Eco, Retro, Safety Hot Toy Topics

The big trends at Toy Fair held in New York this month promise not to be too pricey for supermarkets to merchandise. After five years of tech toys leading the way, consumers and retailers are asking what else there is. The answer is toys, said Reyne Rice, toy trends specialist and consultant for the Toy Industry Association here. Consumers and retailers are searching for healthy, active toys with

NEW YORK — The big trends at Toy Fair held here this month promise not to be too pricey for supermarkets to merchandise.

After five years of tech toys leading the way, consumers and retailers are asking what else there is. “The answer is ‘green’ toys,” said Reyne Rice, toy trends specialist and consultant for the Toy Industry Association here.

Consumers and retailers are searching for healthy, active toys with an ecology, astronomy or other science component, she said.

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