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Top 100 Life Stages Trends in 2018

From Cardboard Baby Cribs to Millennial Parent Restaurants

— January 28, 2018 — Lifestyle
The Millennial parent is at the heart of many 2018 life stages trends, as they are the consumers of many innovative products and services for themselves, their children and their aging parents.

During all stages of life, value-conscious consumers are looking to invest in furniture pieces for the home that can adapt and transform to their ever-changing needs. This is exemplified in everything from transformative cots to multi-stage child beds and innovations like the LOHAS hospital bed, which can be reconfigured into a wheelchair. This life stages trend in particular speaks to Pro-Millennial parents who attended post-secondary school during the recession and accrued debt as a result.

To emphasize its entertainment centers and restaurants as modern, family-friendly venues, Chuck E. Cheese was revamped to offer an improved experience. In the coming year, many companies will be refining the ways in which they design and market to different Millennial segments.
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Freshness
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3D-Printed Fidget Spinners
3D-Printed Fidget Spinners
Fidgetbase is Sharing $1 Files for Printing a DIY Fidget Spinner
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99
Auditory Feedback Fidget Toys
Auditory Feedback Fidget Toys
The 'Fidget Shuffler' Fidget Device Satisfies Needs to Play
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98
Pixelated DIY Art Supplies
Pixelated DIY Art Supplies
The PELCRAFT Personalized Wall Art Modules are Modernly Stylish
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97
Smart Waterpark Wristbands
Smart Waterpark Wristbands
Universal Orlando Resort's 'Tapu Tapu' Bands Make Payments and More
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96
Floating Disco Bath Lights
Floating Disco Bath Lights
These LED Lights Turn One's Bath into a Party Experience
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95
Virtual Reality Ultrasounds
Virtual Reality Ultrasounds
This 4D Ultrasound Scan Technology Shows an Unborn Baby in VR
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94
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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93
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
The 'Jiobit' Bluetooth GPS Tracker Keeps an Eye on Location
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92
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
The 'Findly' Tracking Watch Keeps an Eye on Child Location
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91
Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants Have Been Stylishly Revamped
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90
Gender Fluid Clothing Labels
Gender Fluid Clothing Labels
John Lewis Will Use Gender Neutral Clothes Tags for All Kids' Lines
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89
STEM Playground Toys
STEM Playground Toys
Learning Resources' Building Playset Focuses on Engineering and Design
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88
Expressive Toy Wearables
Expressive Toy Wearables
Hasbro's Hanazuki Toy Range Helps to Connect Kids with Their Emotions
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87
Three-Wheeled Go-Kart Toys
Three-Wheeled Go-Kart Toys
The Morgan EV3 Junior is a Child-Sized Version of the EV3
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86
Soothing Edamame Bean Keychains
Soothing Edamame Bean Keychains
The 'Squeeze-a-Bean' Edamame Fidget Keychain Keeps Hands Busy
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85
Imaginative Play Tents
Imaginative Play Tents
The 'Moon House' Offers Children a Dynamic Place to Play
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84
Paper Ammo Toy Guns
Paper Ammo Toy Guns
The 'Spitball Blasterz' Shoots Tissue Paper Ammo You Make Yourself
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83
Folding Infant Bathing Systems
Folding Infant Bathing Systems
The 'BathPouch' Baby Bath Streamlines the Act of Bathing a Child
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82
Video-Recording Frisbees
Video-Recording Frisbees
The 'VFO' Flying Disc Captures Trick Shots and Catches During Play
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81
Ergonomic Infant Entertainment Seats
Ergonomic Infant Entertainment Seats
The Bloom Coco Go Baby Lounger Features a Three-in-One Design
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80
Ultra-Light Strollers
Ultra-Light Strollers
The 'Mutsy IGO' Stroller is Made Out of the Same Material as Bicycle Helmets
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79
Expanding Children's Clothing
Expanding Children's Clothing
The Petit Pli Line Grows With Kids
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78
Transformative Child Cots
Transformative Child Cots
This Adaptable Child Furniture Piece Goes from a Crib to a Couch & More
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77
Multi-Terrain Drone Toys
Multi-Terrain Drone Toys
The Rover Land and Sea Amphibious RC Car is Ruggedly Designed
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76
Heroic Stress Relievers
Heroic Stress Relievers
colette Created Marvel-Inspired Fidget Spinners for Restless Fans
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75
Infant Programming Toys
Infant Programming Toys
The 'KUMIITA' Educational Programming Toy Teaches Coding Concepts
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74
Home-Integrated Baby Incubators
Home-Integrated Baby Incubators
A Conceptual Crib Was Designed to Grow Babies in Your Living Room
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73
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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72
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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71
Unicycle Child Bikes
Unicycle Child Bikes
