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Fifth annual Best New Toys revealed

Published on: 22nd January 2013

The fifth annual Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards winners were announced this morning predicting some of the top new toys for 2013.

Since their launch in 2009, over 150 toys have received a prestigious Best New Toys gong with UK company Character Options and Lego topping the chart with 12 awards each.

Over the last five years, the awards have earmarked a number of emerging trends and landmarks in the toy industry, from the birth of app toys and the growth of licensed toys, to official merchandise for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.

The full list of Toy Fair Best New Toys 2013 is below.

Action Figures
Ben 10 Omniverse Omni-Net Omnitrix (Bandai)
Turtles Pop-up Pizza Playset Anchovy Alley (Flair)
Star Wars Anakin to Darth Vader action figure (Hasbro)

Boys
The Trash Pack Ultimate Fighting Trashies Battle Arena (Flair)
Dinosaurs (Schleich)
Horrible Histories Battle Arena (Worlds Apart)

Construction
Mega Construction Mega Workshop – Dune Buggy (John Adams)
Lego City: Starter Set (Lego)
Lego Chima: The Lion CHI Temple (Lego)

Creative
Disney Princess 3D Magic Projector (Famosa)
4M Glow-in-the-dark Fairy Buttons (Great Gizmos)
myStyle Jewellery (Interplay)

Games and Puzzles
Spot the Sillies – Pesky Pirates (Gibsons)
Disney Hedbanz (Spin Master)
Don’t Rock the Boat (University Games)

Girls
Doc McStuffins Time for your Check Up Interactive Doll (Flair)
Lego Friends: Heartlake City Pool (Lego)
Style Me Up! – Color Freedom (Wooky)

Hobby
Aqua Dragons Underwater World (Brainstorm)
Scalextric Demolition Derby (Hornby)
Airfix Quickbuild (Hornby)

Miscellaneous
Freezy Squeezy (Character Options)
Woolly and Tig Poseable Woolly (Golden Bear)
Craft Party – Pirate Party (Interplay)

Outdoor
Helmuttz (H Grossman)
Razor Berry Scooter (Re:creation)
Boomaring (Wicked Vision)

Pocket Money
Fingerwhips (Re:creation)
Peaceable Kingdom – Stinky Scratch & Sniff stickers (Stepping Stones)

Preschool
Go MINI HQ Playset (Golden Bear)
Woofer (John Crane)
Police Headquarters with Alarm System (Playmobil)

Youth Electronics
TEKSTA (Character Options)
HolograFX (John Adams)

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