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Top 65 Toy Ideas in April

From DIY Stuffed Animals to AI-Infused Education Bots

— April 28, 2018 — Life-Stages
Toys can entertain, distract and educate and this list of April 2018 toy innovations include the numerous ways in which toys are being created and marketed to appeal to children and adults alike.

While most aspects of daily life seem to have received tech-infused makeovers, toys remain largely technology-free and serve as a screen-less means of entertainment for children that parents can feel good about. Examples of this include 'Orb Molecules' which present a child with endless combinations of fun designs, or 'PlushCraft' which puts a customizable DIY twist on the classic stuffed toy.

Other notable innovations leverage the playful nature of toys to encourage children to learn something new. KD Group's 'My Loopy' perfectly exemplifies this, as the kid-friendly AI bot encourages young ones to pursue STEAM fields from a young age. Meanwhile, a company called 'STEMtrunk' has launched a toy rental service from which parents can rent numerous educational and STEM-related toys for their children.
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Craft-Based Adventure Games
Craft-Based Adventure Games
'Boxitale' is an App-Connected Crafting Game Driven by a Story
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Animal Toy Fashion Shows
Animal Toy Fashion Shows
Sylvanian Families Created a Tiny Runway to Show Off 40 Couture Outfits
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63
Dessert-Themed Disney Toys
Dessert-Themed Disney Toys
Imperial Toys' D-Lectables are Character-Inspired Confections
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62
Sculpting Clay Stepping Games
Sculpting Clay Stepping Games
Hasbro's 'Don't Step In It' Has Players Avoid a Squishy Compound
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61
Heroic Kids Games
Heroic Kids Games
Cyberhero League Toys and Games Help Kids to Make Real Global Change
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60
Bioplastic Toy Bricks
Bioplastic Toy Bricks
LEGO is Launching a Range of Sugar Cane-Based Building Blocks
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59
Shattering Sports Toys
Shattering Sports Toys
Zuru's 'Smashers' Come in Containers to Be Destroyed and Rebuilt
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58
Tiny House Toys
Tiny House Toys
The Kidkraft 'Teeny House Dollhouse' Sits on a Trailer Bed for On-the-Go Play
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57
Candy-Flavored Bubbles
Candy-Flavored Bubbles
This Candylicious Bubbles Toy Set Includes a Solution That Can Be Eaten
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56
Scented Pumpkin Squeeze Toys
Scented Pumpkin Squeeze Toys
The Kiibru Squishy Pumpkin is Creme-Scented and Slow-Rising
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55
Atom-Imitating Building Toys
Atom-Imitating Building Toys
Orb Molecules Bond Together for Endless Toy Creation Possibilities
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54
Floral-Accented Bear Figurines
Floral-Accented Bear Figurines
BE@RBRICK Worked Mika Ninagawa on the YOSAKURA Collection
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53
Comic Strip-Inspired Bear Toys
Comic Strip-Inspired Bear Toys
Medicom Toy Released This Eerie-Looking Charlie Brown Bearbrick
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52
Sushi-Themed Chalk Sets
Sushi-Themed Chalk Sets
Twee's Limited-Edition 'Sushi Sidewalk Chalk' Mimics Hand-Made Rolls
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51
Pastry-Making Presses
Pastry-Making Presses
Skyrocket's 'Mini Tarts Pastry Set' Creates Edible, Customizable Treats
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50
Superhero-Inspired Dart Toys
Superhero-Inspired Dart Toys
Nerf's New Line of Blasters are Avengers: Infinity War-Themed
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49
Educational Sculpting Games
Educational Sculpting Games
Sculptapalooza Challenges Players to Make Foam Masterpieces
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48
Disney-Themed Bear Figurines
Disney-Themed Bear Figurines
Medicom Released New Mickey and Minnie Bearbrick Collectibles
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47
Dog-Inspired Collectible Sculptures
Dog-Inspired Collectible Sculptures
Steven Harrington Celebrates the Year of the Dog
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46
Squishy Onion-Scented Toys
Squishy Onion-Scented Toys
This Onion Squishy Toy Relieves Stress and Releases Scents
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45
Sci-Fi Movie LEGO Collections
Sci-Fi Movie LEGO Collections
LEGO's New 230-Piece Tron: Legacy Kit is Based on a Fan-Made Idea
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44
Easter-Themed Plush Toys
Easter-Themed Plush Toys
Build-A-Bear's New Range of Bunny Plush Toys is Perfect for Easter
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43
Canned Travel Games
Canned Travel Games
'Game Night in a Can' is Launching 'Dr. Biscuits’ Radical Road Trip'
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42
Kid-Friendly Cooking Sets
Kid-Friendly Cooking Sets
The MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set Includes Three Recipe Cards
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41
Ice Cream-Inspired Molding Toys
Ice Cream-Inspired Molding Toys
Play Visions' Color-Changing Floof Inspires a Sensory Experience
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40
DIY Fabric Plush Toys
DIY Fabric Plush Toys
PlushCraft Lets Kids Create Their Own Fabric-Based Friends
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39
Social STEM Robots
Social STEM Robots
KD Group's 'My Loopy' Uses AI and Sensors to Interact with Kids
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38
Googly-Eyed Color-Shifting Putties
Googly-Eyed Color-Shifting Putties
'Putty Peeps' Change Color Based on Their Temperature
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37
Pickle Jar Plush Toys
Pickle Jar Plush Toys
Etsy's plushoff Shop Offers a Range of Food-Inspired Toy Items
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36
