Toy Fair, a staggeringly large collection of playtime gadgets for kiddos and immature adults, has come to an end. Phew! We wandered through aisle after aisle of bouncy balls and model dinosaurs to find the cream of the crop:


Hands On: Cyborg Fashion Photo Barbie

Barbie, at once a gender pioneer and enabler of countless anorexics, has found her newest role: human-machine hybrid. Barbie Photo Fashion is just like any other digital photog out there—immaculate blonde hair, chunky heart-bejeweled belt, eyes the size of pancakes, and an enormous LCD...More »


The Great Nerf Guns of 2012

Will we ever feel too old to love Nerf guns? No, I doubt it. What about Super Soakers? Oh hush, of course not. Shooting things (or people) with toy guns is an intrinsic human joy. More »

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Some Company Is Selling Pure Magic At Toy Fair

You might think you can explain where Colombia-based Aracataca got these giant pens, pencils, crayons, and markers that are somehow miraculously passing through solid objects. More »


The Coolest Action Figures You Can't Buy Yet

Toy Fair is full of lame jigsaw puzzles, toy horses, and other antique things nobody cares about anymore. But! There's also plenty of unreleased Star Wars, Spider Man, and other stuff that makes us feel like excited kids again. More »


You Can Buy Boo, the Internet's Cutest Dog

Boo, an animal so impossibly cute as to make physicists question our understanding of the cosmos, is now available for mass production. It's soft. It's lifelike. More »