AWARD CATEGORY: WHEELED TOYS

WINNER

Playmobil: The Movie Del’s Food Truck

By: Playmobil

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Age: 5+ years

RRP: £44.99

Del, a crazed food truck driver helps Marla find her way in the exciting Playmobil worlds.  Del’s Food Truck features a removable roof and windshield for easy access to the detailed interior.  The truck has a sink, fridge, burritos sleeping serum, enchanted hay and more.

More information at: www.playmobil.co.uk

Available from: John Lewis

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

What the testers said “We’ve seen the Playmobil film and so our little ones really loved playing with Marla and Del’s truck”

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AWARD CATEGORY: GAMES & PUZZLES

WINNER

Cog Puzzle

By: Bigjigs Toys

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Age: 18+ months

RRP: £14.49

This beautifully designed cog puzzle will keep little ones entertained for hours as they watch the patterns move.  Simply twist the red handle and watch the cogs spin.  Includes 7 removable cogs.  Made from responsibly sourced material.

More information at: www.bigjigstoys.co.uk/cog-puzzle

Available from: Boswells

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

What the testers said “Taking it apart and putting it back together so it all turns as it should, my son loved this and when one cog remained still, he’d try and try to get them all back in the right place”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dice Academy

By: Asmodee UK

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Age: 8+ years

RRP: £10.99

Get ready to test your knowledge and your mental skill.  Roll the dice and be the first player to match each theme to a word which starts with the letters you’re given.  Be focussed, you can’t match two dice of the same colour.

 More information at: www.blueorangegames.eu/dice-academy

Available from: Amazon

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

What the testers said “I could see this helping my daughter with her vocabulary and maybe her creative writing too, very enjoyable, and fun game”

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AWARD CATEGORY: EDUCATIONAL TOYS

WINNER

HUE Animation Studio

By: HUE

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Age: 7-13 years

RRP: £49.95

HUE Animation Studio is a moviemaking starter kit including HUE HD camera, HUE Animation stop motion software and a 60-page book full of creative ideas.  With the click of a button, children can start animating anything they choose, allowing them to learn 21st century skills through balanced play.

More information at: www.huehd.com/products/hue-animation-studio

Available from: www.huehd.com/products/hue-animation-studio

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk

What the testers said “Brilliant product, highly creative and educational. It might spur on a young film maker of the future”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

LeapStart Go

By: LeapFrog

 hc - educational - go

Age: 4-9 years

RRP: £49.99

This sleek, easy to hold, stylus triggers videos and audio responses using the adjustable 1.44 LCD screen and built in speaker. LeapStart Go makes it easier for preschool to primary school children to understand more advanced information with activity sets like The Human Body and School Success (sold separately).  Cool interactive video effects let kids zoom in, explore and interact with a variety of learning concepts by touching the stylus on interactive charts, book pages and more.

 More information at: https://www.leapfrog.com/en-gb/store/p/leapstart-go/_/A-prod80-605903

Available from: Amazon

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

What the testers said “It really helped my little boy want to read for himself”

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It’s Rainbow Toy Awards Time!

All of the votes are in, all of the toys have been tested and the eleventh Rainbow Toy Awards 2019 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 2019!

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It’s Nearly Time

It’s nearly time – who will be our 2019 Overall Champion?2019 champion The testers are going through their forms, filling in and sending back, and we are collating.

On Friday November 1st – we will announce the Rainbow Toy Awards 2019!

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A Bigjigs Toys entry gets the once over by our Tiny Testers

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As part of the award testin our bloggers often place a review of the item on their blog, here is Rachel Bustin chatting about the latest Bigjigs Toys entry.

“I’m a huge fan of wooden toys for children, not only are they sustainable but they last and last forever. We were asked to share our thoughts on a couple of educational toys from Bigjigs for the Rainbow Awards, an award for toy excellence. They provide help to consumers to make smart choices in the run-up to Christmas and beyond in the world of toys.

We received these toys to review and test out. Number Tray for 3 years + so L has been trying that one out, and a Cog Puzzle for Little Dottie.”  Read more by clicking the link below…..

