The 116th annual North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center offered something for every kind of kid. The four-day event, where more than 1,000 companies debuted toys for 2019 included augmented-reality robots and coding toys, new kinds of slime and other squishy items, collectibles (L.O.L. Surprise, Treasure X), unique family games, playsets from TV and movies, and a fresh take on Fingerlings, classic plush toys and more.
While it's hard to say what the best new toys of 2019 will be, here are some your kids may be clamoring for this year.
Grrrumball, who growls and grumbles, features light-up eyes and rotating treads. The creature can be controlled through the joystick or be set to one of the two attack modes. In the Super Spin Attack, the Grrrumball moves forward quickly and strikes unsuspecting victims, but in the Arm Smash Attack, it will go into a whirling motion of arm chops. For ages 6 and older; $29.99; available fall 2019.
Who's Your Llama mini collectibles
These collectible mini llamas come dressed in cute outfits and include a silly feature, such as winking, spitting, grinning or sticking its tongue out. Each llama comes in a reusable Peruvian-style home with 24 to collect in different colors and styles. Some characters include Dr. Llama, Glamour Llama, Cupcake Llama, Wedding Llama and Spa Day Llama. For ages 4 and older; $3.99; available fall 2019.
HexBug Micro Titans
Kids can choose their hero: the Centurion (an army commander), the Knight (an order enforcer), the Viking (a marauder of the frozen tundra) or the Samurai (a mystical swordsman). Push their head down and their eyes, breastplate and weapons will glow. Use the remote control to spin into combat and declare a champion. For ages 8 and older; $24.99 each; available fall 2019.
Untamed Mad Lab Minis
Unveil these mini collectibles from the popular Untamed collection from WowWee, which come in Geoslime, Biosand or Terraclay. Each creature is unique. Included are T-Rex, Spinosaurus, Sabre-tooth Tiger, Gorilla and Skeleton. Kids can mix and match the animals' heads and bodies to create their own creatures. For ages 5 and older; $4.99; available spring 2019.
Hot Wheels TechMods Hyper Speeder
After building this customized RC car from the bottom up, kids can use a smart device to control it. In RC Mode, kids can drive in Freeplay to complete challenges and move to the next level. In Controller Mode, the car lets kids control and win different games. For ages 8 and older; $50; available fall 2019.
By placing the interactive unicorn pom-pom pet on an object, it magically absorbs the color and shines. Nurture the Lumies through color-matching play, coordinate your outfits and play games such as Memory and Whack-A-Mole. Change it to Music Mode, and the Lumie will play beats and melodies pulled out of everyday objects through color. Choose from three different colors. For ages 3 and older; $19.99; available summer 2019.
Shaped like a cotton candy cone, kids can unwrap to reveal a doll. She has sweet-smelling hair in scents like vanilla cupcake and multicolored hair that makes it easy to create braids, twists, buns and ponytails. She also comes with mystery accessories. There are 15 dolls to collect. For ages 5 and older; $9.99; available fall 2019.
Kids can pop open these collectible figures of popular characters from movies and TV shows. Press the button on the character's head to pop open into a full-bodied figure. The collection includes Spiderman, Ironman, Batman, Leonardo, Hulk and Black Panther. For ages 5 and older; $3.99; available spring 2019.
Narwhals, or unicorns of the sea, are the newest Fingerling characters. They feature new motion sensors and a mood horn that lights up in different colors depending on the interaction. Pet the Narwhals to see their tails flap and eyes blink. Kids can press them against their cheeks and the figures will kiss them. For ages 4 and older; $14.99; available spring 2019.
L.O.L. Surprise! Fuzzy Pets
The latest L.O.L. Surprise! collectibles are furry friends and feature seven different surprises. Bathe and wash off the layer of colorful fuzz to reveal the pet. When wet, each figure will reveal a special color-changing surprise. For ages 6 and older; $12.99; available spring 2019.
Fisher Price Think & Learn Code n' Learn Kinderbot
Kinderbot, a programmable robot, teaches kids how to code while teaching shapes, colors, letters, counting and more. Kids can also problem solve to figure out how to make him move. The robot comes with accessories to change his design, educational challenges and a "secret code" booklet for more coding fun. For ages 3 and older; $59.99; available fall 2019.
This four-legged robot can crawl along smooth, vertical surfaces like windows using a unique system of suction cups and pumps. The Air-Walker can move in a straight line, to the left or right, and a special mechanism makes the robot's head move back and forth. This buildable set comes with an instruction manual to help kids build the robot and other models. For ages 8 and older; $39.95; available spring 2019.
Ritzy Rollerz Dance 'n Dazzle Spa Playset
This playset turns into a spa for the sparkly charms, which feature real hair, fur and more. The figures dance on the stage, and the set includes lights, sounds, an exclusive unicorn on wheels and 30 ritzy charms. For ages 4 and older; $29.99; available fall 2019.
The Lie Detector Game
Discover who is telling the truth and who isn't in the Lie Detector Game. It features a special voice analysis designed to detect subtleties in a person's voice with yes or no questions. If you tell the truth, you'll earn points, but a lie gives the point to another player. The set also comes with 64 cards (252 questions). For ages 16 and older; $34.99; available August 2019.
Treasure X Treasure Hunter Quest For Dragons Gold
Kids can rip and dig through 10 levels of adventure with the new Treasure X Treasure Hunter Quest for Dragons Gold. There are more than 24 new Treasure Hunters to collect and new treasures to find in a chest filled with ooze. For ages 5 and older; $9.99; available spring 2019.
Pooparoos Family Pack
Potty humor got a lot cuter with Pooparoos. This assortment pack includes two Pooparoo figures, a surprise baby figure, a toy toilet and a plunger. Kids can choose from fun animal creations, such as a uniwhale, sheepdog and turtlepuff. The set also comes with surprise packets that reveal baby food when dissolved in water. For ages 4 and older; $14.99; available fall 2019.
Gigantosaurus Giganto & Friends Figure Set
Based on the animated Disney Jr. TV show, Gigantosaurus is the biggest dinosaur in their prehistoric world. Rocky, Bill, Tiny and Mazu are in awe of him and together they learn to conquer fear, embrace friendships and head on many adventures. The Gigantosaurus figure has articulated arms and legs while the arms and tails of the four smaller figures move. For ages 3 and older; $19.99; available fall 2019.
Imaginext DC Super Friends Transforming Batmobile R/C
Use the remote control to move the Batmobile forward, backward or spin it all around. It features working lights, sound effects and projectiles. For ages 3 and older; $79.99; available fall 2019.
Break the top of the Bean Pod packaging to reveal eight Mighty Beanz characters. There are 140 to collect, including rare, ultra rare, super rare and mighty rare Beanz. There are also ones that glow-in-the-dark and a limited-edition golden Mighty Bean. For ages 5 and older; $9.99; available spring 2019.
Disney Junior T.O.T.S. Nursery Headquarters Playset
The Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.) nursery, where baby animals are cared for before they head home, is a multilevel playset with lights, sounds, a baby monitor, a slide and an elevator. The set includes three flocked babies with diapers that change color in cold water during bath time. There's also a bouncy seet, removable swinging basket, a cloud cart, a secret trap door and more accessories. The T.O.T.S. baby animals are based on a new Disney Junior animated TV show, which will debut this year. For ages 3 and older; $39.99; justplayproducts.com.
Furreal Cubby, the Curious Bear
This interactive plush bear with moving eyes, nose and mouth gives hugs, plays peek-a-boo, dances and more. Kids can feed him a bottle to hear eating noises, talk to him and he'll babble back, and at bedtime, he closes his eyes, makes sleepy sounds and plays soft music. For ages 4 and older; $99.99; shop.hasbro.com.
Mega Buster Playset
The Mega Man: Fully Charged line are robot figures that come with arm cannons, spinning drills, expanding bellies and more. This playset features multiple floors with 10 features, including a projectile launcher, trap doors, an elevator, a slide and more. It can hold up to six Megan Man figures, which are sold separately. For ages 3 and older; $39.99; available spring 2019.
Plumber Pants Game
During this game, players take turns loading tools onto the plumber's belt. If his pants fall down, water sprays from the sink. The player who doesn't make his pants fall down wins. The game comes with a plastic faucet, 10 plastic tools and a toolbox. For ages 4 and older; $19.99; available fall 2019.
K'Nex Dragon Revenge Coaster Building Set
Kids can design and build a coaster, which features a motorized track, a car lift, sharp turns and more as they try to outwit the dragon. The set comes with 584 K'Nex pieces and a motor that powers the dragon and chain-link coaster car lift. For ages 7 and older; $49.99; available fall 2019.
Beaker Creatures Series 3 Bubbling Volcano Reactor
Place the pod and water inside the volcano to create a bubbly eruption. The playset comes with a mystery creature, a poster with cool science facts and a guide of fun experiments. For ages 5 and older; $14.99; available summer 2019.
Nerf Elite Fortnite AR-L
Inspired by the popular video game Fortnite, this motorized blaster features a 10-dart clip and 20 Official Nerf Elite Fortnite foam darts. Simply flip up the two sights on the top of the blaster to align the shot. For ages 8 and older; $49.99; available spring 2019.
Kidi Star Dance
Strap on the wristband and learn new dance moves by following the animated dancer on the screen. Put the moves together and dance to the included music or connect to an MP3 player (not included). The wristband also features flashing lights that change color, 16 sound effects that are activated by waving your hands, 14 action challenges and five dance games. For ages 5 and older; $59.99; available fall 2019.
Pokèmon Detective Pikachu Plush
Kids get the best of both worlds with the Detective Pikachu Plush, which features more than 14 responses, motorized ears, a detectives hat and two voice modes. Kids can activate Detective Pikachu by pressing on his chest once. Press his chest twice to hear regular Pikachu. For ages 6 and older; $34.99; available spring 2019.
In this game, players draw cards that tell them to find a certain yeti, who are hiding under the igloos. Each player peeks under an igloo or move them around while trying to remember which yeti is where. If a player lifts up an igloo and finds the snow crab, they lose points. For ages 4 and older; $9.99-$14.99; available fall 2019.
Fisher-Price The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" by Little People
This special-edition Little People figure pack comes with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their "Yellow Submarine" style. For ages 18 months and older; $19.99; available fall 2019.
Smart Sizzlin' BBQ Grill
Little ones can pretend to grill with the temperature controls, a rotisserie, 16 play pieces and more. The grill recognizes food and colors, turn the skewer lever to count along to 10, see lighting effects, hear fun sounds and what food the BBQ wants to cook. For ages 2 and older; $39.99; available fall 2019.
Baby Shark Slap Bands
The YouTube phenomenon Baby Shark will be available in new slap bands. Each comes with a removeable charm, so kids can mix and match their favorite characters, which includes Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Baby Shark, Grandma Shark and Grandpa Shark. For ages 5 and older; $3.99 each; available spring 2019.
Pikmi Pops DoughMi
DoughMis are new plush sweet-smelling doughnuts that come in small, medium and jumbo size. Unbox the doughnuts' center to reveal a small Jelly Pikmi character. Other surprises may include rings, erasers, hair ties, notebooks and pouches. For ages 5 and older; $4.99 for single pack, $10.99 for surprise pack; available spring 2019.
Fisher-Price ButterBean's Talking Cafe & Kitchen
Based on Nickelodeon's animated TV show "Butterbean's Cafe," this play kitchen features a refrigerator with lights and sounds, a detachable table, an oven, a stove, a mixer and more. For ages 3 and older; $79.99; available fall 2019.
FGTeeV Giant Mystery Pack
FGTeeV, one of the biggest YouTube channels with 16.5 billion views, is launching a new line of surprise packs. It features a giant retro carrying case, surprise toys, animated characters from the show and other special collectibles. For ages 6 and older; $19.99; available fall 2019.
Magformers Amazing Police and Rescue
Kids can use these magnetic building pieces to create a helicoptor or fire rescue truck. The 26-piece set comes with 17 magnetic pieces, one police figure, one fire rescue figure, an emergency vehicle light bar and more. For ages 3 and older; $39.99; available June 2019.
Shopkins "Real Littles" Shopper Pack
Shopkins partnered with Kellogg's, ConAgra, Welch's, Sketchers and Unilever to create the brand's most realistic surprise packs. Tiny packaging made to look like real brands such as Pringles, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Welch's Concord Grape Jelly and more will feature a surprise Shopkins inside. For ages 4 and older; $10.99; available fall 2019.
Myla the Magical Unicorn
Myla, a robotic unicorn, glitters with lights when she talks or sings. Use the wand to touch her eyes, wings and horn to decorate her in different colors. Kids can braid her mane, brush her tail and add accessories to her hair. Sing along with Myla using her microphone or listen to the music she will continue to play. For ages 4 and older; $59.99; vtechkids.com.
Polly Pocket Pollyville Mega Mall
Kids can have fun playing with Polly in this large mall featuring six floors and more than 20 accessories, including her micro SUV. The set comes with a spinning elevator, parking garage, a fashion runway, a movie theater with seating, a skate ramp in the sports store and much more. For ages 4 and older; $39.99; available fall 2019.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Pull & Play Learning Wagon
This interactive wagon features motion sensors that reward children with music and lights as they pull. Kids can also play with the included Puppy and learn colors, shapes, numbers, letters and more. The wagon also comes with light-up buttons and xylophone keys that activate songs, sounds and phrases. For ages 6 months and older; $39.99; available fall 2019.
