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Top 45 Toy Trends in October

From Empowering Red Carpet Dolls to Air-Purifying Hula Hoops

— October 12, 2015 — Life-Stages
Empowering, inclusive and eco-conscious are just some of the ways to describe these October 2015 toys. In addition to red carpet dolls that fight racism -- a Zendaya red carpet replica doll celebrates the Disney star's exotic beauty -- along with air-purifying hula hoops that promote active play without damaging the environment.

Whether cleaning the air, teaching children to code or promoting gender equality, the month's toys are no longer solely about entertainment but aim to educate and empower children of all ages. In addition to inclusive dolls and tech-powered products, these October 2015 toys also include contemporary baby accessories like multi-functional playpens and even eco rattles that are made from organic cotton.

Other favorites include customizable bicycles that grow with one's child while saving budget-conscious parents money in the long run.
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Mother-Honoring Children's Books
Mother-Honoring Children's Books
This New Book Celebrates the Strength of Single Mothers
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43
Feline Puzzle Games
Feline Puzzle Games
This Cat Jenga Game Stacks Tiny Kitten Figurines in Place of Rectangles
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42
Educational Menstruating Dolls
Educational Menstruating Dolls
The Lammily Doll Now Comes with Her Own Period Book and Pad Kit
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41
Levitating Toy Trains
Levitating Toy Trains
This Takara Tomy Train Works Just Like the Record-Breaking Maglev Train
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40
Playful Programming Books
Playful Programming Books
This Educational Series Introduces Infants to Computer Science
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39
Illuminated Giraffe Toys
Illuminated Giraffe Toys
The Soothe & Glow Giraffe From Fisher-Price Calms Infants' Senses
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38
Sandwich-Building Card Games
Sandwich-Building Card Games
The 'Sandwich Master' Game Brings Culinary Enrichment to Game Night
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37
Air-Purifying Hula-Hoops
Air-Purifying Hula-Hoops
This Smart Hula-Hoop by Quadruple H Encourages Health & Wellness
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36
Portable Toy Waterparks
Portable Toy Waterparks
This Packable Plaything Features a Miniature Waterpark For Children
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35
Orchestral Audio Toys
Orchestral Audio Toys
The Mozart Magic Cube Stimulates a Baby's Senses
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34
Jungle-Themed Baby Vehicles
Jungle-Themed Baby Vehicles
The Fisher-Price 3-in-1 'Bounce-Stride & Ride Elephant'
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33
Evil Clown Bear Figurines
Evil Clown Bear Figurines
This Collectible Bearbrick Pays Tribute to the Joker
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32
Building Block Vending Machines
Building Block Vending Machines
This LEGO Coca-Cola Machine Works Just Like the Real Thing
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31
Robot Building Subscriptions
Robot Building Subscriptions
This Service Delivers a New Robot Part Each Month
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30
Augmented Reality Coloring Books
Augmented Reality Coloring Books
Disney's New App Will Make a Child's Artwork 3D
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29
Interactive Playground Robots
Interactive Playground Robots
This Mobile Play Structure Invites Children to Interact with Robots
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28
Crime Boss Potato Toys
Crime Boss Potato Toys
This Mr. Potato Head Doll Wears the Breaking Bad Heisenberg Hat
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27
Neon Glowing Sand
Neon Glowing Sand
This Glow in the Dark Kinetic Sand Lets Kids Customize the Appearance
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26
Instructional Building Block Books
Instructional Building Block Books
'The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling' Defines a Meticulous Craft
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25
Illuminated Building Blocks
Illuminated Building Blocks
Light Stax Electric Light Blocks Provide a Playful Look and Feel
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24
Literacy-Promoting Kid's Meals
Literacy-Promoting Kid's Meals
This Fast Food Campaign Encourages Families to Read Together
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23
Practical Playmat Beds
Practical Playmat Beds
Mamas & Papas' Babyplay 4-in-1 Playmat and Activity Gym is Fun and Engaging
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22
Shark-Faced Bear Toys
Shark-Faced Bear Toys
This Limited Figurine Celebrates 10 Years of Bathing Ape's Shark Hoodie
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21
Nameless Coloring Supplies
Nameless Coloring Supplies
'Nameless Paints' Avoid Restricting Imagination by Labeling Color Names
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20
Red Carpet Replica Dolls
Red Carpet Replica Dolls
This Zendaya Barbie Wears Her Iconic Look from the 2015 Oscars
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19
Ethnically Diverse Dolls
Ethnically Diverse Dolls
Ikuzi Dolls Offer Little Girls Options When it Comes to Toys
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18
Boozy Block-Building Games
Boozy Block-Building Games
This Re-Invented Jenga Game Incorporates Playful Recreational Drinking
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17
Educational Robot-Building Apps
Educational Robot-Building Apps
The 'Robo Wunderkind' Toy Teaches Young Children Coding Skills
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16
Reusable Wooden Landscape Puzzles
Reusable Wooden Landscape Puzzles
Horizons is a Modern Game Made from Unused Wood Pieces
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15
Eco Rattle Toys
Eco Rattle Toys
Re-Think It's Organic Cotton Rattle Encourages Sustainability
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14
Educational Air Purifiers
Educational Air Purifiers
This Virtual Vase Has Three Intelligent, Kid-Focused Functions in One
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13
Robotic Bird Pets
Robotic Bird Pets
The 'Little Live Pets Clever Keet' are Robotic Parakeets for Children
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12
Plush Intergalactic Robot Toys
Plush Intergalactic Robot Toys
This Star Wars BB-8 Plush is a Cuddly Collector's Item
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11
Concrete Ping Pong Tables
Concrete Ping Pong Tables
This Mature Table Tennis Piece is for Players Who Appreciate Aesthetics
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10
Personalized LEGO Portraits
Personalized LEGO Portraits
Two Three Bricks Customized LEGO Figurines to Look Like You
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9
Deconstruction Toy Kits
Deconstruction Toy Kits
The SmartLab 'Wrecking Ball' Lets Children Both Build and Destroy
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8
Delectable Animal Toys
Delectable Animal Toys
Lucky Squid Studios' 'Fruitimals' are Fun Plush Food Animals
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7
Interactive Teddy Bears
Interactive Teddy Bears
The Smart Toy Bear Connects to an App to Teach Kids Lessons
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6
Celebrity Copycat Dolls
Celebrity Copycat Dolls
This Line of Bratz Dolls Honors the Influential Emmy Award Attendees
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5
Piggy Bank Apps
Piggy Bank Apps
Clever Kash is a Digital Piggy Bank That Lets Children Experience Tangible Wealth
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4
Gender-Neutral Dollhouses
Gender-Neutral Dollhouses
This Modular Dollhouse Collection Promotes Shared Play
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3
Overcomplicated Kids Toys
Overcomplicated Kids Toys
The 13 x 13 x 13 Rubik's Cube by YJ MoYu is Impossibly Difficult
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2
Rapper Action Figures
Rapper Action Figures
This Travis Scott Toy Features a Realistic Design
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1
Off-Road Child Cars
Off-Road Child Cars
This Luxurious Land Rover Kids' Pedal Car is Perfectly Built to Scale
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