Once I became a parent, I noticed for the first time that the products I was buying came with pre-addressed postcards. These postcards ask you to send in your contact information, so you can be informed if the product you bought is later deemed unsafe and recalled, so you don’t, for example, get killed by a whipped…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round-up of all the coolest new toys. This week we’ve got a truly spectacular Princess Leia figure, a double dose of Wonder with new Wonder Woman toys, some out-of-this-world cards, and a tiny version of the legendary Dragonzord from Power Rangers. Hide your wallets!
A few years ago, in the Batman comic books, after the caped crusader was presumed dead, Jim Gordon helped protect Gotham using a giant Batman mechanized suit. That “Superheavy” story arc is what inspired this obscenely giant BatBot Xtreme toy that will make you wish you were five-years old again.
Your tablet-obsessed kid spending hours on the couch poking at a touchscreen probably isn’t doing their waistline any favors. But instead of wrestling an iPad out of their hands, Fisher-Price wants to help battle childhood obesity with a tablet holder that’s essentially an exercise bike for kids.
Yesterday Mattel revealed it had named designer Jonathan Adler as the Creative Director for Fisher-Price. It’s part of a continued effort to breathe new life into the baby-focused brand, and if Fisher-Price’s new wooden toy line is any indication, it’s already on the right track.
A new internet-connected stuffed bear capable of learning a kid’s name shipped with some scary security flaws. Researchers found holes that could let creeps steal children’s personal info.
When is the ideal time to start your child on the path to a comfortable and mostly satisfying career as a developer? High school? Grade School? Fisher-Price thinks preschoolers should be introduced to the problem solving skills they might one day need to be a great coder.
For decades the number one way kids learned about barnyard animal sounds was through a See ‘N Say. They’d point that arrow at a specific animal, pull a lever, and hear a pig, cow, or other beast. So wouldn’t a See ‘N Say then be the perfect way for kids to learn about Star Wars?
If you still own a Fisher Price cassette player, it’s probably buried deep in some ‘80s nostalgia-filled corner of your closet. But where most of us see a beloved electronic fossil, Matt Gruskin saw a retro-styled Bluetooth speaker.
If you've got a baby on the way and are worried that parenting might be a little overwhelming, don't worry, there's now an app for that. Fisher-Price's new 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle 'n Swing can be remotely operated from a smartphone or tablet using a free accompanying app, so you don't need to be anywhere near a…
If you don't remember Construx, don't feel bad. It simply means you probably weren't a child of the 1980s, arguably one of the best times ever to be a kid. Available from 1983 to about 1988, Construx was Fisher-Price's answer to Lego, but it allowed kids to quickly build larger structures using beams and connectors,…
If you grew up in the 1980s playing with Fisher-Price's now iconic Little People Barnyard Playset (remember the mooing sound effect when you opened the barn door?) prepare to be just a little saddened at the company's modernized version of it.
If you grew up sometime between the mid-70s and 80s you probably instantly recognize these plastic discs. They played songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on Fisher Price's plastic toy record player, but if you have access to a milling machine did you know you can actually create your own custom discs?
Shoving your iPhone at your screaming kid in the backseat is kinda lowest common denominator parenting. But once you pop it into Fisher-Price's colorful Laugh and Learn iCan Play rattle it becomes a whole lot more like a real toy. Better for both you and baby!
Don't kids say the darndest things? Especially when they're speaking adorable French-Canadian. My favorite moment is when a kid is presented with a floppy disk and says "this goes into an iPod," but if I'm honest I love them all.
Boys love three things: sports, spies, and cryptozoology. At least that's what Fisher-Price is banking on with their new remote control Big Foot, an expressive monster that can sleep, somersault, and stomp with the best of 'em.
Fisher-Price's iXL is a learning tool for young'ns that lets them read interactively, draw, look at pictures and play games—pretty much everything your kids currently do on your iPhone but without you having to worry about jam-hands.
It's 2010 and everyone is dancing. Well, maybe not everyone but at least Donny Osmond and Mickey Mouse, as I saw this morning at the unveiling of Dance Star Mickey, the newest plush incarnation of everyone's favorite rodent.