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Top 50 Toys Ideas in July

From Active Jumping Mats to Phone-Shaped Water Games

— July 23, 2016 — Life-Stages
Water gun backpacks, solar-powered fishtanks and cans of spray chalk are just a few of the top July 2016 toys that indicate that summer has officially arrived. These toys put an emphasis on skill-building and physical fitness through active outdoor play.

While toys and games can often be a costly investment for many parents, there are dozens of low-cost toys that are emerging to offer endless hours of entertainment. A few of the most inexpensive examples include slingshots that shoot foam balls and pop-up dollhouses that are made from flat cardboard pieces.

In contrast to these low-tech toys, there are also a number of toys being created around technology themes. For instance, Google launched 'Project Bloks' as a tangible way to teach kids to code, while one of Mattel's newest Barbies has been introduced as a game developer character.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Phone-Shaped Water Games
Phone-Shaped Water Games
The Shape of 'Water Fun' Puts a New Spin on Classic Water Toys
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48
Saucer-Launching Toy Guns
Saucer-Launching Toy Guns
These Flying Saucer Shooters Offer Analog Drones for Kids
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47
Celebratory Submarine Model Cars
Celebratory Submarine Model Cars
The Beatles Yellow Submarine Hot Wheels Collection is Funky
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46
Auto-Loading Foam Launchers
Auto-Loading Foam Launchers
The Foam Sling Shot Shooter Packs Multiple Rounds to Keep Playing
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45
Presidential Candidate Response Toys
Presidential Candidate Response Toys
The 'Pocket Donald' 20-Sided Die Offer Donald Trump Quips
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44
Bouncing Meteor Toys
Bouncing Meteor Toys
This Dollar Store Space Toy for Kids Creates Gold and Silver Meteorites
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43
Miniature Dentist Board Games
Miniature Dentist Board Games
These Alligator and Shark Dentist Games are Pocket-Sized
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42
Disc-Launching Toy Guns
Disc-Launching Toy Guns
The Pocket Shot Disc Launcher is a Safer Alternative to Gun Toys
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41
Intergalactic Domination Board Games
Intergalactic Domination Board Games
The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Risk Game is Commemorative
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40
Gamified Programming Apps
Gamified Programming Apps
Apple's 'Swift Playgrounds' Teaches Kids to Code Through Play
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39
Anniversary Intergalactic Action Figures
Anniversary Intergalactic Action Figures
The Mattel Star Trek Series Dolls Celebrate the Franchise
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38
Aquatic Bubble-Blowing Guns
Aquatic Bubble-Blowing Guns
This Clown Fish Bubble Gun Enables Bubbles with Sound Effects
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37
Connected Building Block Kits
Connected Building Block Kits
The 'ROKduino' Robot Building Blocks are an Educational Form of Play
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36
Bear-Shaped Notebooks
Bear-Shaped Notebooks
This Fun Coloring Book for Kids Doubles as a Dress-Up Game
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35
Educational Electronics Kits
Educational Electronics Kits
Play Lab's Kits Encourage Children to Explore and Enjoy Electronics
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34
Fridge Interior Robot Toys
Fridge Interior Robot Toys
The Star Wars BB-8 Robot Fridge Toy Interacts When the Door is Opened
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33
Backpack Water Gun Toys
Backpack Water Gun Toys
These Water Guns are a Fun Toy for Hot Summer Days
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32
Kid-Friendly City Guides
Kid-Friendly City Guides
ZigZag's City Guide for Kids Comes in a Fun and Educational Kit
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31
Cardboard Dollhouse Kits
Cardboard Dollhouse Kits
This Dollar Store Playset Includes a House, Characters and Stickers
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30
LEGO Remote Controls
LEGO Remote Controls
This Remote Control Aims to Make Creations Move Faster
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29
Simplistic Building Blocks
Simplistic Building Blocks
Edo's Cardboard Blocks Give Children Limitless Creation Opportunities
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28
