Rainbow Toy Awards 2016 winners revealed

The results of the eighth annual Rainbow Toy Awards have been revealed.

The winners have been announced during a live online ceremony at Rainbowawards.co.uk.

Scrutinised by a team of toy testers – all of whom are children – the toys across each category have been ranked in terms of play value, longevity, packaging, build quality, value for money and their overall impression.

The winners of the eighth annual Rainbow Toy Awards Ceremony are:

Overall Champion: Wooden Kitchen – Red, Aldi

Outdoor Toys: Wooden Growing Swing Set, Plum Products

Games & Puzzles – The Young Ones: Timeline British History, Esdevium Games

Games & Puzzles – Older Children and Adults: Banangrams party, Bananagrams

Pre-school Toys: Toot Toot Friends Kingdom Enchanted Princess Palace, VTech Electronics

Imaginative Play: Pirate Fort Superset, Playmobil

Educational Toys: Wooden Kitchen – Red, Aldi

Electronic Toys: Kidi Super Star, VTech

Arts & Crafts: Sands Alive Glow, John Adams Leisure

Soft Toys: My 1st Activity Lion, VTech

Wheeled Toys: ANKI Overdrive Supertrucks, ANKI

Construction Toys: Wow Set, Magformers UK

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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