Toy Fair NYC: Hot new toys for 2017

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The 114th annual North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center offered something for every kind of kid -- superhero action dolls for girls, figures and playsets from "Star Wars" and Disney Junior shows for movie and TV buffs, and robots, coding toys and more for science geeks.

Toy Fair is a four-day event where more than 1,000 companies debut toys kids and parents can expect to see in 2017. Some old favorites were given some new twists -- for instance, a Frisbee-like disc will stream a playlist from a smartphone. "These are toys that have been in our lives forever but are seeing what I call an upgrade," said Laurie Schacht, who lives in Woodmere and is widely known as the "Toy Insider Mom" because she's co-publisher of The Toy Insider, a consumer guide for parents.

While it's hard to say what the best new toys of 2017 will be, here are some toys your kids may be clamoring for this year.

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

The masterminds behind the Hatchimal, the hottest toy of
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The masterminds behind the Hatchimal, the hottest toy of the 2016 holiday season, are coming out with smaller, collectible versions of the Hatchimal. These CollEGGtibles from Spin Master come inside small, speckled eggs that need a child''s touch to hatch. Kids rub the egg''s heart, and when it changes from purple to pink, they can gently crack the egg. Inside is a CollEGGtibles. More than 70 Hatchimals are in the season one line, including ultra-rare species. For ages 3 and older, $2.99 for single pack, $4.99 for two-pack and $9.99 for four-pack, available spring 2017

Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Racing Adventures Mickey

Kids can race along with Just Play's Mickey,
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Kids can race along with Just Play's Mickey, from the new Disney Junior series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers." As he drives, the car does 360-degree spins. He moves his head side to side as if he's driving. He can stand, wave his flag, move his arms up and down, talk, sing and make racing sounds. Mickey even does a victory dance after a game of Race to the Flag. For ages 3 and older. $39.99, available fall 2017

Techno Gears Bionic Bug Kit

The Techno Gears Bionic Bug Kit from The
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The Techno Gears Bionic Bug Kit from The Learning Journey comes with more than 80 colorful construction pieces, a power motor and more. Build a bug with motorized gears. For ages 6 and older. $19.99, available March 2017.

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Oonies

It's not a bubble and not a balloon
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It's not a bubble and not a balloon --  it's an Oonie. Kids can make a new type of craft with Oonies from Moose Toys. Take an Oonies pallet, place it in the inflater and watch it magically grow into an Oonie. Stick them to each other to create creatures. For ages 5 and older. Starter kit is $19.99, available fall 2017.

Nerd Vision - Virtual Reality Headset Skins

Nerd Vision - Virtual Reality Headset Skins from
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Nerd Vision - Virtual Reality Headset Skins from Factory Entertainment let kids dress up their headsets with their favorite pop culture characters from "Batman," "Wonder Woman," "Back to The Future," "Jurassic World" and more. For ages 4 and older. $7.99, available spring 2017.

Fast & Furious Dom’'s Turn & Burn Dodge Charger

Inspired by the hero vehicle from the upcoming
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Inspired by the hero vehicle from the upcoming release of “"Fast 8,"” this car from Mattel is a replica of Dom’'s Ice Charger. The vehicle has full-function RC capabilities and even fires ‘missiles.’ For ages 8 and older. $59.99, available fall 2017

Shopkins Season 7 Party Game Arcade Playset

The newest season of Shopkins collectibles from Moose
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The newest season of Shopkins collectibles from Moose Toys feature party themes, such as Surprise Party, PJ Party, Picnic Party, Princess Party, Summer Pool Party, Wedding Party, Disco Party and more. The Party Game Arcade set includes four exclusive Shopkins, two bumper cars that seat both Shopkins and Shoppies, and three plastic balloons to decorate the arcade. For ages 4 and older. $19.99, available spring 2017.

Think & Learn Cycle

Using a tablet or TV, kids can take
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Using a tablet or TV, kids can take control of racing and learning games with this Smart Cycle from Fisher-Price. The adjustable handlebars include input controls, LEDs and a joystick. For ages 3 and older. $149.99, available fall 2017

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Shopkins Cutie Cars

Shopkins Cutie Cars from Moose Toys are inspired
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Shopkins Cutie Cars from Moose Toys are inspired by fan-favorite Shopkins characters. Each car includes a removable mini-Shopkin placed inside as the driver. For ages 4 and older. $4.99, available fall 2017.

Balloon Bot Battle

Two players try to pop each other's balloon before
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Two players try to pop each other's balloon before theirs is popped in the Balloon Bot Battle from KD Games. When the balloons are outfitted with the punching arms, kids can move the levers back and forth to punch their opponent’'s balloon. When one balloon pops, the game is over. For ages 8 and older. $19.99, available July 2017

Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi

The Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi
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The Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi from Fisher-Price is an interactive toy that gets kids up and moving while developing listening skills and ability to follow directions. For ages 3 and older. $49.99, available fall 2017.

