Each generation of kids has their own unique characteristics, hence the cliche phrase “kids today.” However, there is one thing that holds the past several generations of children together, and that is the power of play. The 2010s showed us some of the most innovative toys yet, such as a fairy that can fly, a programmable caterpillar, and an instrument-playing Elmo. Many toys came as part of a franchise, such as Doc McStuffins or Paw Patrol. Others rose to prominence on their own, like Paper Jamz and Pie Face. Read on to discover some of the most popular toys of the decade.
Hatchimals are like the updated offspring of the lovable Furbies from back in the day. They are small, fury robotics that can move around and make adorable noises. Where they beat Furbies is in their ability to hatch. They come in an egg that gradually cracks over time.
Children get to experience the thrill of not knowing for sure what their Hatchimal will look like, and learn patience in the waiting period. Once the Hatchimal is “born,” they’ll cry when they need attention or laugh when being played with. Germany’s BVS rated Hatchimals in their Top 10 Toys 2016 list.