Many parents are looking to avoid foreign made toys for not only patriotic reasons but also safety reasons. But finding toys Made-In-The-USA can be a challenge. While at Toy Fair 2016, I made note of several quality toys that are proudly Made-In-The-USA.
The Best of Made-In-The-USA at Toy Fair 2016
‘NEX is introducing five new building sets to its hugely popular Thrill Rides line available Fall 2016. Sure to spark creativity, these K’NEX sets offer imaginative fun for builders ages 7+, and include American made rods and connectors. K’NEX Thrill Rides building sets have been a favorite among fans since the line was introduced in 1992, and appeals to builders of all ages.
YOXO®, the wildly innovative and recyclable company that inspires kids to build their own toys, released their new Revolution collection of creative construction kits. Families can build their favorite classic characters, dinosaurs and robots, using Y, O and X-shaped links that connect in endless ways. These new Revolution kits, which retail between $9.99 and $29.99, feature YOXO mini links, which are half the size of original YOXO links that consumers have come to love. The mini links provide new shapes, movable parts and collectible trading cards.
Buffalo Games launched a new line of board games based on the Emmy®-nominated National Geographic Channel series, “Brain Games.” The first game to launch, “Brain Games: The Game,” is available now and takes players through a series of challenges that put both their mind and body to the test! Players go head-to-head to test their logic, vision, language skills and physical coordination. The first player to successfully complete challenges in all four categories wins!
Kan Jam is the fastest growing sport across North America and Europe! Take Kan Jam to the next level with Kan Jam MINI, Kan Jam SPLASH, Kan Jam GLIDERS, Flying Discs, and Outdoor and Indoor interactive Disc Sports! These exciting, fast paced Sport Games and Accessories are all Made in the USA!
In 2016, LINCOLN LOGS turns 100 and K’NEX celebrates the centennial with this nostalgic set! Inspired by an original LINCOLN LOGS building idea, the 100th Anniversary Tin is just like you remember! Set includes 111 real wood logs, is 100% made in the USA, and captures the true essence of the LINCOLN LOGS brand. Suggested retail price is $44.99. Ages 3+.
BeginAgain‘s John Deere Eco-Rigs—a Front Loader and a Dump Truck—have working scoop and dump features to encourage active, creative play. Made from plants in John Deere’s signature green and yellow, the Eco-Rigs will retail for$24.99 and are recommended for ages 3 and up.
K’NEX Brands, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love® , is excited to announce 5 new additions to its incredibly popular K-FORCE Build and Blast line; the first line of blasters that you build then blast. The K-FORCE Build and Blast line invites kids ages 8+ to construct customized blasters, big or small, single or multishot, with endless possibilities — the only limit is your imagination!
The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer turns Crayola markers into spray art – just like a real artist’s airbrush but without the mess of paint! The electric-powered Air Marker Sprayer allows kids to create realistic-looking airbrush art for craft projects, school projects and more. The set contains one airbrush sprayer, Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, paper and stencil sheets. For children ages 8 and up; suggested retail price is $29.99.
esigned for ultimate throwing ability, the new POOF Tunnel Ball is ergonomically designed to go the maximum distance, while the Fling Flyer will have children launching the foam rocket from the palm of their hand.
It came as no surprise that Hatchimals won Innovative Toy of the Year at this year’s TOTY Awards! You couldn’t find them anywhere during the holidays and kids are still begging for their very own Hatchimal!
Hatchimals are magical and interactive creatures that embody the wonder of surprise. Children are the key to releasing the magic and it’s through their curiosity, care and nurturing touch that Hatchimals are brought to life. While the hatch is one special moment in time, the fun continues as children raise their Hatchimal from baby to toddler to full-grown Hatchimal, teaching it to walk, talk, play games and more.
What’s New for 2017?
Who’s inside? It’s a surprise! Sparkly Pengualas and Shimmering Draggles are getting ready to hatch in homes this summer.Hailing from Glittering Garden, the newest Hatchimals are nestled inside speckled eggs that shimmer and feature twinkling wings and soft, sparkling fur. New sounds, songs and games are there for the hatching with HatchimalsTM Glitter!
