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By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published:   Updated: Aug 3 2011 • References:
This toy trends countdown features the top toy trends in the last year. The countdown is based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our toy trends database, which now has more than 1,551 toy trends.

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Implications - Whereas adults generally deliberate before making big purchases, youth are indiscriminate in their consumption habits and tend to make impulse buys with their parents' money. As a result, companies engaged in the entertainment business have turned their attention to children, whose interests are typically very valuable.

Stats for Top 50 Toys (for Big Kids) in 2009 Trending: Older & Buzzing
Traction: 77,520 clicks in 251 w
Interest: 8 minutes
Concept: Top 50 Toys (for Big Kids) In 2009
Related: 507 examples / 390 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
Comparison Set: 186 similar articles, including: overweight toys, video game portraits, and macabre figurines.