Baby&Infant (0-2 years)
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Globber 5 in 1GLOBBER TEMPLAR
A scooter? No, the Globber 5 in 1 is much more than that. It helps the very young find their feet and subsequently transforms into a fully-fledged scooter with just a few adjustments. The Globber 5 in 1 can be easily converted in keeping with the child’s age and abilities, helping to develop their motor skills. The jury was not only impressed with the design, but also how simply the product could be adjusted for the various stages, its high-quality finish and, last but not least, its value for money. In the jury’s opinion, the Globber 5 in 1 is suitable for girls and boys throughout all of infancy and beyond.
Pat Bells StationPlayMe Toys International
The Pat Bells Station from PlayMe Toys International brings music into children’s rooms and elevates the traditional xylophone to a new, stylish and practical level. Using the colour-coded Pat Bells, even young children can play their first musical pieces. And they can also keep a record of their own compositions by noting the melodies using the coloured dots in a supplied book. The Pat Bells Station boasts a really beautiful design and high-quality materials.
Yookidoo Musical Duck RaceYookidoo
And splash: turn bath time into play time with the Musical Duck Race. Colourful ducks, all with different features and looks, swim on the little water fountain. One squirts water to the side, another upwards and so much more. The accompanying music (which can be switched on or off) further increases the splashing fun. Even bath time protesters will become proper water lovers with the Musical Duck Race.
PreSchool (3-5 years)
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With the Revell Junior Kit, parents can get their little ones interested in their own hobby very early on, as it is the perfect entry point into model construction. Young constructors can choose from five assembly kits, including a police car, jeep and fire engine. Thanks to the screw mechanism, which is patent pending, the cars can be built using a screwdriver, no force required. And best of all, the models are so robust that they can even withstand high-speed chases in the child’s room. The solid workmanship and added value also convinced the jury, which named the construction system the winner of the PreSchool category.
The tonies® digital audio system from Boxine is made up of a speaker cube and cute characters, each with their own audio adventure for children. When you place a character on the box, the story begins. The creative Tonie even allows you to save your own recordings via an app! The jury especially praised the innovative system’s intuitive handling, how well it feels, its creative potential and the beautifully finished characters.
Quadrilla Space CityHape International
The Quadrilla Space City marble run turns a child’s room into outer space – then switch off the light and it glows in the dark! It is particularly exciting to see the glowing marbles roll along the glimmering green frame. The jury praised the great idea, the high-quality finish and the flexibility of the track, which can be combined with other Quadrilla models.
SchoolKids (6-10 years)
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Bunch O BalloonsZURU (distribution: Splash Toys)
Splish, splash! If Bunch O Balloons are nearby, you had better find cover fast if you do not want to get wet! It takes less than 60 seconds to fill and seal 100 water balloons in one go, ready for throwing. It is so simple. Just attach to the tap or garden hose, “load” with water, shake briefly and all of the water balloons tie at once – let the water fight commence! The sure-fired fun also won over the jury, who thought it a superb product at a reasonable price. This money-spinner in the making is the winner of the SchoolKids category (6-10).
3D Magic 3D MakerIrwin Rx (distribution: BOTI Europe / MOOKIE)
With the 3D Magic 3D Maker, young artists fill moulds with UV gel and then let them harden in the 3D station – without heat or adhesives. To finish, two halves can also be connected together to build captivating 3D figures. Several different layers of colour produce a particularly beautiful effect. And the fun keeps going – with children free to invent their very own creations as well!
Raben schubsen (Shovin ravens)moses. Verlag
Each player positions their ravens on little movable ledges on the wall and hopes their opponent does not push them off. The dice determines the next move, but a tactical approach must also be taken! The covert “shoving” is a new take on the classic Battleship game. The jury particularly liked the reinterpretation of the idea behind the game, the fantastic look and feel and the beautiful wooden figures.
Teenager&Family (11+ years)
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Hardly any generation is more comfortable with technology than adolescents: KosmoBits helps teenagers learn how to program through play. With four sensor characters and a controller board, they play through the app, level by level, solving programming puzzles. All with the aim of soon writing their own first programs for the four characters so that they can be used outside of the game. Countless interesting projects await here – from a light-sensitive drawer alarm system to an LED disco which responds to movement. The jury believed this top-quality science kit deserved first place in the Teenager&Family category.