Introducing Hatchimals Colleggtibles Hold! Hatch! Play! These adorable Hatchimals come inside small, speckled eggs and they need a child’s touch to hatch. Hold the egg, rub the heart and when it changes color from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch. Gently crack the egg to discover the Hatchimal inside, each with a set of magical, glittery wings.
With over 70 Hatchimals Colleggtibles to collect in season one, finding the ultra-rare species is half the fun. A beautiful collector’s map introduces kids to their home with landmarks like the Giggle Grove, Lilac Lake, Fabula Forest and more. There’s so much to explore!
Kids will love to check out the new range of Mineez Despicable Me micro collectibles. They’re small in size but BIG on personality! They can collect, squish and swap all your favorite characters from Despicable Me. With unique styling and original, never-before-seen character themes, fans of all ages can relive and collect the fun, humor and action of their favorite movie franchise.
MINEEZ DESPICABLE ME BLIND BOX
Kids will love to search for the Mineez Despicable Me characters and collect them all while they’re small! They can get a little taste of Mineez Despicable Me with this Blind Box Pack. Kids can pop open the capsule to find 1 hidden Mineez inside! There are over 75 to collect! They better make sure to look out for the Limited Edition Golden Minions! Bee Doo!… Mineez- Big Fun Made Mini!
(Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Ages 5 years & up/Available: Summer 2017)
MINEEZ DESPICABLE ME CHARACTER PACK
Kids will love to search for the Mineez Despicable Me characters and collect them all while they’re small! The Mineez Despicable Me Character Pack has 2 Mineez that they can see and 1 mystery Mineez! They can build their Despicable Me world with characters like Kevin, Bob, Gru and so much more. There are over 75 to collect! They better make sure to look out for the Limited Edition Golden Minions! Bee Doo!… Mineez- Big Fun Made Mini!
(Approx. Retail Price: $5.99/Ages 5 years & up/Available: Summer 2017)
MINEEZ DESPICABLE ME DELUXE CHARACTER PACK
Kids will love to search for the Mineez Despicable Me characters and collect them all while they’re small! The Mineez Despicable Me Deluxe Character Pack has 6 Mineez inside. Kids can build their Despicable Me world with characters like Kevin, Bob, Gru and so much more. There are over 75 to collect! They better make sure to look out for the Limited Edition Golden Minions and the Special Edition Jail Minions! Bee Doo!… Mineez- Big Fun Made Mini!
(Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Ages 5 years & up/Available: Summer 2017)
MINEEZ DESPICABLE ME COLLECTOR TIN
Where can kids store Mineez galore? Inside their very own Mineez Despicable Me Collector Tin! This cool tin is shaped like a Minion character and comes with two Mineez inside. They can open it up and store up to 40 Mineez inside! What could possibly go wrong when a Minion is protecting their collection? Mineez- Big Fun Made Mini!
(Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Ages 5 years & up/Available: Summer 2017)
DESPICABLE ME MICRO HANGERS
Kids can now hang out with the most mischievous Micro Hangers around from Despicable Me! There are 12 hilarious characters available to collect and hang! Perfect for key rings, school bags and everything in between. Collect them all!
(Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Ages 5 years & up/Available: Summer 2017)
Kids can now get a second dose of gross with Series 2 – now grosser than ever before! The Grossery Gang Series 2 is being dumped into store and they’re grosser than ever before! With over 150 all new characters to collect, this sick series comes in packs of all new gross kinds.
With new teams like Fungus Fruits, Lost ‘N Found and Gooey Breakfasts and all new finishes including glow-inthe-dark and awesome color change Grosseries, there’s a whole bag full of festy fun to find, squish and swap. The fun times (and fragrant fumes) never stop when the Grossery Gang’s involved! Kids will love to roll into mischief with the all-new Horrid Hot Dog Playset. Come on down to the Yucky Mart to hang with the grossest of gangs – and see if you can collect them all.
Way more gross than most, this Yuck Bar pack contains two mystery Grosseries! The fun times (and fragrant fumes) never stop when the Grossery Gang’s involved! So come on down to the Yucky Mart to hang with the grossest of gangs and try to collect them all!
