Ever heard of a Toy Fair? If you haven’t then, just dive into the post and I am sure you will be amazed by the creativity of the makers and creators .. They are just Toys, but in real sense they are much more ..
1. Hasbro Lazer Tag – This toy gives you real-life game feel. The brains of each gun is an iPhone or iPod touch (anyone with a camera), which acts as the players sight and a heads-up display. The on-screen shows crosshairs, targets, and a radar of opponents locations within 250 feet.
Up to 24 people can play at once. You can get this toy for $70(two blasters) and $40(single blaster). This toy will be available in market from august.
2. WowWee AppGear Foam Fighters – This is a three-inch foam airplanes attach to any camera-equipped iDevice on a section-cup-equipped arm.
3. littleBits Starter Kit – You can create you own electronic toys with this littleBits kit. Each littleBit component has a single, preset function, dimming, proximity sensing, swtiching and tinkerers can circuit them together to facilitate any task they choose.
The starter kit comes with 11 pieces, and additional components are available for around $10. Eventually, the company plans to release a wireless (Bluetooth or WiFI) chip, as well as boards that will allow inventors to extend their creations in any direction. This kit costs only $80.
4. TechnoSource Codee – A puzzle and sculpture tool. Each Codee strand consists of 64 jointed links labeled with letters and symbols. Provided patterns direct users to rotate each block to a single letter/symbol combination.
You need to follow the code to create a model, or any design of your own. This toy costs only $8.
5. TechnoSource Codee – One provided pattern (and a pair of little plastic feet) turn one Codee strand into a freestanding penguin.
6. Hasbro Monopoly zAPPed – This newest monopoly toy uses all digital money. In this each player has a faux credit card, and an app tracks their account balance. You can make a purchase or pay someone else rent by tapping the back of your card on the iPhone screen. This $25 cost toy will be available by June.
7. Hasbro Monopoly zAPPed – In this toy three conductive ink dots on the rear of the card interact with the capacitive screen to tell the app which player you are, and deduct/add the correct amount to your balance.
8. Tosy DiscoRobo – This little metallic blue robot has fully articulating arms and hands, rolling jointed legs, and an expressive face and head. You can check out all his moves in PopSci.com’s upcoming Robot Dance-Off.
Price of this toy is not yet set and this will be available by mid year.
9. Ravensburger AR Puzzles – This year, Ravensburger is coming up with a new series of augmented-reality puzzles that interacts with a free iOS app. Once done, the user holds the device’s camera up to the final image for the app to recognize. Each puzzle activates a different functionality in the app. This toy will costs only $30.
10. Junk Ball – A $4 cost toy which allows pitchers to adjust the amount of airflow that passes through the sphere. Their is a plastic ring running the circumference of the ball rotates to open and close the holes.
11. Physical Apps TheO – The TheO ball uses an iPhone or Android device’s accelerometer to communicate with a suite of custom apps, the most simple of which is a simple hot-potato pass-and-play game.
A more-advanced use turns the orb into a bowling ball. TheO’s bowling app communicates via WiFi to a laptop or smart HDTV; roll the ball at the TV to see your shot careen down the lane. To make a purchase of this toy you have to pay $25 (plus apps from $1.99-$4.99).
12. Razor Vapor Delta 500 – Razor’s Delto 500 allows you to shoots its water-based gel ammo to 80 feet. The blaster holds up to 100 rounds of its mysterious ammo, which explodes on impact and dries quickly and invisibly.
This toy will be available in market by spring time and will cost $25 ($6 for 500-round ammo refills).
13. Razor Vapor Delta 500 Ammo – Half-inch water-based pellets, though colorful when fired, dry clear once splattered.