Gifts for tweens and teens

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Whether the young girls and boys in your life are into the latest electronics, video games, crafts, jewelry and more, we found great gift ideas for tweens and teens.

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Game Night in a Can

This all-in-one game night set comes with a
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This all-in-one game night set comes with a mix of 30 creative challenges, games of skill and more. Some games include creating new animal species for Noah's Ark, competitively flying paper airplanes, drawing cat getting into trouble and more. $24.99. More information: amazon.com.

Rubik's Build It, Solve It

Make your own Rubik's Cube and learn how
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Make your own Rubik's Cube and learn how to solve it at the same time with Rubik's Build It, Solve It from Winning Moves Games. $24.95. More information: winning-moves.com.

RECOIL Starter Set

The RECOIL Starter Set, which runs on GPS,
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The RECOIL Starter Set, which runs on GPS, tracks up to 16 players based on their locations. The set comes with two blasters, a Wi-Fi game hub, and more. $119. More information: skyrocketon.com.

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Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster

The Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster,
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The Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster, a Walmart exclusive, will make opponents dart for cover when it blasts out 20 darts in one round. $24.97. More information: walmart.com.

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. $30.99. More information: alexbrands.com.

DropMix Music Gaming System

Create your own mixes while collecting and discovering
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Create your own mixes while collecting and discovering new tracks with the DropMix Music Gaming System. With three ways to play: freestyle,clash and party, compete with friends to see who has the most interesting music mix. $99.99 at amazon.com

Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike

The Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike travels up
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The Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike travels up to 12 mph perfect for any kid looking for an exciting ride. Push the red button and get ready to glide. For ages 8 and older; $199. More information: huffybikes.com.

New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee

The New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee can travel
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The New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee can travel on all different types of land, and its technology allows for long range; $25. More information: newbright.com.

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Radio Control DashCam

The Jeep Radio Control DashCam, a Walmart exclusive,
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The Jeep Radio Control DashCam, a Walmart exclusive, allows players to be in full control of the vehicle from the dash cam inside the truck. It has all of the features of an all-wheel drive truck and a VR headset is included. $60. For information: newbright.com.

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. $29.99. More information: shop.mattel.com.

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. Skyrocket also sells a "Batman" version. $59.99 at http://www.vrse-vr.com/

Disc Jock-e from Tucker Toys

The Disc Jock-e from Tucker Toys is a
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The Disc Jock-e from Tucker Toys is a flying disc with Bluetooth streaming for playing at the beach, pool or park. It's water resistant and able to sync any playlist from a phone, tablet or computer. $24.99 at tuckertoys.com

Marblecity: Laser-cut wooden STEM kits,

Marbleocity Dragon Coaster PlayMonster’s Marbleocity, a line of
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Marbleocity Dragon Coaster PlayMonster’s Marbleocity, a line of laser-cut wooden STEM kits, lets tweens and teens build skate parks and roller coasters, exposing them to physics concepts and engineering principles. Each set includes a graphic novel designed to communicate STEM concepts. The four different models in the line are made of laser-cut Baltic birch and include the Dragon Coaster (pictured), inspired by the real wooden roller coaster of the same name at Playland in Rye, New York. For 12 and older. $59.99 at playmonster.com

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C-me Flying Camera from Hobbico

The C-me Flying Camera from Hobbico Inc. is
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The C-me Flying Camera 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 touch of a button. Available in four colors. For tweens and older. $199 at  cmecamera.com/products  

Hearing Things game use lip reading

The Hearing Things game is all about the
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The Hearing Things game is all about the challenge of reading lips. Players are divided into two teams. One player places the speech-cancelling headphones over their ears and does their best to guess the phrase on the cards by reading their teammate's lips. Once the player guesses the phrase correctly, the teammate draws another card and keeps going until the timer runs out. The team with the most cards at the end of the game wins. Game includes one set of headphones with built-in sounds and timer, 150 cards, and instructions. For 12 and older. $19.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com

Crossword Jigsaw is a puzzle within a puzzle

Older teens who love crossword puzzles may embrace
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Older teens who love crossword puzzles may embrace this dual challenge: With the Crossword Jigsaw from Babalu, first solve the enclosed crossword puzzle, then use it as a template to piece together the 550-piece jigsaw puzzle. $16.95 at http://babaluinc.com/product/crossword/

Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally Set

Load the foam car into the clip, pull
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Load the foam car into the clip, pull the trigger and watch it fly. Hasbro's new Nerf set includes one blaster, one high-jump ramp, one long-jump ramp, nine Nerf Nitro foam cars and 12 obstacles. $49.99. More information: nerf.hasbro.com.

