Toy Fair New York kicks off this weekend and I’ve got a sneak peek at some of the coolest toys and games for 2016.
LEGO continues to be a leader in the construction category and are expanding the LEGO DUPLO line with “My Firsts” sets, like My First Catepillar and My First Rocket. These DUPLO bricks are four times the size of classic LEGO bricks, and are sized for little hands to introduce children as young as 18 months old to the world of building. They make learning fun by encouraging early counting skills with special decorated bricks and come with building cards for more inspiration. Learn more here.
Parents are always looking for ways to get kids outdoors. The Rocket Fishing Rod from Goliath makes fishing fun and more enjoyable for both parents and kids. Kids pump, launch and reel in the fish all by themselves! This fishing pole shoots the bait 25 feet so no casting is needed. The included safety bobber protects the hook safely until it hits the water, so all kids catch are fish. Ready to use right out of the box. Click here to learn more.
This new collection of dolls and books introduces the Middle School Moguls. It follows the story of five unconventional girls who attend Mogul Academy, a school for the brightest kidpreneurers of today. The books, entitled “You Be the Boss”, lets them choose their own adventure, with four different endings. It teaches kids about entrepreneurership and technology. These dolls encourage girls to explore modern careers. In stores this August, and is available for preorder here.
Aurora World is a global leader in plush toys, with over 3,500 original creations from alligators to dolls to zebras. These adorable guys are called Gnomlins. They come with colorful oversized hats, noticeable noses and fluffy white beards. This summer, children will love making friends with the Sea Sparkles mermaids. These six adorable sirens of the sea feature hair colors from blonde to pink to turquoise with sparkly matching or contrasting tails. Click here to learn more.
GameStop is THE PLACE to help find and purchase your favorite gaming and tech items affordably and simply. They have deals on games of all kinds and for all systems for everyone in the family including the best-selling LEGO Marvel Avengers video game! Play as Captain America! Also, add Captain America to your collection with this Pop Vinyl bobblehead figure! Visit the GameStop mobile app, website or stop in at over 4,200 locations. Click here to learn more.
From ThinkGeek, a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive, it’s the Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge. Hoverkraft is an old-school building game with a twist: Players take turns stacking pieces on a platform… that levitates! Click here to learn more.