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Baby&Infant (0-2 years)

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Tobbles Neo

Fat Brain Toy Co.

Fat Brain Toy & Co. takes the time-honoured stacking game to the next level: Tobbles Neo fascinates with its six beautifully styled colourful cups in a new design, that will prompt every child to build their first tower. The option of building in an infinite number of shapes sparks the imagination of small children, and adds that extra thrill – how far can the tower tilt without falling over? This extremely successful combination of beautiful material, attractive design and imaginative toy concept earned it first place from the jury in the Baby&Infant category.

PreSchool (3-5 years)

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Shadow Magic

Habermaaß GmbH

Once a year the magical inhabitants of the enchanted forest gather together – witches, trolls and elves then perform a mysterious dance around the campfire. All you can see, though, are their shadows… Only players who can identify the figures and remember which magical being didn’t dance around the fire, can win this magical guessing game. HABA’s game for all the family will delight adults and children alike, with fun and thrills for all players. This creative game concept and the high-quality workmanship also enchanted the jury, who elected ‘Night of Magical Shadows’ winner of the PreSchool category.

SchoolKids (6-10 years)

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Bumm Bumm Ballon

Schmidt Spiele GmbH

Children have always been fascinated by bursting balloons. What used to be frowned upon by parents is now allowed – even in the playroom! The ‘Bumm Bumm Ballon’ frame is quick and easy to assemble, then it is only a matter of fastening on the balloon, which is blown up to bursting point. The die goes round, and every player has to gently push plastic rods further into the balloon. You can see how the balloon changes shape as the air is displaced and finally bursts. Physics for small children, and a big bang at the end of it – not only the jury was wowed!

Teenager&Family (11+ years)

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SIKU Racing

Sieper GmbH

The speedsters on Sieper’s SIKU Racing track don’t follow hard and fast lanes but can be freely steered on the race track staked out by a tape. With four different speed, the control can be adapted to the driver’s expertise, so grows with the child’s increasing driving skill. At the pit stops the variable cars – metal bodywork and chassis, and various tyre sets can be combined as you like – can even be refitted. The jury were particularly impressed by the versatility of this challenging racetrack toy, and chose SIKU Racing as the winner of the Teenager&Family category.

Toys 3.0

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RoboMe

SABLON Germany GmbH

RoboMe isn’t just any old robot – but a master of disguise. Once connected to an iPhone or iPod, its human owner can endow their virtual friend, created by SABLON Germany with their own appearance, voice and personality. Thanks to speech recognition and voice control, children and adults can communicate with RoboMe, the robot playmate can learn names and sentences in the process, growing along with its owner – and learning to master tasks. A second iOS device, which can be used as a video remote control, extends RoboMe’s action radius, allowing him to explore his surroundings.

Jurors 2013

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.

Margit Hoffmann

HOFFMANN COMPANY KG, Managing Director

Margit Hoffmann manages one of the leading wholesalers of toy, sports and leisure articles. The company has many international purchasing relationships. Thanks to a close collaboration with both, industry and manufacturers for more than 115 years, the company is considered as a proficient, reliable and service-oriented business partner.

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.

Achim Rövenich

SPIEL & SPASS, Co-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.

Andreas Schäfer

idee+spiel GmbH, Managing Director

Since October 2011, Andreas Schäfer is the managing director at idee+spiel, one of the most successful toy trade co-operations for leisure, hobbies and games. Mr. Schäfer is a trained retail salesman. After working for an EDP-equipment store he got into the toy industry in 1990, where he gained experience over the last 20 years in Germany and abroad.

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.

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.

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