First Order Star Destroyer

Inspired by the upcoming movie
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Inspired by the upcoming movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the First Order Star Destroyer includes five minifigures: Supreme Leader Snoke, a First Order Officer, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, First Order Stormtrooper and a First Order Shuttle Pilot, plus BB-9E and a medical Droid kids can build. The set also comes with two blasters, two blaster pistols and more; $159.99 at lego.com.

Lightseekers Starter Pack

This new gaming system, built for mobile devices,
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This new gaming system, built for mobile devices, combines fantasy and reality, video games and action figures. A mini-computer is embedded within each figure, kids can add physical accessories to them and scan trading cards with the Lightseekers app; $69.99 at tomy.com/lightseekers.

Meccano M.A.X.

Combining artificial intelligence (AI) and customizable programs, M.A.X.
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Combining artificial intelligence (AI) and customizable programs, M.A.X. is the most-advanced Meccano robot. It also features Infrared Navigation (IR) and custom apps to bring M.A.X. to life, as well as a built-in gaming system; $149.99 at spinmaster.com.

Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8

Standing more than 16-inches tall, the BB-8 Droid
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Standing more than 16-inches tall, the BB-8 Droid features built-in voice recognition, a two-stick remote and more. The "Follow Me" mode allows BB-8 to roll beside kids and he also comes when called and reacts to key phrases and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" characters; $299.99 at spinmaster.com.

SoundMoovz

The motion-activated device plays music and sound effects
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The motion-activated device plays music and sound effects as kids move and dance. Using Bluetooth technology, download the free app and choose from more than 400 sounds, such as Robot, Karate, Instrumental and Musical. The set comes with two bands; $79.99 at cra-z-artshop.com.

R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid

Kids can control the droid with a smart
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Kids can control the droid with a smart device or watch it move on its own. R2-D2 also comes with front and rear LED lights, an integrated speaker for authentic sounds and can interact with other Star Wars App-Enabled Droids; $179.99 at store.sphero.com.

Ultimate Justice League Batmobile

Using an app-enabled device, kids can take complete
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Using an app-enabled device, kids can take complete control of the Batmobile, which features smoke release from the exhaust pipe, moving missiles on the hood of the car, roaring engine sounds and four armored wheels. It also includes a camera in the cockpit so kids can drive from Batman's POV and the "jump mode" creates hydraulic-like movement. An included Batman figure can press the gas pedal, his arm shifts gear and his head turns; $249.99 at shop.mattel.com.

Rube Goldberg The Acrobat Challenge

Make the acrobat fly through a cannon using
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Make the acrobat fly through a cannon using STEM-based principles of gravity and spring forces. Kids will build it, test it and complete the challenge until it's just right; $14.99 at spinmaster.com.

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 music-making 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. $14.99. More information: composeyourself.thinkfun.com/home">composeyourself.thinkfun.com/home.

Merge Cube

The Merge Cube is the first holographic object
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The Merge Cube is the first holographic object kids can hold in their hands. Simply download the app to view the cube through the device's camera and watch it come to life; $14.99 at mergevr.com.

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox

Build and code the ultimate 847-piece robot using
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Build and code the ultimate 847-piece robot using the step-by-step instructions in the free LEGO tablet app; $159.95 at shop.lego.com.

Sky Viper v2450 GPS

This GPS streaming video drone is lightweight and
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This GPS streaming video drone is lightweight and can maintain its coordinates in a hover without drifting away. It also features a "Return to Home" feature so the drone can fly back to its launch point; $149.99 at toysrus.com.

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.' $59.99. More information: shop.mattel.com.

