Rainbow Toy Awards 2014 winners revealed

The 2014 Overall Champion was VTech's Kidizoom Smart Watch.
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The results of this year's Rainbow Toy Awards have been announced.

A record number of entries were received at the Rainbow Toy Awards HQ and each one was scrutinised by its team of child toy testers. They ranked toys for play value, longevity, packaging, build quality, value for money and before offering their overall impression to an adult to report back by form.

“We have a very strict criteria and category selection for the Rainbow Toy Awards, there is only ever one Winner and one Highly Commended in each of the categories, so to win a Rainbow Toy Award is a real accolade for any company," said Peter Dawson.

“Each year the entries received just get better and better, with both quality of the products and the amount entered."

The 2014 Overall Champion was the Kidizoom Smart Watch by VTech.

Check out the complete list of winners, and runners up, below:

Best Preschool Toy

Winner – Little Love 3 in 1 Push Chair by VTech

Highly Commended – Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag by Mega Brands

Best Arts & Crafts Toy

Winner – Edible Sweet Art Chocolate Coin Press by Tobar

Highly Commended – Jelly Fun Jelly Slush Maker by John Adams

Best Wheeled Toy

Winner – Despicable Me Folding Scooter by H Grossman

Highly Commended – 3 in 1 Step & Ride Lion by Kids II

Best for Imaginative Play

Winner – Adventure Pack JetPack by Harry and Jack

Highly Commended – Snowdrop Interactive Wooden Kitchen by Plum Products

Best Games & Puzzles – The Young Ones

Winner – Pig Out! By John Adams

Highly Commended – Jumbo ZIP-IT by Bananagrams

Best Games & Puzzles – 8 Years and above

Winner – Accentuate by Accentuate Games

Highly Commended – Hotel Tycoon by Esdevium Games

Best Electronic Toy

Winner – Kidizoom Smart Watch by VTech Electronics

Highly Commended – LeapPad3 by LeapFrog

Best Construction Toy

Winner – Kinetic Sand by Spinmaster

Highly Commended – Mega Bloks 123 Thomas Learning Train by MegaBrands

Best Educational Toy

Winner – Sparkup: The Magical Book Reader

Highly Commended – Appletters by Bananagrams

Best Plush Toy

Winner – Ultimate Spider-Man Go Glow Pal by Worlds Apart

Highly Commended – My First baby Annabell Newborn

Best Outdoor Toy

Winner – A.I. Copter from TX Juice by Wow! Stuff

Highly Commended – Mini Hornit by Hornit


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