Spy watches, electronic storytellers and bath fountains honored at Nuremberg Toy Fair

An independent jury of industry specialist has selected the winners of this year's prestigious Toy Awards - the eighth edition - at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany (February 3-8).

This year 203 companies entered 303 products across the five categories of Baby and Infant , Pre-School , School Kids , Teenager & Family and the special Green Toys award. The winning toys in each category, announced on the evening of February 2, are:

Baby and Infant (0-2 years)
Stack 'N' Spray Fountain from Yookidoo
This bathtime toy allows even very young children to build their own fountain simply by stacking cups on top of each other while in the bath. The resulting fountains change according to the order in which the cups are stacked.
Reduced from $24.99 / €18.33 to $18.99/€13.93 on Amazon.com - here

Pre-School (3-5 years)
Storio from VTech Electronics
This robust "learn and play" system encourages children by reading them stories and allowing them to play a variety of interactive games.
£59.92 / €70.91 on Amazon.co.uk - here

School Kids (6-10 years)
Spynet Video Watch from Jakks Pacific/ Upper Deck International
A gadget designed for budding spies, this watch comes equipped with a video camera to secretly record important information. Recorded data can then be uploaded onto a computer via a USB pen and shared with friends. Additional extras for the Spynet Video Watch can be downloaded from the internet.
Reduced from $49.99/€36.69 to $36.99/€27.15 on Amazon.com - here

Teenager & Family (over 10 years)

Orbis (Basic Set) from Revell & Co.
This airbrush set allows older children to create pictures using a spray gun and pens concealed inside a spherical container. Paint cartridges can easily be replaced using the Easy Color Click System , which ensures that refilling can be done without any mess.
In shops from September 2011.

Special awards: Green Toys
E-Rangers Future Base from Playmobil
This toy is designed to promote 'green' and environmental thinking among children through the story of fictional explorer Jack Genius and his team of adventurers. When Jack and the team land on an unknown planet, they have to use their renewable energy-powered ship and equipment to survive and interact with a new ecosystem.
The product will be released across Germany in September 2011 and in select European markets afterwards.

The Nuremberg Toy Fair, open to industry professionals only, is one of the biggest events of its kind: in 2010 it attracted around 76,000 visitors from around the world. The Toy Fair in London, which ran January 25-27, also honored the Best New Toys of 2011 - wining products included the Playmobil Noah's Ark and Lego's Space Station.

 

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookA delicious collection of 50 meaty main courses
News
news
Sport
Lewis Hamilton with the Santander trophy after winning last year’s British Grand Prix
F1It's the race organisers who are to blame, apparently
News
peopleFormer Disney CEO isn't going to win any fans with this quote
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Recruitment Genius: Web Developer - Junior / Mid Weight

    £15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: To support their continued grow...

    Recruitment Genius: Marketing Data Specialist

    £22000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are the go-to company for ...

    Recruitment Genius: Search Marketing Specialist - PPC / SEO

    Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join the UK's leadin...

    Recruitment Genius: Sales Administrator

    Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This caravan dealership are currently recruiti...

    Day In a Page

    Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

    Is this the future of flying?

    Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
    Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

    Isis are barbarians

    but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
    The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

    Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

    Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
    Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

    'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

    Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
    Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

    Call of the wild

    How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
    Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

    'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

    If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
    The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

    The science of swearing

    What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
    The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

    The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

    Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
    Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

    Africa on the menu

    Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
    Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

    Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

    The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
    10 best statement lightbulbs

    10 best statement lightbulbs

    Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
    Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

    Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

    Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
    Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

    Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

    It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
    Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

    Dustin Brown

    Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
    Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

    Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

    Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test