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Top 35 Toys Ideas in October

From Plush Storytelling Robots to Free-Play Backpacks

— October 14, 2014 — Life-Stages
Now that the school year is well underway, many of the top October 2014 toys are putting a push on education at home. On the high-tech spectrum, TROBO is a prime example of an app-connected plush toy that appeals to multiple senses, helping kids (and parents) answer complex questions about physics, technology and engineering. Similarly, Prismland is a line of plush personified geometric shapes that is now crowdfunding to develop apps, games and cartoons to enhance the experience of learning basic shapes.

In the spirit of Halloween, there are also numerous toys popping up to celebrate the season. Some fun examples include zombified versions of characters from the Cornetto Trilogy and LittleBits' build-a-pumpkin kit that teaches kids the basics of lighting up a jack-o'-lantern safely with circuitry.
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Mashup Movie Games
Mashup Movie Games
The LEGO Star Wars App Lets You Choose the Ending For Your Own Short Film
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Minuscule Helicopter Toys
Minuscule Helicopter Toys
The Remote Controlled Pico-Falcons are the Smallest in the World
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Plush Storytelling Robots
Plush Storytelling Robots
TROBO is a Cute Doll That Will Help Kids Fall in Love with Learning
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Public Toy Shares
Public Toy Shares
Erez Uman's Jerusalem-Based Toy Library Aims to Bring Children Together
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31
Gamer Avian Plushies
Gamer Avian Plushies
This Flappy Bird Stuffed Animal is Perfect For Fans of the Addictive Game
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30
Adorable Building Block Plushies
Adorable Building Block Plushies
CUBEziez Creates Cubed Blocks That Resembles Wild Animals
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29
STI Awareness Toys
STI Awareness Toys
This Giantmicrobes Plush Toy Takes the Shape of Crabs
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28
Junior Biologist Toys
Junior Biologist Toys
Nature Technicolor's Histological Slides Teach Kids About Living Organisms
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27
Tournament-Hosting Toy Stores
Tournament-Hosting Toy Stores
The Toy Trove Doesn't Just Sell Toys But Hosts Clubs and Tournaments
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Interactive Toddler Tales
Interactive Toddler Tales
Storybook Blocks Allows Children to Actively Play with Favorite Books
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25
Movie-Inspired Arcade Games
Movie-Inspired Arcade Games
The Big Lebowski Pinball Machine is Made for Die Hard Fans
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24
Flexible Army Men Toys
Flexible Army Men Toys
Yoga Joes by Dan Abramson Fight Fitness Stereotypes
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Dessert-Themed Infant Toys
Dessert-Themed Infant Toys
These Donut Rattles from POKETO Resemble Sugary Snacks
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Narrative-Encouraging Book Readers
Narrative-Encouraging Book Readers
This Storytelling App for Kids Exercises Their Imaginations
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21
Actor-Dedicated Puzzle Books
Actor-Dedicated Puzzle Books
Snake Eyes: A Nicolas Cage Activity Book Provides Fun for All Ages
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20
Subway Play Tents
Subway Play Tents
This London Underground Tent Toy For Kids' First Stop is Imagination Station
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19
Feline Puzzle Cubes
Feline Puzzle Cubes
This Hello Kitty Rubik Cube Turns the Popular Anime Cat into a Game
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18
Movie Character Vinyl Toys
Movie Character Vinyl Toys
The Cornetto Trilogy is Immortalized as a Pop Culture Memorabilia
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Mini Car-Driving Robots
Mini Car-Driving Robots
The NAO Robot Can Drive a Miniature Electric Car
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Felt Farm Animal Puppets
Felt Farm Animal Puppets
Etsy's Two Sad Donkeys Shop Features Donkey Toy Marionettes
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15
Adventurous Nesting Dolls
Adventurous Nesting Dolls
These Adventure Time Toys are Re-Imagined Matryoshka Wooden Dools
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14
Chalk Graffiti Sticks
Chalk Graffiti Sticks
Baschz Leeft's Chalk Stick is Shaped Like a Permanent Graffiti Marker
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13
Wooden Disney Princess Toys
Wooden Disney Princess Toys
Etry's Frozen Peg Dolls Celebrate the Animated Film
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12
Multicolored Inflatable Balls
Multicolored Inflatable Balls
The Kaleidoscopic Blow-Up Toys Will Make Kids Light Up in Excitement
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11
Social Toy Weapons
Social Toy Weapons
This Nerf Gun has a Built-In Camera to Capture the Action and Share Videos
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10
Free-Play Backpacks
Free-Play Backpacks
The Play Pack by Meg Czaja Encourages Unstructured Creativity and Imagination
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9
Fanmade Anime Figurines
Fanmade Anime Figurines
Twitter User Taku Morino Superimposes Yo-Kai Watch Cats and Gundam Robots
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8
Girl Construction Toys
Girl Construction Toys
GoldieBlox and The Builder's Survival Kit Teaches Important Skills
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7
Giant Round Stuffed Animals
Giant Round Stuffed Animals
Squishable is a New York Start-Up that Capitalized on Social Media
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Energy-Conscious Toys
Energy-Conscious Toys
Eco Monsters Encourage Resourceful and Sustainable Behavior in Children
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5
Educational Plush Toys
Educational Plush Toys
Prismland Encourages Children to Learn About 3D Shapes and Geometry
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4
Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Takara Tomy's Dessert Maker Toy Turns Eggs into Custard
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3
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
This DIY Halloween Pumpkin Kit Lights Up with Sound
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2
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Friendly Toys Creates Organic Options that Educate and Evoke Emotions
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1
Felt Food Toys
Felt Food Toys
CreationByM Crafts a Diverse Range of Plush and Educational Dishes
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