Yes, totally, I would love to wear one of those crazy robo-suits, like the HULC exoskeleton, that basically turns you into a huge shit-wrecking mech. Unfortunately, I do not have the dozens of thousands of dollars it costs to purchase one. But I can afford the forthcoming B.I.G. Power Hand, a $30 glove from Jakks…
Jakks Pacific's SpyNet line of toys, comprising functioning audio bugs, night vision googles, and video-recording spy watches, are that rare breed of toy that might be just as fun for the parent as they are for the kid. The new SpyNet Laser Tripwire, which creates a working, extendable tripwire for just $25, is no…
We spend a whole day wandering through our favorite fair of the year, and we had a lot of fun playing around every shiny thing we could find. Here is all the best stuff:
Printers, I think we can agree with some relief, are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Still, plenty of people have the hulking old things plugged in somewhere in their homes, and Mattel's gonna put 'em to use. For printing real (fake) hair extensions for you and your Barbie.
Hot wheel sets are a staple of many a childhood, but they're also a staple of creating a huge sprawling mess that someone will inevitably trip over and start cursing. So! Take that racetrack off the floor and put it on the wall.
One weird thing about Toy Fair is all of the stringent gender norms that are pushed in marketing-speak. Trucks are for boys. Transformers are for boys. Nerf is for boys. So what do girls get? This exceedingly creepy robo-baby, designed to train them to be mothers. Seriously.
Playing with toys alone is pretty fun I guess, but any kind of amusement is at its most amusing when you're subordinating your friends to the might of your will. Mattel's Radica Mindflex Duel does that. With your brain waves.
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!
Drop a pack of Mentos in a 2 liter bottle of Diet Coke and you get yourself a nice soda geyser. It's fun! It's also pretty wasteful! With this kit you can at least tell yourself you're using Mentos' magical properties to propel a little plastic car up to 200 feet.
Remote control cars have long been confined to one plane: the floor. No longer the case! The Zero Gravity Finn McMissile car—a suave spyster whip voiced by Michael Caine—can cruise from the floor to the wall without changing gear.