Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Toy Fair 2015: The "Best New Toys" List with Jurassic World, Minions, LEGO, Nerf & More
The twelve categories, which produced 36 winning toys, from 26 different toy companies - were unveiled this morning by the London Toy Fair organisers, the British Toy & Hobby Association. Toy Fair is the UK’s only dedicated toy, game and hobby trade exhibition, playing host to more than 260 exhibitors launching thousands of new products.
This year, Hasbro, Lego, and Vivid took top honours with three Best New Toy Awards, while Character, Playmobil, Revell and Flair all walk away with two awards.
The Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards are voted for by a panel of independent toy retailers as the 2015 Toy Fair products with the most potential to make a mark on retail throughout the year and beyond. The products include toys to suit every pocket, with a wide variety of price points on the list, from very affordable everyday spends such as Mini Dinos priced at £2.99 (Schleich) and Crayola Colour Alive: Mythical Creatures - £6.99 (Vivid), through to special event purchases like Wi-Fi Quadcopter “X-Spy” - £99 (Revell) and Cozy Coupe® Dino Castle - £59.99 (Little Tikes). Since their launch in 2009, more than 180 toys have received a prestigious Best New Toys Award with LEGO topping the chart with 18 awards.
The awards provide the earliest retailer prediction of what toys will be big in 2015 - so early that some winning products are still under wraps! Over the last seven years, the awards have reflected a number of emerging trends and landmarks in the toy industry, from the birth of app toys and the increased influence of technology to the growth of licensed toys and continued strength of construction toys.
“It’s a privilege to be able to showcase the Toy Fair Best New Toys, predicted to do well in 2015” commented Natasha Crookes, British Toy & Hobby Association. ” Some amazing products were entered this year and it’s great to see the diversity of play experiences that the winning entries will give to children’s playtime throughout 2015. It’s wonderful to see the advances being made in the different categories and the increasingly intuitive incorporation of technology”
The Toy Fair Best New Toy Award winners can be found outside the Press Office at Toy Fair, which is the UK’s only trade event dedicated to toys, games and hobbies . Toy Fair takes place 20-22nd January 2015 at Olympia in west London. Please register at www.toyfair.co.uk. - The full list of Toy Fair Best New Toys 2015 is overleaf.
Bandai Deluxe Flying Baymax £39.99
Flair Mutant Mania Rampage Arena £29.99
Hasbro Jurassic World Growlers Assortment £14.99
DRUMOND PARK GAMES OG on the BOG £22.99
Ravensburger Eiffel Tower with Lights 3D Puzzle £24.99
Jumbo Games Wasgij General Election £12.99
Playmobil (UK). Coast Guard Station with Lighthouse £49.99
Playmobil (UK). Amusement Park Ferris Wheel with Lights £49.99
EPOCH making toys Sylvanian Families Adventure Treasure Ship £16.99
Spin Master Toys UK Paw Patrol Basic Vehicles £12.99
Golden Bear Talking Twirlywoos Soft Toys £9.99-£16.99
LEGO® Bionicle Master Assortment (#70784 - #70789) £12.99 - £14.99
LEGO® Minecraft: The Dungeon (#21119) £19.99
LEGO® Disney Frozen: Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle (#41062) £34.99
Hornby Hobbies Corgi James Bond Aston Martin DB5 £19.99
Revell GmbH Quadcopter “Rayvore” £59.99
Trends UK Puppy Surprise Plush £24.99
Hasbro FurReal Friends JJ My Jumping Pug £39.99 Gallery
Flair Home Talking Plush Assortment £19.99
TECH TOYS :
Vivid I-Que Intelligent Robot £59.99
Character Options Little Live Pets Clever Keet 59.99 (with cart)
Revell GmbH Wi-Fi Quadcopter “X-Spy” £99 Gallery
Anagranimals Anagranimals Interchangeable Plush Toys From £16.99
Interplay UK GoldieBlox Zipline Adventure £24.99
Posh Paws International Minions Movie Backpack Collection £4.99 to £19.99
Trunki Boris the Trunki Bus £45
Schleich Mini Dinos £2.99
James Galt Express Yourself Range – Selfie Jewellery £10.99
Vivid Crayola Colour Alive: Mythical Creatures £6.99
John Adams Bangle Blitz City Girl £9.99
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe® Dino £59.99
Hasbro Nerf Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow £39.99
Vivid Wubble Bubble Ball £19.99 (with pump) £9.99 (without pump)
PRE-SCHOOL Character Options Weebledown Farm Wobbily Mill and Barn £29.99
TOMY Sort and Pop Farmyard Friends £19.99
VTech Toot-Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery House £44.99
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