The Spielwarenmesse ToyAward Nominees

Each year the Spielwarenmesse celebrates the best of the best with its Toy Awards. The winners will be announced on January 31. Below is a list of the nominees and the judges.

ToyAward nominees for 2023:

Baby & Infant (0-3 years)

§  EverEarth 7 in 1 space activity cube – EverEarth Europe (Hall 3/E-22)

§  Tranquil Whale™ – Cloud B/Little Big Friends (Hall 2/D-20, E-14)

§  Y Glider Luna 5-in-1 V2 – Yvolve Sports (Hall 7/C-68)

PreSchool (3-6 years)

§  bworld Construction Set and BRUDER MAN TGS Crane Truck – BRUDER Spielwaren (Hall 6/C-31, C-37)

§  Rescue Penguin – Silverlit Toys Manufactory (Hall 4A/B-34, C-38)

§  Yummy Bear Scale –Topbright (Hall 12.0/B-16)

SchoolKids (6-10 years)

§  Gecko Run – Starter Set – Franckh-Kosmos (Hall 10/G-02)

§  History of Life on Earth – Clementoni (Hall 12.0/F-10, G-07)

§  Origami 3D Peacock – Z.P Alexander Piotr Pundzis (Hall 4/F-54)

Teenager & AdulTS (10+ years)

§  Humbug Original Edition – D&R Denkriesen (Hall 10.1/A-01)

§  Miika K.I. – Franckh-Kosmos (Hall 10/G-02)

§  MINTiD Dog-E – Brandunit/WowWee (Hall 4A/D-19)


§  klang² (klang square) – Oberlin und Rennertz (Hall 3A/B-04)

§  Paw Patrol AR Tattoos & Stickers –HoloToyz (Hall 4A/C-15)


§  Car-Board Racers Dino-Adventure Set – VTech Electronics Europe (Hall 12.2/P-06)

§  Creative Building Blocks – BAVVIC (Hall 3A/C-14)

§  PLAYMOBIL Wiltopia – Playmobil (Hall 12.2/P-07)

ToyAward Jury 2023

The international jury consists of 13 experts from the fields of retail, industry, market research, sustainable plastics, education and toy safety:

§  Cathérine de Bleeker (Oxybul, General Manager, France)

§  Axel Dammler (Iconkids & youth, Managing Director, Germany)

§  Andrew Dobbie (Gameplan Europe, Managing Director, United Kingdom)

§  Dr. Harald Käb (Naracon Innovationsberatung, Owner, Germany)

§  Jörg Meister (Little big things, Managing Director, Germany)

§  Thorsten Paedelt (Duo schreib & spiel, Managing Director, Germany)

§  Andreas Schäfer (Idee+spiel, Managing Director, Germany)

§  Dean Smith (JaZams, Co-owner, USA)

§  Sue Warfield (American Speciality Toy Retailing Association, President, USA)

§  Rainer Weiskirchen (TÜV Rheinland, Germany)

§  Keri Wilmots (Pediatric occupational therapist, USA)

§  Thomas Wodzicki (Freelance play educationalist, Germany)

§  Jean Youn (Kakaokids, Head of Toy Business, South Korea)

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