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The nominees for the ToyAward 2016

  • Twelve innovative products in the running for the ToyAward 2016 at the Spielwarenmesse
  • 616 products submitted for the ToyAward by 344 companies
  • Winners to be announced at the opening ceremony for the Spielwarenmesse at 6:30 p.m. on 26 January 2016

Excitement surrounding the ToyAward at the Spielwarenmesse 2016 is mounting for twelve innovative products. Spielwarenmesse eG bestows the coveted award on particularly outstanding new products.
A ten-member expert jury met in advance of the event to choose the nominees from the multitude of submissions, picking three products for each of the four age-group categories:

  • Baby&Infant (0-2 years)
  • PreSchool (3-5 years)
  • SchoolKids (6-10 years)
  • Teenager&Family (11 years and older)

344 companies (2015: 318) submitted a total of 616 products (2015: 601) for the ToyAward 2016. With participation figures up again on the previous year, this demonstrates the importance of the award to the global toy industry. The expert jury, made up of educators, market researchers, international sales agents and an expert in toy safety, selected twelve new products as nominees for the ToyAward from everything submitted. The selected products stand out in terms of their play experience, originality, safety, finish and quality, the comprehensibility of the product concept and potential for success in the market.

The nominees for the ToyAward 2016

Baby&Infant (0-2 years)

  • Globber 5 in 1 / GLOBBER TEMPLAR (Hall 7 / C-41)
  • Musical Duck Race / Yookidoo (Hall 2 / B-02)
  • Pat Bells Station / PlayMe Toys International (Hall 3 / B-03)

PreSchool (3-5 years)

  • Junior Kit / Revell (Hall 12.2 / P-13)
  • Quadrilla Space City / Hape International (Hall 3A / E-15, G-20)
  • tonies® / Boxine (Hall 4 / A-55)

SchoolKids (6-10 years)

  • 3D Magic 3D Maker / Irwin Toy, distribution: BOTI Europe / MOOKIE (Hall 12.0 / F-04; Hall 7 / C-09, D-08)
  • Bunch O Balloons / ZURU, distribution: Splash Toys (Hall 12.0 / H-04-3, H-14)
  • Raben schubsen (Shoving Ravens) / moses. Verlag (Hall 10.0 / H-04a)

Teenager&Family (11 years and older)

  • Huch! & friends Gum Gum Machine / Hutter Trade (Hall 10.1 / A-08)
  • KosmoBits / KOSMOS Verlag (Hall 10.0 / G-02)
  • Ping Pong Anywhere Net / Phoenix Sporting Goods (Hall 12.0 / A-04-3)

The nominees will find out whether they have won at the opening ceremony for the trade fair, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on 26 January 2016. There will be one winner per category. Trade visitors can view all nominated products, the winners and lots of other original game ideas in the TrendGallery in Hall 3A from 27 January to 1 February 2016.

All information on the ToyAward, the jury and the winners in recent years can be found at www.toyaward.com.

The ToyAward 2016 jury

  • Axel Dammler, iconkids & youth, Managing Director
  • Andrew Dobbie, Gameplan Europe Ltd., Managing Director
  • Hans Jörg Iden, duo schreib & spiel, Managing Director
  • Dr. Thomas Märtz, VEDES AG, CEO
  • Nadine Müller, Premini® GmbH, Managing Director
  • Andreas Schäfer, idee+spiel GmbH, Managing Director
  • Vincent Stozicky, JouéClub, France, Commercial Director
  • Marietheres Waschk, Remscheid Academy, social education worker and play educationalist
  • Rainer Weiskirchen, TÜV Rheinland, press officer
  • Thomas Wodzicki, BAG Spielmobile e.V., project developer

21.1.2016 – sp

The trade fair and marketing service provider Spielwarenmesse eG organises the Spielwarenmesse®, the leading international trade fair for toys, hobbies and leisure. The trade fair creates a comprehensive communication and order platform for 2,800 national and international manufacturers. The presentation of innovations and the comprehensive industry overview form a valuable pool of information for the annual market orientation of 70,000 buyers and retailers from more than 120 countries. The Spielwarenmesse® name has also been protected as a word mark in Germany since 2013.
Trade fair dates: Spielwarenmesse® Wednesday to Monday, 27 Jan-1 Feb 2016



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