Get your wish lists ready! Now that the holidays are over toymakers are preparing to launch brand-new products, some of which will become the most sought-after toys of 2021. The Toy Insider just revealed its list of the top trends and toys to watch in 2021. 

“February is our ‘Christmas morning’ in the toy industry, because we finally get to see what toymakers have planned for the year ahead,” says Ali Mierzejewski, Editor-in-Chief, the Toy Insider. “We’re excited to share our list of the most exciting toys and trends to keep an eye on in 2021. While the pandemic has definitely had a strong impact on this year’s trends, the good news is that all of these toys will continue to keep kids engaged, learning and having fun no matter what is happening in the world.”

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The Toy Insider’s Top Toys & Trends to Watch in 2021:

STEM-Based Toys Are Out of This World:

Oodles of Aliens Sorting Saucer (Learning Resources) — Available Spring 2021

Circuit Explorer (Educational Insights)

Rocket Ball Air Stacker (Hape) — Available Spring 2021

Crystal Space Terrarium (Faber-Castell)

Cosmic Cows (UltraPro)

GUJO Adventure Mission Mars Rocket (Luki Labs)

Go Green with Sustainable Materials:

Sort & Recycle Ride-On Truck (LeapFrog) — Available Summer 2021

Design & Drill Bolt Buddies First Responders Assortment (Educational Insights)

Rocky’s Reuse It Truck (Spin Master)

Pop 2 Play (WowWee) — Available Spring 2021

Smartivity Do-It-Yourself STEAM Activity Kits (Elenco)

World of Gemstones Dig Kit (hand2mind)

Create Experiences and Bring the Fun Home:

1.2.3. Aqua Splish Splash Water Park (Playmobil) — Available Spring 2021

Shimmer ‘n Sparkle 5-in-1 Ultimate Knitting Station (Cra-Z-Art) — Available Spring 2021

Crayola Easel Art Case (Crayola) — Available Summer 2021

Candy Claw Machine Arcade Game Maker (Thames & Kosmos) — Available Summer 2021

Koosh Sharp Shot (PlayMonster) — Available Summer 2021

FOAMO (MGA Entertainment) — Available February 2021

Party Games for Family Game Night:

Words Over Easy (Winning Moves)

UNO Triple Play (Mattel) — Available Fall 2021

Pop Under Pressure (What Do You Meme?) — Available Fall 2021

OK Boomer (Goliath)

You’re On Mute (Buffalo Games) — Available Spring 2021

Game Face (Hog Wild) — Available Fall 2021

In My Feelings:

Big Feelings Pineapple (Learning Resources)

Calm Mindful Nature Scene 300-Piece Puzzles (Spin Master)

Creativity for Kids Sensory Bins (Faber-Castell)

For Keeps (The Loyal Subjects)

Just My Style MoodJoy Stellar Stardust Mood Board Decor Set (Horizon)

Pawz the Calming Pup (hand2mind) — Available Summer 2021

Going Viral:

Love, Diana Mystery Music Trunk (Just Play)

Crystalina (Skyrocket) — Available Fall 2021

Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise (ZURU) — Available Summer 2021

Ryan’s World World Tour Hot Air Balloon (Bonkers) — Available Spring 2021

Orbeez #Challenge (Spin Master) — Available Fall 2021

Cats vs. Pickles Huggers (Cepia)