Without a doubt, the coolest thing about being a kid is the toys. No matter what era you grew up in, there was something cool that every kid on the block had to have. Whether it was the Powerglove, Gak, or Moon Shoes, there was a toy you just weren’t cool if you didn’t have. Forget what you know: Kids' toys now have completely surpassed everything that you loved in the '80s, '90s, and '00s. The coolest kids toys that are coming out now blending the tech world, with the arts, education, and all-around fun to create all new entertaining experiences. If you don’t believe it, take a look at these cool kids toys that will make you wish you were a kid again.
Children's toys now give kids the option of playing for the sake of play, or to learn something while they goof off. It’s like a parent’s dream. The coolest kids' toys don’t just let kids play Angry Birds, they allow them to create a world while they play. And they use interactive apps for phones and tablets to build an immersive world while still allowing them to work with something tangible. It’s all very cool and it should make you jealous that you’re not 10 years old.
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Wowwee is a company that's leading the charge for creating toys with AI. The MiP is a robot with emotions, that loves to play. It's a robotic buddy who can move around, spin-dance to music, and express its own emotions.
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The Sphero is an unassuming looking robotic ball that you can do almost anything with. You control the Sphero with a smartphone or tablet and use the onboard camera to combine the real world with a number of the games that come free with the ball.
- Groovy Lab in a Box is a STEM-themed collection of challenges that incorporate things like building a weather station, a rocket, a musical instrument, and a propeller plane all into one fun surprise.Buy on Amazon
- The Air Hogs RC Rollercopter was built to be flown into walls and crashed into the ground; it's the perfect toy for wild 10 year olds dizzy on lemonade. Basically, it's a toy helicopter with an exterior rolling case that's controlled by a remote. It can drive on the ground, roll up walls, and fly into the air without getting one scratch on the actual toy.Buy on Amazon