Rainbow Toy Awards 2015 winners revealed

Toot Toot Drivers Garage by VTech Electronics was crowned the overall champion at the awards.
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The results of the seventh annual Rainbow Toy Awards were announced at a ceremony today.

A record number of entries were received at the Rainbow Toy Awards HQ, where each application was considered by a team of toy testers.

The toys are ranked from one to 10 for play value, longevity, packaging, build quality, value for money and then the child toy testers offer their overall impression.

Peter Dawson, MD for the Rainbow Toy Awards, said: “With only ever 22 awards to vie for, winning a Rainbow Toy Award is a real accolade for any company.”

The winners for the awards are as follows:

The 2015 Overall ‘Rainbow Toy Awards’ Champion

Toot Toot Drivers Garage by VTech Electronics

Best Pre-school Toy

Winner – LeapPad Platinum by Leapfrog

Best Arts & Crafts Toy

Winner – Mini Make Cupcakes by John Adams

Highly Commended – Nutty Putty by Alphabet Pie

Best Wheeled Toy

Winner – Anki Overdrive by Anki

Highly Commended – Blue Trike by BigJigs

Best for Imaginative Play

Winner – Toot Toot Drivers Garage by VTech

Highly Commended – Slime Baff by Gelicity

Best Games & Puzzles – The Young Ones

Winner – Disney Pictopia Trivia Game by Esdevium Games

Highly Commended – Seagull Splat by University Games

Best Games & Puzzles – 8 Years and above

Winner – Accentuate Film Quotes add-on by Accentuate Games

Highly Commended – Wild Tiles by Bananagrams

Best Electronic Toy

Winner – Pebli Town by Mookie Toys

Highly Commended – Digigo by VTech

Best Construction Toy

Winner – Car Trax Turnaround Trax by H Grossman

Highly Commended – Plane 2 by Java Toy

Best Educational Toy

Winner – LeapReader by LeapFrog

Highly Commended – Project MC2 Dolls with Experiments by MGA Entertainment

Best Plush Toy

Winner – Baby Annabell Walking Little Lamb by Zapf Creation

Highly Commended – Anagranimals by Anagranimals

Best Outdoor Toy

Winner – Fish n’ Splash Water Table by Little Tikes

Highly Commended – LeapBand Activity Tracker by LeapFrog


2015 Creative Play Awards winners revealed

LEGO Ninjago Build Your Own Adventure won the Children’s Book award, while Golden Bear’s Something Special Mr Tumbles Sensory Activity Centre took home the Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources gong.

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