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    NEX Band is a High Tech Pandora Bracelet

    We got an unexpected new entry into the world of wearable technology this week at the American International Toy Fair – the charm bracelet has jumped into the digital world. It’s called the NEX Band, and it’s a brand new way to bring you notifications. The bracelet has room for five Mod charms, which connect […]

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    Clawz Shoes Takes a Swipe at Crocs

    Don’t say there aren’t any dreamers left in this world. No, we still have people reaching for the stars – people who look at Crocs, and say yes, yes we can make these uglier. We can break that barrier. Clawz Shoes are Crocs, let’s not talk around that issue. They’re the same rubberish clogs, the […]

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    Take a Look at this Super, Super Mario Display

    Mario is taking another historic leap this year – into the world of action figures, thanks to Bandai and S.H. Figuarts. The new Mario action figure got a proper unveiling at the American International Toy Fair this year, with a huge display feature the action figure in, well, action. S.H. Figuarts created a few displays […]

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    Nerf Tek Strike Gun Uses the iPhone For Wireless Targeting

    Augmented reality is definitely going to be the big trend in toys this year, if this year’s American International Toy Fair is any indication (and it is). But, augmented reality isn’t the cheap gimmick it used to be – there are some serious(ly fun) advances being made that are making AR legitimately interesting. One of […]

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    You Won’t Believe What Qualcomm is Doing To Your Toys

    Augmented reality – viewing the real world on the mobile screen, with little digital extras added in – is nothing new to the world of toys. But, with Qualcomm’s Vuforia platform, it’s becoming far more engaging than ever before. Vuforia is a software platform for apps that specializes in image recognition. A lot of times, […]

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    Tamagotchi is Back as Tamagotchi Friends

    A couple years after making a mini-comeback for their 15th anniversary, Tamagotchi is launching a brand new series of games modeled on the old ’90s style digital pet games. Tamagotchi Friends looks to be the same old poop-scooping, pet-feeding, tragic death-filled romp you’re used to, with a view modern conveniences thrown in. Tamagotchi Friends is […]

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    New Barbie Doll Teaches How to Scoop Poop

    If you have kids of a certain age, you’re probably already girding yourself for the day they start begging you for a family pet. Well, it looks like this year, Barbie has your back if it looks like you have dogs in your immediate future.

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    Angelina Jolie Looks Deliciously Evil as Maleficent Doll

    Disney’s Maleficent doesn’t hit theaters until late May, but that hasn’t stopped the movie merchandise machine from getting a jump start. The new movie will tell the untold story of Disney’s most deliciously evil villain. And timed to the release of Disney’s Maleficent in theaters, JAKKS Pacific is releasing a beautiful 11.5 inch Maleficent Doll […]

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    A Tale of Two Felines at Toy Fair 2014

    Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub took over Toy Fair this year. The social media darlings were all the rage at the big toy show, from posters plastered along the sides of booths, to signs hanging from the rafters of the Javits Center – the cats have come out to play this year. So why all […]

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    Zoomer Gets a Buddy in Dino, Newest Addition to Robotic Pet Line

    So, advances in robotics and remote control have made robot pets possible. Naturally, this meant the advent of the loyal robot dog, like Zoomer. Zoomer has a lot of company. But, as much as we all love dogs, the question needs to be asked – if it’s robots we’re talking about, why limit ourselves? Basically, […]

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    ThinkGeek Showcases First of Many Arcade Inspired Watches

    Dump those smart watches and tell Apple to throw whatever iWatch plans they have in the trash. ThinkGeek will soon have something far worthier of your wrist. Later this year, they’ll be rolling out classic arcade-style watches, complete with tiny little joysticks and flashing lights. The watch faces will even be shaped like old-school arcade […]

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    LEGO Booth Tour at Toy Fair 2014 – Brick by Brick [Images]

    LEGO is having an amazing year so far and it is only going to get better as we get further along in 2014. From building sets that include The LEGO Movie, Chima, Hero Factory, to licensed themes that feature everyone from Marvel Super Heroes to the Avengers – if you are a LEGO fan, get […]

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    WikiBear is the New Teddy Ruxpin, Uses Wikipedia for His Brains [Video]

    With a direct connection to Wikipedia, WikiBear is truly the world’s smartest teddy bear. That is because this interactive teddy resorts to crowd sourced knowledge for his brains. Unveiled at Toy Fair, WikiBear uses Bluetooth to connect to a free app running on a smartphone or tablet, which in turn gives him access to WikiPedia […]

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    Kidizoom is the First Smart Watch For Kids

    It’s strange — it still feels like we’re in this space where smart watches haven’t quite become a thing — perhaps because they by and large haven’t turned out to be standalone devices. Well, some of the ambiguity is gone, now — if there are kids versions coming out, then it’s safe to say the […]