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Independent Toy Awards 2012 – Winners Announced

The Independent Toy Awards, which are now into their 4th year, have announced the winners of the Independent Toy Awards for 2012. The winners are chosen by independent toy retailers.

Back in August, all suppliers who work in the UK toy industry were invited to enter products into any or all of the 15 categories.

Each category did have a limited to a maximum of 10 products and no supplier was allowed to enter more than 2 products into any one category. At the end of the submission period over 900 independant toy retailers to choose their favorites.

The winners were then chosen simply by which product had the most votes in each category wins. So who won what award?

Gold Medal Winners:

BABY – First Steps Baby Walker (VTech)
COLLECTABLE – Trash Pack Street Sweeper (Flair)
CREATIVE – Triqo (Ark DIY)
CONSTRUCTION – HEXBUG Nano Hive Habitat Set (Innovation First)
DOLLS – Baby Stella (Manhattan Toy)
ECO – Multi Fun Flower Bead Fun (EverEarth)
EDUCATIONAL – Bananagrams (Bananagrams)
ELECTRONIC – InnoTab 2 (VTech)
GAME – Rory’s Story Cubes: Voyages (Coiledsping Games)
LICENSED – Mike The Knight Deluxe Glendragon Castle (Character Options)
OUTDOOR – Union Jack Kurve Balance Bike (Kiddimoto)
VEHICLES – Corgi Construction Playset (Hornby)
ROLE PLAY – Uptown Espresso Kitchen (Kidkraft)
SOFT – Soft Play Food (Haba)
WOODEN – Figure of Eight Train Set (Bigjigs)

Silver Medal Winners:

BABY – Tranquil Turtle (Cloud B)
COLLECTABLE – Dinosaur Range (Schleich)
CREATIVE – MyStyle Range (Interplay)
CONSTRUCTION – Big Ben 3D Puzzle (Ravensburger)
DOLLS – Autumn Leaves Lottie (Arklu)
ECO – Pistachio Stacking Hoops (Play to Z)
EDUCATIONAL – Brainbox Vile Villains (Green Board Games)
ELECTRONIC – Attacknids (Wow! Stuff)
GAME – Shopping List (Orchard Toys)
LICENSED – Peppa Pig Laptop (Inspiration Works)
OUTDOOR – Den Kit (Flibberty)
VEHICLES – Nano Speed Super Vert Crash Set (Spin Master)
ROLE PLAY – Honeybake Tray (Le Toy Van)
SOFT – Join In and Play My Blue Nose Friends (Carte Blanche)
WOODEN – My First World (Haba)

Bronze Medal Winners:

Amelia, Your Victorian Girl from A Girl For All Time
Leappad2 from Leapfrog
Air Hogs Battle Tracker RC from Spin Master
Disney Princess Cinderella Jewellery Box from Jakks Pacific
Princess Fizz from Grossman
Waggle Tagz from John Adams
BB Bear from Bábógbaby
Microwings from Revell
Logo: What Am I? from Drumond Park
App Monsters from Vivid Imaginations
Scalextric Star Wars from Hornby
Bluffoons from Pants on Fire Games
VTriker Elite Scooter from UKayed

UndertheChristmasTree would like to say a HUGE congratulations to all of the winners!

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