TIA Report: 2016 Top Toy Trends Highlights Drones and Robots
Ahead of its 113th Annual North American International Toy Fair, which got underway this morning in New York City, the Toy Industry Association released the findings from its latest Top Toy Trends report. Highlighted in the report are a number of scorching hot tech toys—drones and robots.
For the report each year, TIA’s experts collaborate with hundreds of global toy companies to identify the products and trends that will drive consumer spending on playthings. The toys, games, and youth entertainment products shared at the trends briefing made their Toy Fair debut and will appear in stores throughout the holiday season, TIA explained.
"This year, the toy box will be filled with products from both ends of the spectrum. From high-tech toys to classic and outdoor-based products, there's something for each child's interests. The best toys hitting the market are ones that challenge kids and foster their development, all while maintaining an element of fun," Adrienne Appell, TIA trend expert said in a statement. "While the focus is on kids, what's noteworthy is that many elements of these toys and games encourage parents to join the activities."