“There are many wonderful products but no real game-changers — no design or technology innovations that will mark this year as particularly notable in toy land,” says Stephanie Oppenheim, an expert on what’s hot and what’s not in the $32 billion U.S. toy industry.
Her company, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, reviews thousands of toys each year, giving advice on what is worth your time and your parents’ or grandparents’ money when toy-shopping.
Oppenheim stated that the toy industry chose to continue doing what worked for them in 2020 and 2021. “You’ll find more games, puzzles and activity kits this year,”According to her, “Families are looking to have fun together”Reducing screen time “This year we saw many more outstanding puzzles,”These observations are made by her.
You can also find toys and games that encourage inclusion and emotional well being. The Barbie dolls come in many different skin colors and hair tones. Ken the new wheelchair has 22 mobility options. “joints”To exercise.
Oppenheim says that toys can only be made by using the right materials. “to find products that are fun and engaging.”
These are her top choices for 2021. Prices are manufacturers’ suggestions. You can visit this website to find out more about the toys. toyportfolio.com.
To find out how many items need to be placed in a particular category, roll the dice. Can you name as many Disney princesses? Be careful. Don’t take too long, because there’s a ticking time bomb that could end your turn faster than you can say “Cinderella.”
The 100-piece puzzle is a way to bring the jungle alive. The puzzle started out as a coloring assignment. The 12 washable markers can be used to create your favorite picture or recreate it on the box. You now have a puzzle. Are you able to locate the hidden frogs. (Hint: They glow when it’s dark.)
Lego FriendsPrices may vary
These are the three new Friends players 2021
Olivia’s Electric Car kit comes with a buildable car, a wind-turbine charging station, two mini dolls and a puppy (183 pieces, $14.99).
Heartlake City Vet ClinicThis set includes 8 animals and three mini dolls. This one is for the blind, and has a guide dog (39.95)
Heartlake City Movie TheaterYou will find three mini-dolls who are movie-mad in the hinged playset. It is $49.99.
Next, think about your distinctive qualities and choose the 250 words or phrases that best describe you. This will form your flower’s petals. You should proudly display it. It’s rare and unique.
A large magnifying glass is used to challenge players to figure out the words of their teammates. Every correct answer wins a token. The team that collects 21 tokens first wins. You can use this game to remind yourself to floss daily.
This family-friendly game can be enjoyed by as many as five players. “stone”Match tiles to match the cards in each hand. It sounds simple, but there’s a lot of strategy involved. Experienced players advise watching an instructional video on YouTube in order to learn the ropes before you try it. So, go ahead, try it!
You can paint, bake and enjoy these porcelain ornaments for years. This kit contains six designs as well 12 paints, and a ribbon. You will also find a guide on mixing colors and making special effects. If you are baking, it is possible that adult help may be needed. MindWare also offers 12-piece colorings (not baking!) version for younger artists ($26.99).
After you’ve completed the building of the shuttle, Darth Vader & Luke Skywalker can board. Han Solo put it best: “Let’s see what this piece of junk can do.”While the Shuttle Kit’s 660 pieces are not inexpensive, they can still be expensive. If Grandma can afford one, you might be able to convince her. Imperial Light CruiserYou can add 1 336 pieces to your collection for $159.99
Monopoly meets Monopoly and it is better, according the toy testers. It’s possible to build your own CityAttract people, make money, balance the budget and become mayor. It sounds great! You can’t win unless you CityThe happiest. Gamewright describes it as a “happiest”. “delightful” building game. We’ll let you be the judge.
Pieces of Love and Love from eeBoo, $21.99
You don’t have to be an astrologer to foresee that hours of fun await those who tackle this puzzle that promotes patience and problem-solving. Every sign has a motto, bird, flower or gem that represents its location in relation to other signs. Everybody can participate in star puzzle solving.
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