Nickelodeon and Fuhu to make and sell Nickelodeon-themed tablet accessories and nabi Jr. tablets pre-loaded with the network’s content. The first result of the partnership is the touch screen nabi Jr. tablet, filled with educational apps, games, and videos, from hit Nickelodeon preschool series including, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi and Bubble Guppies.
Manufactured by ToyLabs, The Volta Racer is packaged with all the prefabricated components necessary to build and power the vehicle. The racer can be assembled in as little as fifteen minutes with no special tools. By assembling the Volta Racer, kids will learn basic concepts and principles of solar electricity and mechanical engineering.
ThinkFun shocased the first logic game with a real laser at the American International Toy Fair 2013. Known for Rush Hour®, Zingo!®, Roll & Play™ and other game-changers in the world of toy, strong>ThinkFun is claimed as the world’s leader in addictively fun games that sharpen your mind. Wait until Spring if you want to get the Laser Maze for $29.99.
Manufactured by Pardo Group, the Android-based Canvas Tablets provide an excellent alternative for parents who would like to introduce their children to computers and educational software programs. Toy manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon, producing tablets just for kids. Powered by the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, this kid-oriented tablets support video formats up to 1080p, Google Play, Google Play Video, Google Play Music, Gmail and more. With pricing starts at $100, they are Wi-Fi and Cellular ready and come in a choice of red, black or white.
As one of a series of fun and educational board games from Pressman Toy, MASTERMIND is a two-player game that puts the Codemaker against the Codebreaker. The Codemaker secretly places any four Code Pegs in the shielded code area. The Codebreaker puts down a line of color pegs and tries to uncover the secret code. This thought-provoking game fosters development of important skills, including logic, reasoning, deduction, patience and visual perception.
Available at Apple App Store for $1.99, the Barbie Color, Sparkle and Style for iPad is the first original coloring and activity app from Random House Children’s Books with Mattel. The app includes 2 coloring books for a total of 16 pages. Kids can select from a multitude of art tools to create with: Barbie Bubble Wand, Glitterizer, Fabric Fill, Magic Wand, Pattern Roller, 2 Watercolor Paintbrushes, Stickers, and Paint Bucket.
Featuring 75 Atari 2600 games, 2 wireless controllers and classic Asteroids poster, the Atari Flashback 4 console is a special edition to celebrate Atari’s 40th Anniversary. Available for the price of $49.99, the Flashback 4 includes timeless Atari titles such as Asteroids, Missile Command, Centipede, as well as other video classics such as Space Invaders and Jungle Hunt plus 70 other games.
Unveiled by TOSY Robotics, a Vietnamese high-tech toys company, the mRobo Ultra Bass is a portable speaker that can dance. The robot has a 2GB internal memory and will hit the streets in the fall 2012 for $199. Navigating the mRobo is easy through a remote control. It’s able to store about 500 songs, and delivers the sound through an integrated speaker. Uploading music is possible through USB connectivity, but it’s also able to stream music via Bluetooth.
mRobo will automatically convert the music sound into dance by transforming, growing a head, legs and arms. Whether you play rocks, pop, or reggae, mRobo will respond with corresponding moves. Don’t worry, it comes equipped with a unique software to analyze music for beats and rhythms. It’s a fun way in enjoying music, right? Your kids will love it too. When the music stops, it will transform back into its origin shape, a compact speaker. Weighing at about 3.3 pounds, the travel-friendly mRobo measures only 4.3 inches (W) x 6.3 inches (L) x 7.9 inches (H).
If the mRobo is not what you want for your kids, you can find various robots in toys category at Amazon.com, and please share with us if find something good. Won’t you?