Toy Fair's Hero Toys Unveiled At Toy Fair 2018
Top toys predicted to influence the industry in 2018 include entries from Playmobil, TOMY and Character Options
The British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) today announced the winners of Toy Fair’s Hero Toys, a prestigious new award for market-leading toys at Toy Fair 2018.
These 25 toys, including entries from Playmobil, TOMY and Character Options, were selected by an independent panel of retailers and industry experts, and the shortlist is on display at Toy Fair, the annual toy, games and hobby show that opened today, Tuesday, January 23, at Olympia, London, and runs through to Thursday.
Toy Fair’s Hero Toys represents some of the most exciting and innovative products launched at Toy Fair today. The awards provide one of the first opportunities to see these potentially bestselling toys, before they are officially launched throughout the year.
There’s something in the list for everyone, form traditional play patterns such as collectables and action toys, to puzzles, puppets and STEM toys. The list represents all the benefits that children can get from play, from inspiring imagination and getting kids active to learning about emotions and exploring the world around them, there’s even something in there for the adults.
“Toy Fair’s Hero Toys celebrates the success and ingenuity of the UK toy industry,” comments Rebecca Deeming, BTHA Public Relations Manager, “the awards judge major brands and start-ups equally, so both can be recognised for their innovative ideas across all toy categories.
“From the next collectables craze to this year’s must-have Christmas present, we believe these toys could be the talk of the playground in the coming months. Congratulations to everyone that was selected!”
Toy Fair’s Hero Toys winners can be found on display outside the Press Office at Toy Fair.
The full Toy Fair’s Hero Toys list is:
Nerf N-strike Elite Surgefire blaster
Stand: Gallery Suites
Glove a Bubbles
Soft ’n Slow Squishies
RRP £4.99 / £9.99
Rubik’s Cube 500-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Hand Puppet and Finger Puppet Set
Marshall’s 6vFightin’ Fire Truck
Jetson Electric Jetskates
Stand: Gallery 155
Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set
AugmentifyIt SPACE Augmented Reality (AR) Quiz Game
H Grossman Ltd
Playmobil 9227 Wedding Limo
Stand: Gallery 210
Vivid Toy Group
Talk and Sing Nella
John Adams Leisure
Strictly Come Dancing – The Board Game
Meccano Ferrari F1
Love Island The Game
Sylvanian Families Grand Department Store Gift Set
Of Dragons, Fairies and Wizards Wands
Hot Wheels DRX Monster X-Terrain Drone
Stand: Gallery 123
Flair Leisure Products
Ben 10 Omni Launcher Battle Figures
Posh Paws International
My Teddy Bear Pooh 10”
Stand: Gallery 140
NMP Collins Innovations
Sensory Balance Beams
RRP £167.99 - £480
Stand: Gallery 149
Stand: Gallery 520