Power Wheels Is Making Tiny Porsches Again

There's some great news from Mattel for parents who like to live vicariously through their kids and long ago had to trade their sports car dreams for a practical, spacious minivan. It's been almost a quarter century since Power Wheels offered a Porsche option, but come October kids aged three and older will be able to… » 2/25/15 9:39am 2/25/15 9:39am

Skip-It and Twister Now Work With a Kid-Friendly Fitness Tracker

Remember Skip-It, the toy kids shackled and spun around their ankles in an attempt to rack up the high score on its built-in counter? It's back, and now packing some legitimate technology in the form of a kid-friendly wearable fitness tracker that remembers their high score, as well as other fitness-related metrics. » 2/20/15 1:52pm 2/20/15 1:52pm

An RC Mario Kart With Wheels That Actually Convert To Hover Mode

Those pesky laws of the universe make it all but impossible to recreate the tracks, vehicles, and stunts you can perform in Mario Kart 8 in real life, but that didn't stop JAKKS Pacific from trying. The company's remote control version of Mario and his kart looks exactly like its video game counterpart, right down to… » 2/20/15 9:27am 2/20/15 9:27am

This Cradle Lets You Remotely Rock Your Baby To Sleep From Your Phone

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… » 2/19/15 11:20am 2/19/15 11:20am

The Travel Version of Settlers of Catan Just Got So Much Better

For players who can't bear the thought of being away from their favorite board game, there's a Portable Edition of Settlers of Catan that's been around for years now. But it comes packed in a flimsy cardboard box full of tiny cards and pieces that are easy to lose. That's why this new Compact Edition of Settlers of… » 2/19/15 9:24am 2/19/15 9:24am

Navigating Trip Wires and Diffusing Bombs Is Fun When It's Just a Game

We're all about games that get kids off the couch and away from their touchscreens, and Chrono Bomb does just that by challenging players to be a near-invisible cat burglar while they collect cards and avoid trip wires that could immediately set off a ticking time bomb. » 2/18/15 12:41pm 2/18/15 12:41pm

It's Ok To Be a Crazy Cat Person When All Your Felines Are Robots

Most people look down on what's become known as 'crazy cat people' but it has less to do with the state of their mental health, and more about the impossible task of keeping a house full of felines clean. But what if those cats didn't need a litter box, never destroyed the furniture, and were immune to hair balls?… » 2/16/15 6:57pm 2/16/15 6:57pm

The Halo Needler Is Now a Real Dart Gun

Halo deathmatches are about to get real. (Except the whole dying part.) Mattel is turning the hit video game's iconic sci-fi weaponry into awesome toy dart guns. First up: The infamous Needler. » 2/16/15 6:11pm 2/16/15 6:11pm

Terrorize the Skies With a Prehistoric Flying RC Pterodactyl

With Jurassic World just around the corner it's a great time to be a lover of both dinosaurs and toys. And while this flapping, flying RC Pterodactyl isn't officially associated with the movie, that's just fine because it's a flapping, flying RC Pterodactyl you can use to terrify your neighborhood. » 2/16/15 5:08pm 2/16/15 5:08pm

Razor's Lil' Crazy Lets Three-Year-Olds Drift Around the Daycare

Razor's Crazy Cart is just about the most fun anyone can have on a motorized vehicle without a driver's license. And in addition to the versions already available for both teenagers and adults, Razor is introducing a new model called the Lil' Crazy for kids who've just mastered walking, but realize that drifting is… » 2/16/15 1:31pm 2/16/15 1:31pm

The Tiny Players On This Foosball Table Have Been Replaced With Air Jets

If the only strategy you ever really developed for Foosball involved wildly spinning your players until the ball somehow appeared in your opponent's goal, Jet-Ball might be more up your alley. Those spindled soccer players have been replaced with a series of directional vents on the playing surface, and to move the… » 2/16/15 12:22pm 2/16/15 12:22pm

This Cute Dino Toy Is Baby's First AI Pal/Overlord

Look at this little dinosaur toy. Is he cute? Yes. Fun? Definitely. The possible harbinger of humanity's demise? Possibly. That's because CogniToys aren't not normal toys. Green Dino here is powered by IBM's Watson supercomputer, which lets it learn and adapt to your child over time, kind of like a self-aware Furby. » 2/16/15 12:00pm 2/16/15 12:00pm

Star Trek Captain's Chair Pool Float: Set Your Phasers To Fun In the Sun

Styled on the iconic captain's chair that Kirk occupied during his time in command of the USS Enterprise, this inflatable pool float will undoubtedly make you feel more important than everyone else at the pool. So while you're lounging around soaking up the sun, you can order others to get you drinks, fetch your… » 2/16/15 11:03am 2/16/15 11:03am

Only Time Travel Can Make this Perfect BTTF DeLorean Arrive Any Sooner

For toy car collectors who prefer their miniature rides a bit larger than just a few inches long, the Hot Wheels Elite line has been churning out some incredibly detailed models. And at Toy Fair this weekend Mattel gave everyone a sneak peek at its upcoming take on the time-travelling DeLorean from the Back to the… » 2/16/15 9:33am 2/16/15 9:33am

There's a Working Metal Detector On This Treasure-Hunting Toy Truck

Your return-on-investment for a given toy is easily calculated: it's basically just how long it can keep a child distracted and quiet before they get tired of it. But with Matchbox's new Treasure Truck, there's actually the potential to turn a profit on the toy because hanging off the front is a real working metal… » 2/15/15 6:51pm 2/15/15 6:51pm

Aww, A Softly Glowing Baby Groot Is the Most Adorable Nightlight

Those dancing Groot toys that popped up shortly after Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters last year are some of the best collectibles from the film. However, the folks at Uncle Milton have managed to turn the adorable dial all the way to eleven with this baby Groot figure that's embedded with glowing LEDs. » 2/15/15 4:40pm 2/15/15 4:40pm

This Internet-Connected Barbie Can Have Full Conversations With Kids

Using just their imaginations kids have been having conversations with their toys for years, but an upcoming version of Barbie will finally talk back to them. And we're not just talking a handful of catch phrases spewed forth after a string is pulled, but a legitimate back and forth conversation powered by advanced… » 2/15/15 1:01pm 2/15/15 1:01pm

The Gigantic New Devastator Towers Over All Other Transformers

When the Transformers finally reached North America back in the '80s, Devastator was the first set where multiple robots could join forces to assemble into an even larger figure. Except Devastator was never really that big, and while kids most didn't care, it was a minor complaint that Hasbro has finally addressed… » 2/15/15 9:00am 2/15/15 9:00am

Chomping T-Rex and Velociraptor Hand Puppets Are the Best Winter Gloves

It's impossible not to love the Hulk, but given the choice between wearing a pair of over-sized green hands that smash, or the giant gaping jaws of our favorite dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park films, the T-rex and Velociraptor are always going to win. » 2/14/15 2:32pm 2/14/15 2:32pm

Crayola's Easy Stop-Motion Animator Will Inspire Young Ray Harryhausens

Is there still a place for traditional stop-motion animation techniques now that most films jut rely on computer graphics? As long as 3D animation software takes months and months to master, of course there'll be. And Crayola's new Color Alive Easy Animation Studio wants to help inspire kids to be the next Ray… » 2/13/15 4:36pm 2/13/15 4:36pm