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It’s Rainbow Toy Award Time…..!

All of the votes are in, all of the toys have been tested and the Rainbow Awards 2018 are ready to be announced…You can follow each announcement this morning on Twitter @rainbowawards

Or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rainbowawards as well as right here on the live website…

Our testers are, as you know by now, the children themselves and forms are returned by adults on their behalf.  For each toy we ensure the adult writes down what the child’s reaction is and what they say.  We’ll be giving you some of the comments and feedback for each product as we go along.

The awards are then chosen by adding up the scores our mini-testers have given to place the toys in order. We always stick to our categories thus have a limited amount of WINNERS and HIGHLY COMMENDED products – to win a Rainbow Toy Award is a huge accolade and well deserved.

So without further ado, let’s see who has come top and won in the Rainbow Toy Awards for 2018!

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The Entries Roll In….

The Rainbow Awards 2017 have had all the entries roll in.  From dolls to easels, from electronic robots to wooden farms…..  a whole selection are whizzing their way arund the UK being tested.

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Who will be 2017 overall champion?

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The 2017 Testers have been Chosen…

We hope our mini testers are practising…  being critical, being authoritative,, being rigorous …

The testers have been chosen, they are raring to get started, our first entries are due in any day now…

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The 2016 Rainbow Awards announcing soon!

This Friday – right here on this site we will be announcing who all the winners and highly commended’s are for the 2016 Rainbow Awards… we can hardly wait!

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OVERALL CHAMPION for The Rainbow Toy Awards 2015

The Rainbow Toy Awards ceremony for 2015 is almost at a close and all that remains is to announce our overall champion for 2015.

It’s a toy that scored as near to perfectly as possible, a toy that scored more than every other toy in all of the categories, the testers said about this toy;

“Brilliant, quality, captures my children’s imaginations and they enjoyed this toy. This product also helped my son’s gross motor skills and he actually loved singing along with the songs and rhymes that are built in to the toy. The interactive aspect the toy, is wonderful my son had seven other vehicles and other Toot Toot products and they all integrate and interact with this toy, well worth the money and very impressed.”

“Brilliant value for money, you have interactive components in this toy and we loved how they interact with the other cars you can additionally purchase to go with this toy.”

OVERALL CHAMPION 2015

VTech Baby Toot Toot Drivers Garage

by: VTech Electronics

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Awards Category: Soft Toys

Our final category has the ‘Ahh Factor’ as it’s the soft toys that have been tested, and by tested we mean cuddled, chatted to, slept alongside and generally befriended of course!

WINNER

My First Baby Annabell Cuddly Sleeping Lamb

By: Zapf Creation

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Age: birth+

RRP: £19.99

The My First Baby Annabell Cuddly Sleeping Lamb will make the perfect first toy for any newborn, due to its night time features which are sure to make bedtime routine less stressful for both parents and baby. The toy is the perfect nightlight as the little star on its tummy lights up once pressed and even plays a lullaby to help little ones nod off.

More information at: www.baby-annabell.com

Available from: Toys R Us, Smyths, Tesco

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What the testers said “So utterly cute, we love making it move, this provided many giggles!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Anagranimals

By: Anagranimals

hc - soft - anaigaminals copyAge: birth+

RRP: £19.99

Lending a unique twist to the plush sector in 2015, Anagranimals is the interchangeable soft toy range that has already scooped best new toy award at the London Toy Fair.  The Anagranimals are a gang of cuddly creatures, each made up of three different animals, each one fixed with Velcro so all fully interchangeable, children can create up to 216 combinations such as the Hippo-Rilla-Roo and the Piggy-Croco-Puss.

More information at: www.anagranimals.com

Available from: www.anagranimal.com

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What the testers said “It’s nice to see something that is so different! I think it provided enjoyment but also lots of discussion too “

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Awards Category: Construction Toys

Building, making and creating with construction toys showed the testers all about cause and effect, hand eye coordination and many more skills. Using building blocks and all the other construction toys plays a huge part in any child’s fine motor skill development.

WINNER

Car Trax Turntable

By: H Grossman

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Age: 3 years+

RRP: £11.99

Car Trax Turnaround Trax Set. Turnaround Trax has a flexible racing track that’s easy to assemble with a lifting bridge and turntable. Includes one car.

More information at: www.ozbozz.co.uk

Available from: Smyths, Amazon, Argos

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What the testers said “We loved it! Was not expecting the car to be so fast and the turntable was a nice surprise”

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Java Plane

By: Java Toy

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Age: 3 years+

RRP: £6.50

Java is currently used as educational material in several nurseries and schools all over Hungary.  Every toy comes with its own booklet, including pictures and guidelines to some common constructions. This set has full instructions to make the plane but Java also like to encourage creativity.

More information at: www.javatoy.co.uk

Available from: www.javatoy.co.uk

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What the testers said “We are Java fans having seen their construction toys before, my little boy loved making the plane with his father”

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