Mix & Match-a-saurus
Insert the tiles on the bright green dinosaur's back to customize play. He pretends to be a robot and a monster; he shares his feelings when he is happy, sleepy or angry; he sings and dances along to different music, such as ballet, hip-hop and marching band tunes. Kids can create 27 responses by mixing and matching the nine tiles, which can be stored in the included dinosaur egg. For ages 2 and older; $34.99; available fall 2019.
With this new game, kids can compete with their friends to throw the Z-Ax and try to make it stick to any flat surface, such as a wall or glass. The ax is made of soft foam, and can be used indoors and outside. For ages 4 and older; $9.99; available May 2019.
The Ghostbusters Ecto 1-A features a digital annoucement board to advertise the ghost business and a detachable roof that makes loading proton packs easy. Kids can download the free Playmobil app to find one of four hologram ghosts, which can be projected as they play. The set also comes with four figures (Ray, Peter, Egon and Winston), two detachable slime blower packs and wands, a ghost trap, a PKE meter, two proton packs and silicone slime. For ages 6 and older; $59.99; available May 2019.
Kids can add sparkle to the Shimmer Stars plush using the Shimmerizer, a tool that stores more than 200 Glimmer Shimmers in a variety of shapes and colors. Simply place a Glitter Shimmer on the star, use the tool to pick it up, and with a press of a button, the patch of fur has added sparkle. The plush also comes with a Twinsie Headband, assorted fashion and hair accessories. For ages 4 and older; $19.99; available fall 2019.
This portable gaming system features 360 degrees of buttons, spinners, sliders and switches for a fun play experience. The preloaded games teach literacy, problem solving, science, math and more. Kids can also grow and take care of virtual pets. For ages 4 and older; $59.99; available fall 2019.
These mini versions of the popular Grumblies characters can be found in individual blind packs. They are just as grumpy as the bigger version and feature shapeable hair. Kids can place on the end of pencils, in a backpack or display on a shelf. For ages 5 and older; $3.99; available fall 2019.
Mega Bloks Block Chompin' Croc
After building and playing, kids can sit on the ride-on crocodile and scoop (chomp) up the included blocks for easy storage. For ages 1 and older; $34.99; available fall 2019.
PJ Masks PJ Seeker
The Seeker vehicle can fit up to four vehicles and up to three PJ Masks figures. It features a light-up searchlight, a disc launcher, a detachable cage, a pull-out ramp and a drop-down side door. The set also includes a Catboy figure and mini Cat-Car. For ages 3 and older; $59.99; justplayproducts.com.
Monster Jam Zombie Madness
Launch the Zombie Monster Jam truck through the mouth of a zombie for stunts, or aim for the nose to see an explosive crash. The set comes with an exclusive Zombie monster truck. For ages 3 and older; $19.99; available spring 2019.
Pretty Pixels Eraser Maker
With this playset, kids can create, design and collect erasers. The starter kit comes with enough material to make up to 10 erasers. Different themes include animals, sweets, fruits and fashion. For ages 8 and older; $16.99 each; available spring 2019.
Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell was one of the first educational toys from the 1970s and '80s, which featured a computerized system that helped kids learn to spell more than 200 commonly misspelled words. The new version of this classic toy comes with multiple play modes, challenge levels and more. For ages 7 and older; $24.99; available fall 2019.
Blow Up Blasters
These inflatible water guns are 2 feet long and come in either a monkey, shark or space design. The blasters feature a system that allows for endless water supply when used in the pool but can be capped off when used in the backyard. For ages 4 and older; $14.99; available spring 2019.
Barbie's Travel Dream Plane
Barbie's bright pink plane features reclining seats for up to three dolls, with space for their luggage. The set comes with 15 accessories, which includes a dining cart and food pieces. For ages 3 and older; $79.99; available fall 2019.
Tip of the Tongue
In this fast-paced game, players have to answer trivia questions correctly in two seconds or less. The game features more than 1,000 questions. For ages 12 and older; $19.99; available fall 2019.
Ben 10 Alien Game Omnitrix
The LCD screen on the Omnitrix brings Ben 10 aliens to life with four different play modes. Kids can choose their alien and battle, interact as their favorite alien, play a memory game and a timed race game. For ages 4 and older; $24.99; available fall 2019.
A multiple-player dice game in which kids can roll the dice to build a snowman and see who can make it to the North Pole first. But it isn't easy: Other players can roll a snowball on their dice and knock over another player's snowman. For ages 6 and older; $14.99; available summer 2019.
