NUREMBERG 2016: Bunch O Balloons, KosmoBits and Globber 5 in 1 named ToyAward winners

Spielwarenmesse has named its four ToyAward winners for this year’s show.

In the Baby & Infant category (0 to 2 years), Globber’s Globber 5 in 1 triumphed.

The Globber 5 in 1 transforms into a fully-fledged scooter with just a few adjustments.

‘The jury was not only impressed by the design, but also how simply the product could be adjusted for the various stages, its high-quality finish and its value for money’, read a statement from Spielwarenmesse.

In the Pre-School category (3 to 5 years), Revell’s Junior Kit scooped the prize.

The jury praised the product’s “solid workmanship and added value”.

Zuru’s Bunch O Balloons triumphed in the School Kids category (6 to 10 years).

The jury, who thought this was a money-spinner in the making, was “a superb product at a reasonable price”.

Finally, in the Teenager and Family category (11 years and older), Kosmos’ KosmoBits came out on top.

With a controller board and four sensor characters, kids play through the app, level by level, solving programming puzzles and the jury deemd it ‘a top-class science kit.’

The winners of the ToyAward are presenting innovative components in traditional toys, while illustrating the technical progress made in the industry.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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