Howard only has a handful of new toys, all bought by the grandparents. Every toy we've bought him has been used. In great shape, and easily sterilized, but used. Kids don't need a lot of toys, and they definitely don't need them to be new. Howard's favorite toy right now is the stacking rings pictured above. They cost me 75 cents and a little time to soak them in bleach water, and he LOVES them! I can't wait until he can play with the $2 blocks, $1 puzzle, and 50 cent little people pictured below. So, save yourself a LOT of money, and buy your kids used (in good condition and easily cleaned) toys!