Precise Miniature Cross Bows
Precise Miniature Cross Bows
The Bowman by Uncommon Carry Has a Sharp Handmade Design
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35
Squishy Plush Toy Expansions
Squishy Plush Toy Expansions
Squishmallows Have Expanded to Offer a Line of Tiny Collectibles
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34
Squishy Food-Themed Collectibles
Squishy Food-Themed Collectibles
'Smooshy Mushy' is a New Line of Scented, Slow-Rise Pets
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33
Green Phosphorescent Putties
Green Phosphorescent Putties
This INWISH Glowing Putty is Apt for Kid and Adult Use
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32
Car-Themed Lifestyle Collections
Car-Themed Lifestyle Collections
BMW Created a MINI Lifestyle Collection for Kids
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31
Toy-Inspired Toothbrushes
Toy-Inspired Toothbrushes
These Children's Toothbrushes by Studio HSNDGR are Rubberized
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30
App-Inspired Worm Toys
App-Inspired Worm Toys
These Bonkers Toys Collectibles Offer a Tangible Version of Slither.io
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29
Sushi-Building Children's Toys
Sushi-Building Children's Toys
Toyella Created a Skill-Developing Sushi Maki Puzzle Game for Kids
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28
Interactive Fleece Toys
Interactive Fleece Toys
The Werzid Toy Collection is Ambiguous to Encourage Imaginative Play
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27
Elegantly Designed Nutcrackers
Elegantly Designed Nutcrackers
The Torq Nutcracker is a Useful Tool with Stunning Aesthetics
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26
Women-Celebrating Dolls
Women-Celebrating Dolls
Mattel's Inspiring Women Series of Barbie Dolls Was Made for Women's Day
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25
Child Influencer-Created Toys
Child Influencer-Created Toys
Bonkers Toys Launched Ryan's World with YouTube's Ryan's ToysReview
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24
Multifunctional Baby Food Feeders
Multifunctional Baby Food Feeders
Naturebond's Unique Accessories are Both Functional and Playful
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23
Huggable Monkey Toys
Huggable Monkey Toys
WowWee's Interactive Fingerlings Hugs Plush Toys Have Extra-Long Arms
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22
Mexican Artist Doll Collectibles
Mexican Artist Doll Collectibles
The 'FRIDIS' Art Toy Collection is 3D-Printed and Handpainted
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21
Educational Toy Rental Services
Educational Toy Rental Services
'STEMtrunk' Lets Parents Rent New STEM Toys for Their Young Ones
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20
Geometric Wooden Rocking Animals
Geometric Wooden Rocking Animals
CAVALCADE Transforms Single Pieces of Wood into Fun Toys
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19
Collectible Gross-Out Toys
Collectible Gross-Out Toys
Jakks Pacific's Squish-Dee-Lish Wacky Series is Packed in Mystery Bags
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18
Collectible Stuffed Toy Playsets
Collectible Stuffed Toy Playsets
Soft'n Slo Squishies are Collectible Toys with Varying Designs
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17
Family-Friendly AR Apps
Family-Friendly AR Apps
The EVOKE App Brings Real-World Art to Life Through Mobile Screens
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16
Furniture Puzzle Toys
Furniture Puzzle Toys
Tactic Games' Mini Home Sets Combine Design with Building Challenges
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15
Modular Wooden Animals
Modular Wooden Animals
FableWood Toys are Meant to Support Creativity and Free Expression
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14
Moon-Inspired Stress Balls
Moon-Inspired Stress Balls
Makiko Yoshida Creates a Series of Stress Relief Toys
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13
Bath-Friendly Grooming Toys
Bath-Friendly Grooming Toys
Moose Toys' Scruff-a-Luvs Begin as Matted Balls to Be Washed
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12
Shape-Shifting Plush Toys
Shape-Shifting Plush Toys
Morph Toy Gets Fluffier the More You Play with It
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11
Soaking Watermelon Toys
Soaking Watermelon Toys
Yulu's 'Watermelon Smash' Turns Cooling Off with Water into a Fun Game
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10
Rescue Animal Toys
Rescue Animal Toys
‘Rescue Runts’ Inspire Kids to Care for Pets in Need of Love
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9
Inflatable Shoulder Bags
Inflatable Shoulder Bags
Mary Katrantzou Created Two Whimsical Aquatic-Themed Purses for Spring
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8
Floating Fidget Spinner Holders
Floating Fidget Spinner Holders
The Fidget Spinner Hover Platform Turns the Toy into an Art Piece
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Interactive Erupting Toys
Interactive Erupting Toys
Skyrocket's 'Grumblies' Can Be Calmed Down or Provoked
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6
Modern Puzzle Block Toys
Modern Puzzle Block Toys
PAP YAY is a Colorful and Design-forward 10-piece Block Toy
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5
Tangled Sensory Toys
Tangled Sensory Toys
Tangle Creations' Tangle Jr. Hairy is an Interactive Fidget Cube Alternative
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4
Gold-Plated Desktop Toys
Gold-Plated Desktop Toys
The 'Halospheres' Spin at 3,600RPM and Create a Soothing Experience
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3
DIY Cardboard Tool Kits
DIY Cardboard Tool Kits
The Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset Enables Creativity
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2
Squishy Poop-Themed Toys
Squishy Poop-Themed Toys
'Sticky the Poo' from Hog Wild is a Seriously Gross Toy for Kids
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1
Kid-Friendly Balance Toys
Kid-Friendly Balance Toys
Rocksteady Creates Toys to Help Kids Grow and Learn
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