Video Game Board Games
Video Game Board Games
The Super Mario Bros Classic Monopoly Gives the Game an 8-bit Spin
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27
Classroom 3D Printers
Classroom 3D Printers
XYZprinting's 'da Vinci miniMaker' Printer for Kids is Designed for School
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26
Oversized Miniature Racing Vehicles
Oversized Miniature Racing Vehicles
The Anki Overdrive Supertrucks Up the Ante for the Racing Game
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25
Motorized Surfer Figurines
Motorized Surfer Figurines
The RC Surfer 3 is a Mechanical Toy That Simulates Carving a Wave
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24
Interactive Toy Blocks
Interactive Toy Blocks
These Toys Aim to Help the Social Problems That Arise from Autism
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23
Imaginative Fairy Tale Accessories
Imaginative Fairy Tale Accessories
The Irish Fairy Door Company Inspires Kids to Dream
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22
Programmable Robot Toys
Programmable Robot Toys
Marty is a Robot for Kids That Teaches Coding in a Fun Way
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21
Race Car-Inspired Drones
Race Car-Inspired Drones
Vantage Robotics Designed a Drone That's Based on a Formula 1 Race Car
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20
Geometric Dome Playhouses
Geometric Dome Playhouses
Geodome is a Colorful Area for Children to Explore Their Imaginations
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19
Spray Chalk Cans
Spray Chalk Cans
This Non-Toxic Spray Chalk Paint Washes Off with Soap and Water
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18
Active Jumping Mats
Active Jumping Mats
The 'Leaping Long Jump Mat' Challenges Kids to Hop Long Distances
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17
Record-Breaking Toy Guns
Record-Breaking Toy Guns
The World's Largest Nerf Gun is Stuffed with Toilet Plungers
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16
Convertible Kid Scooters
Convertible Kid Scooters
The Globber Adjustable Child Scooter Features a Five-in-One Design
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15
STEM-Teaching Robot Kits
STEM-Teaching Robot Kits
The 'IronBot' Robot Toy Kit Enables Kids to Build their Own Companion
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14
Educational Space Station Toys
Educational Space Station Toys
The Playmobil Space Rocket with Launch Site Toy is Built by Kids
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13
Connected Children's Toy Boxes
Connected Children's Toy Boxes
The Smart Toybox Teaches Children to be Tidy with Games
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12
Smart Alphabet Toys
Smart Alphabet Toys
These Classic Wooden Letters Teach via iPad Apps
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11
DIY Robot Creatures
DIY Robot Creatures
UBTECH's Programmable Robotics Kit is Easy Enough for Kids to Use
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10
Cloud Rocking Horses
Cloud Rocking Horses
The Iconic Cloud by Maison Deux Rethinks the Classic Children's Toy
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9
Soap-Printing Pens
Soap-Printing Pens
Shine's Kid-Safe 'Awamoko' 3D Printing Pens Use Foam Instead of Plastic
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8
Solar-Powered Fish Toys
Solar-Powered Fish Toys
These Terrarium Tanks Provide an Alternative to Real or Robotic Fish
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7
Visual Programming Toys
Visual Programming Toys
The 'Photon' Toy Robot Makes Learning Code Fun and Interactive
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6
Classic LEGO Autos
Classic LEGO Autos
These LEGO Cars Mirror the Design of the Volkswagen Beetle Perfectly
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5
Moldable Soap Toys
Moldable Soap Toys
'Sudsy Dough' is a Bath Toy for Kids That Dries in Air & Dissolves in Water
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4
Classic Artwork Action Figures
Classic Artwork Action Figures
The Vitruvian Man Action Figure Brings a Classic Image to Life
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3
Tangible Coding Toys
Tangible Coding Toys
Google's 'Project Bloks' Uses Toys to Teach Kids How to Code
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2
Customizable Children's Bikes
Customizable Children's Bikes
This Adjustable Bike Intersects Style with Functionality
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1
Intuitive Dinosaur Toys
Intuitive Dinosaur Toys
The CogniToys Dino Combines Fun and Learning in a High-Tech Way
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