Droid Inventor Kit

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"Star Wars" fans can create their own R2-D2 and take him on more than 20 missions with the free Droid Inventor app. The kit comes with littleBits motor, sensor, light, sticker and Droid parts. What's more, kids can create a variety of new Droids. It also features more than eight modes and 10 classic R2-D2 sounds; $99.95 at shop.littlebits.cc/starwars.

Aura Drone with Glove Controller

Aura is a gesture-controlled drone with a wearable
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Aura 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; $99.99 at toysrus.com.

VEX Robotics BattleBots Minotaur/Tombstone

Simply snap together the pieces to build the
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Simply snap together the pieces to build the mythical Minotaur, from the "BattleBots" television show. The set comes with 345 pieces; $39.99 at hexbug.com.

Nintendo Switch Console with Gray Joy-Con

This new home video game system provides single
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This new home video game system provides single and multiplayer games, and can be taken on-the-go.The two new Joy-Con controllers allow the mobility of a handheld. Slip a set of Joy-Con into the Joy-Con grip to mimic a traditional controller. It features a Capture Button, motion control with a gyroscope and accelerometer, HD Rumble, IR Motion Camera, amiibo and Release Button; $299.99 at nintendo.com/switch.

Power & Play Motorized Building Set

With this unique building set, kids can construct
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With this unique building set, kids can construct 50 different things, such as cars, planes, robots and more. It comes with more than 500 pieces; $49.99 at knex.com.

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. $49.99. shop.mattel.com.

Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K Blaster

This motorized blaster holds up to 100 high-impact
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This motorized blaster holds up to 100 high-impact rounds with an easy-loading hopper that blasts rounds of 100 feet per second. The blaster is available in blue and red; $99.99 at hasbro.com.

Remote-Control Machines: Construction Vehicles

Build eight models of heavy-duty construction vehicles and
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Build eight models of heavy-duty construction vehicles and control them with a remote. Step-by-step instructions help kids build a bulldozer, backhoe, dump truck, crane, skid-steer loader, road grader, forklift and a concrete mixer. The tools on the vehicles move, such as buckets, shovels, forks and cranes; $99.95 at thamesandkosmos.com.

LEGO Worlds

In this video game, kids can create different
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In this video game, kids can create different environments and structures made of digital LEGO bricks. Use the landscaping tools to design mountain ranges or tropical islands, explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes and more. Keep a lookout for the hidden treasures, characters, vehicles, castles and weapons in each new world. Available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and more; $29.99 at warnerbros.com/videogame.

Sparkle Sequin Slippers

Lined with ivory Sherpa, these super soft slippers
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Lined with ivory Sherpa, these super soft slippers have a padded rubber sole and feature sequins in dark mint, red, pool, gold, silver and more. Available in sizes small to x-large. $35. More information: http://bit.ly/2d83yuH.

NFL Licensed Logo Pillow Cover

This soft pillow features NFL teams' logos from
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This soft pillow features NFL teams' logos from the AFC and NFC inside a helmet's shape. It's made of cotton jersey. $39.50. More information: http://bit.ly/2e0Y0my.

Chatbooks

The 2016 Highlight Book lets you pull someone
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The 2016 Highlight Book lets you pull someone else's 30 best Instagram photos and have them made into a 6-by-6-inch hardcover photo album. Available Oct. 17. Visit chatbooks.com/highlights to make the book. $15 with U.S. shipping included.

Simple Pleasures by Savannah bracelets

This bracelet features the sentiment
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This bracelet features the sentiment "Fearless - Go for it!" Simple choose a charm, for example, an arrow (pictured), butterfly, heart, a peace sign and more for the stretch black band. $18. More information: http://bit.ly/2eHlUUQ.

Shower Truffle Boxed Set

This shower truffle gift set features tangerine melon,
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This shower truffle gift set features tangerine melon, pink grapefruit and jasmine, and lavender vanilla. $16.50. More information: http://bit.ly/2e91CIc.

Feeling Smitten Holiday Travel Set

This travel-size set comes with strawberry mint hand
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This travel-size set comes with strawberry mint hand cream, a peppermint bark cupcake bath bomb and peppermint pink gelato sugar scrub. $21. More information: bit.ly/2dHJDr5

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