The final day of Toy Fair brings with it mixed emotions. My tired feet welcome the rest, yet the rest of me feels sad because I so enjoy previewing new toys and concepts as well as seeing old friends and making new ones.
Since the show floor was much quieter today and people have more time to talk, I stopped by some of the smaller booths where I often find many interesting treasures.
This year was no exception as I ferreted out some unique items that hopefully will make it to retail shelves. Some are not "toys" in the traditional sense of the word, but will no less make a kid smile when they see them.
For some whimsical fun, Snowtime Anywhere created a set of either 20 or 40 soft, plush snowballs for an indoor snowball fight. Kid Constructions also showed a kid-sized fire truck that kids create, construct
and wear. It comes complete with flashing lights and a siren.
Unique construction is the cornerstone of two cool products that I really liked. From Zipit comes a line of back-to-school items including a monster pouch, 3 ring binder pouch, mini shoulder bag and coin purse using one long zipper to create each item. Constructive Eating also took advantage of a zipper in its Transforming Lunch Tote whereby the tote unzips to reveal a playset that kids can enjoy using its cool construction or garden fairy themed spoons, forks and pushers.