The Rainbow Awards 2019 – The Results…

 The Rainbow Awards 2019 – The Results…

OVERALL CHAMPION

Mars Space Station

By: Playmobil

champion - mars space station 

Age: 6+ years

RRP: £64.99

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: S.T.E.M TOYS

WINNER

Kidizoom Action Cam HD

By: Vtech Electronics

win - stem - kidizoom

Age:  5+ years

RRP: £52.99

Buy now from –    https://www.amazon.co.uk/

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Number Tray

By: Bigjigs Toys

hc - stem - number tray

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £23.99

Buy now from –    https://www.brightminds.co.uk/

AWARD CATEGORY: OUTDOOR TOYS

WINNER

Fun Zone Pop ‘n Splash

By: Little Tikes

Fun Zone Pop N Splash Surprise

Age:  24+ months

RRP: £69.99

Buy now from –    https://www.amazon.co.uk/

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Fantastic First 3 in 1 Switcharoo Table

By: Little Tikes

hc - outdoor - switcharoo table

Age: 12+ months

RRP: £29.99

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTION TOYS

 WINNER

Junior Engineer Monster Truck

By: Tobar

win - construction - monster truck

Age:  8+ years

RRP: £9.99

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/

AWARD CATEGORY: SOFT TOYS

WINNER

New Born Baby Animigos Guinea Pig

By: Tobar

win - soft - guinea pig

Age: 18+ months

RRP: £14.99

Buy now from –   https://www.amazon.co.uk/

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Rainbow Llama

By: H Grossman

llama HGL

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £9.99

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: ELECTRONIC TOYS

WINNER

Baby Annabell Feels Better Medical Scanner

By: Zapf Creation

win - electronic - baby med scanner

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £42.99

Buy now from –   https://www.smythstoys.com/

HIGHLY COMMENDED

YouDrive Rescue Chopper

By: Little Tikes

hc - electronic - chopper

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £34.99

Buy now from – https://www.amazon.co.uk/

AWARD CATEGORY: IMAGINATIVE TOYS

WINNER

Mars Space Station

By: Playmobil

win - imaginative - mars station

Age: 6+ years

RRP: £84.99

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

By: Wow! Stuff

hc - imaginative - harry potter

Age: 6+ years

RRP: £59.99

Buy now from – https://www.amazon.co.uk/

AWARD CATEGORY: PRESCHOOL TOYS

WINNER

Learn & Dance Dino

By: Vtech Electronics

win - preschool - dino

Age: 2-5 years

RRP: £39.99

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Baby Xylophone

By: Halilit

hc - preschool - xylophone

Age: 12+ months

RRP: £18.99

Buy now from – https://www.amazon.co.uk/

AWARD CATEGORY: WHEELED TOYS

WINNER

Playmobil: The Movie Del’s Food Truck

By: Playmobil

win - wheeled - movie del truck

Age: 5+ years

RRP: £44.99

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/

AWARD CATEGORY: GAMES & PUZZLES

WINNER

Cog Puzzle

By: Bigjigs Toys

win - games puzz - cog puzzle

Age: 18+ months

RRP: £14.49

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dice Academy

By: Asmodee UK

hc - games puzz - dice

Age: 8+ years

RRP: £10.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: EDUCATIONAL TOYS

WINNER

HUE Animation Studio

By: HUE

win - educational - HUE

Age: 7-13 years

RRP: £49.95

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

LeapStart Go

By: LeapFrog

hc - educational - go

Age: 4-9 years

RRP: £49.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

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OVERALL CHAMPION 2019

This year the Overall Champion was a product our testers really loved!  It’s a toy that let’s children use their imagination. Here is what the testers said about it.

“Loved by the whole family, loving playing together”

“It even provoked discussion in our house about life on other planets and how we might live if we were on another planet”

“Out of this world!”

…and our overall 2019 champion is…

OVERALL CHAMPION

Mars Space Station

By: Playmobil

 champion - mars space station

Age: 6+ years

RRP: £64.99

More information at: www.playmobil.co.uk

Available from: The Entertainer

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk

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AWARD CATEGORY: S.T.E.M TOYS

WINNER

Kidizoom Action Cam HD

By: Vtech Electronics

 win - stem - kidizoom

Age:  5+ years

RRP: £52.99

HD camera action for children! Create fun stop motion, slow motion, fat motion and reverse videos.  Capture photos and videos in the water using the waterproof case and floating mount.  Attach camera to helmets. Bikes and even add on the wide angle lens for more creative fun.

