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.
The hard plastic wheels used on skateboards usually means they're relegated to only gleaming the cube on smoother surfaces like sidewalks. That's not the case with Rockboard's Descender, which adds tank-like treads for all-terrain ollies and kickflips.
Designed to be a soft interactive toy for kids, rather than a protective case for your tablet, Totoya's plush creatures completely swallow and protect your iPad while providing a peek at its display through a couple of strategic holes.
Lego geeks around the world, rejoice! You are not alone, even though you actually are alone, in your room, playing with tiny blocks. There is now a social network for Lego aficionados, and it's called ReBrick.