Argos reveals Toy of The Future finalists

Argos has revealed ten finalists in the children?s ?Toy of the Future? competition.
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Hundreds of imaginative entries were received and today, for ten of the finalists, the dream of being a young toy inventor is a step closer.

Now it’s up to the public to decide the winner with a vote taking place online at www.argostoycompetition.co.uk

The Argos ‘Toy of the Future’ competition asked children to submit ideas for a future toy superstar. The winning entry will be developed and made into a toy by a UK toy manufacturer and sold at Argos in time for Christmas 2009.

Graham Barnes, trading director for toys at Argos and one of the competition judges said: “We have been selling toys to the nation for 35 years this year and wanted to give the real experts – the kids that play with them - the chance to help us find a new top toy for the future. We have thoroughly enjoyed judging the entries, not just because we had so many but also because we have seen such great ideas”.

The shortlist was revealed today and is now open to public vote until 24th December, with the nation’s favourite design being revealed in January. As well as having their design made into a real toy the winner will also receive £500 of Argos vouchers to expand their own toy collection. The shortlisted runners-up will each receive an Argos Gift Card to the value of £50.

Due to the high standards and significant efforts put into toy invention ideas, the judges have created an additional prize category for highly commended entries. A further 10 children in this category will receive a prize from Argos in time for Christmas.

The finalists:
Fit Buddy, by Jude Davis, age six
Bubble Hat, by Keane Harrison, age seven
Marball Monsters, by James Childs, age six
My Blob! by Ezoe Robinson, age 14
Pocket Money Robot, by Jayden Duff, age five
Power House, by Jordan Emery, age nine
Tooth Fairy, by Aine Gallagher, age five
Space Flower, by Fay Allen, age eight
Smallz, by De-Graft Mensah, age 13
The Book Bag, by Antonia Childs, age eight

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