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Appealing to children and adults alike, toys have a way of striking up a sense of excitement and nostalgia. Offering the latest in children’s entertainment, educational play and toy innovation, Trend Hunter’s toys category will bring you the most cutting edge trends in consumer play.
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Iconic Kids Show Figurines
Iconic Kids Show Figurines
Youtooz Unveils Limited-Edition "Dissected" Charlie Brown Figurine
Youtooz, a company specializing in pop culture-focused collectibles, has teamed up with Peanuts to extend its ‘Revealed’ line, which celebrates iconic franchises. The new collaboration... MORE
Sci-Fi Foam Dart Blasters
Sci-Fi Foam Dart Blasters
The NERF x Star Wars EE-3 Blaster is Intricately Designed
The NERF x Star Wars EE-3 Blaster has been unveiled by NERF LMTD as a toy version of character Boba Fett’s namesake weapon that will provide avid fans or collectors alike with a must-have... MORE
Calming Desktop Novelty Items
Calming Desktop Novelty Items
‘The Peaceful Lotus’ Looks Like It is Floating on Water
‘The Peaceful Lotus’ is the perfect desk accessory for anyone who gets stressed out and needs help relaxing. Each toy kit comes with a simple pink Lotus flower that looks like it is floating on... MORE
Miniature Bowling Toy Kits
Miniature Bowling Toy Kits
The ‘Glow 'N' Bowl’ is a Fun, Desk-Sized Version of the Sport
The ‘Glow ‘n’ Bowl’ is a fun way to pass the time. Reminiscent of Friday and Saturday night glow-in-the-dark midnight bowling, the toy kit brings the bowling alley right to... MORE
Compact Game Boards
Compact Game Boards
The 'Roll Up Chess and Checkers Set' is Durable and Travel-Friendly
The ‘Roll Up Chess and Checkers Set’ is perfect for those who are always on the go. The game set is made from high-quality materials like polyurethane and beechwood, making them solid and... MORE
Two-In-One Plush Sets
Two-In-One Plush Sets
The Cute Animal Pillow with Blanket is Unique and Practical
The ‘Cute Animal Pillow with Blanket’ is the perfect home accessory as it is a two-in-one. The animal pillow has a zipper at the opening that contains a blanket inside. It is perfect for on-the-... MORE
Educational Anatomy Toys
Educational Anatomy Toys
The Giant Heart with Hidden Cells Teaches Kids the Anatomy of the Heart
The ‘Giant Heart with Hidden Cells’ makes teaching science fun and does so in an adorable fashion. The heart is an important organ and learning how it functions is vital in early... MORE
DIY Colourful Dough Sets
DIY Colourful Dough Sets
'the dough project' Makes All-Natural Children-Friendly Modeling Dough
‘the dough project’ keeps kids’ health and safety in mind when creating modeling dough for them to play with. The creator of the dough project is Chelsea Milkman, a former... MORE
Gender Neutral Toy
Traditionally gendered kid's toys are being marketed without gender in mind
Trend - Toy brands are releasing gender-neutral versions of toys that were once typically marketed to one gender or another--in response to changing social norms and understandings of gender in North America in-particular.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better cater to consumers' increasingly progressive ideals?
