Dad’s Choice Awards 2019 winners revealed

Dad testers and their kids choose the winners of this year’s coveted awards – just in time for Black Friday

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 28.11.2019 | Business

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The winners of this year’s coveted Dad’s Choice Awards have been revealed.

Over the past few weeks, a select team of Dad testers have been putting some of this year’s top toys through their paces with the help of their kids. After trialing the toys, each was judged on fun factor, quality, value for money and, most importantly, whether the kids thought they were cool.

This year’s awards have been announced to coincide with Black Friday to help all the dads – and mums, grandparents, carers, aunts and uncles – buy the best toys of the year at the best prices.

David Ross, founder of Dad’s Choice Awards says: “Our Dad testers were so thrilled with the toys they tried out this year, and they had such a great time they are begging to be included in next year’s awards already!

“Just when I think it can’t get any better it does! I want to say a huge thank you to our testers and the brands for making this such an incredible awards season.”

All the entries impressed in their own way, but 12 stood head and shoulders above the others and have been crowned Dad’s Choice Awards 2019 winners.

The Dad’s Choice Awards 2019 winners 2019 are:

Hornby – Scalextric American Police Chase
Mattel – Fisher-Price Imaginext Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear Robot
Mattel – Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Armour with Jet Pack
Trends UK –Count With Peppa
Trends UK – Science Mad Circuit Lab
Hornby – Chunkies Loader Tractor Farm
Learning Resources – Coding Critters
H Grossman – Megasaurs Set
Playmobil – Playmobil The Movie Del's Food Truck
John Adams – Whoopee Doo
Asmodee – Dice Academy
Le Toy Van – Honeybake Vintage Phone.


Other top entries, which just missed the top award, have been highly commended, while others excelled and have been recognised with a commended badge. They are as follows:

Highly Commended 2019:

Tobar – Rock Crawler Pro
John Adams – Rubik’s Cage and Bank Attack
Hornby – Scalextric ARC AIR World GT set
Mattel – Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear
Seekers Gamers – Magnetic Scavenger Hunt
Hornby – AirFix RAF Red Arrows Hawk
Boxine UK – Tonies Box
Reading Eggs – Learn to Read App

Commended 2019:

Tobar – Shark World Hand Puppet,
Hue – Animation Studio
Playmobil – The Movie Rex Dasher's Porsche Mission E
Hornby – AirFix Quickbuild Spitfire

Full details of all the winners are available at www.dadschoiceawards.co.uk

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