Dual-Purpose Play

Modern toys become multi-functional items kids can accessorize with

Implications - Offering more than a game or activity, modern toys are doubling as unique accessories for increased functionality. From stuffed animals that transform into clothing accessories to toys that you can wear around your wrist, these examples not only speak to the need for more practical sources of play, but also to how brands are seeking to become much more ingrained in the lifestyle and routine of their consumers.
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Expressive Toy Wearables - Hasbro's Hanazuki Toy Range Helps to Connect Kids with Their Emotions
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Hot 3,798 Clicks Pub: Jun 21, 17
Expressive Toy Wearables
Hasbro's Hanazuki Toy Range Helps to Connect Kids with Their Emotions
Early this year, Hasbro Studios and Titmouse, Inc. launched the animated series ‘Hanazuki: Full of Treasures’ on YouTube, introducing kids to a plantlike child character called a... [More]
Wearable Plush Pets - Skyrocket's 'Pomsies' are Fuzzy, Portable and Interactive
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This Year and V. Hot 6,201 Clicks Pub: Feb 22, 18
Wearable Plush Pets
Skyrocket's 'Pomsies' are Fuzzy, Portable and Interactive
At the New York Toy Fair, Skyrocket unveiled its new wearable pet toys called Pomsies, which have the potential to to interact with kids in dozens of ways. The fuzzy, wearable pet toys boast ball-... [More]
Finger-Sized Monkey Toys - Fingerlings Baby Monkeys Know When They are Being Touched or Talked To
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Warm 1,910 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 17
Finger-Sized Monkey Toys
Fingerlings Baby Monkeys Know When They are Being Touched or Talked To
WowWee recently added to its expansive toy assortment with six pocket-sized monkey toys that are sized to grip around a child’s finger. The Fingerlings Baby Monkeys have over 50 animations... [More]
Haptic Gaming Wearables - Tomy's Pokemon Z-Power Ring Set Provides Feedback During Gameplay
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This Year and Average 281 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 17
Haptic Gaming Wearables
Tomy's Pokemon Z-Power Ring Set Provides Feedback During Gameplay
Tomy recently launched the Pokémon Z-Ring Set, which takes the form of a wearable that is compatible with the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS. The Z-Power... [More]
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