New Toy Crazes 2021 and Collectibles
Here’s our pick of the Latest Toy Crazes for 2021. 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. Grown-ups – if you can’t find any of these products locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [Disclosure].
New Toy Crazes 2021 – Popping Fun
Pop Its, also known as Pop-Push or bubble toys, are one of the new toy crazes of the moment. They are sensory toys that you literally pop through, a bit like bubble wrap although, unlike bubble wrap, you can push them through the other side too! They come in many different styles and shapes including giant sizes. Here’s a few of our favourites.
Slime Is Still Sticking Around
Slime is back – if it ever went away. If you’re starting out with slime, it’s best to get a kit. Here’s a few of the latest sets and some classics too.
Images: 1. Girlzone Egg Galaxy Slime. 2. Original Galaxy Slime. 3. National Geographic Slime set. 4. Elmer’s Celebration Slime set.
Gelli and Slime Baff
If you’re into slime, you might like to try out a slimy or gelli bath!
Images: 1. Gelli Baff. 2. Baff Bombs. 3. Galaxy Slime Baff.
Heroes of Goo Jit Zu
The Heroes of Goo Jit Zu characters are good for stretchy, gooey play. For ages 4+.
Images: 1. Galaxy Attack Vac. 2. Merculok. 3. Cyborg.
Squishy Toys Are Still Very Popular
Here’s the Squishaboos from the Ty Brand. Now back in these very cute multi-coloured animals.
Earlier this year, we tested the Reversible plush feelings octopus. They are super-cute but also a good way to show others how you’re feeling at any particular moment. Shown here in a variety of colours.
Mermaids And Fairies
These wonderful creatures are still very popular. Here’s some of our pick of the latest mermaids and fairies – BFF Mermaid, Mermaid Babies and BBF Fairy.
Here some of the new dinosaur-themed collectibles and crazes. Smashers has a new egg with mini light dino inside, Treasure X has the new Dino Gold, Jurassic World has the new ‘drop and pop’ dinosaur egg and Dino Strike has the new Dino Strike Hunt capsule with five surprises inside.
Toy Crazes – The Minis
One of the most popular toy crazes of the last year, Mini Brands now in Series 2 and Toy mini brands.
Surprise Unwrapping Dolls And Pets
LOL Surprise were one of the first surprise unwrapping dolls. Shown below are the All-Star Sports LOL dolls with eight characters and eight surprises in each. Also shown is the surprise unwrapping doll from the YouTube brand Love Diana, Baby Born Surprise and the Hairdorables.
The LEGO Friends surprise unwrapping cube is now in series 4.
Images: 1. Olivia’s Flamingo. 2. Mia’s Pug. 3. Stephanie’s Cat.
And new from the Rainbocorns are the Puppycorns with a scratch and reveal heart.
Squishy And A Little ‘Windy’
Cheeky new squishy soft collectibles that ‘trump’ when you ‘bump’ them.
Images: 1. Unicorn Windy Bums. 2. Monkey Windy Bums. 3. Panda Windy Bums.
Squeakee Balloon Dog was a very popular STEM toy last Christmas. There are now five Mini Squeakee Balloon animals to collect. They are interactive and talk with a helium voice effect.
Images: 1. Poppy Bunny. 2. Heelie Puppy. 3. Billo Monkey. 4. Redgy Puppy. 5. Sugapops Unicorn.
Jiggly Pets are collectible interactive toys that walk when you touch their heads.
Images: 1. Jiggly Pets Pup. 2. Jiggly Pets Koala. 3. Jiggly Pets Unicorn.
Harry Potter Magical Minis
Harry Potter is one of the most popular toy character brands. New collectable HP figures for ages 5+. Harry Potter always features in the top toy crazes of the year.
Images: Harry and Cho Chang; Ron and Ginny Weasley; Hermione and Hagrid
New 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.
Toy Crazes – Buried Treasure
Here’s two sets from Kinetic Sand where you dig for treasure or dinosaur bones.
Toy Crazes Down The Years
Recent themes have included pop and fidget toys, surprise unwrapping, slime, unicorns, mermaids and fairies, 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. Some retro characters like SuperMario are now back.
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. For 2019, 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 2021 – 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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