ramsden Superstore
Specialist Multiple (up to five stores) – Cuthberts Toys
Specialist Multiple (up to 30 stores) – SMF Toytown
Specialist Multiple (over 30 stores) – Smyths
General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year – Bentalls (part of Fenwick Group)
Online Toy Retailer of the Year – Shop Direct
Judges’ Special Recognition Award – Argos
Overall Toy Retailer of the Year – Bentalls
Collectable Range of the Year – Robofish by Zuru, Geemac
Action Toy – Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18, Hasbro
Construction Toy – Friends Dolphin Cruiser, LEGO
Pre-school Toy – Toot Toot Drivers Train Station, VTech
Pre-school Licensed Toy – Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag Set, Flair
Action Game – Gooey Louie, John Adams
Board Game – Monopoly Empire, Hasbro
Innovative Toy – Furby Boom, Hasbro
Outdoor Toy – Smart Trike, Mookie
Fashion Doll – Monster High 13 Wishes, Mattel
Lifestyle Toy – ChillFactor Squeeze Cup Slushy Maker, Character Options
Supplier of the Year – John Adams
Toy of the Year – Teksta, Character Options
"On behalf of the BTHA, I would like to congratulate all the winner of this year’s Toy Retailer Awards," said Frank Martin, chairman of the BTHA. "Congratulations must also go to our worthy runners up who, it should still be remembered, were the best in their categories, and our sincere thanks to everyone for their participation."