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Top 100 Toys Trends in 2017

From Fidget Spinners to Indoor Inflatable Forts

— January 28, 2018 — Life-Stages
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the 2017 toy trends show that this past year will be remembered for fidgeting. Of course, fidget spinners emerged to become perhaps the biggest toy sensation of this decade. However, the simple spinning props inspired scores of spinoffs, so to speak, with companies and designers releasing toys that provide all sorts of different ways to relieve excess energy.

Though many toys incorporate some aspect of gamification or imagination, fidget spinners are unique because they only spin. There's almost no room for creativity or play between partners when using a fidget spinner. This independent, mindless style of play leaked out into other toys in 2017, with not only fidget toys but desktop toys more generally becoming common ways to attract and distract consumers.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Customizable Kid Riding Toys
Customizable Kid Riding Toys
The 'Chou Du Volant' Children's Toy Can be Ridden, Pushed and More
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99
Traceable Artwork Projectors
Traceable Artwork Projectors
The 'FollowGrams' Trace and Draw Projector Helps Kids with Art Skills
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98
Fiber Optic Display Whips
Fiber Optic Display Whips
The FiberFlies 'PixelWhip' Creates Stunning Displays
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97
Finger-Sized Monkey Toys
Finger-Sized Monkey Toys
Fingerlings Baby Monkeys Know When They are Being Touched or Talked To
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96
App-Enabled Cartoon Cars
App-Enabled Cartoon Cars
The Ultimate Lighting McQueen Toy is Reactive and Intuitive in Design
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95
Pacifier-Affixed Baby Toys
Pacifier-Affixed Baby Toys
The WubbaNub Pacifier Toys Help to Calm and Soothe a Child
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94
Musical Flying Disks
Musical Flying Disks
The Disc Jock-e is an Outdoor Toy That Boasts Bluetooth Connectivity
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93
Collectible Glowing Eggs
Collectible Glowing Eggs
This Novelty Toy Set Introduces Facehugger Eggs from the Alien Film
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92
AR Coding Robots
AR Coding Robots
Pai Technology's 'PaiGO' is a Bot That Teaches Programming for Children
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91
Portable Coloring Sets
Portable Coloring Sets
OMY's Pocket-Sized Coloring Kit Neatly Dispenses a Roll for Coloring
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90
Reality Star Fidget Spinners
Reality Star Fidget Spinners
Kim Kardashian Released Her Own Fidget Spinner Gadgets
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89
Carnival Chance Games
Carnival Chance Games
'Pie Face Sky High' is a New Standing Version of Hasbro's Pie Face Game
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88
Customizable Premium Fidget Spinners
Customizable Premium Fidget Spinners
The 'Italian Spinner' is Plated with Real Gold
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87
Creative Nostalgia Campaigns
Creative Nostalgia Campaigns
The 'World of Play-Doh' Campaign Inspires the Child in All of Us
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86
Luxury Children's Hospital Vehicles
Luxury Children's Hospital Vehicles
The Rolls-Royce SRH Kid Car Transports Patients to Surgery
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85
Minimalistic Design Playing Cards
Minimalistic Design Playing Cards
The Minim High-Quality Playing Cards Have a Scaled-Down Design
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84
Snack-Inspired Plush Toys
Snack-Inspired Plush Toys
The Cheesy Puffs XL Plush is a Clever Toy with Its Own Storage Bag
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83
Collectible Egg Carton Toys
Collectible Egg Carton Toys
Hatchimals' Newest 'Colleggtibles' for Kids Take the Form of Cartons
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82
Liquid Art Toys
Liquid Art Toys
'Artsplash' is a Unique 3D Art Toy for Kids That's Powered by Water
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81
Knotted Fashion Kits
Knotted Fashion Kits
Make It Real's Fashion Craft Toys Encourage Creativity and Customization
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80
Toy Brick Pet Art
