Here’s our pick of the Latest Toy Crazes for 2022. These are the coolest new toys we think will be popular for boys and girls this year. Toy Crazes are often smaller collectible toys that build around a theme. Recent themes have included pop and fidget toys, surprise unwrapping, slime, unicorns, aliens or dinosaurs. They are sometimes referred to as ‘playground crazes’. These toy trends often build on ideas from games, YouTube videos or follow the latest TV shows. In case you can’t find any of these crazes locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Just so you know, we may earn from qualifying purchases made via links on this page.
Toy Crazes – Jiggly Pets
Stretchy, rubbery interactive toys that walk when you touch their heads. Shown here in Koala. The Jiggly Pets feature on the Christmas Toy List from John Lewis this year. Go to our page on Must Have Toys this year to see more picks from the top retailers.
Jurassic World Surprise Egg
Captivz Dominion Surprise egg from Jurassic World. Includes ‘Pop N Lock’ dinosaurs, amber dap and biosyn lab slime. Ages 3+.
Toy Crazes – Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket Spin n’ Surprise playset with unicorn theme, three floors and 25 accessories. Includes two micro dolls. Polly Pocket always features on our lists of toy crazes. Great gift for a Polly Pocket fan aged 4+.
Heroes of Goo Jit Zu
Here’s the super-oozy Goo Shifters hero pack featuring Rock Jaw. Crush the core and transform the goo! For ages 4+.
Toy Crazes – LOL Surprise Tweens
The latest range from the hugely popular LOL Surprise, here are the Tweens at their masquerade party. Surprise unwrapping dolls with 20 surprises to unbox. Here featuring Jacki Hops. For ages 4+.
Real Littles Micro Mini Handbag Collection
Cute little handbag collection from the Micro Mini brand with five bags and 17 surprises. For ages 6+.
Surprise squishy, squeezy collectables for ages 4+. Shown here in Peppa Pig but available in loads of characters and themes.
My Fairy Flowerbed Babies
New little collectibles from the My Fairy range. Available in Ella, Mila and Lila. Ages 4+.
Treasure X Mini Dinos
Classic Treasure X unboxing experience with new stone block compound. With eight levels of adventure for ages 5+.
Sensory Smore squishy for squeezy fun.
Toy Crazes – Reversible Turtle
We love the reversibles for showing feelings and creating empathy. Plus they are very cute.
LEGO Dots Candy Kitty Bracelet
So cute 2 in 1 craft set to make Candy Kitty bracelet and bag tag. For ages 6+.
Kinetic Sand Surprise
Surprise reveal pot from Kinetic Sand including surprise sand plus toy.
Toy Crazes – Puppycorns
New from Rainbocorns are the Puppycorn Sparkle Heart Assortment, shown here is the Labrador.
All the fidget toys together in one box. This one from HGL was selected as Craze of the Year in The Toy Industry Awards. It’s for ages 3+ include push popper and four sticky crawling flowers!
Collectible adventure game from Funko. For ages 6+.
New set featuring four of the Fortnite Legends – Guaco, The Brat, Gutbomb, and Hothouse. The Fortnite figures also feature highly detailed, game-accurate decoration. Suitable for kids over 8 years.
Toy Crazes – Roblox Skate Park Game
New Roblox game with two iconic characters and accessories. For ages 6+.
Toy Crazes – WOW Pods
Very popular collectible craze featuring lots of your favourite characters and themes including Marvel, Disney and Harry Potter. Just swipe to light up the pods and reveal the mystery backdrop.
Kinetic Sand Buried Treasure
Use one of three mystery hidden tools to dig for three coins. For ages 4+
New set of Play Mobil characters, shown here in ‘Rapper’.
Junkbots Factory Collection
New surprise collectible from Junkbots. Unlock the bin, dump the junk, search for clues and build your character. For ages 5+.
Yu-Gi-Oh Tin Of The Ancient Battles
Each tin contains includes prismatic secret rares, six ultra rares, six super rares. For ages 6+.
Slime is still as popular as ever! If you’re starting out with slime, it’s a good idea to get a kit. Here’s a few of the latest sets and some classics too. Elma’s Celebration Slime
Toy Crazes – Mini Squeakees
There are five mini Squeakee Balloon animals to collect. They are interactive and talk with a helium voice effect.
Toy Crazes – Windy Bums
Cheeky new squishy soft collectibles that ‘trump’ when you ‘bump’ them.
Super Mario Lego Characters
The random packs are now in series two.
New Toy Crazes 2022 – Dino Strike
Battling dinosaur with five surprises.
Each doll features colourful patented ‘Magicurl’ hair. You can stretch the hair to create amazing, tight curls and style with cute hair accessories.
BFF Mermaid Dolls
New from the BFF Bright Fairy Friends are the Mermaid Friends.
Hatchimals Cosmic Candy
New from Hatchimals, the Cosmic Candy multi-pack with mystery features and reusable eggs.
Surprise collectable from Scruff-a-luv. For ages 5+.
New Toy Crazes 2022 – Baby Born Surprise
Now in series four. Over ten exciting surprises and there are 12 to collect.
What are the new Toy Crazes 2022?
Massive at the moment are squishy toys and the push-pop toys. The sensory/fidget toys have been big for a while. They’re comforting and fun. Surprise reveal toys also continue to be popular this year and familiar themes such as dinosaurs, fairies, mermaids etc are right up there. The little minis craze still seems to be going strong plus the slime craze that’s been around for a few years still seems to be sticking around.
Toy Crazes Down The Years
Back in the day, it was the hula-hoop, Yo-Yo and the Rubik’s Cube. We had double-dutch skipping and hopscotch crazes too. For boys it was mostly trading cards and stickers.
More recently there were Squinkies, Loom Bands, Tsum Tsums, Zhu Zhu Pets, Silly bandz and Moshi Monsters. Into 2022, it looks like collectible toys will remain very popular.
Also, you know a craze is a craze when it is banned from school. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s over. Lots of crazes are reinvented time and time again.
New Toy Crazes 2022 – Children love new toy crazes
Children love a craze because they love novelty. If something’s new, they want it. Kids don’t have the same ability to wait for things. Sometimes this can be very frustrating for adults. This could be people on social media as well as real-life friends and acquaintances. If someone they admire has something, they may well want it to because they want to be like that person.
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