Capitalising on the old stereotype that kids would rather play with the box an expensive toy came in, these Tube Toys ship in cardboard tubes that also become the vehicles' bodies, leaving just an outer paper sleeve to recycle.
Given it has three wheels I know it's technically wrong to call this thing a unicycle. But instead of being positioned as a tricycle for adults, the Cycocycle was designed as an extra stable unicycle that anyone can ride.
Any decision in life, whether ordering take-out or taking over a corporation, should be left to the randomness of the universe. Like flipping a coin, or even better, a 1935 thought experiment on quantum mechanics by an Austrian physicist.
Will we ever feel too old to love Nerf guns? No, I doubt it. What about Super Soakers? Oh hush, of course not. Shooting things with toy guns is an intrinsic human joy. Here's what you'll be firing this year.
Toy Fair is full of lame jigsaw puzzles, toy horses, and other antique things nobody cares about anymore. But! There's also plenty of unreleased Star Wars, Spider Man, and other stuff that makes us feel like excited kids again. Lightsabers!
Boo, an animal so impossibly cute as to make physicists question our understanding of the cosmos, is now available for mass production. It's soft. It's lifelike. We went hands-on with the most disgustingly cute toy ever seen.
With inches of soft padding the TheO, currently being shown at Toy Fair 2012 in New York, might be the toughest smartphone case you'll ever find. But it's actually designed as a simple appcessory for interactive games like bowling.
Barbie has held many jobs, reflecting the aspirations of kids who dream of being dolphin trainers or architects. But what about kids who hope for cybernetic upgrades like LCD displays in their chest? Well there's a Barbie for that now too.
What makes anything better? Food. Wait. That wasn't the answer I was looking for. Oh! Magnets! So if you turn Scrabble magnetic and slap the tiles onto your fridge, you can make excuses that you're learning up some vocabulary as you gorge on the magical leftovers inside your refrigerator. Win, win.
Jaimie Mantzel had a vision, and after countless hours of work he is ready to reveal his creation to the world. His crawling, shooting, armor-clad, yet-to-be-named spider vehicle looks like a pretty amazing toy.
We had the original Nerf foam dart guns when I was a kid, for when your Super Soaker just wasn’t allowed in the house. But these new Nerf Laser Tag guns that let you slot your iPhone in the top for some augmented reality blasting would have totally blown my little 12-year-old mind.