Annual retail holiday toy lists include Amazon, Argos (UK), Kmart’s ‘Fab 15’, Kohl’s, Target’s ‘Fabulous 15’ and Hot List, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart’s ‘Top 20 Chosen by Kids’.
Spin Master’s toys and games also ranked high with consumers winning international award programmes. In North America, Spin Master received The Canadian Toy Testing Council’s highest ranking 3-Star Seal, FamilyFun Magazine’s ‘#1 Toy of the Year’ Award, winner of the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, gold and silver awards from the National Parenting Publications Awards, The Oppenheim Platinum Awards, Parents Choice Awards, Time to Play Magazine’s Most Wanted and the Toy Insider’s Top 20 and Top 12 Tech Toys.
France has honoured Spin Master with awards from Grand Prix du Jouet and Etoiles de Jouet, Germany received a Top 10 Award, while Switzerland accepted two Toy of the Year Awards. The UK rounds out the list with multiple award winners from Dad’s Choice, Dream Toys, Rainbow Toy and Toy Shop UK.
Spin Master’s toys and games earned Top Toys in magazines such as Boys Life, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Parents Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Real Simple, and Today’s Parent Canada.
Some of Spin Master’s best toys of the season topping the lists include Air Hogs Atmosphere, Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt, Boom Boom Balloon, Flutterbye Fairy, Hedbanz Act Up, Monsters University, Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam, Spy Gear Spike Mic, and Zoomer.
Ben Gadbois, global president and chief operating officer of Spin Master, said: “We are extremely excited our amazing brands have been honoured globally with so many awards and topped so many hot holiday toy lists. Innovation and design has always been a cornerstone of the DNA of Spin Master and this year we have truly stepped up our game.”
If you would like to receive our daily newsflash email, please enter your email address in the “sign-up” box at the top of the page; you can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook and request a print subscription here.