The Independent Toy Awards 2012 has awarded Corgi which is owned by Hornby Hobbies Ltd a Gold medal logo in the vehicle category for its Corgi Toys Construction Playset.
Their brand new play range will be released this month (September) and will be available at independent high street retailers, major department stores and grocers.
Corgi’s sister company Scalextric also received a bronze commendation for their Micro scalextric Star Wars Death Star Attack set in the licensed category.
The Independent Toy Awards 2012 focus attending on what the nations independent toy retailers think are the best toys for parents to be buying their kids this Christmas. The awards, now in its 4th year asked over 900 independent retailers listed on the Toy Shop UK what they think are the best toys from those that were submitted.
Toy Shop UK founder, Michael Hawkins, explained: ‘Our impartiality guarantees that we publish a list that is as honest and transparent as you can realistically get. If anyone is qualified to comment on great toys, it’s independent retailers. They are the ones on the sharpest end of the toy industry – and we have always taken great pride in championing them whenever and wherever we can.’
Michael added: ‘The thing I love most about our awards is that – through no planning or influence – the winners lists tends to be full of toys that have tons of play value, are realistically priced, and possess an underlying educational or creative slant.’
Corgi’s Marketing Manager Martyn Weaver said: ‘We are delighted with this award and would like to thank all the Toy Shop UK Members that voted for us. A lot of time has gone into the creation of this new toy concept and the whole Corgi team are proud of the products. We hope that children enjoy playing with and collecting Corgi Toys for the next fifty-five years and beyond.”
A HUGE congratulations to Corgi and Scalextrix on winning their medals!