Last month’s Toy Fair showcased a countless number of really wonderful girl’s toys. There were aisles of glammed up dolls, dress up sets and sparkly things galore, but there were a few girl’s toys that caught my attention. Big Dream Toys’ Go! Go! Sports Girls, an empowering line of 18″ dolls, is one of them.
A few weeks ago, I doted on the cuteness of the teeny tiny trend at Toy Fair, but I left out one tiny toy in specific, simply because I think it deserves its own post. Zibits might be small in size, but they’re big enough to warrant their own post for being so cute.
At just 2-inches, Zibits from Senario, the new remote controlled miniature robots, might be small in size, but are big on fun.
Check out the size of this Zibit in comparison to the Blackberry:
I had the chance to meet with Mike Nakamura, the founder and CEO Senario to learn more about Zibits firsthand. After talking to Mike, I learned that there’s already been a lot interest in Zibits from kids (and adults) of all ages.
On the heels of a successful live tour, Yo Gabba Gabba season three premieres today, March 8 at 10:30 on Nickelodeon. In Yo Gabba Gabba fashion, premiere week will feature a host of familiar faces such as Sarah Silverman, Weird Al Yankovic, Black Kids, Jack McBrayer, Paul Scheer, Weezer, Anthony Bourdain, Of Montreal, Mos Def, Devo, The Aquabats, Mark Mothersbaugh and Biz Markie. Famous dad, Travis Barker of Blink 182 fame will rock out a special remix for the premiere today.
Toy Fair had so many larger than life toys that were on display, but one trend that I noticed that paralleled the aforementioned accessibility theme was the presence of so many teeny tiny toys. And for this first toy, I’m talking tiny.
Teeny Little Families
Bandai was showcasing their new Tiny Little Families line, which is described to be the smallest collectible doll. The story behind these guys is that the little animal families–The Bakers, Acorns, Nibbles, Purrbrights, Waddles and Pollywogs–take up residence in abandoned, mundane objects such as shoes, alarm clocks and even a wee little cell phone. Their little town/playsets include homes, pampering spots and many more locations for the families to enjoy. Teeny Little Families is a new take on doll houses, giving girls another alternative for cutesy collectibles.
In perhaps every imaginable shade of pink on the spectrum, Toy Fair 2010 offered a glimpse of some of the girliest toys a girl could imagine.
Beyond the obvious girl toys–dolls– Toy Fair showcased a lot of girls’ (and guys’) best friends, too. Continuing the ongoing trend of taking stuffed animals to the next dimension, here are just a few of the many, many pet-themed toys I learned about at Toy Fair.
Littlest Pet Shop
One of Hasbro’s best selling girls properties that are best known for their cute, beady eyes, The Littlest Pet Shop, has quite a few new goodies this year. Just a few of the many new additions to their line include the Rescue Tails Center that will give girls a platform to care for their pets. This set comes with an ambulance with a light-up X-ray machine and plenty of accessories to provide thorough check-ups. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 10