More information at: https://www.vtech.co.uk/product/detail/16376/Kidizoom_Action_Cam

Available from: Amazon

Buy now from –    https://www.amazon.co.uk/

What the testers said “Plug in and play – really easy to set up and use.  We’ve bought an SD card, so we get more memory, so the boys used it on holiday for the week. Loads of accessories, we’ve not yet used the underwater case, but looking forward to trying it!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Number Tray

By: Bigjigs Toys

 hc - stem - number tray

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £23.99

Learn to count with this colourful number tray, featuring numbers 1 to 100.  Its simple attractive design will ensure young minds stay fully engaged as the work through their mathematical learning.

More information at: www.bigjigstoys.co.uk/number-tray

Available from: Yesbebe

Buy now from –    https://www.brightminds.co.uk/

What the testers said “It such a pretty toy, traditional and colourful.  My daughter really enjoyed playing with it, which was a break through as she has never really enjoyed numberwork prior to this. Thank you Bigjigs Toys”

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AWARD CATEGORY: OUTDOOR TOYS

WINNER

Fun Zone Pop ‘n Splash

By: Little Tikes

Fun Zone Pop N Splash Surprise

Age:  24+ months

RRP: £69.99

Another fun packed activity from the Fun Zone range, Pop ‘n Splash Surprise is a brilliantly interactive game that’ll keep giddy kids on their toes!  Take turns spinning the wheel, it tells you whether to step or stomp, use the hand pump and turn the crank…. Wait in anticipation…  Non-stop action as balls and water come cascading down.

More information at: https://www.littletikes.co.uk/pop-n-splash-surprise

Available from: Amazon

Buy now from –    https://www.amazon.co.uk/

What the testers said “Lots of soggy, soaking fun.  Enjoyed by all ages and we can’t wait for the good weather to return to set it up and start playing again”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Fantastic First 3 in 1 Switcharoo Table

By: Little Tikes

 hc - outdoor - switcharoo table

Age: 12+ months

RRP: £29.99

This 3 in 1 activity table is designed to grow with your child – and with so much going on, they’ll never get bored.  There are two scenes to choose between, a school setting and a zoo plus a quick switcharoo can suddenly change game-play.

More information at: www.littletikes.co.uk/-in-1-switcharoo-table

Available from: Asda

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk

What the testers said “There are tons of songs, activities and themes, we’ve definitely not found them all yet!  It’s been used outdoors and indoors (even on the same day!) ideal for British changeable weather”

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AWARD CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTION TOYS

 WINNER

Junior Engineer Monster Truck

By: Tobar

win - construction - monster truck

Age:  8+ years

RRP: £9.99

This Junior Engineer Workshop kit contains 146 metal and plastic pieces and the tools to put them together and construct a super cool monster truck.

More information at: https://www.tobar.co.uk/

Available from: Amazon

Buy now from –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/

What the testers said “Loved the ‘old-style’ packaging, easy to get into, easy to get started on your first model”

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AWARD CATEGORY: SOFT TOYS

WINNER

New Born Baby Animigos Guinea Pig

By: Tobar

 win - soft - guinea pig

Age: 18+ months

RRP: £14.99

This adorable guinea pig has soft and furry features as well as an adorable drinking bottle that hangs around its neck.  Place the tip of the bottle to the cutie guinea pigs mouth and you’ll hear it feeding away.

More information at: https://www.tobar.co.uk/

Available from: Amazon

Buy now from –   https://www.amazon.co.uk/

What the testers said “Drinking his bottle and squeaking like a real Guinea Pig was just adorable, he will be loved for a long time”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Rainbow Llama

By: H Grossman

 llama HGL

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £9.99

Cute and cuddly llama – it’s the popular choice this year!  In soft, pastel colours this llama makes in adorable pet for all ages.

More information at: www.hgl.com

Available from: Smyths Toys

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk

What the testers said “Rainbows, llamas and unicorns – what more could a little girl want?”

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AWARD CATEGORY: ELECTRONIC TOYS

WINNER

Baby Annabell Feels Better Medical Scanner

By: Zapf Creation

win - electronic - baby med scanner

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £42.99

The Feels Better Medical Scanner allows little doctors and nurses to see what’s wrong with Baby Annabell, with a scanner to help examine their doll and to tell them how to make her well again, there are ten cures and treatments and an assortment of medical supplies.

More information at: www.baby-annabell.com/eu

Available from: The Entertainer

Buy now from –   https://www.smythstoys.com/

What the testers said “We have and love Baby Annabell so were happy to test this unusual add on product.  Lots of play value”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

YouDrive Rescue Chopper

By: Little Tikes

hc - electronic - chopper

Age: 3+ years

RRP: £34.99

Your little one can steer like a pro as they take charge of their own remote-controlled chopper!  A real steering controller makes this helicopter a doddle to fly and with auto hover technology and working headlights they won’t be able to put it down.

More information at: www.littletikes.co.uk/youdrive-rescue-chopper

Available from: Argos

Buy now from – https://www.amazon.co.uk/

What the testers said “

“Good value for money, and so easy to use”

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