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Best New Toys for 2017 revealed

Published on: January 24th, 2017

A new STEM category has been added to reflect growing trends.

epoch480Lego, Spin Master and Playmobil were among the winners of Toy Fair’s Best New Toys, announced this morning at London Toy Fair. Selected by an independent panel of retailers, these are the toys they believe will be the hottest products in the forthcoming year.

41 exhibiting companies, spread over 15 different categories, have been commended for their work, and the list represents the diversity and continued success the UK toy market has enjoyed in recent times.

For 2017, the judging panel decided to re-order the categories and have added four brand new ones this year. STEM has been added to reflect hat is set to be a trend for 2017, while a collectibles category has been added to recognise the importance of the sector to the UK toy industry. Wooden toys and wheeled toys have also been added as categories.

Natasha Crookes, British Toy & Hobby Association, added: “Each year it gives us great pleasure to announce Toy Fair’s Best New Toys, celebrating the success and creativity of the UK toy industry. From major brands to start-up companies, the list represents a cross section of success stories that have kept the UK toy industry growing over the last few years”.

The Toy Fair Best New Toys award winners can be found outside the Press Office at Toy Fair.

Action Toys

Bladez Toys – Hot Wheels Bladez Quad Racerz
Brainstorm – StikBot Zanimation Studio Pets

Construction & Building Sets

K’Nex – K’Nex Thrill Rides Web Weaver
Lego – Lego City Police – Mobile Command centre
Magformers UK – Magformers Neon LED set

Creative

Clockwork Soldier – Build a Terrible T-Rex Head
Fiesta Crafts – Magnetic Activity Boxes
John Adams Leisure – Chocolate Sprinkle Stix

Games

Orchard Toys – Cheeky Monkeys
Re:creation – Fox in a Fix
Tomy – Fizzy Dizzy Hippo

Infant & Pre-school

Halilit – Dr Pooch
Infantino B Kids BV – Sensory Discovery Robot
VTech Electronics – Rock & Pop Turtle

Mini Collectibles

Character Options – Little Live Pets Surprise Chick
Flair – Glimmies Glimtern
Vivid – Genie Girls Charm Chest Playset

Outdoor 

Funrise – Gazillion Giant Bubble Power Wand
Wicked Vision – Wicked Socker Bopper Body Bubble Ball
Zimpli Kids – Slime Blaster

Playsets

Epoch Making Toys – Sylvanian Families Starry Point Lighthouse
Playmobil – PlaymobilPolice Headquarters with Prison
Schleich – Mobile Vet with Hanoverian Foal

Pocket Money

Esdevium – Pokemon TCG: Sun & Moon Expansion
H Grossman – Hatch it Grow Alien Egg
Wind Designs – Insta Snow

Pre-school characters

Spin Master – Paw Patrol – Paw Terrain Recall Rescue Set
Flair – PJ Masks Beanies
Rainbow Designs – Talking and Hopping Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail

Puzzles

CoiledSpring games – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2D Puzzle Poster
Gibsons – I Love Autumn 1000 piece puzzle
Ravensburger – Graffiti Sneaker 3D Puzzle

STEM

Great Gizmoz – Eco-engineering Maglev Train Model
Galt Toys – Science Lab from the Galt Explore and Discover Range
Learning Resources – Playground Engineering & Design STEM Activity Set

Tech Toys

Kids Designs – Descendants Selfie Star Video Recording Microphone
VTech – Star Wars Stormtrooper Camera Watch

Wheeled

Micro Scooter – Micro Chopper Balance Bike
MV Sports – Lightning McQueen 6v Battery Operated Ride-on
Plum – EVO 4 in 1 Plus

Wooden

Bigjigs Toys – Medieval Train Set
Brio – Rescue Firefighter Set
Marbel – Mighty Mountain Mine

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