TOYS Cool Runnings awarded the innoSPIEL 2018 prize

This year’s award innoSPIEL 2018 goes to Cool Runnings by author Olivier Mahy. At this year’s International Match Days in Essen, Mayor Rudolf Jelinek awarded the prize for the most innovative game ide…

October 26, 2018

TOYS A new app brings Lego bricks to life

Lego becomes virtual: With the new App Lego AR-Studio, small and large builders can bring selected Lego sets to life. The program was developed with the help of Apple’s ARKit, an interface for augment…

December 19, 2017

Family Life Digitalisation of the nursery: smart toys

The billion-dollar business of networked devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way to the nursery. In this year’s Christmas business, so-called smart toys are playing a major role for r…

November 23, 2017

Activity Toys LOOP: Pantolinos Manufaktur wins the German Design Award

Pantolinos Manufaktur has won the German Design Award 2018 in the area of Excellent Product Design in the category “Baby and Child Care”. The expert jury awarded this honour for the company’s leather…

November 23, 2017

TOYS SimyBall Kickstarter campaign kicks off

Today, 14 November, the Viennese start-up SimyLife launches its Kickstarter campaign for the award-winning mobile game controller and biofeedback device in the form of a ball. Thanks to a biofeedback…

November 14, 2017

TOYS Spielwarenmesse – These are the trends in 2018

The Trend Committee of the Spielwarenmesse eG has provided an initial outlook for 2018. The committee has identified the following trends: “Explore Nature”, “Team Spirit”, and “Just for fun”. These wi…

November 2, 2017

TOYS imagno FARM wins the German Design Award 2018

The international jury of the German Design Award 2018 have given the gold award for outstanding design quality in the “Baby & Child Care” category to Kerstin Rudat and Anissa Wagner, founders of the…

October 26, 2017

MODERN LIFE Free Game Apps: Expensive Rip-offs on the Internet

Game apps for smartphones and tablets are very popular with children and teenagers. They are mainly offered for “free” on the Internet and promise excitement and fun. Of 50 popular smartphone games co…

October 12, 2017

Educational Toys Janod: learning to cook easily and playfully

Gone are the days when the new generation had to steal spoons from the kitchen to play at cooking. Now, the little ones get their own pots and pans. In addition to true-to-life functions, the multifun…

August 31, 2017

TOYS Kinematics launches “My First Robot”

In September 2017, the start-up Kinematics will expand its toy range with “My First Robot”. With a specially developed app and three new building kits, the new product will be available from selected…

August 24, 2017

TOYS The toy trends of the future

Which groundbreaking trends should the market know about? What will set the pace in the world of toys in the future? The international Trend Committee of the Spielwarenmesse is currently travelling al…

July 20, 2017

TOYS PlanToys: with momentum from the Far East to Berlin

Playtime Berlin welcomes the wooden toy manufacturer PlanToys, founded in Thailand in 1981. The toy producer is well-known for its sustainable production and the conservation of resources by using rec…

July 6, 2017

TOYS Tinkerbots: The Lego of the future

Building is one of the most popular hobbies for children. But just sticking Lego bricks together was too easy for Christian Guder, Leonhard Oschütz, and Matthias Bürger. Together, they developed Tinke…

May 2, 2017

TOYS ROBOTICS BT Smart Beginner Set from fischertechnik

Children can design and become builders with the beginner’s kit “ ROBOTICS BT Smart Beginner Set” from the toy manufacturer fischertechnik. The Set “Made in Germany” is aimed at children aged eight an…

April 20, 2017

TOYS New interactive children’s app “Little Tiger” from wonderkind

With the new app from wonderkind, children can extinguish fires with a fire engine, fly on a space ship, and embark in a submarine on a journey of discovery of the seabed.

March 21, 2017