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Top 40 Toy Trends in June

From Yoga-Posing Plushies to Urban Planning Games

— July 2, 2016 — Life-Stages
Octopus-shaped kites, modular play forts and voice-activated toys are just a few of the top June 2016 toys. These examples include both high-tech and technology-free activities that encourage active and outdoor play, which will be of particular interest to parents and their children in the coming summer months. Some of the most intriguing summer toys include swings, scooters, pools and trampolines that have been reimagined for a new generation.

The rise of 3D printing and maker culture is causing old toys to be introduced as new again. This includes everything from marble mazes to retro gaming consoles, as well as classic games like Battleship, Tic Tac Toe and Connect Four.

Alongside simple 3D-printed toys are other low-tech playthings like board games, forts and plush toys that come in imaginative new forms.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Voice-Activated Accessibility Toys
Voice-Activated Accessibility Toys
360i Created a Toy Line for People Living with Paralysis
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39
Toy Transplant Campaigns
Toy Transplant Campaigns
This Organ Donation Awareness Program Gives Broken Plush Toys New Limbs
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38
Introductory Coding Kits
Introductory Coding Kits
The 'Awesome Shield' At-Home Code School Offer Hands-On Experience
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37
Murderous Fantasy Board Games
Murderous Fantasy Board Games
The Game of Thrones Clue Game Focuses on Treachery and Deceit
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36
Dual-Purpose Cuddling Toys
Dual-Purpose Cuddling Toys
The Babyera Cuddling Toy Blanket Provides a Two-in-One Design
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35
Edible Fruit Brainteasers
Edible Fruit Brainteasers
This Rubik Cube Toy is Painted and Carved from an Apple
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34
Cooperative Card Games
Cooperative Card Games
'Spaceteam' Challenges Players to Work Together to Save a Breaking Rocket
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33
Oversized Octopus Kites
Oversized Octopus Kites
The Giant 3D Octopus Flying Kite Brings the Aquatic Creature to the Skies
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32
Informative Electric Circuit Games
Informative Electric Circuit Games
'Squishy Circuits' Explains Electric Circuits Using Play Dough
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31
DIY Trophy Racing Games
DIY Trophy Racing Games
Xmodule Rewards Players with 3D-Printable Car Trophies
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30
Three-Wheeled Trick Scooters
Three-Wheeled Trick Scooters
The Yvolution 'Y Fliker Carver C5' Drifting Scooter is Extreme
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29
Retro 3D-Printed Games
Retro 3D-Printed Games
'Four in a Row' Reinterprets a Classic Game with Additive Manufacturing
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28
Printable Gaming Consoles
Printable Gaming Consoles
This DIY Game Boy Works as a Handheld Video Game Emulation Station
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27
Smartphone-Connected Racing Toys
Smartphone-Connected Racing Toys
The 3D-Printed 3DRacers Create Smart Racing Car Games
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26
Slot-Connecting Building Blocks
Slot-Connecting Building Blocks
The Boulding Blocks Offer Infinite Construction Opportunities
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25
Connected Bluetooth Dartboards
Connected Bluetooth Dartboards
The 'Gran Board 2' Electronic Dartboard Uses a Smartphone or TV
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24
Military Conflict Board Games
Military Conflict Board Games
The 'This War of Mine' Tabletop Game Blends Role Play with Survival
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23
Printed Naval Games
Printed Naval Games
This Battleship Game Recreates a Classic Guessing Game with 3D Printing
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22
Building Block Pizzas
Building Block Pizzas
This Inedible Piece of Pizza is Recreated Using Colorful LEGO Bricks
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21
Gaming Keyboard Joysticks
Gaming Keyboard Joysticks
The 'KeyStick' is a Nylon Plastic Tool to Transform Ordinary Keyboards
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20
Remixed Gaming Systems
Remixed Gaming Systems
This Project Turns the Classic Nintendo 64s into a Portable Gaming System
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19
Real-Time Driving Games
Real-Time Driving Games
In a Moving Car, 'Mr. Bear Driver' Teaches Kids to Follow Traffic Rules
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18
Redesigned Puzzle Boards
Redesigned Puzzle Boards
The Classic Tic Tac Toe Board is Reimagined with 3D Printing
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17
Off-Roading Stunt Drones
Off-Roading Stunt Drones
Sky Innovations Designs a Highly Capable Land Drone for Off-Road Stunts
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16
3D-Printed Toy Drones
3D-Printed Toy Drones
The Firefly Drone Features Components Created Using a 3D Printer
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15
Urban Planning Games
Urban Planning Games
The Block'hood Video Game Encourages Thinking About Sustainable Growth
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14
UV-Blocking Kiddie Pools
UV-Blocking Kiddie Pools
The Roarin' Shark Inflatable Pool Provides Heat Relief and Sun Protection
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13
Competitive Slingshot Catch Games
Competitive Slingshot Catch Games
The Djubi Classic Slingshot Game Offers a New Take on Catch
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12
Ballet Dancer Barbie Dolls
Ballet Dancer Barbie Dolls
The Latest Shero Barbie Doll Honors Famous Ballerina Misty Copeland
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11
Smartphone Telescope Systems
Smartphone Telescope Systems
This Affordable Amateur Telescope Uses a Phone's Screen for Viewing
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10
Multifunctional Flatbed Swings
Multifunctional Flatbed Swings
The HearthSong 'SkyCurve' Backyard Swing Supports Up to Four Kids
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9
Oversized Luxury Labyrinth Toys
Oversized Luxury Labyrinth Toys
The Massive 3D Labyrinth Orb is Priced at $40,000
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8
Realistic Robotic Dogs
Realistic Robotic Dogs
Wowwee's Robot Dog CHiP Will Act Similar to a Real Dog
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7
Yoga-Posing Plushies
Yoga-Posing Plushies
The Meddy Teddy Encourages Children to be Healthier and More Mindful
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6
3D-Printed Marble Mazes
3D-Printed Marble Mazes
This DIY Marble Machine Toy Explores Fantastical Architecture
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5
Kid-Coding Wearable Tech
Kid-Coding Wearable Tech
The Mover Kit by Technology Will Save Us Fosters Invention and Creativity
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4
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
The 'MiniToy' 3D Printer System Enables Kids to Learn STEAM
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3
Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
The Springfree Trampoline Encourages Kids to Get More Exercise
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2
Modular Children's Forts
Modular Children's Forts
Mon Petit Art's Kid-Friendly Construction Kit Builds a DIY Play Room
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1
Rolling Robotic Toys
Rolling Robotic Toys
This Robot Companion Helps Children with Developmental Disorders
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