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Score: 7.1
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,930 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Dec 14
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A focus on group learning and playing sees related toys rise in popularity
Implications - While technology typically encourages children to work and play individually, a resurgence of activities and toys that require a group are on the rise. These kind of products and initiatives foster a stronger sense of community by building a basis of interactivity as early as possible. [More]
Filed in: ToysLife-Stages
Score: 7.3
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 38,835 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Dec 14
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3D-printed products turn to personalized facial features for consumer allure
Implications - Allowing for customization, 3D-printed products are allowing for hyper-personalization. Personalizing toys like dolls to replicate selfies and portraits, 3D merchandise is adapting to provide consumers with not only tailor-made products, but designs that consumers can visually identify with. [More]
Score: 6.6
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,982 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Dec 14
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3D printing is made easier with machines customized for kids
Implications - Traditionally adult devices are receiving a youthful overhaul to satiate demand for more adaptable sources of play. Offering kids a greater sense of independence, devices like 3D printers are being customized into child-friendly adaptations for convenience. These products provide not only sources of entertainment, but the ability to develop autonomy at a young age. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,703 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Dec 14
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Consumers turn to 3D printing for personal pop culture expression
Implications - Maker culture is expanding to digital customization as a way to boost fan appreciation. Customizing merchandise and TV memorabilia with 3D-printing techniques, consumers are using technology as a source for not only convenience, but pop culture involvement, allowing for a more customized form of fandom. [More]
Score: 4.1
This Quarter and Untested Top 4 Examples: 3,399 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]
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Score: 5.4
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 6,061 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: 4.7
This Quarter and Untested Top 4 Examples: 5,754 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: 5.6
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 14,718 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: 5.4
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 6,026 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]
Score: 6.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 10,020 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]