If your children are a bit too at ease with insects, grabbing ants or putting ladybugs into their tiny chocolate-ringed mouths as they are wont to do, introduce your little ones to bugs' terrifying, too-fast-to-keep-track-of nature with HexBug Nano Newtons.
The flagship toy in Jakks Pacific's new SpyNet line is the Secret Mission Video Watch, a piece of wearable tech that lets spies-in-training covertly record video and audio and upload those sensitive materials to a secure website for further analysis.
With the era of the tablet upon us, eBook readers were the gadget du jour in a technological moment that is about to pass, if it hasn't already. But your kids don't know that, now do they?
Hasbro's flagship Transformer this year is a giant bi-polar Bumblebee, with two modes—Battle and Guardian—that have different personalities. Fair enough. But can somebody explain the samurai Transformer that turns into a tank?
"See this lightsaber? Yeah that's right. Dog here has my back too."
Unlike Robert Downey Jr.'s take on Iron Man, this version, remote controlled by a wrist-mounted repulsor gauntlet, apparently does not like cameras. It shot me.
This hat is how we roll. And we beat down any fools wearing this Optimus Punkass cap:
I'm not one of those people who ever figured out the secrets of the original Rubik's Cube, so it was with some trepidation that I tried out the Rubik's Slide, the newest take on the classic toy. It was hard.
The Star Wars universe is basically infinite, but out of thousands of stories, the original trilogy is still the heart. So I'm really excited Hasbro's 2010 toys focus on Empire for its 30th anniversary, down to vintage figure packaging.
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 not the full thing, it doesn't fly on anti-gravity engines, and it doesn't include lots of wookie hair, but I definitely like this 11 by 8-inch Millennium Falcon released at Toy Fair. Why? Because the damn thing FLIES.
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.
Well, that was a gimme.
Iron Mr. Potato Head Man. Yes.
The new Iron Man helmet is too cool: It opens and closes slowly, just like in the movie, lights up, and JARVIS talks to you.
There's a badass scene in the Clone Wars cartoon where General Grievous cuts down six Jedi, by himself, using some insane spinning saber techniques. This twirling dual-bladed Grievous lightsaber will let you do that to your friends.
This two-foot tall AT-AT Walker is very possibly the most ridiculous boys' dollhouse ever constructed. It is goddamn enormous. It holds over 20 figures; Luke Skywalker even dangles between its legs. You have to see this thing up close: