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32 Examples of Multifunctional Toys

From Air-Purifying Hula Hoops to Transformative Wooden Robots

— June 9, 2016 — Life-Stages
These multifunctional toys range from transformative wooden robots to dollhouses that double as practical children's chairs. The Dollhouse Chair by Torafu Architects is a standout that is designed to grow with children. The collapsible dollhouse provides hours of fun and transforms into a tidy seat in mere seconds after playtime.

Other notables include modular forts that encourage creativity among kids who can customize the size and shape of their play space. When it comes to traditional toys like building blocks or action figures, a focus on transformation and reconfiguration is also present.

While examples like the Bearbrick x Transformers action figure blend opposing elements to create a modular toy, connected building blocks teach children about construction and engineering and can be made interactive when connected to a tablet or other mobile device. Similarly, multifunctional toys like Povi -- an emotional intelligence robot -- teach children to be aware of their feelings and the feelings of others at a young age, while doubling as an adorable stuffed animal that they will instantly respond positively to.
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Modular Imaging Blocks
Modular Imaging Blocks
The Cambits Imaging System Allows For Convenient Scientific Imaging
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Dual-Purpose Cuddling Toys
Dual-Purpose Cuddling Toys
The Babyera Cuddling Toy Blanket Provides a Two-in-One Design
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Air-Purifying Hula-Hoops
Air-Purifying Hula-Hoops
This Smart Hula-Hoop by Quadruple H Encourages Health & Wellness
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Galactic Novelty Beds
Galactic Novelty Beds
Celebrate Force Friday with a Sci-0Bed Lets You Sleep in a Millennium Falcon
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Vocabulary-Enriching Dolls
Vocabulary-Enriching Dolls
VTech's Baby Doll Toy Teaches Kids Words and Phrases
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Explorer Rockstar Toys
Explorer Rockstar Toys
This Fisher-Price Dora and Friends Guitar Will Appeal to Cartoon Fans
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Sunburn-Prone Dolls
Sunburn-Prone Dolls
The Interactive Nivea Doll Teaches Sun Protection for Kids
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Transformative Play Slides
Transformative Play Slides
This Two-in-One Fisher Price Slide Doubles as a Toy Rocker
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Selfie Singing Toys
Selfie Singing Toys
The 'SelfieMic' Combines a Selfie Stick with Karaoke
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Connected Building Block Kits
Connected Building Block Kits
The 'ROKduino' Robot Building Blocks are an Educational Form of Play
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Robotic Educational Kits
Robotic Educational Kits
The Sony Global Education 'KOOV' Kit Focuses on Teach Kids STEM
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Transforming Tablet Toys
Transforming Tablet Toys
The Xiaomi 'Soundwave' Tablet Shifts from Device to Roboti
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Personalized Puzzle Stools
Personalized Puzzle Stools
One Step Ahead's Stools for Kids are Personalized by Name
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Tablet-Connected Building Blocks
Tablet-Connected Building Blocks
This Toy Bridges the Gap Between Physical and Digital Play
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Flying Vehicle Toys
Flying Vehicle Toys
The 'SpaceRails' Flying Car Drone Toy Shifts Between Land and Sky Seamlessly
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Emotional Intelligence Robots
Emotional Intelligence Robots
Povi is a Storytelling Toy That Sparks Thoughtful Conversations
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Educational Modular Robots
Educational Modular Robots
The Unigear Building Block Toy Robot Teaches Robotics and Construction
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Transformative Gaming Toys
Transformative Gaming Toys
TakaraTomy's Optimus Prime Toy Turns into a Playstation
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Transformative Dinosaur Toys
Transformative Dinosaur Toys
The VTech Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Spur Toy Can Turn into a Truck
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Smartphone-Connected Stuffed Animals
Smartphone-Connected Stuffed Animals
The Oliba Attachment Turns Any Toy into a Smart Object
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Transforming Pop-Up Books
Transforming Pop-Up Books
This Transformers Pop-Up Book Features Paper Autobots and Decepticons
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Multi-Functioning Activity Tables
Multi-Functioning Activity Tables
The Build and Store Activity Table Brings Kids Together
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Braille Alphabet Toys
Braille Alphabet Toys
These Building Block Toys Encourage Literacy and Inclusion
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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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Pop-Up Notebook Dollhouses
Pop-Up Notebook Dollhouses
Rock & Pebble's Pop-Up Book is a Customizable Dollhouse
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Four-in-One Child Scooters
Four-in-One Child Scooters
The Chicco Ride On Scooter Converts to be Fun for Multiple Age Ranges
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Modular Wooden Robots
Modular Wooden Robots
These 'WooBots' Toys are Made of Wood and Transform Into Various Objects
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Cardboard Building Block Branding
Cardboard Building Block Branding
The Packaging for GIGI Bloks is Made from Sustainable Materials
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Sushi Transformer Toys
Sushi Transformer Toys
This Transforming Sushi Set Turns Japanese Cuisine into Action Figures
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Transforming Teddy Bears
Transforming Teddy Bears
The Bearbrick x Transformers Collection Celebrate's Latest Film Release
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Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows
Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows
The 'Nest' Draws Inspiration from a Garden Wheelbarrow
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Collapsible Dollhouse Chairs
Collapsible Dollhouse Chairs
Torafu Architects' Design Transforms from Toy to Furniture Piece
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