The sixth annual Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards winners were announced at Toy Fair last week, predicting some of the top new toys for 2014. Winners range from household names such as LEGO Friends Stephanie's Beach House (LEGO) and Nerf N-Strike Zombie Crossbow (Hasbro) to innovative new IPs such as My Friend Cayla (Vivid) and Cupets (Flair).
The 13 categories – which produced 39 winning toys from 26 different toy companies – were unveiled by Toy Fair organisers the British Toy & Hobby Association on the first day of the show. Toy Fair is the UK's only dedicated toy, game and hobby trade exhibition, playing host to more than 280 exhibitors launching thousands of new products.
This year, Hasbro and Lego took top honours with three Best New Toy Awards, while Character Options, Hornby and VTech all walk away with two awards.
The Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards are voted for by a panel of independent toy retailers as the 2014 Toy Fair products with the most potential to make a mark on retail throughout the year and beyond. The products include toys to suit every pocket, with a wide variety of price points on the list, from very affordable everyday pocket money spends such as Moshi Kart Collectables (Vivid) and Lil Fishys (Peterkin), through to special event purchases like LEGO CITY Police Station (Lego) and Ancient Dragon Castle (Playmobil).
“We are delighted to showcase the Toy Fair Best New Toy Award winners for a sixth year in a row. Once again, the winners show the level of innovation and creativity within the UK toy industry, from traditional toys through to advances in technology,” commented Majen Immink, Senior Communications Manager, British Toy & Hobby Association.
The full list of Toy Fair Best New Toys 2014 is below.
Stink Bugs – Character Options
Nerf N-Strike Zombie Crossbow – Hasbro
Dragons: Defenders of Berk – Spin Master Toys
Airfix QUICK BUILD Lamborghini – Hornby Hobbies
LEGO CITY Police Station – LEGO
LEGO FRIENDS Stephanie's Beach House – LEGO
Play-Doh Cake Mountain – Hasbro
Glowing Chemistry – Thames & Kosmos
Crayola Doodle Magic Colour Roll – Vivid Toy Group
Nenuco Won't Eat – Famosa
Tiny Tears Interactive Doll – John Adams
Lalaloopsy Babies – MGA Entertainment
Games and Puzzles
Elefun Mousetrap – Hasbro
Think Words – John Adams
Brainbox Colour & Create – Green Board Company
4M Tin Can Cable Car – Great Gizmos
Scalextric RCS™ – Hornby Hobbies
Nano Quad – Revell
Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage Starter Home – Epoch-Making Toys
Fairy Island – Playmobil
Ancient Dragon Castle – Playmobil
Mixels Series 1 – LEGO
Lil Fishys – Peterkin
Moshi Kart Collectables – Vivid Toy Group
Nursery Trampoline – James Galt
Learn to Pedal 3-in-1 Trike – Little Tikes
Toot Toot Drivers Police Station – VTech
Peppa Pig Weebles Wind and Wobble Playhouse – Character Options
Henry Hugglemonster Henry's Roarsome Scooter and Summer's Super Scooter – Golden Bear
Power Rangers Super Megaforce
Deluxe Super Mega Saber – Bandai
Barbie & Me Colour Change Glam Bag – HTI
Teddy Train – Fiesta Crafts
Doll Lennja and Erin – Haba UK
Baa-Baa-Barn – John Crane
Multi Model Construction Set/Speed Theme – Triqo
Cupets – Flair
My Friend Cayla – Vivid Toy Group
Kidipet Friends – VTech
TO find out more, visit www.toyfair.co.uk
Posted: 22 March 2019