Toy Brick Pet Art
These Jekca Cat Sculptures Let You Build Your Own Calico
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79
Canine Playtime Toy Guns
Canine Playtime Toy Guns
The NERF Dog Ball Launcher Projects Toys 50 Feet in the Air
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78
AR Companion Apps
AR Companion Apps
'Follow Me Dragon' Makes It Possible to Interact with a Mythical Creature
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77
Fidget Spinner Cellphones
Fidget Spinner Cellphones
The Chilli K188 Works via Bluetooth with Your Existing Phone
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76
Interchangeable Child Play Tables
Interchangeable Child Play Tables
The '[MU]table' Multifunctional Table Adapts to Different Needs
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75
Cute Communicative Robots
Cute Communicative Robots
'Elfkins' Emotes Messages Between Kids and Loved Ones
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74
Handmade Balancing Board Games
Handmade Balancing Board Games
The Wood Balancing Game is Crafted from Premium Materials
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73
Child-Friendly Smartwatches
Child-Friendly Smartwatches
The Pomo Waffle Helps You Keep an Eye on Your Kids
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72
Connected Superhero Toys
Connected Superhero Toys
The Sphero Spider-Man Toy Connects to a Network for Software Updates
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71
3D-Printed Fidget Spinners
3D-Printed Fidget Spinners
Fidgetbase is Sharing $1 Files for Printing a DIY Fidget Spinner
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70
Auditory Feedback Fidget Toys
Auditory Feedback Fidget Toys
The 'Fidget Shuffler' Fidget Device Satisfies Needs to Play
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69
Playful Educational Robots
Playful Educational Robots
The 'KUBO' Education Robot Teaches a Number of Different Skills
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68
Pixelated DIY Art Supplies
Pixelated DIY Art Supplies
The PELCRAFT Personalized Wall Art Modules are Modernly Stylish
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67
AR Aquarium Toys
AR Aquarium Toys
Pai Technology's 'Ocean Pets' is a Unique Virtual Aquarium for Kids
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66
Transgender Doll Toys
Transgender Doll Toys
The Tonner Doll Company's 'Jazz' Doll is Based Off of Jazz Jennings
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65
Kid-Curated Toy Collections
Kid-Curated Toy Collections
Asda's Christmas Toy Range Features 100 Playthings Chosen by Kids
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64
Movement-Tracking RC Cars
Movement-Tracking RC Cars
This Remote Control Toy Car from Ultigesture Tracks Your Moves
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63
Reversible Egg Toys
Reversible Egg Toys
MAAD Toys is Launching a Transformative Angry Birds Soft Toy Range
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62
Self-Assembly Child Furniture
Self-Assembly Child Furniture
G280's 'Toniture' Doubles as Both Toys and Furniture for Kids
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61
Detailed LEGO Race Cars
Detailed LEGO Race Cars
LEGO Added to Its 'Speed Champions' Collection with These New Kits
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60
Floating Disco Bath Lights
Floating Disco Bath Lights
These LED Lights Turn One's Bath into a Party Experience
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59
Playful Aid Packaging
Playful Aid Packaging
This Project Turns Cardboard Boxes for Refugees Into Waste-Reducing Toys
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58
Bluetooth Boxing Glove Games
Bluetooth Boxing Glove Games
The 'Jabii' Boxing Game Offers a Fun, Safe and Connected Experience
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57
Pop-Up Toy Cafes
Pop-Up Toy Cafes
The Shopkins Macaron Café Brings the Collectible Playsets to Life
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56
Millennial Model Barbies
Millennial Model Barbies
The Newest Supermodel Barbie from Mattel is Styled After Gigi Hadid
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55
App-Enabled Children's Toys
App-Enabled Children's Toys
Sphero: SPRK Edition is Teaching Kids of All Ages to Code
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54
Luxury Yoyo Toys
Luxury Yoyo Toys
Louis Vuitton is Now Selling a $270 'YOYO ROY' Designer Toy
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53
