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Rüdiger the lobster: Will he now be Toy of the Year 2018?

Rüdiger the lobster: Will he now be Toy of the Year 2018?

Big smiles at Gollnest & Kiesel, Germany's most northerly toy manufacturer. Once again two spectacular toys from the range of the wooden toy experts have been nominated for the leading German toy award "Das Goldene Schaukelpferd" (The Golden Rocking Horse).

Nominated in the category "For the youngest": Rüdiger the pull-along lobster

Due to its exceptional mobility, the pull-along animal quickly becomes a child's best buddy. Who can claim to have a crustacean like as their best friend?

The functioning claws snap and clatter while the lobster happily follows the children. The lobster's shell is movable, the colours are water-based. The animal is absolutely harmless and safe, and it does not pinch either.

This makes learning to walk even more fun. The lobster always follows you, fosters motor development and trains coordination skills.

27 x 18 x 9 cm.

100 percent solid wood

From our own production

Article and image number: 54904

From age 1

Brand: goki.

Nominated in the category "For artists and architects": Mosaic puzzle and building set

The high-quality building set is also a tricky mosaic puzzle and satisfies aesthetic demands to a very high degree. There are no limits to creativity.  Children can experience the natural material with all their senses. The bright, glazing colours provide an intense colour experience.

The glazing colours emphasise the typical grain of maple wood and highlight the character of the fine wood, making the wood structure visible at all times.

23.5 x 23.5 x 2.3 cm

Solid wood, glazed

39 pieces

Article and image number: 58749

From age 3

Place your votes here

You can vote for your favourites here until 30 June 2018: www.das-goldene-schaukelpferd.de

Gollnest & Kiesel

Gollnest & Kiesel is Europe's innovative manufacturer of wooden toys and the largest toy company in northern Germany. Its brands HEIMESS (baby toys made of wood, made in Germany), goki and HOLZTIGER  are well known in the toy and gift trade. The company was founded 37 years ago by Gerhard Gollnest and Fritz-Rüdiger Kiesel, who are now the managing directors of the company together with Frank Jungclaus. The HEIMESS brand has existed for 60 years, and Holztiger for handcrafted figures made of wood for around 20 years. More than 2,000 different products form one of the most widely varied ranges anywhere in the toy industry.

"We produce toys for children's hands, heads and souls," says Gerhard Gollnest. Over 500 Gollnest & Kiesel employees worldwide are busy making the world a bit more colourful every day.  

Gollnest & Kiesel places a very special emphasis on forestation. "Whoever takes something from nature must give something back to it," believes Fritz-Rüdiger Kiesel, who donates a new forest every year to Germany's least wooded state, Schleswig-Holstein. A tree is planted for every newborn child in the northernmost federal state. In this way, 300,000 new beech, maple and oak trees have been planted over the past 14 years.



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