The winners of the 2017 Independent Toy Awards have been announced and below you can take a look at the Gold Medal winning toys. The awards from the ToyShop uk feature not only companies that are household names but also lesser known companies too.
Already searching for Christmas presents? Going round and round in circles searching for that perfect gift? Then take a look below for some inspiration – job done!
Action Game:Giggle Wiggle (John Adams)Age 3-6
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Giggle Wiggle is a twisting, turning, race to the top game for ages 3-6 years. As Giggle Wiggle twists and turns you must race to balance the balls on his hands. Priced at £25.99.
App Toys: Cozmo by Anki
Cosmo is a charming and mischievous, robot who loves fun and friendship. Suitable for ages 6+ Cosmo has an RRP of £199.99
Baby:Magicube Safari Park (Geomag)
Educational and stimulating the Magicube Safari Park from Geomag. Suitable for ages 1 ½+ and priced at around £35.00 the Safari Park contains 14 magnetic cubes with four different building ideas. Build a camel, lion, giraffe and an exotic bird.
Board Game:Word Rush (Tactic Games)
This is an exciting letter game, suitable for age 8+ and priced around £19.99. The aim of Word Rush is to come up with words using 1 of the 9 letter cards. Speed is of the essence as the sand timer ensures you keep on your toes.
Card Game:Top Trumps Retro – Today’s Strikers (Winning Moves)
Immerse yourself in nostalgia with this all-time classic: the revived ‘Today’s Strikers’ Top Trumps pack, showcasing original artwork from 1992, in a new cassette-style case!
Children’s Gifts: Shark For the Day (NPW Gifts)
Take a dip with this inflatable shark head and your swimming companions won’t know whether to laugh or scream. Add excitement to a costume party as you approach with your head between his jaws. Shark For the Day is priced around £10 and is suitable for age 6 years and up.
Collectable:Hatch and Grow Alien Egg (Grossman)
Who wouldn’t want to grow their own alien? Simply immerse the magic Hatch and Grow Alien Egg in water and wait, a baby Alien will appear in a couple of days. Priced around £5.50 which alien will you hatch?
Construction:HEXBUG Nano Space Cosmic Command (Innovation First)
Learn to face the rigors of outer space with the HEXBUG Nano Space Cosmic Command.
Creative: Fashion Angels Watercolour Portfolio (DKL)
Release your child’s inner artist with the fantastic Watercolour Portfolio Set from Fashion Angels. Suitable for age 8 and over it has an RRP of £10.50
Doll:Baby Annabell Interactive Doll (Zapf Creation)
Baby Annabell is just like a real baby with realistic sound and movements as well as a new rock to sleep function. Just like a real baby she will babble, gurgle and suck her dummy. Suitable for age 3+, Baby Annabell helps promotes imaginative role play and has an RRP of around £50.
Educational: Factivity Solar System Kit (Parragon)
Explore the solar system and beyond at your leisure with epic facts, cosmic activities and out-of-this-world experiments! Junior astronomers can create their own solar eclipse and light up their walls with stars using the projector torch and 4 star discs inside the kit. With an estimated price of £9 the Factivity Solar System Kit is suitable for age 6 – 8 years.
Educational Games:SmartGames Jungle Hide & Seek (Smart Toys & Games)
Suitable from 7 years + and RRP of £17.99 Jungle Hide & Seek is a fun, stimulating logic game that can be played anywhere and anytime. Explore the Jungle. Find the Animals! Featuring 80 multi-level challenges and a double-sided game board.
Electronic:Leappad Epic (Leapfrog)
Offering endless possibilities for exploration, learning and play, the Leappad Epic Android-based tablet adapts as your child grows. This is the ultimate learning experience. Wi-Fi connected with access to over 800 games, and featuring a kid-friendly browser. Suitable for age 3+ with an RRP £119.99
Flying: My First Drone (Little Tikes)
Designed for preschool children the Little Tikes My My First Drone flies, turns and lands with one-touch control. Using the one-touch remote makes it really easy to take off, land, turn and stop. Suitable for age: 4-5 years+ and has an RRP: £34.99
Jigsaws & Puzzles: Crocodile Creek Dinosaur Jigsaws (Bertoy)
Discover this beautifully designed storage box with a matching 24 piece puzzle inside!
Suitable for ages 3+ and retails at £6.99.
Licenced: Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (Playmobil)
With working lights, original siren sound the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 also includes the characters Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz, dressed in the famous outfits.
Outdoor: SnoBall Battle Pack (Zimpli Kids)
Kids age 3 and over will have loads of fun with the SnoBall Battle Pack creating their very own snow for year round SnoBall fights
Radio Controlled: Dash the TRex (VTech)
Suitable for ages 3 – 8 years the Vtech remote controlled Dash the Trex. Simple to use just press the buttons on the dinosaur to activate sayings, dino facts etc. RRP £65
Ride On: Batman 6V Powered Ride On (MV Sports)
Jump on and ride in style with this amazing 6v battery operated Batmobile. With forward and reverse gears the Batman 6V Powered Ride On has a maximum speed of 3km. Suitable for ages 3 years+ RRP £249.99.
Role Play: Bigjigs Toys Lunch Box (Bigjigs)
Suitable for age 3 and over this wooden Bigjigs Toys lunch box has all that’s needed to host the perfect teaparty. Included in this gorgeous wooden role play box is a selection of wooden food which is ideal for imaginatie and creative play.
Soft: SHNOOKS (Zuru)
You’ll be hooked on Shnooks! the colourful soft characters with amazingly fluffy hair. Simply give Shnuggles a shake, and watch its hair grow eight times its original size. With 6 Shnooks available to collect, you won’t be able to get enough of these quirky little creaturesPop the bubble, shake and bring your new best friend to life. Shnooks magically grow 8x in size! Suitable for age 3+. RRP £7.99.
Special Needs: Paint Sticks (Little Brian)
Paint Sticks are a fun and clean way to paint and does not require brushes or water! The solid paint sticks twist up and down like a glue stick and dries within minutes. Perfectly sized for young hands, Paint Sticks are suitable for age 3 years+
Vehicles: Racing Car (Jumini)
Jumini wooden racing car is just perfect for children age 1+. With a 1 on the side of the bright red car this would make a wonderful 1st birthday gift.
Which of these amazing toys have caught your eye.