The Mountain Buggy 'Unirider' Child's Bike Increases Overall Balance
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70
Chromatic Domino Adaptations
Chromatic Domino Adaptations
'The Grid Game' is a Colorful Reimagining of Classic Dominoes
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69
Redesigned Disney Stores
Redesigned Disney Stores
The New Disney Stores Connects Consumers to the Theme Park Experience
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68
Educational VR Map Toys
Educational VR Map Toys
The 'WorldMapPortal' Mixed Reality Map Makes Use of VR Viewers
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67
Augmented Reality Gym Classes
Augmented Reality Gym Classes
The SAGA Interactive Gym is Being Used in Quebec Schools
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66
Non-Linear Building Blocks
Non-Linear Building Blocks
The Bokah Blocks Wooden Construction Toys Expand Creative Boundaries
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65
Transformable Kiddie Furniture
Transformable Kiddie Furniture
This New MICUNA Child's Room Furniture is Simple and Modern
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64
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
'Woobi' is an Anti-Pollution Mask Encourages Kids to Put It Together
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63
Walking-Friendly Water Flippers
Walking-Friendly Water Flippers
The 'TailFins' Swim Fins Enable Users to Walk and Climb
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62
Flippable Wooden Fidget Toys
Flippable Wooden Fidget Toys
The Kururin Japanese Desktop Toy Keeps Hands Busy During Brainstorms
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61
STEM Toy Subscriptions
STEM Toy Subscriptions
The Amazon STEM Club Sends Kids Educational Toys Every Month
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60
Raw Baby Food Subscriptions
Raw Baby Food Subscriptions
Raised Real Delivers Baby-Friendly Packets of Raw Meat and Veggies
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59
Luxury British Kids Cars
Luxury British Kids Cars
The D.Thone Features Leather Seats and Real Wood
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58
Discreet Baby Monitors
Discreet Baby Monitors
This Device Warns Parents If Their Baby Experiences an Irregular Heart Beat
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57
Indoor Inflatable Forts
Indoor Inflatable Forts
The Air Forts Create a Safe Space for Kids to Play Using a Fan
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56
Child-Friendly Dining Tongs
Child-Friendly Dining Tongs
Crocodile Tongs Playfully Helps Children Eat Without Making a Mess
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55
Customizable Fidget Toys
Customizable Fidget Toys
The 'B-Calm' Fidget Spinner Toy Allows Arms to be Added and Removed
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54
Unisex Children's Streetwear
Unisex Children's Streetwear
The Spring/Summer BAPE Kids Collection Boasts Bold Branding and Color
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53
Underwater Exploration Toys
Underwater Exploration Toys
The GeoSafari Jr. Subscope Lets Kids Uncover Underwater Worlds
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52
Creative Monster-Fighting Blankets
Creative Monster-Fighting Blankets
The Force Field Cloak Was Made for Children Afraid of the Dark
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51
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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50
Protective Anti-Pollution Infant Cushions
Protective Anti-Pollution Infant Cushions
Brizi Ensures That Infants Breathe in Clean Air
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49
Multi-Sided Focus Toys
Multi-Sided Focus Toys
The 'Tetrafidget' Enables Endless Fidgeting for Kids and Adults
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48
Paper Component Toys
Paper Component Toys
The 'Papier Machine' Printed Circuits are Compiled in a Book
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47
Colorful Amorphous Playgrounds
Colorful Amorphous Playgrounds
The Mountain Lake Park Playground is a Joyous Playscape
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46
Professional Rolling Fidget Toys
Professional Rolling Fidget Toys
The 'ONO Roller' Helps You to Relax and Focus
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45
Multi-Stage Child Beds
Multi-Stage Child Beds
The UUIO 'VII' Children's Bed Grows Up with Kids in a Stylish Manner
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44
Professional Centrifugal Fidget Spinners
Professional Centrifugal Fidget Spinners
The 'Momentum 360' Hand Spinner Occupies Idle Hands
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43
Cardboard Baby Cribs
Cardboard Baby Cribs
This Flatpack Baby Crib Saves Space and Could Help Save the Environment
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42
Habit-Improving Smart Lamps
Habit-Improving Smart Lamps
The Self-Adjusting 'QQ Lamp' Enhances Eyesight and Improves Posture
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41
Awareness-Raising Toddler Photography
Awareness-Raising Toddler Photography
Stephen Crowley Raises Awareness for Childhood Diseases
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40
Educational Kitchen Accessories
Educational Kitchen Accessories
'Safe Slice' Kitchenware Teaches Kids About Portion Control
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39
Personalized Inflatable Toys
Personalized Inflatable Toys
The 25Inch.me Customized Inflatables are Designed to Your Likeness
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38
Nursing Clothing Collections
Nursing Clothing Collections
La Mere Clothing Makes Stylish, Functional Fashion for Breastfeeding
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37
Luxe Anti-Distraction Toys
Luxe Anti-Distraction Toys
Caviar Fidget Spinners are Made Out of 18-karat Gold and Diamonds
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36
Contoured Animal Infant Pillows
Contoured Animal Infant Pillows
The Rainbow Fox Elephant Plush Animal Pillow is for Newborn Naps
