Our Toy Trend Expert Reyne Rice is at Spielwarenmesse in Nuremburg, Germany – which is the largest annual toy fair in the world! With attendees from 120 countries, this show covers 42 football fields. Here’s a look at some of the hottest toy trends.
The Beyond Reality trend represents technology and combines play from physical and digital worlds. The LEGO Group from Denmark partnered with Mojang to give fans of a ll ages the opportunity to explore the Minecraft world in a physical form and bring their digital creativity to life. The Mine seen here is one of six sets that feature first of their kind LEGO versions of Steve, skeletons, creepers, and more. Builders can recreate or expand their Minecraft world. Now, parents can get in on the fun and play with their kids too! Click here for more information. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!
In the Express Yourself category, it’s all about imagination and creativity. Here, we have Deluxe Charmazing Jewelry collection from Wooky Entertainment in Canada. It offers young designers the chance to create a custom charm bracelet, which they can wear, share, or gift. There are 100 different charms to collect with positive messages designed to inspire and empower girls to create and share beauty in their lives. With the free app, girls can scan their charms into a virtual Charmazing world where they can collect and connect online to track and trade on their way to becoming a Charm Master. Have a peek at these gorgeous gems here. Find them on Facebook and Twitter too!
Another way to express yourself is with movement. The Yoga Spinner Game from Upside Down Games in Argentina is the perfect combination of game play and physical movement for wiggly kids. It promotes yoga, physical fitness, and cooperation. Players spin to choose a card and then perform the pose to collect the cards. When the game is over, the cards can be stored inside the spinner to take the fun with you! Click here for more info, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
The Little Scientists is all about getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. In hands-on experiment in defying gravity, Razor from the United States is bringing the electronic ride on to little kids with the Razor Jr Lil Crazy. This smaller version of the award winning Crazy Cart has been redesigned for younger riders to get in on the drifting action. With simplified controls and a max speed of 2 mph, it provides a fun introduction to the world of spins and drifts. Visit Razor.com for more information. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter!