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25 New Toys Under $10

Of course we found tons of outrageous new toys at the New York Toy Fair — some costing well over $100, others requiring a $500 iPad to work. But we also found plenty of quality toys at seriously affordable prices.

Take a look at 25 brand new toys for under $10:

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  • Green Toys Mini Vehicles | Ages 1+ 1 of 25
    Green Toys Mini Vehicles | Ages 1+
    Green Toys — a company that makes all of their products from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs — is now making these adorable little vehicles: an ambulance, police car, taxi, and red fastback. Each one is $4.99, or you can buy the whole set for only $12. And like everything from Green Toys, you won't find BPA, phthalates, or PVC in these mini vehicles. Read more at Green Toys.

    Coming in March 2012, $4.99
  • MiYim Dr. Suess Lorax | Ages: 0+ 2 of 25
    MiYim Dr. Suess Lorax | Ages: 0+
    This adorable Lorax plush doll is made from natural cotton and colored with non-toxic, low-eco-impact dyes. How often do you find an eco-friendly toy that's under $10 — and at Target, nonetheless?

    Coming in Spring 2012 to Target, $9.99
  • 3. LEGO Bricks & More | Ages 4+ 3 of 25
    3. LEGO Bricks & More | Ages 4+
    The LEGO Bricks & More category is more of a traditional, basic set for kids transitioning from Duplo to the more complex LEGOS. And they have two new sets for only $9.99 each — a Safari building set and a police building set.

    Available at Target, $9.99
  • 4. Begin Again Green Ring Teether | Ages 0+ 4 of 25
    4. Begin Again Green Ring Teether | Ages 0+
    This eco-friendly wooden teether is completely 100% compostable — turning right back into a nutrient for the earth.

    Coming in winter 2012, $10
  • 5. Playmobil Eggs | Ages 3+ 5 of 25
    5. Playmobil Eggs | Ages 3+
    Inside each of these eggs is an entire toy collection — such as a baby giraffe, baby rhino, baby zebra, a zookeeper, and zoo accessories. And at under $10, these four different eggs (zookeeper, go-kart driver, armored falcon knight, and fairy child) make cute Easter gifts or stocking stuffers.

    Available now at Playmobil.com, $7.99 each
  • 6. Playmobil Collectable Horses | Ages 3+ 6 of 25
    6. Playmobil Collectable Horses | Ages 3+
    At under $10, this is a pretty fantastic deal. Each of the six collectible sets comes with a horse, a Playmobil figure, and plenty of horse-riding accessories.

    Available now at Playmobil.com, $9.99 each
  • 7. Playmobil Collectable Motorcycles | Ages 3+ 7 of 25
    7. Playmobil Collectable Motorcycles | Ages 3+
    Playmobil now has seven different motorcycles — from a classic chopper to a sporty racing bike — with different Playmobil riding figures.

    Available now at Playmobil.com, $9.99 each
  • 8. Scrabble Race | Ages 8+ 8 of 25
    8. Scrabble Race | Ages 8+
    The newest Scrabble game is a fast-paced race to get rid of your tiles first — and it's travel ready.

    Coming in fall 2012, $9.99
  • 9. Hape Little Friend Rattle | Ages 0+ 9 of 25
    9. Hape Little Friend Rattle | Ages 0+
    This new wooden rattle from Hape is made from the highest quality, safest materials.

    Available now at ZukaBaby, 9.95
  • 10. Hape Wooden Books | Ages 0+ 10 of 25
    10. Hape Wooden Books | Ages 0+
    These beautifully illustrated picture books are printed on wooden pages with water-based inks.

    Available now at Dandelion Kids, $9.95
  • 11. Melissa & Doug, Press & Spin Games | Ages 3+ 11 of 25
    11. Melissa & Doug, Press & Spin Games | Ages 3+
    Melissa & Doug is coming out with two affordable games for the littlest family members: Harvest Hop and Bye Bye Balloon. Harvest Hop starts as a simple counting game, while Bye Bye Balloon is a matching game. Yet both games can be played multiple ways, with varying levels of difficulty — so they grow with the family.

    Coming in March 2012, $5.99
  • 12. Bright Starts Click & Giggle Remote | Ages 3 months+ 12 of 25
    12. Bright Starts Click & Giggle Remote | Ages 3 months+
    Babies have this strange attraction to remote controls (or at least mine did). I remember him sitting among dozens of toys scattered around, yet he'd crawl straight for the remote — and refuse to let go. Maybe Bright Starts is on to something here.

    Available now at Babies R Us, $9.99
  • 13. Bright Starts Press & Zoom Pals | Ages 6 — 36 months 13 of 25
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    A variety of "press & zoom" vehicles that play sounds and songs.