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35
Sectioned Kiddie Food Plates
Sectioned Kiddie Food Plates
The 'Lunchbox Runner' Portions Meals and Has a Multipurpose Design
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34
Shifting Cube Fidget Toys
Shifting Cube Fidget Toys
The 'INFINITY CUBE' Fidget Toy Lets You Fold Portions Over and Over
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33
Spherical Doll Sets
Spherical Doll Sets
'L.O.L. Surprise' Collectibles Play Off of the Unboxing Phenomenon
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32
Levitating Desk Toys
Levitating Desk Toys
'Eggy' is an Adorable Desk-Friendly Fidget Toy
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31
Botanical Baby Bump Photography
Botanical Baby Bump Photography
Christophe Guinet's Unique Art Celebrates the Beauty of Pregnancy
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30
Suspended Infant Napping Cribs
Suspended Infant Napping Cribs
The Hushamok 'Okoa' Baby Hammocks Encourage Natural Sleep
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29
Child-Centric Shadow Designs
Child-Centric Shadow Designs
Darkness Design Makes it Easier For Kids to Play With Shadow Designs
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28
Programmable Fidget Spinners
Programmable Fidget Spinners
The 'Air-Scribe' Fidget Spinner Toys Feature a Built-in Display
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27
Desk-Embedded Bed Furniture
Desk-Embedded Bed Furniture
This Small Bedroom Furniture Piece Combines Necessary Items
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26
Magnetic Office Stress Toys
Magnetic Office Stress Toys
The 'Flingons' Magnetic Stress Toys Reduce Occupational Pressure
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25
Seasonal Baby Clothing Subscriptions
Seasonal Baby Clothing Subscriptions
BabyGap OutfitBox Curates Seasonal Baby Attire Collections
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24
Inexpensive Fidget Toys
Inexpensive Fidget Toys
This Fidget Spinner Satisfies the Need to Play at a Low Cost
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23
Outdoor Multi-Age Playgrounds
Outdoor Multi-Age Playgrounds
BAM's Indigo Playgrounds are Designed for Children of Varying Ages
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22
Luxurious Boomer-Centric Caravans
Luxurious Boomer-Centric Caravans
Elite Caravans are Geared Toward Wealthy Baby Boomers
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21
Magnetic Liquid Desk Toys
Magnetic Liquid Desk Toys
The 'Force Fluid' Desktop Toys Allow for Imaginative Play at Work
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20
Feminist Activism Apparel
Feminist Activism Apparel
The 'Tory's Angry Uterus Tee' Supports Women's Health Funding
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19
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
The Craighill Solid Brass Jack Puzzle is Both Artistic and Useful
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18
Indoor Gymnastic Play Sets
Indoor Gymnastic Play Sets
The 'PEGAS' Children's Indoor Gym Encourages Continuous Exercise
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17
Geometrical Construction Toys
Geometrical Construction Toys
The 'TRIDO' Magnetic Toys Connect to Create Geometric Figures
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16
Luxury Metal Fidget Toys
Luxury Metal Fidget Toys
The Massdrop x RAMA WORKS S01 Remedy Spinner Toys Keep Users Focused
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15
Hands-Free Breastfeeding Lamps
Hands-Free Breastfeeding Lamps
The Angel Ring Can Be Worn Around a Parent's Arm
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14
Bamboo Toy Cars
Bamboo Toy Cars
These Eco Toys Made from Bamboo Shoots are Natural, Beautiful and Sustainable
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13
Convertible Patient Beds
Convertible Patient Beds
The 'LOHAS' Hospital Beds Transform into a Wheelchair
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12
Wooden Fidget Toys
Wooden Fidget Toys
MOKURU is a Desktop Toy That Flips, Rolls and Does Tricks
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11
Hi-Tech Spectacles
Hi-Tech Spectacles
This Digital Vision Care Concept Offers Infinitely Adjustable Smart Glasses
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10
Compact Capsular Trackers
Compact Capsular Trackers
The Ora Kids Tracker is a Convenient Wearable for Highly Active Children
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9
Anonymous Truth-Telling Apps
Anonymous Truth-Telling Apps
The Tbh App Lets Users Anonymously Rate Their Friends
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8
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Smilo's Baby Products Were Designed by Dentists and Engineers
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7
Whizzing Fidget Toys
Whizzing Fidget Toys
The Fidget Hand Spinner Helps Fight Fidgeting Fingers
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6
Blissful Newborn Spa Treatments
Blissful Newborn Spa Treatments
Australia's First Spa for Babies is an Adorable Bonding Experience
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5
Mobility-Enhancing Scooters
Mobility-Enhancing Scooters
The PriestmanGoode Scooter Reduces Mobility Issues in the Elderly
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4
Interplanetary Desktop Toys
Interplanetary Desktop Toys
The 'Gravity Museum' Toys Let You Compare Planet Size and Weight
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3
Gravity-Inspired Fidget Toys
Gravity-Inspired Fidget Toys
The 'Moondrop' Fidget Toy Comes in Three Different Celestial Options
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2
Extremely Customized Kids Cars
Extremely Customized Kids Cars
KidStance Ride-on Cars Bring Stance Culture to Pre-School
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1
Mathematical Desktop Toys
Mathematical Desktop Toys
The 'Oloid' Desk Sculpture is Designed Mathematically Perfect
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