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Score: 4.3
This Month and Untested Top 4 Examples: 2,886 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 14 - Oct 14
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Art activities are made more portable to offer kids on-the-go engagement
Implications - Seeking to occupy kids while on-the-go, parents are turning to portable arts and crafts activities for efficiency. Offering products like coloring books and drawing sets that can be easily packed up and carried around, brands are allowing kids to express their artistic side beyond the comforts of their own home. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,763 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Oct 14
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Toys are heightened with personal photographs for familiar appeal
Implications - When it comes to distractions, particularly for kids, toys can often deter from more meaningful, family-time activities. Adding an element of familiarity to products like coloring books and kids tech devices, brands are integrating personalized photos and customized imagery for sentimental appeal. This speaks to a shift toward more visually customizable forms of play and entertainment. [More]
Score: 4.9
This Month and Untested Top 4 Examples: 5,543 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Oct 14
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Kids activities are reinvented with unexpected artistic touches
Implications - Expanding children's imaginations, brands are heightening traditional activities like drawing by using unorthodox techniques. Allowing kids to creatively color on toy cars and even shoes, brands are allowing young consumers to engage in rule-breaking behavior in a regulated yet creative manner. [More]
Filed in: ToysLife-Stages
Score: 5.8
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 13,638 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 12 - Oct 14
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Toys are physically adapted to imitate the aesthetics of the consumer
Implications - Heightening generic toys with individual appeal, brands are offering consumers the chance to alter products with distinct imagery and personalized alterations. Allowing kids and adults the chance to superimpose their own portraits and head shots onto dolls and online activities, brands are transforming sources of play into experiences that evoke both entertainment and personal references. [More]
Score: 5.6
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,701 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Oct 14
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Heightening engagement, kids activities are enhanced with personalized touches
Implications - Engaging children, particularly those with a short attention span, can be challenging, prompting parents to look for more creatively tailored entertainment options. Offering a more personalized approach to kids products, brands are enhancing toys like coloring books and teddy bears with customizable features, adding methods of artistic expression to classic childhood experiences. [More]
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Score: 7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 9,875 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 12 - Oct 14
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Health devices receive a youthful overhaul to ease medical experiences
Implications - Tests and medical check-ups can be quite uncomfortable, particularly for children, prompting a turn toward more playful alternatives. Combining medical devices with traditional children's toys, health brands are seeking to add an element of familiarity to traditional health practices, reflecting a growing emphasis on entertainment and enjoyment, even in areas of health and well-being. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 28,890 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 12 - Sep 14
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Consumers alter toys and figurines with DIY touches for personal appeal
Implications - Seeking to heighten ordinary merchandise, consumers are turning to DIY techniques to add function and a sense of individuality specifically among toys as part of a series. Turning ordinary figurines into household decor and art displays, consumers are transforming store-bought toys into more pragmatic products, reflecting a shift away from pristine collectibles toward more adaptable and easily customized alternatives. [More]
Score: 7.1
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 15,342 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Sep 14
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Seeking a childhood connection, consumers turn to toy-inspired accessories
Implications - Seeking to maintain a childhood link, consumers are turning to products that fuse youthful elements with more mature, adult accessories. Transforming iconic toys and playthings into everyday jewelry pieces, brands are using elements of play to add nostalgia and familiarity to their products, allowing consumers to savor childhood activities in a more refined, adult manner. [More]
Score: 7.1
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 10,751 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 12 - Sep 14
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Toys go from kitschy to sophisticated to create cultured kids
Implications - Being born in the digital age grants today's adults the ability to think deeply about personal branding; a gift passed onto their children. This ushers in an age where a child's identity is as important to Millennial parents as their health, prompting the release of culture-centric toys for early play. [More]
Score: 5.2
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 3,625 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Sep 14
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Action figures are no longer treated as boy-centric toys
Implications - Action figures are often seen as more serious, less feminine versions of toys that are not to be played with, but collected. As gender stereotypes change, however, so to does the action figure and all it represents. Femalecentric collectibles are battling their men-specific predecessors signifying a shift in how little (and big) girls play. [More]
Filed in: ToysLife-Stages