Shopping Picks in Electronic Toys
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The VTech Spin & Learn Adventure Globe is one of my favorite learning tools. Its interactive surface uses touch technology to teach little ones about the different cultures, foods, animals and more found around the world. Music and sound effects complete this truly memorable educational journey.
Kids can combine their love of drawing and computers with the Kids Designer Graphic Tablet. Besides writing and drawing, this 5x8” mini computer also lets them play games on specially developed software that shifts their learning in art, math and critical thinking into high gear.
There's always a hot toy each holiday season, and this year, the Fisher-Price Imaginext Bigfoot The Monster is it. Bigfoot The Monster is an interactive toy that talks, walks, throws a ball, and what's more, he chews, burps, and exercises. Kids can bring him to life with an included easy-to-use wireless remote control. With the press of a button, they can hear him say things like "play" and hear him laugh.
We loved our Easy Bake Oven as a kid, and were surprised to see that it's still around and sporting a much sleeker (and probably safer) design. The oven cooks cakes and cookies using a simple light bulb. It comes with cake and cookie mixes, pans, and other accessories for making sweet treats. And unlike the oven of our childhood, this Easy Bake Oven comes with a special warming chamber for keeping your treats... more
Okay, so we've found all kinds of cool gadgets to help you charge your cell phone, and download and watch your favorite movies and television shows. But this pick is all out bringing out the kid in you. The WowWee FlyTech Hoverpod uses dual-band IR control and a 2-channel remote controller to swiftly maneuver the hoverpod over most smooth surfaces, and even through an obstacle course that you create.
It seems like every other day, there is a hot, new toy that every kid needs to have and every parent wonders what the fascination is. This week, it's Innovation First's Hexbug Nanos. These litter critters speed around on any surface as they try to get away. They feature fast, vibrating movements, and self-righting to help them flip over onto their feet. Kids can register them online to find more games, fun facts, and... more
Your kids can harness the power of solar energy with this 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit. The kit comes with all the tools to build six different solar powered robot models (windmill, revolving plane, airboat, plane, car, solar puppy), or even a robot model of their own design. Once each model has been constructed, all they have to do is place it under the bright sun to set each robot model into motion.... more
There always seems to be one hot toy each holiday season, and this year, its all about hamsters. But at least with these hamsters, you dont have to worry about cleaning any cages. These ZhuZhu Pets - Three ZhuZhu Pets Hamsters include three motorized hamsters that each have their own characteristics and chatter when you pet and love them. Push a button to put them into Explore mode, and they will run scurry across... more
So you may not have a real Polaris snowmobile, but you can at least pretend that you do with this Polaris Industries Interactive Toy Concept Polaris Rush Snowmobile. The fully functional radio controlled snowmobile is designed to look just like the real thing, and features high torque drive-tred and hard surface roller skis for power. It's the perfect toy to park under the tree this season for adults and kids alike.
If your kids liked the Wall-E movie, they will love the Ultimate Wall-E robot. Designed for children ages 8 and up, the robot stands 16" tall and uses 10 motors and 2 microprocessors to play music, dance, talk to you, follow you around, explore, and more, all using the programmable remote control. If it also ran errands and washed dishes, we'd buy one in a heartbeat.
Guitar Hero is tons of fun, but it won't actually teach you how to play guitar. For that you'll need lessons, or a Power Tour electric guitar. Designed for kids ages 10 and up (way up), the Power Tour is a small electric guitar toy that has sensors instead of strings. When the sensors light up, you strum along, learning "Wild Thing," "Smoke on the Water," and other rock classics almost in spite of... more
Keep your favorite Star Wars fanatic busy for hours this holiday with LEGO's Motorized Walking AT-AT. Once the 1,137 pieces are put together (and 6 AA batteries are inserted), this toy walks forward and backward and moves its head up and down. There's even a cockpit that opens and rotating laser cannons. The AT-AT stands over a foot tall, and comes with a pilot, General Veers, Snowtrooper, and Luke Skywalker with a grappling line... more
We confess we're a little weirded out by Pleo. He's not just a toy that looks like a 1 week-old Camarasaurus (from the Jurassic period, of course). No, Pleo is "an authentic Life Form." He can see, hear, touch, learn, react to his environment, and feel emotions. He stretches when he wakes up in the morning (yes, he actually sleeps when he's tired). But wait, there's more. Two or more Pleos will recognize each... more
There are 3 key ingredients to a really successful educational toy: It must be electronic, it must plug into a TV, and it must use TV characters (Dora, Diego, Barbie, SpongeBob) to teach the lessons. The new Fisher-Price Smart Cycle has all 3 ingredients plus a 4th: It makes kids ages 3-6 pedal to guide their characters through spelling, counting, and problem-solving games. Kids can even race the clock, each other, and the cars... more
How can you keep your kid's hands off your expensive digital camera? Try the Kidizoom digital camera from VTech. Designed for kids ages 3-6, the Kidizoom is a real .3-megapixel digital camera that's easy to grip and lots of fun to use. Kids can take and store up to 200 photos on the camera, view them on the 1.8" color screen, and have fun editing their shots with distortion or silly frames. The camera... more
Give your toddler a fun introduction to the world of technology with the LeapFrog ClickStart My First Computer. Designed for kids ages 3-6, the ClickStart comes with a child-friendly wireless keyboard, plug-and-play console, and child-sized mouse. The big colored buttons help kids learn basic keystrokes, and the 4 included educational games teach letters, numbers, colors, shapes, counting, phonics, and more. The "monitor" is your TV, so kids can see their work on the big... more
If you're a Barbie girl (in a Barbie world), then you need to log on to BarbieGirls.com, where you can make your own Barbielicious avatar, design your room, go shopping at the mall, and chat online with Barbie friends. You'll also want a Barbie Girls MP3 player. These 4.5" doll-shaped MP3 players have 512MB of storage (expandable to 2GB), as well as mix-and-match clothing and accessories. And when you connect the Barbie Girl to... more
Tony Hawk better watch his back! The Bratz empire continues expanding apace, with a Bratz magazine, an upcoming Bratz movie, talking Bratz, and now remote-controlled Bratz on skateboardz. Yegads. They've made their "passion for fashion" mobile, with "sizzlin' safety gear" to protect them while they do "stunts" and "tricks." Each set comes with a doll, a skateboard, a remote control, and a hairbrush (because helmet hair is so uncool). See all Bratz... more
Bring the amusement park indoors with Razor's battery-powered bumper cars. They're made out of shatter-resistant plastic and have non-marring bumpers that won't leave smudges on walls, so you won't have to call the contractor after little Billy's parents pick him up. Plus they only go 2mph - fast enough to be fun, but slow enough for pets to make speedy exits. If the weight maximum wasn't 55 pounds we'd use these at the office... more
How fast are your Hot Wheels? How fast is your dog? How fast do your coworkers leave the office at 5:00? Just aim and pull the trigger on this Hot Wheels Radar Gun and all these speed questions will be answered on a digital LED screen that shows speed in miles per hour or kilometers per hour. The radar gun can measure objects moving toward or away from you. More radar guns.