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Top 30 Toy Ideas in October

From Hackable Toy Kits to Interactive AR Projectors

— October 30, 2016 — Life-Stages
In the top October 2016 toy ideas, childhood pastimes like hide-and-seek, blowing bubbles and playing arcade games are reinvented in a variety of new forms with help from technology. Some of the most high-tech toys for kids include ones that are "hackable," modular robots and wearable attachments.

One major pattern in these toy ideas is the use of familiar figures and franchises from pop culture as a means of introducing STEM concepts to kids. This is exemplified by the Star Wars-themed Lightsaber Crystal Growing Lab from Uncle Milton, as well as the Finding Dory Bubble Science Kit from Wonder Forge.

Kits remain ever-popular, allowing kids to make everything from their own drones to crystals at home. As well as providing entertainment, these kinds of science-themed kits are filled with educational lessons.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Kid-Centric Museum Pop-Ups
Kid-Centric Museum Pop-Ups
The Interactive Exhibits at Mr. Men's 'Mini Museum' are "Child-Sized"
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29
Voice-Controlled Video Games
Voice-Controlled Video Games
This Innovative Video Game is Controlled By Children's Speech
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28
Hybrid Aerospace Toys
Hybrid Aerospace Toys
This Rocket Builder Toy Comes to Life in Mickey's Magical Math World App
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27
Flexible Toy Bricks
Flexible Toy Bricks
Flexo Allows for Greater Diversity in the Creations It Can Be Used to Make
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26
Programmable LEGO Drones
Programmable LEGO Drones
The Flybrix Drone is a Kid-Friendly Toy Built Out of Standard LEGO Bricks
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25
Commemorative Toy-Building Promotions
Commemorative Toy-Building Promotions
This In-Store Promotion Celebrates National Teddy Bear Day
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24
Interactive Reactionary Toy Cats
Interactive Reactionary Toy Cats
The FurReal Friends Bootsie Toy Responds to Cuddling and Treats
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23
Bubble Experiment Kits
Bubble Experiment Kits
Wonder Forge's Science Kit for Kids is a Finding Dory-Themed STEM Toy
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22
Automotive LEGO Kits
Automotive LEGO Kits
This Caterham 620R Kit Lets You Recreate a Supercharged Road Car
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21
Robotics-Teaching Toy Cars
Robotics-Teaching Toy Cars
The 'Blinkgogo' Robotics Kit Incorporates STEM Education Fundamentals
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20
Space-Saving Arcade Games
Space-Saving Arcade Games
The VPcabs Vertigo Upright Virtual Pinball Game is Classically Inspired
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19
Hide-and-Seek Stuffed Toys
Hide-and-Seek Stuffed Toys
The Hide-N-Seek Stuffed Panda Gives Clues to its Location
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18
Pachydermic Piggy Banks
Pachydermic Piggy Banks
The 'Elli' Piggy Bank is a Fun Way to Teach Kids to Save Money
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17
Children's Language Games
Children's Language Games
Ligumi Play Teaches Children Languages with Augmented Reality Toys
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16
Stabilized Commuter Skateboards
Stabilized Commuter Skateboards
The 'Skatro' Mini Cruiser Skateboard Provides Optimal Balance
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15
Crystal Growing Kits
Crystal Growing Kits
The Lightsaber Crystal Growing Lab Allows Kids to Create Real Crystals
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14
Child-Sized Supercars
Child-Sized Supercars
The 'Ride On Electric' McLaren P1 is for Kids Three to Six
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13
Remote Control Bumper Cars
Remote Control Bumper Cars
The 'Galaxy Zega' Toys Pit Miniature Tanks Against One Another
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12
Hackable Toy Kits
Hackable Toy Kits
The Fuze Play 'Zubi Flyer' Lets Kids Build, Hack and Play
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11
Cooperative Wizard Board Games
Cooperative Wizard Board Games
The Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Deck Building Game is Magical
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10
Fantasy Film Drone Toys
Fantasy Film Drone Toys
Spin Master's Star Wars-Themed Drones Let Kids Shoot Down the Death Star
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9
Superhero Science Kits
Superhero Science Kits
The Spider-Man Web Creator Lab Lets Kids Create Their Own Spider Webs
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8
Mind-Controlled Hologram Toys
Mind-Controlled Hologram Toys
The Force Trainer II Lets Kids Re-Enact Famous Jedi Challenges
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7
Exotic Interactive Robot Pets
Exotic Interactive Robot Pets
The Zoomer Hedgiez Robotic Pet Performs, Reacts and Plays
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6
Stylish Toy Rocking Animals
Stylish Toy Rocking Animals
The Enko Creatio 'Enzoo' is Chicly Designed for Modern Homes
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5
Modular Refuse Robots
Modular Refuse Robots
The 'Junkbot' DIY Robot Kit Turns Household Objects into Robotics
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4
AI-Assisted Racing Toys
AI-Assisted Racing Toys
'Hot Wheels AI' is a Modernized Version of the Classic Race Car Toys
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3
Interactive AR Projectors
Interactive AR Projectors
The 'Egger' Media Projector is Designed with Children in Mind
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2
Family-Friendly Scooters
Family-Friendly Scooters
The Space Scooter is a New Way for Families to Get Active
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1
Toy Canine Carry-On
Toy Canine Carry-On
This Cute Kids' Luggage Serves a Second Function as a Plaything
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