Highly Commended, 2016

To be a Highly Commended Winner, entries had to be impressive in nearly every criteria.

Dressing up and Role Play - Bob the Builder Workbench

Work like Bob the Builder with the Bob the Builder First Workbench. Includes over 30 tools and accessories, including a saw, hammer, spanner as well as many screws, bolts and construction pieces. The First Workbench even comes with a working Bob the Builder drill. Press the trigger and watch the drill spin! All the tools are designed exactly like the ones Bob uses on the TV show!

Smyths — SRP £39.99
Electronic - Zoomer Chimp

Go bananas over Zoomer Chimp! This lifelike primate knows over 100 tricks, 200 sounds and voice commands! He balances and moves like a real chimp — upright or on all fours. This unpredictable chimp has real facial expressions, complete with light-up eyes so you know how he feels or what mode he is in. Ask him how he’s feeling and he’ll show you! He even knows some dance moves, and has a cheeky personality. Zoomer Chimp is untamed fun! 1 LiPo battery and 1 USB charging cable required (included). For ages 5 years and over.

Smyths, Argos, Amazon, Toys R Us — SRP £119.99
Remote Control Toys 7-11 - Thunderbird 2 Heli

Thunderbirds are go! Join the rescue mission with the RC Thunderbird 2 from Air Hogs. Take control and pilot the Thunderbird 2 — Virgil Tracy’s heavy-duty transporter! This high-performance remote control heli features gyro-stabilization and power core for a high-octane, easy-to-operation flight. Relive your favourite missions from Thunderbirds Are Go with the RC Thunderbird 2 from Air Hogs! For ages 8+ and requires 4 AA batteries (batteries not included).

Argos, Amazon, Shop Direct — SRP £49.99
Building and Making - Chrysler Building Night Edition 3D Puzzle

Piece together this fantastic replica of the Chrysler Building at night, as darkness descends on New York City. Admire the smooth lighting in a variety of different colours as you puzzle the bright triangular windows to bring its pyramidal crown to life. With 216 pieces and plastic accessories, once complete the puzzle building measures 48cm in height.

amazon — SRP £24.99
Board Games - BANANAGRAMS Party

This exciting new edition features 13 Party Power tiles: Each player races to complete their word grids but now faces challenges and forfeits throughout the game! From balancing the pouch on your head, to completely destroying an opponent’s word grid, the all-new Party Power tiles add an energetic and hilarious new dimension to the classic game. No two rounds will ever be the same as players mix up whichever Party Power tiles they like.

John Lewis and WH Smith. Online retailers are Argos.co.uk, Ocado.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk — SRP £14.99
Outdoor Toys - Jumbo BANANAGRAMS

Jumbo BANANAGRAMS is terrific for indoor, outdoor and classroom play. Each of the 144 three-inch square tiles is waterproof, washable and flexible. The set comes in a giant, banana-like tote bag. Play BANANAGRAMS as usual or put the bunch further away for a run-around version that exercises minds and bodies!

Amazon.co.uk — SRP £49.99
Traditional Wooden - Fire Engine Stacker

With 4 chunky wooden pieces to stack onto the sturdy wheel base to make a fun fire engine with articulated ladder. Sort , stack and roll ! Tested for children 12 months + Part of the M.P.G (Motors, Planes and Garages) Collection from LE TOY VAN

Amazon, Spottygiraffe.com, Babame.com , Zebrakids.co.uk — SRP £14.95
Fun Toys - Wha Whaa Whacky

These plush toys have a unique twist - featuring an initial four characters Hot Dog, Banana, Telephone and Dynamite - the hilarious toys each include a unique motion sensing microchip. Throw Banana through the air and hear him shout ‘Bannnnnaaaaaannnnaaaa!!’ However far you throw the toy, they will shout until they come to land. Each character shouts what they are and will even stutter their names as you shake them or whack them. Great addictive fun for kids…slightly annoying for adults

Amazon — SRP £19.99
Fun Toys - Odd Bodds

Bring the hilarious world of Oddsville to life with the Voice Activated Walking Fuse and Pogo! Simply press their hand to start the amazing voice activation feature. Speak, clap or shout to watch them walk and talk back in their very own quirky Oddbods language or switch off the walking function to listen to all their funny sounds. Measuring 28cm high and made from super soft plush fabric, both Fuse and Pogo feature a unique facial expression to match their distinctive personality! Suitable for children ages 3 years and over.

www.argos.co.uk,www.smythstoys.com — SRP £29.99
Traditional - Moover Ride-On Dump Truck

The Moover Ride-On Dump Truck is their flagship vehicle. It helps the child explore and practice motor skills by turning and reversing the truck, as well as carrying essential items such as teddy and dolly. Available in either natural wood colour or cherry-red, this ride on toy makes for a striking addition to your child's toys. For older children, they will gradually learn how to assemble and separate the wooden Dump truck – thereby strengthening the construction and motor skills.

Available from www.hippychick.com — SRP £64.99