Furby, VTech and Smyths triumph at 2012 Toy Industry Awards
Toy Fair, 22-24 January 2013, Olympia, London
Toy Industry Awards, 22 January 2013, Upper West Hall, Olympia, London
22 January 2013: Furby (Hasbro), VTech and Smyths Toys triumphed at this evening’s annual Toy Industry Awards winning Toy of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Toy Retailer of the Year, respectively.
Organised by the British Toy & Hobby Association with the Toy Retailers Association (TRA) – the awards were presented at a prestigious event held in the brand new Upper West Hall of London’s Olympia following the first day of the 60th annual Toy Fair, which is currently taking place at Olympia in West London.
BTHA Chairman Frank Martin announced the winners of the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards, including two Judges’ Special Recognition Awards presented for outstanding achievement in toy retail, which went to Toy Barnhaus (Toymaster Group) and Harrods’ Knightsbridge store.
TRA Chairman Alan Simpson unveiled the Supplier of the Year Awards. Two TRA Special Recognition Awards were also presented to iMC Toys and John Adams. The full line up of winners follows:
Toy Retailer of the Year Winners
|Independent Toy Retailer of the Year||MIDCO Toymaster|
|Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year||Smyths Toys|
|General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year||ASDA|
|Online Toy Retailer of the Year||The Entertainer|
|Judges Special Recognition Award||Toy Barnhaus|
|Judges Special Recognition Award||Harrods (Knightsbridge)|
|Overall Toy Retailer of the Year||Smyths Toys|