Toys set to be rated by unforgiving Toyminators


We’ve been working our socks off, our fingers to the bone, like dogs, as busy as bees – Well you get the drift. Here at Toyology Towers we’re passionate about getting people some outdoor playtime and so set up the UK’s only dedicated awards to celebrate outdoor toys. Last week myself @toyologist, Bex from Fun Kids Radio and rising YouTube star Beau from his Toy Farm took an extensive list of toys across ten categories and shortlisted three in each category to take forward to our finals this week. We’ll have twenty Toyminators putting the our list to the test and coming up with a winner in each category – It should be quite a bit of fun.” “We’ll be back” to report on the results.

Category: Sport & Splash Fun

  • Nerf Super Soaker Floodfire Blaster (Hasbro)
  • Funslinger (Funslinger Ltd)
  • Astronaut Space Backpack Supersoaking Water Blaster (MAPS Toys)

Category: Outdoor Games

  • Balanstix (Maps Toys)
  • Jumbo Bananagrams (Bananagrams Inc)
  • Molkky (Tactic Games UK)

Category: Flying Toys

  • Air Hogs Hyper Disc (Spinmaster)
  • Ringstix (Maps Toys)
  • Playmobil Starflyer/Speed Glider (Playmobil)

Category: Ride-On

  • Razor Crazy Cart (Re:creation)
  • FirstBIKE Cross Orange (FirstBIKE)
  • BERG Buddy (BERG)
  • Yvolution Y Velo Twista Balance Bike (Yvolution)

Category: Climbing & Adventure

  • Airflow Bouncer (Smyths)
  • JS Zipline Kit (Smyths)
  • HQ Slacklining Kit (Wind Designs)

Category: Trampolines

  • TP Toys Genius Round2 12ft Trampoline (TP Toys)
  • BERG Champion 330cm & Safety Net Deluxe (BERG)
  • GALT Toys Folding Trampoline (GALT)

Category: PreSchool Outdoor Play

  • Harry & Jacks Adventure Packs – Jetpack (Harry & Jacks)
  • Double Bubble Bubble Mower (HTI)
  • Qwikfold Funslide (Smyths)

Category: Battle & Blaster Toys

  • Nerf Zombie Strike Doominator (Hasbro)
  • Nerf Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow (Hasbro)
  • Air Storm FireTek Z-Curve Bow (Re:creation)

Category: Houses, Tents & Hideaways

  • TP Toys Bramble Cottage Wooden Playhouse (TP Toys)
  • GetGo Owl Ugo Play Tent (GetGo)
  • Little Tikes Cape Cottage (Little Tikes)

Category: Science & Nature

  • Butterfly World (Interplay)
  • Ant World (Interplay)
  • Kids First Chemistry Set (Thames & Kosmos)

About Peter Jenkinson

Peter Jenkinson
Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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