Kids can gross up their day with more decay with the new Series 2 Rotten Soda pack! Made from the finest sewer juice, this pack contains 4 Grosseries including 1 mystery character. Could it be one of the ultra rare Limited Edition Lost ‘N Found? The fun times (and fragrant fumes) never stop when the Grossery Gang’s involved! So come on down to the Yucky Mart to hang with the grossest of gangs and try to collect them all!
If it’s chewy, gooey with guaranteed spewy, then kids likely have their hands on a Grossery Gang Series 2 Moldy Chip Pack! They will love ripping one open and seeing what they find inside! The fun times (and fragrant fumes) never stop when the Grossery Gang’s involved! So come on down to the Yucky Mart to hang with the grossest of gangs and try to collect them all!
A whole new section of the Yucky Mart has opened, revealing the super sick and horribly horrid Hotdog Machine! Now open for business, this Horrid Hotdog Playset has a ton of festy features for The Grossery Gang. The fun times (and fragrant fumes) never stop when the Grossery Gang’s involved! So come on down to the Yucky Mart to hang with the grossest of gangs and try to collect them all!
Kids will love grossing up their day with more decay with the new Series 2 Super Sized Pack! Made from the ickiest ingredients, this pack contains 16 Grosseries, including 2 exclusive “frozen stiff” characters. The fun times (and fragrant fumes) never stop when the Grossery Gang’s involved! So come on down to the Yucky Mart to hang with the grossest of gangs – and try to collect them all!
Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Over 22 million user-generated online games have been produced on the Roblox platform with over 48 million players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, roleplay, and learn with friends in a family-friendly environment. Roblox is accessible on all modern smartphones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and other popular VR platforms. Roblox – Powering Imagination.
Jazwares has brought enormous off-line play value to the world of Roblox with an all new toy line to be released in 2017. Every figure and play set is fully functional and comes equipped with a code that will unlock one related item online,redeemed through www.Roblox.com.
Ready to start collecting Roblox?
Did you know? The world of Roblox is coming to life with collectible fan-favorite characters. Ranging in levels of rarity, fans are able to collect all 24 mysterious figures. Be warned: one mystery, double the fun!
Calling all virtual explorers! Weave your own tale and lead your own adventures with the Roblox single figures. Characters include Mr. Bling Bling – with this gold suit and flashy smile, Matt Dusek – master wizard and Lord Umberhallow – the ultimate trickster masked in darkness.
Ding, dong – the pizza’s here! Start your own pizza place with this this tasteful set. Roblox Pizza Place Game Packs comes equipped with 2 figures, a delivery scooter and pizza boxes. Please note: parts not edible.
Geeks, Jocks and Prom Queens welcome… there’s no homework required at Roblox High! Roblox High School Game Packs includes 2 figures, lockers, skateboards and interchangeable hats. Live the Highschool dream and be who you want to be at Roblox High.
With over 150 million downloads to date and 120 million game plays per day, Slither.io fans are clamoring to get their hands on the new toys and collectibles line coming spring 2017 from Bonkers Toys. And guess what? We got our hands on them at Toy Fair 2017!
Kids, collectors and Slither “super-fans” are clamoring to get their hands on the toys that will leverage the constant color-changing Slither. The Slither.io Blind Bags will be available at retail in March, shortly followed by a full line including plush, collector vinyl figures, backpack clips, and more.
So let’s take a look at these Slithers!
Bendable Blind Bag Figures
A collector’s dream with the first assortment offering 15 different colored Slithers, including a super rare skin to enhance collectability.
Can’t get enough of Slither.io? The 3-Pack is for you! Featuring one mystery Slither along with two already showing their true colors.
Blind Box Plush with Backpack Clip
Loaded with personality and portability, these colorful and highly collectible Slithers have fans clamoring to collect them all. There are 15 assorted Blind Box Plush with Backpack Clip to collect!
24″ Bendable Plush
What’s the best way to make your Slither larger than life? The Slither.io large plush is soft and oh-so bendable, too. The 24″ bendable plush comes in 6 assorted colors and styles.
The 8″ plush are cute and cuddly Slithers that both kids and collectors will adore. Featuring fan-favorite colors from the game, they are available in 8 styles.
These stylized figures are the sure fire way to show you are a Slither.io super fan! They feature 6 of the most popular Slithers.