Bigjigs Educational Toys Review

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The Rainbow Awards 2018 – The Results…

Here are the Rainbow Toy Awards 2018 results.

Use the “Buy It Now” link or click on the image to be taken directly to an online retailer who stocks the product, you will go directly to the item you are enquiring about.

2018 OVERALL CHAMPION

Wonder Lab

By: Little Tikes

educ wonderlab CHAMP

Age: 3-5y

RRP: £99.99

Buy now from –  www.littletikes.co.uk/wonder-lab

AWARD CATEGORY: WHEELED TOYS

WINNER

Wooden Vehicles

By: ALDI

wheeled win wooden vehicles

Age: 18m+

RRP: £4.99 each

Buy now from –  www.aldi.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Unicorn Scooter with Light Up Wheels

By: H Grossman Ltd

wheel hc inicornscooter

Age: 4-7y

RRP: £29.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: OUTDOOR TOYS

WINNER

X Shot Flying Bugs

By: ZURU

outdoor xshot win

Age: 6-14y

RRP: £19.99-29.99

Buy now from –  www.smythstoys.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Magical Unicorn Carriage

By: Little Tikes

outdoor - hc unicorn carriage

Age: 18m – 5y

RRP: £119.99

Buy now from – www.smythstoys.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: EDUCATIONAL TOYS

WINNER

Wonder Lab

By: Little Tikes

educ win wonderlab

Age: 3-5y

RRP: £99.99

Buy now from –  www.littletikes.co.uk/wonder-lab

HIGHLY COMMENDED

123 Pirate Ship

By: Playmobil

educ hc pirate ship

Age: 18m+

RRP: £19.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: GAMES & PUZZLES

WINNER

People Who Help US

By: Bigjigs Toys

g&p WIN people who help us

Age: 12m+

RRP: £14.99

Buy now from –  www.bigjigs.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

FReNeTiC

By: Accentuate Games

g&p hc frenetic

Age: 8y+

RRP: £22.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: IMAGINATIVE PLAY

WINNER

Magical Fairy Forest

By: Playmobil

imag win magical forest

Age: 4y+

RRP: £49.99

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Shop n’ Learn Smart Checkout

By: Little Tikes

imag hc checkput

Age: 2y+

RRP: £169.99

Buy now from – www.littletikes.co.uk/shop-n-learn-smart-checkout

AWARD CATEGORY: PRESCHOOL TOYS

WINNER

Toot-Toot Drivers Garage

By: Vtech Electronics

preschool win toot toot drivers garage

Age: 1-5y

RRP: £39.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Wooden Rocking Unicorn

By: ALDI

preschool - hc unicorn ride on

Age: 2y+

RRP: £29.99

Buy now from – www.aldi.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: SOFT TOYS

WINNER

Wooden Rocking Horse

By: ALDI

soft win HORSE ROCKER 2

Age: 2y+

RRP: £29.99

Buy now from –  www.aldi.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Rainbocorns

By: ZURU

soft hc rainbowcorns

Age: 3-6y

RRP: £24.99

Buy now from – www.argos.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTION TOYS

WINNER

LeapBuilders Phonics House

By: LeapFrog

construction win leapbuilders

Age: 18m+

RRP: £34.99

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Junior Engineer Workshop Helicopter

By: Tobar

constru hc helicopeter

Age: 8y+

RRP: £9.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: ART & CRAFT TOYS

WINNER

Gel-a-Peel Mega Rainbow Kit

By: MGA Entertainment

art win gel apeel

Age: 8y+

RRP: £39.99

Buy now from –  www.argos.co.uk

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

STIB Inspirational Mini Colouring Pencils

By: STIB

art hc stib

Age: 3y+

RRP: £6.95

Buy now from – www.temptedgifts.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORY: ELECTRONIC TOYS

WINNER

Robo Alive Dino

By: ZURU by Tobar

electronic win Robo Alive Dino

Age: 3y+

RRP: £15.00

Buy now from –  www.amazon.co.uk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Kidizoom Smart Watch DX2

By: Vtech Electronics

elec hc smart watch

Age: 4y+

RRP: £49.99

Buy now from – www.amazon.co.uk

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