Cool Toys That Will Make You Wish You Were a Kid Again

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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.

Scroll through this list and vote up the coolest kids' toys.

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  • 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen
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    As a child, you probably spent a lot of time drawing on any surface that you could find. Well imagine if you could form small three dimensional shapes! Not only would you have a sense of accomplishment from creating something, but whatever you made would be really cool. 
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    226 votes
    The Nerf Vulcan
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    Sure, it's basically your regular ol' Nerf but with one 25 exceptions. This toy uses technology that should have existed in the '80s and shoots darts automatically. Nerf fights are definitely no laughing matter.

  • Nerf Combat Creatures TerraDrone
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    The TerraDrone is a remote-controlled spider robot that shoots Nerf darts. What else do you need to know about this toy to make you want it?
  • Zero Gravity Laser Racer
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    The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Racer by Spin Master (what a mouthful!) is the kind of toy that seems to have zoomed right out of a child's imagination. The car is controlled by a "laser beam" that can go on the ground and the wall, and even on the ceiling. Too cool!
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    140 votes
    Wowwee MiP
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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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    152 votes
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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.