Soothing Edamame Bean Keychains
Soothing Edamame Bean Keychains
The 'Squeeze-a-Bean' Edamame Fidget Keychain Keeps Hands Busy
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52
Expressive Toy Wearables
Expressive Toy Wearables
Hasbro's Hanazuki Toy Range Helps to Connect Kids with Their Emotions
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51
Paper Ammo Toy Guns
Paper Ammo Toy Guns
The 'Spitball Blasterz' Shoots Tissue Paper Ammo You Make Yourself
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50
STEM Playground Toys
STEM Playground Toys
Learning Resources' Building Playset Focuses on Engineering and Design
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49
DIY Board Game Kits
DIY Board Game Kits
'The White Box' Lets You Create Your Own Board Game Designs
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48
Kid-Friendly Gym Toys
Kid-Friendly Gym Toys
Jakks Pacific's 'Little Mighty Gym' Works in Tandem with a Tablet Screen
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47
Multi-Terrain Drone Toys
Multi-Terrain Drone Toys
The Rover Land and Sea Amphibious RC Car is Ruggedly Designed
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46
Imaginative Play Tents
Imaginative Play Tents
The 'Moon House' Offers Children a Dynamic Place to Play
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45
Video-Recording Frisbees
Video-Recording Frisbees
The 'VFO' Flying Disc Captures Trick Shots and Catches During Play
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44
Unicycle Child Bikes
Unicycle Child Bikes
The Mountain Buggy 'Unirider' Child's Bike Increases Overall Balance
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43
Non-Linear Building Blocks
Non-Linear Building Blocks
The Bokah Blocks Wooden Construction Toys Expand Creative Boundaries
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42
Mature Adult Building Blocks
Mature Adult Building Blocks
The 'School of Hard Blocks' Alphabet Blocks are Humorous
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41
Children's Stationary Bike Toys
Children's Stationary Bike Toys
Fisher-Price's Think & Learn Smart Cycle Helps Kids Stay Active
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40
Modern Oversized Stress Balls
Modern Oversized Stress Balls
The Giant Stress Ball Requires Two Hands to be Used
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39
Mind-Stimulating Puzzle Boxes
Mind-Stimulating Puzzle Boxes
The 'CRYPTED' Puzzle Box Combines Nine Different Puzzles
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38
Educational VR Map Toys
Educational VR Map Toys
The 'WorldMapPortal' Mixed Reality Map Makes Use of VR Viewers
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37
Heroic Stress Relievers
Heroic Stress Relievers
colette Created Marvel-Inspired Fidget Spinners for Restless Fans
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36
Chromatic Domino Adaptations
Chromatic Domino Adaptations
'The Grid Game' is a Colorful Reimagining of Classic Dominoes
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35
No-Tech Coding Toys
No-Tech Coding Toys
The 'Let's Go Code! Activity Set' for Kids Teaches Programming Without Tech
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34
Indoor Inflatable Forts
Indoor Inflatable Forts
The Air Forts Create a Safe Space for Kids to Play Using a Fan
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33
Walking-Friendly Water Flippers
Walking-Friendly Water Flippers
The 'TailFins' Swim Fins Enable Users to Walk and Climb
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32
STEM Toy Subscriptions
STEM Toy Subscriptions
The Amazon STEM Club Sends Kids Educational Toys Every Month
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31
Luxury British Kids Cars
Luxury British Kids Cars
The D.Thone Features Leather Seats and Real Wood
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30
Flippable Wooden Fidget Toys
Flippable Wooden Fidget Toys
The Kururin Japanese Desktop Toy Keeps Hands Busy During Brainstorms
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29
Customizable Fidget Toys
Customizable Fidget Toys
The 'B-Calm' Fidget Spinner Toy Allows Arms to be Added and Removed
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28
Professional Rolling Fidget Toys
Professional Rolling Fidget Toys
The 'ONO Roller' Helps You to Relax and Focus
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27
Professional Centrifugal Fidget Spinners
Professional Centrifugal Fidget Spinners
