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ToyTalk Awards 2013 winners revealed

Winners of the fifth annual awards revealed
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The results of the fifth annual ToyTalk Awards have been revealed, with trophies awarded over 17 categories.

Emerging as the big winner of the event, Early Learning Centre scooped the top award in three categories, including: Best Musical Toy, Best Role-Play Toy and Best Wooden Toy.

Meanwhile, Spin Master earned a total of five badges, including the top award for Best Flying Toy.

Daughters of History enjoyed a repeated success, winning the Best Doll category for the third year in a row, while first-time winners included Alyss toys (Best Arts and Crafts) H. Grossman (Best Collectibles) and Talkplaces (Highly Commended in Best Game).

David Smith, publisher of ToyTalk, said: "It's been another great year for the ToyTalk Awards. The quality of entries seems to improve every year."

The full list of winners is:

Best Action Figure
Flair – Ultimate Tom
Highly Commended
Spin Master – Giant Fire-breathing Toothless

Best Arts & Crafts Toy
Alyss Toys/The Orb Factory – Imaginista Get Wired
Highly Commended
Flair – Skwooshi Mixer Set
The In Thing – Magic Choc Picture Maker
Worlds Apart – Minnie Mouse Dress & Play Bow-tique

Best Collectibles
H. Grossman – Megasaurs Gift Set
Highly Commended
Schleich – Knights

Best Construction Toy
Mega Bloks – HALO UNSC Pelican Gunship
Highly Commended
Hornby Hobbies – Airfix Quick Build
Mega Bloks – Barbie Build ’n’ Style Luxury Mansion
Meccano – Evolution ATV
John Adams – Mega Construction Workshop

Best Doll
Daughters of History – Clementine, Your 1940s Girl
Highly Commended
MGA Entertainment – Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair Doll
MGA Entertainment – Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Dolphin
Zapf Creation – BABY born Interactive
Golden Bear – Play a Tune Upsy Daisy

Best Educational Toy
Learning Resources – Let’s Learn! Phonics
Highly Commended
LeapFrog – LeapReader
LeapFrog – Read With Me Violet
Learning Labs – FlashSticks

Best Electronic Toy
LeapFrog – LeapPad Ultra
Highly Commended
Bladez Toyz – Jumbo Inflatable R2-D2
VTech – InnoTab 3S
Character – Teksta

Best Flying Toy
Spin Master – Flying Fairies by Flutterbye
Highly Commended
Spin Master – Air Hogs Atmosphere

Best Game
Green Board Games – Brainbox Colour & Create
Highly Commended
Drumond Park – Logo Billionaire
Talkplaces – PLYT
Drumond Park – Mask ’n’ Ask
John Adams – Linkee
Spin Master – Boom Boom Balloon

Best Kids’ Gadget
VTech – Kidizoom Twist Plus
Highly Commended
Spin Master – Spy Gear Panosphere
KD UK – Kurio 4S Touch

Best Musical Toy
Early Learning Centre – Wooden Music Table
Highly Commended
Early Learning Centre – Toybox Musical Animal Train

Best Outdoor Toy
BattleBox – Bear Grylls Great Expedition Kit
Highly Commended
Little Tikes – Anchors Away Pirate Ship

Best Pre-School Toy
Little Tikes – Activity Garden Plant ’n’ Play
Highly Commended
Mega Bloks – Thomas & Friends Construction Set
Little Tikes – Activity Garden Rock ’n’ Spin
B Kids – Soft ’n Safe Race ’n Drop Track
VTech – Toot Toot Drivers Train Station
Mookie Toys – Dream Lites Pillow Pet
VTech – Baby Cody the Smart Cub

Best Ride-On
Kiddimoto – BoxKart
Highly Commended
Little Tikes – 4-in-1 Trike
KiddieBikes – Maxi Silver

Best Role-Play Toy
Early Learning Centre – Wooden Cottage Kitchen
Highly Commended
Little Tikes – Ultimate Cook Kitchen
HTI – Tonka Town Fire Station Play Set

Best Video Game
Activision – Skylanders SWAP Force

Best Wooden Toy
Early Learning Centre – Wooden Train Table
Highly Commended
Bigjigs Toys – Portable Cooker
Early Learning Centre – Wooden Activity Workbench

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