Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about the movers and shakers of the toy world. That link will take you to a list that is updated hourly – so whether you land here within 5 minutes of when I post this list or 2 years from now, the link will always be amazingly current and accurate.
These are toys that are being gobbled up by consumers really quickly – a sign that they’re trending among kids and their parents.
This is an awesome storage collection slash play arena. These three LEGO storage totes and boxes transform into play areas. For instance, the Lego Zipbin Head lets you carry your LEGOs in it – but open it up and it’s a building surface.
The Lego Racer Zipbin is a storage container, but open it up and it has a ramp inside with a surface for using your Lego racers on! The Lego City Fire Zipbin is a storage box – but it’s also a large Lego City area!
Too cute! This looks like a little pink turtle – it’s a ride on toy but it transforms into much more! Your toddler can open the turtle shell and it kind of looks like a wagon. Or, she can turn it into a stroller of sorts. Really neat conversion toy.
My daughter owns this. I’m surprised it only has 3 stars – it works great and not only did SHE have fun – we all loved it. I loved the scent of the melting crayons and watching it all mix together. She created art for hours with her new pieces that were specially designed for her artistic needs! LOL! From what I could see, it looked like the people who didn’t enjoy it didn’t follow the directions.
As a LEGO playing family – this is AWESOME! You always need more pieces – not just the exact sets you buy. But the cool thing about this is the color differences. These aren’t your typical primaries. You get white, orange, red, blue, yellow, brown, black, dark green, and light green! There are 650 awesome pieces to build with. Unique – not everyone will have them.
Combined Legos and board games – what could be cooler? You roll the Lego dice and select a building category. You build it and the others have to guess what you just built. It’s like Pictionary but you’re building instead of drawing.
Watch this cool video about it:
I did a bunch of research into the Ninjago line, since my son isn’t into them. This set is rising in popularity – it has 5 little figures – Lloyd (the main ninja), Lord Garmadon, Sensei Wu, and a swordsman and a scout. They have weapons, too – element blades, spears, ninja swords, and even a crossbow. Plus the Sesei’s staff made of gold.
The set lets you build the golden mech – the big gold thing in the picture – and your figures try to control it in the cockpit. It’s all poseable. There’s a gong, a ladder and all sorts of cool stuff with this Ninjago set.
#7 – Gray and Teal Furby
Previously, the solid teal Furby was hot. Now, the gray and teal version is making the most gains. Furby, of course – is the interactive toy that responds to your voice and touch. Pull his tail, feed him – and integrate him with your tech gadget like an iPhone.
Now this might seem like an odd mover and shaker to be climbing the post, but it’s #8 – and that’s because binoculars are fascinating to kids of all ages (and sometimes adults, too). These binoculars won’t break. And they’re comfortable. There’s a real easy to use focus knob on them, too.
You get to use the Penguins’ vacation photos to learn about math, solve puzzles to get past obstacles, use sounds to learn about endangered animals, and learn tons of animal facts and math lessons using this LeapFrog toy.
I love that LEGO now makes girl sets of Legos. Not that boys can’t play with them too, but they’re girly – dollhouse type stuff. I love this set – it’s like the Barbie vet toys, only this one has Mia and Sophie dolls. There’s a horse named Bella and the dog’s name is my daughter’s name – Scarlett! Can’t forget Oscar – he’s a hedgehog. The set has everything – aquarium, horse pen, cages, medical tools, and more.
So which mover and shaker is your favorite – which one will your child like most? Mine is #5, and I have a feeling it might be my kids’ favorite, too – they love playing board games and they love Legos.