The 'Momentum 360' Hand Spinner Occupies Idle Hands
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26
Underwater Exploration Toys
Underwater Exploration Toys
The GeoSafari Jr. Subscope Lets Kids Uncover Underwater Worlds
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25
Multi-Sided Focus Toys
Multi-Sided Focus Toys
The 'Tetrafidget' Enables Endless Fidgeting for Kids and Adults
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24
Paper Component Toys
Paper Component Toys
The 'Papier Machine' Printed Circuits are Compiled in a Book
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23
Personalized Inflatable Toys
Personalized Inflatable Toys
The 25Inch.me Customized Inflatables are Designed to Your Likeness
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22
Levitating Desk Toys
Levitating Desk Toys
'Eggy' is an Adorable Desk-Friendly Fidget Toy
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21
Contoured Animal Infant Pillows
Contoured Animal Infant Pillows
The Rainbow Fox Elephant Plush Animal Pillow is for Newborn Naps
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20
Luxe Anti-Distraction Toys
Luxe Anti-Distraction Toys
Caviar Fidget Spinners are Made Out of 18-karat Gold and Diamonds
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19
Spherical Doll Sets
Spherical Doll Sets
'L.O.L. Surprise' Collectibles Play Off of the Unboxing Phenomenon
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18
Shifting Cube Fidget Toys
Shifting Cube Fidget Toys
The 'INFINITY CUBE' Fidget Toy Lets You Fold Portions Over and Over
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17
Magnetic Liquid Desk Toys
Magnetic Liquid Desk Toys
The 'Force Fluid' Desktop Toys Allow for Imaginative Play at Work
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16
Outdoor Multi-Age Playgrounds
Outdoor Multi-Age Playgrounds
BAM's Indigo Playgrounds are Designed for Children of Varying Ages
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15
Child-Centric Shadow Designs
Child-Centric Shadow Designs
Darkness Design Makes it Easier For Kids to Play With Shadow Designs
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14
Programmable Fidget Spinners
Programmable Fidget Spinners
The 'Air-Scribe' Fidget Spinner Toys Feature a Built-in Display
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13
Magnetic Office Stress Toys
Magnetic Office Stress Toys
The 'Flingons' Magnetic Stress Toys Reduce Occupational Pressure
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12
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
The Craighill Solid Brass Jack Puzzle is Both Artistic and Useful
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11
Inexpensive Fidget Toys
Inexpensive Fidget Toys
This Fidget Spinner Satisfies the Need to Play at a Low Cost
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10
Luxury Metal Fidget Toys
Luxury Metal Fidget Toys
The Massdrop x RAMA WORKS S01 Remedy Spinner Toys Keep Users Focused
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9
Geometrical Construction Toys
Geometrical Construction Toys
The 'TRIDO' Magnetic Toys Connect to Create Geometric Figures
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8
Bamboo Toy Cars
Bamboo Toy Cars
These Eco Toys Made from Bamboo Shoots are Natural, Beautiful and Sustainable
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7
Wooden Fidget Toys
Wooden Fidget Toys
MOKURU is a Desktop Toy That Flips, Rolls and Does Tricks
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6
Extremely Customized Kids Cars
Extremely Customized Kids Cars
KidStance Ride-on Cars Bring Stance Culture to Pre-School
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5
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Smilo's Baby Products Were Designed by Dentists and Engineers
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4
Whizzing Fidget Toys
Whizzing Fidget Toys
The Fidget Hand Spinner Helps Fight Fidgeting Fingers
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3
Interplanetary Desktop Toys
Interplanetary Desktop Toys
The 'Gravity Museum' Toys Let You Compare Planet Size and Weight
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2
Gravity-Inspired Fidget Toys
Gravity-Inspired Fidget Toys
The 'Moondrop' Fidget Toy Comes in Three Different Celestial Options
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1
Mathematical Desktop Toys
Mathematical Desktop Toys
The 'Oloid' Desk Sculpture is Designed Mathematically Perfect
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