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Top 50 Toys (for Big Kids) in 2009

From Cougar Barbies to Personalized LEGO

— December 31, 2009 — Micro Reports
This toy trends countdown features the top toy trends in the last year. The countdown is based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our toy trends database, which now has more than 1,551 toy trends.

If you are looking for professional toy trends research and patterns, check out Trend Hunter PRO our 2010 Trend Reports, or our FREE Video of the Top 20 Trends in 2010.

Implications - Whereas adults generally deliberate before making big purchases, youth are indiscriminate in their consumption habits and tend to make impulse buys with their parents' money. As a result, companies engaged in the entertainment business have turned their attention to children, whose interests are typically very valuable.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
49
Fun Food Obsessions
Fun Food Obsessions
Crusty Mr. Toast Speaks to the Simpler Times
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48
Round Rubik's Cubes
Round Rubik's Cubes
The Classic Puzzle Game Gets a Spherical Twist With the Rubik's 360
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47
Aging Child Cartoon Icons
Aging Child Cartoon Icons
Dora the Explorer Grows Up and Outrages Some Parents
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46
Steampunked Monopoly
Steampunked Monopoly
The Popular Board Game Goes Victorian in this DIY Set
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45
Toy-Inspired Interior Design
Toy-Inspired Interior Design
Rubik's Cube Mania Pervades Fashion, Art and Furniture
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44
Precarious Playthings
Precarious Playthings
Controversial Photoshopped Children's Toys
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43
Papercraft Robots
Papercraft Robots
Shin Tanaka Collaborates with Giant Robot Magazine for These Toy Bots
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42
Dodecahedral Puzzle Toys
Dodecahedral Puzzle Toys
The 'Petaminx' is Like a Rubik's Cube on Steroids
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41
Cloned Kid Cartoon Icons
Cloned Kid Cartoon Icons
Mattel and Nick Add Tween “Dora the Explorer” Doll to Lineup
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40
Dolls With Body Hair
Dolls With Body Hair
Super Hairy 'Shave the Baby' Doll is Designed to be Trimmed
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39
Moonwalking Toys
Moonwalking Toys
Michael Jackson Inspires Toys in His Memory
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38
Personalized Mini-Me Dolls
Personalized Mini-Me Dolls
ModelWorks Toys Let You Design Your Own Replica
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37
Honoring Iconic Dolls
Honoring Iconic Dolls
New York Fashion Week Features 50 Barbie Tribute Designer Dresses
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36
Self-Esteem Dolls
Self-Esteem Dolls
Moxie Girlz (the New Bratz) Inspire Confidence, Courage, and Cool
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35
Rebellious Toys
Rebellious Toys
Pierced BeGoth Fashion Dolls with Tattoos Don't Conform to Barbie Beautiful
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34
Gun Stores for Geeks
Gun Stores for Geeks
BrickArms is the Marketplace of Choice for LEGO Weapons
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33
Budget-Friendly DIY Toys
Budget-Friendly DIY Toys
Free Papercraft Projects to Print and Assemble
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32
Whimsical Wall-Mounted Animals
Whimsical Wall-Mounted Animals
Junk and Containers Create Crazy Critter Trophies
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31
Cougar Barbies
Cougar Barbies
Video Makes Fun of Saggy-Boobed, Botox-Loving, 50-Year-Old Barbie
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30
Cute Crocheted Casualties
Cute Crocheted Casualties
Patricia Waller's Art of Wooly Accidents & Hoovering Trunks
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29
Miniature Toy Worlds
Miniature Toy Worlds
Re-Ment Makes Ant-Sized Toy Collection That is Big on Detail
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28
Trekker Modelmania
Trekker Modelmania
Sampling of Lego Star Trek Ships and Sci-Fi Transportation
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27
'Kill Bill' Barbie
'Kill Bill' Barbie
Danny Choo Creates 'Mirai Dollfie,' a Manga-Inspired Murderess
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26
Designer Dollhouse Furniture
Designer Dollhouse Furniture
'Haute Dollhouse' Features Miniature Adler Dioramas for Barbie
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25
DIY Bottle Catamarans
DIY Bottle Catamarans
Recycle Plastic Bottles in Fun Floating Science Project
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24
Gangster School Supplies
Gangster School Supplies
Gun-Shaped Rulers Bring Unnecessary Violence to Classrooms
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23
Custom Mermaid Tails
Custom Mermaid Tails
Mermagica Lets You Live Your Mermaid Dream
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22
3-Faced Dolls
3-Faced Dolls
These Terrifying Toys Will Not Be Destroyed
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21
Scary Scenario Plushies
Scary Scenario Plushies
Upsetting and Macabre Children's Toys
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20
Pixelated LEGO Icons
Pixelated LEGO Icons
Cube Dudes Immortalizes Pop Culture Characters in Block Form
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19
You as An Action Figure
You as An Action Figure
Japanese Toy Company Puts Your Face on Superhero Body
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18
Classic Artwork in LEGO
Classic Artwork in LEGO
These Modern Masterpieces Are Toyrific for Collectors
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17
Inappropriate Playing Cards
Inappropriate Playing Cards
Classic Monopoly Cards are Given an Adult Twist
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16
Fantasy-Filled Architecture
Fantasy-Filled Architecture
Dalki Theme Park Encourages Creativity in Children
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15
Celebrity Barbies
Celebrity Barbies
Donna Anne Transforms Barbie With Famous Faces
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14
Space Lego Photography
Space Lego Photography
Mike Stimpson Creates Fun Pics With Star Wars Toys
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13
Video Game Portraits
Video Game Portraits
Greg de Stefano Brings "Super Smash Bros: Brawl" to Life
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12
Creepy Knit Creations
Creepy Knit Creations
Psychotic Handcrafted Objects are Maniacally Morbid
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11
Body Modification Barbies
Body Modification Barbies
"Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie" Lets Girls Play With Temporary Tattoos
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10
Huge LEGO Ships
Huge LEGO Ships
Japanese Warship 'Yamato' Took More than 6 Years to Build
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9
Fairytale Chandeliers
Fairytale Chandeliers
WhimsicalCollections Handmade Children's Fantasy Lighting
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8
Paper Animal Faces
Paper Animal Faces
Zid Zid Kid's Masks Make Beasts of Children
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7
Pop Culture Icons as Bunnies
Pop Culture Icons as Bunnies
Amigurumi Knit Rabbits Inspired by Famous Horror Flicks
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6
Girlie Pop Culture Inking
Girlie Pop Culture Inking
Barbie Tattoos Let You Mark Yourself In Honor of Your Favorite Doll
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5
Real-Life Barbie Cars
Real-Life Barbie Cars
Sparkling Pink Fiat 500 Gift For Barbie's 50th Birthday
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4
Macabre Figurines
Macabre Figurines
An Ex-Mortician Customizes Custom Creepy Dolls
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3
Life-Sized Barbie Mansions
Life-Sized Barbie Mansions
Jonathan Adler Designs Real Malibu Dream House
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2
Personalized LEGO Figurines
Personalized LEGO Figurines
LEGO Geeks Make Their Own Custom Characters
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1
Overweight Toys
Overweight Toys
Fat Barbie, Superman and LEGO Figures Highlight Child Obesity
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