Halo Mega Construx CTF Arctic Warthog

Build this all-terrain vehicle from Mattel has an
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Build this all-terrain vehicle from Mattel has an arctic camo finish, treaded rubber wheels and rear-mounted turret. The set comes with Spartan micro action figures in Red Team armor. For ages 13 and older. $29.99, available fall 2017

Jurassic World VRSE

A virtual reality system from Skyrocket provides a
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A virtual reality system from Skyrocket provides a 360-degree experience that brings to life the "Jurassic World" adventure. The set comes with a VR headset, motion controller with a case and a free downloadable game. For ages 8 and older. $59.99, available fall 2017

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Aristotle

Aristotle from Mattel is a first-of-its-kind platform using
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Aristotle from Mattel is a first-of-its-kind platform using advanced AI-driven technology. Similar to Amazon’'s Echo, it'’s designed to assist, entertain and teach children during different stages of life. It features a smart light system, including a night light, reading light and more, parent and child modes, a baby monitor video stream, audio and visual learning methods for ABCs, 123s, first words, songs and story time, a homework helper, an entertainment unit to listen to music and more. As a child grows, there are even foreign language lessons. $299, available summer 2017

Minion MiP Turbo Dave

This personal Minion from WowWee responds to hand
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This personal Minion from WowWee responds to hand gestures and can navigate around a room. To control him, download the Turbo Dave app and you can plan paths and even have him interact with other characters or props from the “"Despicable Me"” movies. A coding platform is also included. For ages 8 and older. $79.99, available spring 2017

Escape in the Forest Playset

New Pokemon playsets geared toward girls include the
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New Pokemon playsets geared toward girls include the Escape in the Forest Playset from TOMY. Comes with furniture and accessories, three Pokemon and an exclusive Serena figure. For ages 4 and older. $24.99, available July 2017.

Polyester Food Truck

Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids
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Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids want to pretend they run one, too. The Polyester Food Truck from Pacific Play Tents lets them do just that. Head over to the order window and check out the menu; $119 at pacificplaytents.com.

Slither.io Toy Line

The Slither.io app has been downloaded 150 million
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The Slither.io app has been downloaded 150 million times. In the game, the worm-like creatures slide around in different colorful "skins," including rainbow, patriotic and more, while gobbling up glowing orbs. The Slither.io toy line from Bonkers Toys will bring those characters into the real world, starting with Slither.io Bendable Blind Bags, which will hold one of 15 different colored skins. $5.99; for ages 3 and up; available March. The Slither.io product line will expand this summer/fall 2017 with small and large plushes, collector vinyl figures, backpack clips and more.

Chippies

Chippies from WowWee are robot puppies that are
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Chippies from WowWee are robot puppies that are always ready to play. Three different Chippies are available: light blue, light pink and black. For ages 5 and older. $39.99, available fall 2017

Angry Birds Stack and Splash Pool Game

The Angry Birds Stack and Splash Pool Game
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The Angry Birds Stack and Splash Pool Game from SCS Direct Inc. lets kids play a version of the Angry Birds video game in the pool. Set it up and begin throwing Angry Birds characters to knock down the pigs. Once all the pigs are down, the game can be reassembled and played again. For ages 5 and older. Price to be determined; available June 2017.

Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge

Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge from Spin
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Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge from Spin Master allows kids to build hilarious inventions. Each building set employs STEM-based principles of gravity, inertia, simple machines, spring force and more. Arrange the contraptions in just the right place to trigger an amazing chain reaction. For instance, can a chicken, tennis racket and some tires be used to launch the speeding car? For ages 8 and older. $9.99, available spring 2017.

Hatchimals Hatchy Matchy Game

The Hatchimals Hatchy Matchy Game has players match
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The Hatchimals Hatchy Matchy Game has players match up Hatchimals in pairs. For ages 3 and older. $14.99; available spring 2017.

Digiloom

Will this be the next Rainbow Loom? Digiloom,
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Will this be the next Rainbow Loom? Digiloom, from WowWee, is an app-controlled weaving machine that lets tweens make custom bracelets, anklets, headbands, bookmarks and more. Using the Digiloom app, drag and drop letters, emojis and icons to create a fashion statement, then weave your creations with the help of the Digiloom machine. For ages 8 and older. $49.99, available summer 2017

Toilet Trouble Game

To play the Toilet Trouble Game from Hasbro,
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To play the Toilet Trouble Game from Hasbro, players take turns spinning the toilet roll spinner, flushing the handle the allotted number of times and avoiding getting sprayed. The last player to avoid the surprise toilet spray wins. For ages 4 and older. $19.99, available spring 2017

