The annual Toy Fair wrapped up last week and it was its usual high energy, sensory overload, wheeling and dealing atmosphere. As usual, I skipped the licensed characters, collectibles and tv/movie/video-game tie-ins (I even resisted a stop at the Grumpy Cat booth) to visit some of the smaller booths showcasing the quieter toys. Toy Fair gets plenty of coverage by the Comic-Con folks so I like to focus on the specialty toy industry where design, education, open-ended play and sustainability are valued.
So, come along with me to see my favorites from the fair:
Super hero costume with light-up pistol
Colorful animal chairs and table
Their new line of rescue vehicles are much bigger than their classic and mini line of wood, plastic and rubber modular cars.
The Mess Eaters line (storage bins, under bed storage, toy trunk, etc.) will be available exclusively through Target beginning in March
Two new Zoo Friends: a butterfly and hedgehog
See more favorites tomorrow!
(Image credits: Carrie McBride)