Electronic Toys

The Electronic Toys section of Coolest Toys is full of those copol toys that need batteries or plugging in.


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Toys R Us Sees Holiday Trends for 2012

by James

Toys R Us has seen trends in toys that will shape their holiday sales strategy for 2012. The trends show customers wanting to buy toys like kid-friendly tablets, “retro” toys from the ’80s, and toys with fun light-up features.

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LeapPad Explorer Goes Disney

by James


With studies showing that one of the main things kids want for Christmas is a tablet, LeapFrog has jumped into the deep end with their LeapPad2 series of learning tablets. And Disney has quickly jumped on that bandwagon by licensing a series of LeapPads themed after the Disney Princesses.

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OggBoard Could Bring Card Games To Life

by James

About a year ago, I wrote post about OggBoard, a cool game that leveraged both augmented reality and smart devices like tablets to create an amazing board game platform that could make family game night fun again. Now OggBoard is back and they’ve got their sites set on strategy card games … and it’s even MORE exciting!

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Toy Makers Slate Cool Kids Tablets Just in Time for School

by James

With kids returning to schools, parents hope that their minds shift summertime fun, to learning something. But there’s no reason that they can’t do both at the same time (especially since the weather is still a tad warm for my tastes). That’s where toy manufacturers are hoping that toy tablets will appeal to a kid’s need to play, and a parent’s desire that they learn something. And studies show that kids are wired for it. Check out these cool tablets …

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Disney Introduces A Fly Lookin’ Master Moves Mickey

by James


First, there was Dance Star Mickey in 2010, then there was Rock Star Mickey in 2011, and now, Disney has announced Master Moves Mickey, a great interactive doll which can perform up to 15 ultra-cool break dancing moves that Disney hopes will get kids up and movin, fly style.

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LeapFrog to Upgrade the LeapPad

by James


LeapFrog has announced that a newer, faster, LeapPad will be coming out just in time for school. The LeapPad 2 will sport a faster processor, 4GB of Storage Memory, a higher resolution screen and longer battery life, making the LeapPad a serious tablet and not just a toy.

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Scalextric ‘s new slot car sets are awesome

by James


I still have fond memories of playing with slot cars as a kid. My brother and I even bought a set for my dad for Christmas one year. They’re the passion of people slightly older than me. But after Hot Wheels came out with Sizzler’s, I dove into them and never looked back. I wish I still had my slot car set, but if I did, I’d probably toss it in the trash for the new sets coming out by Scalextric.

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ChildPad lets parents use their own tablets for a change

by James


If you’re like me, you spend most of your time looking for your iPad, only to find it either in your kid’s room on in his hands playing some game (it’s “magical,” remember?). And then, good luck trying to pry it from their adorable, sticky fingers, cleaning it up and use it do some important work (like playing your own round of Angry Birds). So why not easy the battle by giving Junior a tablet of their own? That’s where the Child Pad can come in handy.

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New gadget turns anything into a piano to play

by James


You need to keep your musical child busy, but you don’t want to lug a keyboard with you everywhere you go. What’s a mom to do? How about this nifty Wrist-Mounted Finger Piano? It’s cool because it turns any surface into a keyboard. All you need is to strap it on your fingertips.

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NERF brings back lazer tag

by James


Remember the classic 80s Lazer tag game? It was all the rage once the toy industry figured they could make an extremely low powered lazer which could allow players to wage combat in an indoor arena and keep track of their hits digitally. It was a great game that led to even the US Army employing lasers for training. Now, NERF is bringing back lazer tag thanks to advancements in Augmented Reality and a little device called the iPhone.

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