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DIY Miniature Science Sculptures
DIY Miniature Science Sculptures
The ‘DIY Volcano In A Box’ is a Science-Inspired Activity
The ‘DIY Volcano In A Box’ is the perfect scientific-grade school activity. Popular media has shown kids making exploring volcanos made from paper-mâché and wires, and this kit has everything... MORE
Structure Building Cards
Structure Building Cards
The 'House of Cards Building Kit' Takes Card Building to the Next Level
Building houses out of cards is a go-to pastime when there is nothing else to do but the ‘House of Cards Building Kit’ puts a spin on the simple activity. Each card in the deck has six slots for... MORE
DIY Music Boxes
DIY Music Boxes
The Make Your Own Music Box Aims to instill Nostalgia Through Music
The Make Your Own Music Box is a DIY project created by Kikkerland Design.  Users can compose their own melodies to create a completely unique music box. Kikkerland Design understands the... MORE
Humorous Cat Collectables
Humorous Cat Collectables
The ‘Tired Cats Gachapon’ Has Five Mystery Figures to Collect
Cat lovers and meme enthusiasts will love the ‘Tired Cats Gachapon’ collectible. Each tired-looking cat comes in an upright sitting position with its eyes closed and body relaxed. The... MORE
Nostalgic Song Games
Nostalgic Song Games
Players Can Test Their Music Knowledge with the 80s and 90s Hum the Song Game
Music enthusiasts can test their knowledge with the ‘80s and 90s Hum the Song Game.’ The 80s and 90s had many iconic songs, genres, and artists who have defined popular culture as we... MORE
Storytelling Snowboarding Dolls
Storytelling Snowboarding Dolls
The 2022 American Girl of the Year is a Snowboarder & Big Sister
The 2022 American Girl of the Year was recently unveiled as Corinne Tan, a Chinese-American who grew up in Aspen, Colorado. Corrine is the big sister to Gwynn (a 14.5” companion doll) and the... MORE
Dad Jokes Party Games
Dad Jokes Party Games
'Laughing at Dad Jokes' is a Party Game That Will Get Everyone Laughing
The ‘Laughing at Dad Jokes’ party game will get everyone giggling and rolling their eyes. Dad jokes are funny and punny, and this game challenges players not to react to win the game. The deck... MORE
Sports Bingo Games
Sports Bingo Games
Sports Bingo Cards Makes Watching Sports Even More Fun and Competitive
Sports Bingo Cards enhance the viewing pleasure of any sports game. Uncommon Goods has four variations for sports fans, like the Basketball Bingo Set, the Football Bingo Set, Baseball Bingo Set, and... MORE
Generational Trivia Games
Generational Trivia Games
Age Gap is a Trivia Game That Challenges Kids and Adults Knowledge
Finding a game that everyone will enjoy for a family game night can be difficult, but ‘Age Gap’ is a game everyone can settle with. The game’s description says it was “designed to help big... MORE
Decluttering Toy Initiatives
Decluttering Toy Initiatives
Mattel's #TaptoRebox Initiative Recovers & Reuses Pre-Loved Toys
With the start of a brand new year, people are eager to start new beginnings and the #TaptoRebox initiative from Mattel helps family households start fresh. After launching its toy takeback program,... MORE
Exclusive Cat Figurines
Exclusive Cat Figurines
The BAM Exclusive Disney Pop! Vinyl of the Cheshire Cat Glows in the Dark
The ‘BAM Exclusive Disney Pop! Vinyl - Glow in the Dark Cheshire Cat’ is as unique as the character it portrays. The Cheshire Cat is a fictional character from Lewis Carroll’s 1865... MORE
Anatomical Plush Toys
Anatomical Plush Toys
The Giant Skull with Hidden Organs Makes Learning Entertaining and Fun
The ‘Giant Skull with Hidden Organs’ makes teaching the anatomy of the organs in the skull fun and entertaining. The skull contains many essential features, and learning about them when... MORE
play_circle_filled Iconic Ride-Inspired Games
Iconic Ride-Inspired Games
Disney It’s a Small World - Collector’s Edition Provides Family Fun
The Disney It’s a Small World - Collector’s Edition is the perfect addition for those looking for a fun, family-friendly game to add to game night. The game design takes inspiration from the... MORE
Fairytale Mystery Games
Fairytale Mystery Games
The Fairytale Files Interactive Murder Mysteries is Fun and Challenging
‘The Fairytale Files Interactive Murder Mysteries’ takes classic fairytales and adds a murder mystery twist for players to enjoy. The two fairytales that the game takes inspiration from are... MORE
Competitive Conversation Card Games
Competitive Conversation Card Games
The Debatable Party Game Will Get Everyone Talking
For those looking for a party game to mix things up at the next game night, why not try out the ‘Debatable party game.’ Debatable is a game that will get everyone talking about various... MORE
Robotic Stress-Relieving Cats
Robotic Stress-Relieving Cats
The Amagami Ham Ham Has Interactive Stress-Reducing Capabilities
The Amagami Ham Ham is a robotic cat designed to help people reduce stress levels. While the toy cat boasts robotic functions, it has a plush and furry design for additional comfort. A Japanese... MORE