Huch! & friends Gum Gum MachineHutter Trade
Clatter, crank, click, pling! As the cogwheels start turning, the Gum Gum Machine really gets going! Who will find the tastiest ingredients for the perfect chewing gum? And who will make the fastest progress? The person with the best strategy, and the most luck, will emerge victorious. The fascinating Huch! & friends Gum Gum Machine boasts a completely new game mechanism and high-quality finish. You will not be able to put this game down.
Ping Pong Anywhere NetPhoenix Sporting Goods
With Ping Pong Anywhere Net, you can enjoy a game of table tennis anytime, anywhere. While the net can be simply and stably attached to genuinely any table or a board, the paddles supplied are of the highest quality. And the fun can begin, whether with 2 players or a team or in the form of a hilarious runaround game if there are a lot of people. Recreational fun and exercise for the young and old.
Axel Dammlericonkids & youth, Managing Director
Axel Dammler is Managing Director of iconkids & youth international research GmbH in Munich, Germany’s largest research institute specialised in kids and youth research. He has been working with young target groups since 1992 and has carried out numerous studies in national and international consumer and media markets.
Andrew DobbieGameplan Europe Ltd., Managing Director
As founder of the British consulting company Gameplan Europe, Andrew Dobbie advises and publishes throughout the world on the consumer behaviour of children and products and markets for children and young people. As former European Marketing Director of Mattel Toys Inc, Andrew Dobbie has an extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the international toy industry.
Hans Jörg Idenduo schreib & spiel, Managing Director
Hans Jörg Iden manages the Berlin retail trade co-operation that covers 430 toy shops in Germany and Austria. The range extends from stationery and toys to products from the creative and lifestyle segments.
Dr. Thomas MärtzVEDES AG, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Thomas Märtz has worked for VEDES AG since 1999. As the cooperative buying and marketing group with the longest tradition in the German toy industry, VEDES offers SME retailers numerous services and in particular an efficient wholesale platform.
Nadine MüllerPremini GmbH, Managing Director
Nadine Müller has been testing toys with children aged 0 to 14, parents and pedagogical institutions for more than seven years and, as a trend scout, is always on the lookout for premium toys guaranteeing long-lasting playing fun. As a consultant to companies in the toy industry, her customised market research solutions are spoken highly of by those in the know.
Andreas Schäferidee+spiel GmbH, Managing Director
Since October 2011, Andreas Schäfer is the managing director at idee+spiel, one of the most successful toy trade co-operations for leisure, hobbies and games. Mr. Schäfer is a trained retail salesman. After working for an EDP-equipment store he got into the toy industry in 1990, where he gained experience over the last 20 years in Germany and abroad.
Vincent StozickyJouéClub, France, Commercial Director
Vincent Stozicky has worked for the JouéClub Group for over 25 years and since 2000 as Commercial Director of SIDJ responsible for the import-export and sales platform of the whole JouéClub network and for the development of the corporate image at European level.
Marietheres WaschkAkademie Remscheid, Social Education Worker and Play Therapist
Following her core studies on working with people with an intellectual disability and sensory impairment and open child and youth work, Marietheres Waschk became a lecturer in the pedagogy of play at the Remscheid Academy and also runs an adventure playground in Cologne, where she conducts projects focused on the pedagogy of play and culture.
Rainer WeiskirchenTÜV Rheinland, Press Officer
Since 1993, Rainer Weiskirchen works as a spokesperson for TÜV Rheinland, a state-approved independent trade agency that also checks the quality and safety standards of toys. The TÜV Rheinland tests and certifies products according to the German and/or European Consumer Product Safety Act. Their “tested safety” certification mark (GS) guarantees a high quality of products.
Thomas WodzickiBAG Spielmobile e.V., Project Manager
Thomas Wodzicki is an educationalist specialized in games. He also works as a teacher of adult education and project developer for the German Federal Association Spielmobile e.V. Spielmobile is a Germany-wide network of working groups and the proper authority for the gap year, usually taken to do voluntary work in the social sector in Bavaria. n mark (GS) guarantees a high quality of products.