Every year, manufacturers of every toy, game, electronic device, and outdoor plaything you can imagine descend on New York for Toy Fair.
It’s a completely overwhelming wonderland for your inner child — and the ParentsPlay team is right there to cover it all. Our goal was to find out which trends will dominate the industry this year.
Some things, like monsters, zombies, mustaches, and duct-tape crafts (which we picked last year as trends to look for) are still holding strong. But there are also a number of new trends waiting to pounce on this year’s unsuspecting toy buyers. Here are our favorites:
They’re relatively inexpensive and fun, but, annoyingly, very few are waterproof (or even splash-resistant) and most don’t even have waterproof cases that you could buy separately. Weird. We all know that they are going to end up in the pool, the lake, the toilet or the sink.