Elmoji

This pre-coding robot is meant for kids as
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This pre-coding robot is meant for kids as young as 3, introducing them to basic programming skills using the "language" of visual emojis that feature Elmo and his friends. Even kids not yet reading can test their problem-solving skills and play games using the free app to control Elmoji''s actions. Elmoji, from WowWee, also reacts to physical stimulation such as tilting and shaking, with sounds and animations on his LCD screen. For ages 3 and older, $49.99, available this fall 2017

Wonder Crew Buddies

These dolls, from Playmonster and designed for boys, encourage
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These dolls, from Playmonster and designed for boys, encourage nurturing and empathy. They combine the adventure aspect of an action figure with the emotional connection of a stuffed animal, and come in a variety of ethnicities, including Will (Caucasian), Marco (Hispanic), James (African American) and Erik (Asian). Each comes dressed in superhero gear with a matching mask and cape for kids. For ages 3 to 5, $29.99 to $34.99, launched in January 2017

Pawzplay

Pawzplay from Factory Entertainment lets these pets, like
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Pawzplay from Factory Entertainment lets these pets, like people, get involved in the culture of cosplay by dressing up as their favorite heroes and villains from the DC Universe. For ages 3 and older. $14.99, available spring 2017.

Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts

The Cabbage Patch Kids have shrunk - these
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The Cabbage Patch Kids have shrunk - these Little Sprouts, from Wicked Cool Toys, are 120 collectible mini-kids, babies and pets. Little Sprouts figure offerings will be available in four- and eight-pack sets as well as Blind Boxes. All sets include a mix of kids, babies and pets. For ages 4 and older, $2.99, $4.99 and $9.99, available fall 2017. There will also be three playsets: The Little Sprouts Lil' Patch Vet Center and the Little Sprouts Cabbage Academy school, for $17.99 each, and the Little Sprouts BabyLand General Hospital for $29.99.

Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker

Kids can make their own chocolate surprise egg and
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Kids can make their own chocolate surprise egg and fill it with a small toy of their choice with this new kit from Jakks Pacific. The 18-piece set comes with an egg maker, one dispenser, two egg molds, four capsules, six foils and four chocolate packets. For ages 6 and older. $19.99, available fall 2017.

Furreal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger Pet

Make a noise or roar at Hasbro's new
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Make a noise or roar at Hasbro's new Furreal friend and he will roar back in response. He can also crouch, respond to squeaky toys, make 100-plus sounds and motions, and more. For ages 3 and older. $129.99, available fall 2017

Magnaflex

These multi-piece kits from WowWee feature flexible magnetic
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These multi-piece kits from WowWee feature flexible magnetic strips in bright colors. They can easily bend, zip, connect or stack so kids can create 2-D or 3-D objects. For ages 4 and older. $19.99-$49.99, available spring 2017

HoloCube

The HoloCube from Merge VR uses augmented reality
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The HoloCube from Merge VR uses augmented reality to allow kids to hold and interact with holograms. For ages 10 and older. $24.99, available summer 2017

PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset

This racing playset from Just Play features a
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This racing playset from Just Play features a Catboy figure, Cat-Car vehicle and Night Ninja Bus from the hit show "PJ Masks." Kids can launch vehicles with one of two built-in launchers, zoom through the loop and around curves. Additional figures and cars sold separately. For ages 3 and older. $39.99, available fall 2017

Disney Tsum Tsum Tsweet Boutique Display Set

Now kids can collect, stack and display Disney
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Now kids can collect, stack and display Disney Tsum Tsum figures with the Tsweet Boutique Display. The set includes a gumball machine, working claw game, heart-shaped candy box and a lollipop basket. It comes with four small Color Pop! Tsum Tsum figures. For ages 6 and older. $29.99, available spring 2017

Aura

Aura from KD Interactive is a gesture-controlled drone
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Aura from KD Interactive is a gesture-controlled drone with a wearable glove controller. The flying robot is controlled by hand motions made inside the glove, and the rolling cage protects the robot from crashing. For ages 7 and older. $99.99, available July 2017

Pixlplay Camera

The Pixlplay Camera from Pixl Toys turns a
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The Pixlplay Camera from Pixl Toys turns a smartphone into a kids' camera, safely protecting an Apple, Android or Windows device. It features rubber grips, a wrist strap, focus lens and film advance with clicking sounds for pretend play. For ages 3 and older. $25; available summer 2017.

KamiGami

KamiGami from Mattel are do-it-yourself model kits that
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KamiGami from Mattel are do-it-yourself model kits that combine origami with robotics. The robots contain sensors to communicate with each other. Play using the free app; program the KamiGami using drag-and-drop programming. For ages 8 and older. $49.99; available fall 2017.

