Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 402,975 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,052 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 341,271 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,052 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 341,271 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 402,975 cutting edge ideas.

Top 40 Toy Trends in September

From Edible Fidget Spinners to Mathematical Desk Toys

— September 28, 2017 — Life-Stages
No matter one's current age, everyone can remember their favorite childhood toy; that's the potential impact that the September 2017 toy trends can have on the future of adults. Toys might seem like the definition of trivial, inconsequential trifles, but they clearly affect people more dramatically than much of the information that they gather through years of schooling. The emotional connections that children make with their toys shouldn't be undervalued.

Interactivity is crucial for toys to connect with kids in the manner mentioned above. FurReal's Roarin' Tyler, for example, is a tiger stuffed animal that can actually hold conversations with kids, making it far more engaging that the typical stuffed animal that would be in kids' rooms.
6.7
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
39
Lookalike Doll Competitions
Lookalike Doll Competitions
Lottie Dolls is Now Creating Toys 'Inspired by Real Kids'
<
38
3D-Printed Robot Toys
3D-Printed Robot Toys
Interactive Robogami from CSAIL Lets Users Mix and Match Components
<
37
Hand-Controlled Coding Kits
Hand-Controlled Coding Kits
Kano's Motion Sensor Kit Creates Gesture-Based Games and More
<
36
Retro Toy-Themed Stamps
Retro Toy-Themed Stamps
These Special-Edition Royal Mail Stamps Celebrate Vintage Playthings
<
35
Kid-Friendly VR Goggles
Kid-Friendly VR Goggles
Merge Virtual Reality Goggles Let Users Interact with Digital Objects
<
34
Magical Literature Card Games
Magical Literature Card Games
'Cards Against Potter' Puts a Wizardly Spin on the Game
<
33
Golfer Drinking Games
Golfer Drinking Games
Beer Pong Golf Switches Up How the Classic Drinking Game is Played
<
32
One-Touch 3D Printers
One-Touch 3D Printers
'Toybox' is an Easy-to-Use, Kid-Friendly 3D Printer for Crafting Toys
<
31
Medieval Fantasy Tarot Cards
Medieval Fantasy Tarot Cards
The Game of Thrones Tarot Card Set is Ideal for Fans of the Franchise
<
30
Soundtrack-Accompanied Bedtime Stories
Soundtrack-Accompanied Bedtime Stories
The 'Novel Effect' App Uses Voice Recognition Technology
<
29
Transforming Toy Batteries
Transforming Toy Batteries
The Transformers Optimus Prime Converting Power Bank is Special Edition
<
28
Monster-Building Card Games
Monster-Building Card Games
'Bears vs Babies' is From the Creators of Exploding Kittens
<
27
Digital Crossover Board Games
Digital Crossover Board Games
The Uncharted: Monopoly Board Game Expands the Franchise
<
26
Beat-Blasting Flying Discs
Beat-Blasting Flying Discs
The Tucker 'Disc Jock-e' Flying Discs Play Your Favorite Tunes
<
25
Aquatic Card Table Sets
Aquatic Card Table Sets
The Swimline Game Station Set Comes with Waterproof Playing Cards
<
24
Glow-in-the-Dark Art Figurines
Glow-in-the-Dark Art Figurines
The Art History Heroes Collectibles Now Include da Vinci
<
23
Conversation-Starting Board Games
Conversation-Starting Board Games
The 'Personalitree' Conversation Game Gets Participants Chatting
<
22
Edible Fidget Spinners
Edible Fidget Spinners
This Fidget Toy Takes the Form of a Handheld Pie Snack
<
21
Child-Friendly Pollution Detectors
Child-Friendly Pollution Detectors
'Urban Canaries' Teach Kids About the Dangers of Unclean Air
<
20
Body-Launching Water Toys
Body-Launching Water Toys
The Fat Boys Blob Launch Pad Offers Intense Fun on the Water
<
19
Digital LEGO Cameras
Digital LEGO Cameras
This Functioning Camera is Made from Bright Building Blocks
<
18
Cornhole Golf Accessories
Cornhole Golf Accessories
The 'TEEBAGS' Golf Cornhole Game Works with Existing Equipment
<
17
Combative Unicorn Card Games
Combative Unicorn Card Games
'Unstable Unicorns' is Card Game That Pits Friends Against Another
<
16
Vacation-Edition Board Games
Vacation-Edition Board Games
The Game of Life Now Features Vacation Cards Inspired by TripAdvisor
<
15
Connected Chromatic Music Toys
Connected Chromatic Music Toys
Specdrums Let Users Tap Objects to Create Music
<
14
Inflatable Furniture Concepts
Inflatable Furniture Concepts
This Furniture for Children Replaces Screws with Balloons
<
13
Interactive Robotic Tiger Toys
Interactive Robotic Tiger Toys
The furReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger Responds Back to Kids
<
12
Retro Video Game Controllers
Retro Video Game Controllers
The NES 30 Arcade Stick Controller Works on the Nintendo Switch
<
11
Collectible Egg Carton Toys
Collectible Egg Carton Toys
Hatchimals' Newest 'Colleggtibles' for Kids Take the Form of Cartons
<
10
Moon-Shaped Rocking Chairs
Moon-Shaped Rocking Chairs
A Half-Moon Has Been Added to Maison Deux's Rocking Chair Collection
<
9
App-Enabled Children's Toys
App-Enabled Children's Toys
Sphero: SPRK Edition is Teaching Kids of All Ages to Code
<
8
Luxury Yoyo Toys
Luxury Yoyo Toys
Louis Vuitton is Now Selling a $270 'YOYO ROY' Designer Toy
<
7
Non-Linear Building Blocks
Non-Linear Building Blocks
The Bokah Blocks Wooden Construction Toys Expand Creative Boundaries
<
6
Walking-Friendly Water Flippers
Walking-Friendly Water Flippers
The 'TailFins' Swim Fins Enable Users to Walk and Climb
<
5
Paper Component Toys
Paper Component Toys
The 'Papier Machine' Printed Circuits are Compiled in a Book
<
4
Contoured Animal Infant Pillows
Contoured Animal Infant Pillows
The Rainbow Fox Elephant Plush Animal Pillow is for Newborn Naps
<
3
Bamboo Toy Cars
Bamboo Toy Cars
These Eco Toys Made from Bamboo Shoots are Natural, Beautiful and Sustainable
<
2
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Smilo's Baby Products Were Designed by Dentists and Engineers
<
1
Mathematical Desktop Toys
Mathematical Desktop Toys
The 'Oloid' Desk Sculpture is Designed Mathematically Perfect
<