These surprise-packed furry baby animals keep to the trend of pets rolled up in blankets like burritos. The three-inch characters are hidden in a burrito blanket and come with a gender reveal diaper. There are 12 to collect, including a giraffe, an owl and a chipmunk. For ages 3 and older; $7.99; available fall 2019.
Coding Critters Ranger & Zip
Ranger and Zip, the Coding Critters, introduce preschoolers to coding and other STEM skills, and encourage them to use critical thinking to solve problems. The set includes a 20-page storybook, two interactive modes, a house, a slide and a tennis ball launcher. For ages 4 and older; $39.99; available summer 2019.
Ryan's World Build-a-Ryan EGGstravaganza
Kids can build their own Ryan's World figues with the Build-a-Ryan surprise eggs, based on the popular YouTube channel. Three buildable figures, which may include Alien Ryan, Robo Ryan, Combo Panda or Red TItan, come with each egg. Kids can also create their own characters. For ages 3 and older; $12.99-$14.99; available spring 2019.
Bianca City Dollhouse
With its slim design, this four-story dollhouse expands vertically, making it easy to store. Kids will find a boutique, a café, a gym and a pet salon. The set comes with 25 accessories with interactive features, including working string lights, a movable staircase, a gliding elevator and a mini frame to display pictures. For ages 3 and older; $159.99; available summer 2019.
Save the farm animals from the wolf with this fun twist on the classic memory game. Players turn the cards face up and down as they try to rescue the animals. For ages 4 and older; $24.99; available summer 2019.
Playhut Pinkfong Baby Shark
The popular YouTube video with the catchy "Baby Shark" song is now in the form of pop-up play tents featuring illustrations of Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark and more. It's easy to set up and take down to store, and includes two three-foot tunnels, multiple doors to crawl through and a flap that can be tied back. For ages 3 and older; $34.99; available fall 2019.
Kids can relax in these oversized, animal-themed pool floats, which include a built-in cup holder. Choose a teddy bear, panda bear or sloth. For ages 5 and older; $29.99; available spring 2019.
Imagination Station - Shop Owner
Kids' imagination can run wild with this play shop, which includes a simple chalkboard, a hanging sign and a magnetic menu. Whether it's a lemonade stand or an ice cream cart, the canvas boxes are made to look like wooden crates for easy organizing, and the tablet-style register (credit card included) allows kids to pretend to run their own business. For ages 3 and older; $69.99; available summer 2019.
Pump and place one of these cute critters inside their Zoomer and watch them go for hours unplugged. Figures include a fox in a box vehicle, a monkey in a banana vehicle, an elephant in a bathtub vehicle and a hippo in a rowboat. For ages 3 and older; $12.99; available June 2019.
Pets Alive Boppi the Booty Shakin' Llama
Boppi is the newest addition to Zuru's Pets Alive collection of robotic toys that encourage movement. Kids can sing and dance along to Boppi's three songs as she also moves to the music. Other Pets Alive animals include Fifi the Flossing Sloth, Magical Unicorn and Cute Scootin' Hamster WaterGirls. For ages 3 and older; $19.99; available summer 2019.
The new Fingerlings Untamed Dragons feature colored LED lights in their jaws that flicker and turn brighter when they are angry. The dragons will lose their glow as they are tamed and kids learn their unique way of showing affection. For ages 5 and older; $14.99; available spring 2019.
Kurio Glow Watch
The Kurio Glow Watch is a smartwatch for kids that comes preloaded with more than 20 games and apps. It also features new glow features, including color light filters for selfies, new games and lights that flash to music. The watch also comes with a front-facing camera, motion-sensor games, an activity tracker, alarm clock and more. For ages 4 and older; $59.99; available fall 2019.
Little Tikes Kingdom Builders Pets
These figures from a YouTube animated series turn from toy to tool, so kids can build, break down and remodel as they please. Levelin' Lou becomes a fuctioning level and his friend Measurin' Mac (pictured) becomes a full-on tape measure. All the Kingdom Builders can be used to create something unique. For ages 3 and older; $7.99; available spring 2019.
The Doodle Bear from the '90s is making a comeback, but this time it features an app to help kids give the bear a virtual life of its own. Simply scan the doodled bear to create scenes by using in-app drawing tools and stickers. Kids can also use the app to record personal messages. Wash the bear and create new designs to continue the fun. For ages 3 and older; $19.99; available fall 2019.
Foodie Roos are new plush animals that look, smell and feel like food. There are 20 characters to collect, and each comes packaged in a food container that can be turned into their house. For ages 5 and older; $9.99; available June 2019.