2016’s Hottest Tech Toy Trends
Tech fans have an active year ahead of them with the many engaging new toys slated to hit the market. The range of tech products unveiled in February at the 113th North American International Toy Fair will provide hours of play and will further inspire today’s tech-savvy kids and adults. At Toy Fair’s annual Trends Briefing, Toy Industry Association (TIA) experts named Drones, Robots and Toys-To-Life as areas to watch in this constantly evolving category. Additionally, with tech’s continued innovation comes the further enhancement of classic toys, leading to new creative areas of play.
“Advances in technology are helping to make toys even more engaging. When technology is adapted seamlessly into a toy and makes the play pattern even better, it’s a win,” said Adrienne Appell, toy trend specialist at TIA. “A kid isn’t going to love a toy because it’s tech, but when tech is used appropriately it will wow the child and encourage hours of play.”
The trend experts at TIA have provided a list of some of the toys and trends seen at Toy Fair. Read on for some great examples that are sure to entice users of all ages and developmental stages: