Top 5 Trends Spotted at Toy Fair 2009 More than 100,000 new toys were on display at the annual Toy Fair in NYC last month, some of which are destined to become the it toys of the holiday season, and some of which may never make it to store shelves. After roaming the convention center's massive halls, we were able to spot a few trends for the coming year. Check them out!
Though the weather may not be cooperating to the fullest extent, the calendar reading March has my mind drifting to Spring toys and outdoor fun. At the Toy Fair last month, I was lucky enough to preview a few of Step2's new outdoor products, and I was quite taken with the Water Rush Quarry ($100). A new take on the classic sand and water table, this sand box comes with an adjustable cover that slides up and over to create the ultimate race track for water, rocks, or matchbox cars. The set includes a crane, two bridges, a tunnel, a dam, a ramp, a bucket, a shovel, and two vehicles, which all enhance the experience.
I can already see my lil ones racing pebbles down the river to see which hit the sand first. Best of all, the whole set closes up at night, so there are no surprises hidden in the sand box the next morning.
Yesterday we showed you the top five trends from Toy Fair, but amid the great Eco-conscience toys and educational games, there were a number of items that kept us laughing throughout the day. From edible play dough to people posing with Lego men, there was a fair share of funny items. Check out our slideshow to see our favorites.
More than 100,000 new toys were on display at the annual Toy Fair in NYC this week, some of which are destined to become the it toys of the holiday season, and some of which may never make it to store shelves. After roaming the convention center's massive halls, we were able to spot a few trends for the coming year. Take a look at our slideshow to see the top 5 toy trends for 2009.
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