    Available now at Babies R Us, $9.99

  • 14. Bright Starts Giggables | Ages 6 — 36 months 14 of 25
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    These cute little characters wobble and roll — and make silly sounds — as babies push them along.

    Available now at Babies R Us, $6.99

  • 15. ALEX First Tots Crayons | Ages 18 months+ 15 of 25
    15. ALEX First Tots Crayons | Ages 18 months+
    ALEX's newest crayons are chunky, easy-to-grip triangles, perfect for little hands.

    Available now at ALEX Toys, $5.95
  • 16. Haba Wooden Clutching Toys | Ages 6 months+ 16 of 25
    16. Haba Wooden Clutching Toys | Ages 6 months+
    Haba's newest wooden clutching toys (a sparrow and a sheep) are made with adorable dangly feet. And if you're concerned with eco-friendly practices and safe materials, Haba has been trusted for 70 years — long before "green" was cool.

    Coming soon, $10.99
  • 17. Haba Plush Beetle Clutching Toys | Ages 6 months+ 17 of 25
    17. Haba Plush Beetle Clutching Toys | Ages 6 months+
    These 5.5-inch clutch toys are made with different tactile materials in a loveable, cuddly plush friend.

    Coming soon, $8.99
  • 18. Dizzy Dancers | Ages 4+ 18 of 25
    18. Dizzy Dancers | Ages 4+
    Dizzy Dancers could be a popular trend with little girls because these cute little spinning animals will spin anywhere you put them — challenging kids to find the coolest tricks for their pets, like spinning on top of a pen. And at $8.99 each, it's an affordable way for your kids to procrastinate doing their homework.

    Coming in Spring 2012, $8.99
  • 19. Littlest Pet Shop Dancing Pets | Ages 4+ 19 of 25
    19. Littlest Pet Shop Dancing Pets | Ages 4+
    For Littlest Pet Shop lovers, they'll come out with a variety of new additions in 2012 — including these little dancing pets that each have a signature dance move, like spinning around or break dancing. They'll also come out with singing pets ($9.99 each), but the dancing ones are little more tolerable for parents.

    Coming in Fall 2012, $7.99
  • 20. Star Wars Fighter Pods | Ages 4+ 20 of 25
    20. Star Wars Fighter Pods | Ages 4+
    An affordable way to keep kids (and dads?) entertained. These "fighter pods" are part of a simple crash-and-play game idea. And with over 100 Star Wars fighter pod figures, parents might have a hobby collection on their hands.
    See more at Hasbro.com.

    Available now at all toy retailers (Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, Amazon), $2.99 (mystery bag) - $9.99 (12-pack)
  • 21. Transformers Bot Shots | Ages 5+ 21 of 25
    21. Transformers Bot Shots | Ages 5+
    An affordable start to the Transformers phase, these Bot Shots look like vehicles — until they crash into something. That's when they pop open into a Transformers character, like Optimus Prime or Starscream. Another example of a basic "crash-and-play" game.

    Available in Spring 2012, $3.99 (single) - $9.99 (3-pack)
  • 22. Crayola Mess-free Finger Painting | Ages 2+ 22 of 25
    22. Crayola Mess-free Finger Painting | Ages 2+
    A true mess-free finger paint, only showing up on "magic" paper. Sure, being messy is part of childhood, but I'd argue that too much of parenthood is laundry and wall-scrubbing.

    Available in February 2012, $7.99
  • 23. Crayola Glow Sand Ball | Ages 6+ 23 of 25
    23. Crayola Glow Sand Ball | Ages 6+
    A fun summertime activity after catching fireflies and playing night tag, this sand-filled ball glows in the dark.

    Coming in February 2012, $4.99
  • 24. Color Wonder Color Bubbles | Ages 5+ 24 of 25
    24. Color Wonder Color Bubbles | Ages 5+
    Although this was a huge summer toy for 2012 — causing quite an uproar with parents — Crayola has reformulated their color bubbles to completely and easily wash off skin and clothes. (Although they do still recommend using it outside.)

    Coming in February 2012, $2.99
  • 25. Crayola Color Wonder Tiny Tube | Ages 3+ 25 of 25
    25. Crayola Color Wonder Tiny Tube | Ages 3+
    This one compact tube holds over 10 feet of perforated coloring pages — the perfect affordable travel toy to keep kids occupied in a plane or car.

    Coming in February 2012, $6.99

Also from the Toy Fair:

Most outrageous toys of 2012

New toys that kids will love (and parents won’t)

Retro toy revivals in 2012

 

 

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