There is nothing better than seeing a child’s eyes light up in excitement at seeing a brand new toy. Their imaginations are so powerful that they are capable of taking themselves to far away and magical places with just a plastic figurine or toy set. Each year, the newest and hottest toy trends hit the market, and here at Pop! Events, we stay on top of it all. Here are just a few of 2016’s hottest toy trends that the kids are raving about:


Star Wars

Star Wars is more popular now than ever with the rebirth of the franchise in the newest and most exciting installment, The Force Awakens. With old Jedi heroes and new dark villains, Star Wars toys are the hottest ticket for boys this year. A 2016 party wouldn’t be complete without all of the cool characters from the movie – such as the new young leads Rey and Finn. We’ve gotten so many requests already that we can hardly keep up!



These tiny toys have taken the market by storm and people have been lining up around the block to get them before they sell out. Now in season 3 of their takeover of the toy world, all of the awesome mini-figurines are available in packs of up to 15. Now your child can make their own little world with all of their favourite figure sets. They are flying off the shelves at retailers across North America so contact us if you want them at your next event!



You didn’t think these guys were going to go away easily, did you? The Minions dominated the big screen and toy sales last year. These little yellow troublemakers are still a must-have and now that the movie is out on DVD, more and more kids are going to be enjoying them in the home. Minions movies, Minions party themes, and now Minion’s toys? Who knows what’s going to be next.


It’s been a long time since we’ve seen so many incredibly popular toy franchises collide to make such a hot toy market. We may have never seen it before. Star Wars, Minions, and Shopkins are all taking the market by storm, so don’t miss out. At Pop! Events, we make sure to have all the most popular toys available for your corporate or holiday events, so just let us know what you’d like to see!