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.

 

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