Alex DIY Knot-A Mermaid

Now kids can make their own mermaid tail
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Now kids can make their own mermaid tail with Alex Brands Knot-A Mermaid kit, which includes precut glittery fleece and felt shapes, a needle, embroidery floss and easy-to-follow instructions. For ages 8 and older. $27, available summer 2017

Neon Kart

The Neon Kart from Yvolution transforms a hoverboard
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The Neon Kart from Yvolution transforms a hoverboard into a seated three-wheeled vehicle. Push the handlebars forward to accelerate, pull back to brake and pull farther back to go backward. To turn, just pull back on one handlebar and push forward on the other. Once assembled, the Neon Kart's velcro and elastic straps enable owners to attach and detach to the hoverboard; $129.99 at amazon.com.

Lightseekers

Lightseekers from TOMY is an action-adventure role-playing game
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Lightseekers from TOMY is an action-adventure role-playing game built for mobile and tablet that integrates video games and smart action figures with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, interactive trading cards and more. The high-tech FusionCore -- the powerful minicomputer embedded within each action figure and the "brains" behind the smart connected toys -- eliminates the need for cumbersome portals, allowing the game to connect to TOMY's 7-inch smart action figures. For ages 8 and older. $69.99 for starter kit; available July 2017.

Compose Yourself

Compose Yourself from ThinkFun was created by composer
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Compose Yourself from ThinkFun was created by composer and cellist Maestro Philip Sheppard. To create a melody, arrange cards in a visual pattern, enter the codes with the musicmaking software at composeyourself.thinkfun.com, and hear the piece played by a full symphony orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Then flip, rotate, rearrange and even add more cards to create a masterpiece. For ages 6 and older. $19.99, available January 2017.

Soggy Doggy

The Soggy Doggy is a shaking doggy-bathing game.
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The Soggy Doggy is a shaking doggy-bathing game. Players race around the board washing Soggy Doggy, but watch out -- if he shakes, a player gets a little wet. For ages 4 and older, $19.99, available fall 2017

DC Super Hero Girls Headquarters on Wheels

The DC Super Hero Girls Headquarters on Wheels
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The DC Super Hero Girls Headquarters on Wheels features a transforming vehicle with a cockpit seat that swivels, a roof that becomes a second level and a secret net launcher. The set comes with the Batgirl action figure. For ages 6 and older. $34.99, available fall 2017

Edushape Curiosity Cubes Set

The Edushape Curiosity Cubes Set contains four candy-colored
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The Edushape Curiosity Cubes Set contains four candy-colored cubes. Maneuver the cube until the beads land where they belong. For ages 18 months and older. $19.99, available spring 2017.

Rotor-Powered RC Building System (Quad Copter)

The Rotor-Powered RC Building System (Quad Copter) from
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The Rotor-Powered RC Building System (Quad Copter) from K'’NEX lets kids build 10 different models, then make them move with the included remote control. A newly designed motor has four rotor blades and allows kids to build a tank, ship, car and a Quad Copter that flies. Models can be built one at a time. For ages 8 and older. $119.99; available fall 2017.

C-me

The C-me from Hobbico Inc. is a micro
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The C-me from Hobbico Inc. is a micro folding, flying camera that fits into a pocket - it's the ultimate selfie stick. C-me requires no piloting experience and lets users instantly share images and full HD videos on social sharing channels with the just the touch of a button. Available in four colors. For ages tweens and older. $199; available spring 2017.

Billy and Mason Action Dolls

Billy and Mason Action Dolls from Boy Story
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Billy and Mason Action Dolls from Boy Story are the first two in a line of 18-inch boy dolls. These plush and vinyl dolls have ball-jointed limbs. For ages 3 to 8. $99; available February 2017.

Kinetic Sand Folding Sandbox

This portable storage playset from Spin Master is
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This portable storage playset from Spin Master is great for digging and scooping kinetic sand. It comes with two pounds of sand, three different molds and two mini tools. For ages 3 and older. $29.99, available fall 2017

Doc McStuffins Baby Checkup All-in-One Nursery

One way to celebrate the arrival of Doc's
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One way to celebrate the arrival of Doc's baby sister on Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins" is with a nursery playset from Just Play. Kids can care for their baby dolls with this set that features a light-and-sound stethoscope, a portable electronic patient laptop with a light-up screen, sounds and lullaby music, weight scale and more. For ages 3 and older. $79.99, available fall 2017

Paw Patrol Mission Pup Pad

The Mission Pup Pad from Spin Master includes
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The Mission Pup Pad from Spin Master includes six mission cards with the Pup Pad. Press the button to activate the mission, choose the pups needed for the rescue, hear their signature phrases and more. For ages 3 and older. $19.99, available spring 2017

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