The awards are a celebration of dads and their kids playing and spending time together.
Toys were evaluated on their creativity, fun factor, value for money and whether they lived up to the hype on the box.
Each of these winning products grabbed the attention of the testers and was deemed worthy of the highest award. A further nine products have been awarded the Highly Commended Award and four received the Commended Award for 2013.
- Best Remote Control Toy: Combat Creatures Attacknid (Wow! Stuff)
- Best Electronic Toy: Teksta Robotic Puppy (Character Options)
- Best Arts and Craft: Hue Animation Studio (Hue)
- Best App: The Essential Baby Care Guide (The Essential Parent Company)
- Best Action Figures: Max Steel (Mattel)
- Best Educational: Pairs in Pears (Bananagrams)
- Best Building & Making: Meccano Evolution ATV (Meccano)
- Best Gadgets and Gizmos: Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam (Spin Master)
- Best Stocking Fillers: Zip It (Bananagrams)
- Best Board Games: Cube Quest (Coiledspring Games)
- Best Vehicle: Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister (Mattel)
- Best Sport: Air Storm Z-Curve Box (Re:Creation)
- Best Models: Haynes V8 Engine (Trends UK)
- Best Fun Toys: Makie Doll (Makie Lab)
- Highly Commended Remote Control: Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt Quad (Spin Master)
- Highly Commended Electronic: Wow Packs (Wow! Stuff)
- Highly Commended Educational: Multibandz (Multibandz)
- Highly Commended Building and Making: Mega Construction Mega Workshop – Robot and Helicopter (John Adams)
- Highly Commended Stocking Fillers: Zeamu Music CD Album (Zeamu Music)
- Highly Commended Board Games: Mask N Ask (Drummond Park)
- Highly Commended Vehicles: SmarTrike (Smart-Trike)
- Highly Commended Sport: The Original Konfidence Jacket
- Highly Commended Fun Toys: Tonka Town Fire Station (HTI)
- Commended Educational: Appletters (Bananagrams)
- Commended Stocking Fillers: Fruitominoes (Bananagrams)
- Commended Board Games: Trivia Tower (GamePlay)
- Commended Board Games: Logo Billionaire (Drumond Park)
David Ross, founder of Dad’s Choice Awards, commented: “We’re delighted with the results from the first-ever Dad’s Choice Awards. Our dad testers have been incredible and spent hours evaluating the entries, so huge thanks to them. They’ve had the chance to try out a wide range of entries from the traditional to tech toys that interact with your tablet, craft to crazy fun toys and everything in between. We appreciate all the manufacturers who entered and hope those who’ve won will join us in celebrating their success. When you look through the list of winners, highly commended and commended its fantastic mix of timeless classics and new innovations that make it into the final awards. However each one is a toy dads want to play with – so we achieved our goal.”
The detailed list of winners can be viewed online at www.dadschoiceawards.co.uk.
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