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Baby&Infant (0-2 years)

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Roll Around Rattles

Skip Hop

Pretty colours, an attractive material and plenty of opportunities to take hold of the funny little characters all epitomise the Roll Around Rattles from Skip Hop. Their special feature? When the figures are thrown on the floor – something which little kids are notoriously fond of doing – they jump back. For the young, this offers a very special kind of fun. But Skip Hop has also thought of the parents, because the impact is very nearly silent. The Roll Around Rattles playfully support the motor development of the little ones. This combination also persuaded the jury to select the Roll Around Rattles as the winner in the Baby&Infant category.

PreSchool (3-5 years)

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Highwayfreak

Scoot & Ride

The Scoot & Ride Highwayfreak is a clever combination of a scooter and push bike that can be transformed with just one click. This means that parents don't have to choose just the one vehicle for their child and, according to their mood, the little ones can also decide between the push bike and the scooter function, which is much more demanding as regards their sense of balance. It wasn't just the simple conversion mechanism that particularly impressed the jury, the high-class workmanship and quality along with the beautiful feel were also immediately persuasive. In addition, the Highwayfreak's minimalist design is also striking.

SchoolKids (6-10 years)

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Zoomer DINO

Spin Master International

Spin Master International has developed the playmate Zoomer DINO especially for children who love dinosaurs. Thanks to sensors in the nose of the cute dinosaur, both its tail and head can be moved by a remote control or by hand gestures. Naturally, Dino also makes its characteristic howling noises – and they can be pretty wild when Dino gets angry! What is particularly fascinating to observe is how, after it's been turned on, Zoomer DINO straightens itself up and balances itself on its wheels. In addition, the eyes that glow in different colours always show what mood it is in. This has inspired the jury to select Zoomer DINO as the winner in the SchoolKids category!

Teenager&Family (11+ years)

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Hobbyzone Sport Cub SAFE

Horizon Hobby

Hobbyzone Sport Cub SAFE is the ideal introduction to model aeroplanes for inexperienced pilots as well as toy retailers: this beautifully designed aeroplane practically flies by itself in safe mode. Flight by flight, the owners – whether young or old, man or woman – can improve their skills and learn to control the device themselves. And if the aeroplane encounters turbulence, just pressing the panic button is enough to put the model back into safe mode. A concept that also inspired the jury: it awarded the model aircraft from Horizon Hobby first place in the Teenager&Family category.

Jurors 2015

Axel Dammler

iconkids & youth, Managing Director

Axel Dammler is Managing Director of iconkids & youth international research GmbH in Munich, Germany’s largest research institute specialised in kids and youth research. He has been working with young target groups since 1992 and has carried out numerous studies in national and international consumer and media markets.

Andrew Dobbie

Gameplan Europe Ltd., Managing Director

As founder of the British consulting company Gameplan Europe, Andrew Dobbie advises and publishes throughout the world on the consumer behaviour of children and products and markets for children and young people. As former European Marketing Director of Mattel Toys Inc, Andrew Dobbie has an extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the international toy industry.

Hans Jörg Iden

duo schreib & spiel, Managing Director

Hans Jörg Iden manages the Berlin retail trade co-operation that covers 430 toy shops in Germany and Austria. The range extends from stationery and toys to products from the creative and lifestyle segments.

Dr. Thomas Märtz

VEDES AG, Chief Executive Officer

As Chairman of the Board of VEDES AG, Dr. Thomas Märtz has been responsible for Corporate Strategy, Finance, Controlling, Risk Management and HR since 2004. VEDES can look back on almost 110 years of experience in the international toy trade. Today, VEDES AG is one of Europe’s most significant purchasing cooperatives.

Nadine Müller

Premini GmbH, Managing Director

Nadine Müller has been testing toys with children aged 0 to 14, parents and pedagogical institutions for more than seven years and, as a trend scout, is always on the lookout for premium toys guaranteeing long-lasting playing fun. As a consultant to companies in the toy industry, her customised market research solutions are spoken highly of by those in the know.

Andreas Schäfer

idee+spiel GmbH, Managing Director

Achim Rövenich can contribute his experience and competence as co-managing director of SPIEL & SPASS and head of the EK business segment family. The EK/service group subsidiary SPIEL & SPASS covers more than 420 toy shops and is one of the leading specialty stores for toys in Europe.

Vincent Stozicky

JouéClub, France, Commercial Director

Vincent Stozicky has worked for the JouéClub Group for over 25 years and since 2000 as Commercial Director of SIDJ responsible for the import-export and sales platform of the whole JouéClub network and for the development of the corporate image at European level.

Marietheres Waschk

Akademie Remscheid, Social Education Worker and Play Therapist

Following her core studies on working with people with an intellectual disability and sensory impairment and open child and youth work, Marietheres Waschk became a lecturer in the pedagogy of play at the Remscheid Academy and also runs an adventure playground in Cologne, where she conducts projects focused on the pedagogy of play and culture.

Rainer Weiskirchen

TÜV Rheinland, Press Officer

Since 1993, Rainer Weiskirchen works as a spokesperson for TÜV Rheinland, a state-approved independent trade agency that also checks the quality and safety standards of toys. The TÜV Rheinland tests and certifies products according to the German and/or European Consumer Product Safety Act. Their “tested safety” certification mark (GS) guarantees a high quality of products.

Thomas Wodzicki

BAG Spielmobile e.V., Project Manager

Thomas Wodzicki is an educationalist specialized in games. He also works as a teacher of adult education and project developer for the German Federal Association Spielmobile e.V. Spielmobile is a Germany-wide network of working groups and the proper authority for the gap year, usually taken to do voluntary work in the social sector in Bavaria. n mark (GS) guarantees a high quality of products.

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