The 112th annual North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center offered something for every kind of kid -- a Girl Scouts cookie oven for foodies, plush dolls from Disney-Pixar's "Inside Out" for movie buffs and a 4-foot tall, walking, talking robot 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 2015.
"Life is very different now than from when I was a kid, and it's reflected in the array of toys that will come to market this year," says Laurie Schacht, who lives in Woodmere and is co-publisher of "The Toy Insider," a consumer guide for parents. "Tech toys, food toys, STEM and toys that touch our emotional heartstrings will be important parts of a well-balanced toy box."
While it's hard to say what the best new toys of 2015 will be, here are some toys your kids may be clamoring for this year.
Adoptimals from Wicked Cool Toys are the Cabbage Patch Kids' newest best friends. The nine-inch furry animals for kids ages 3 and older include pet sounds, phrases and a heart locket that lights up. Each pet includes a bowl and brush as well as the Oath of Adoption; $19.99, available Fall 2015.
Candy Craft Chocolate Pen
The Candy Craft Chocolate Pen from Skyrocket Toys is a motorized chocolate pen that dispenses real liquid chocolate that then hardens into solid chocolate. The chocolate tubes can be easily switched to create multicolor treats. The chocolate kit, for kids ages 6 and older, includes the pen, different colored chocolate tubes, molds and more; $29.99, available in Fall 2015.
Play All Day Elmo
Kids favorite pal, the Play All Day Elmo from Hasbro, features more than 150 responses and eight games and activities. For kids ages 18 months and up, Elmo will play everything from "Pat-a-cake" and "Freeze Dance" to "Red Light, Green Light" and more; $59.99, available in Fall 2015.
Chrono Bomb from Patch Products lets kids create a "laser" field to crawl through. At the end of the maze is a bomb counting down. Bump the wire and it ticks faster, goal is to make it to the end and defuse the bomb; $34.99 available in July 2015.
Girls Scouts Cookie Oven
The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven from Wicked Cool Toys allows kids ages 4 and up to bake their own cookies. A real working oven, it comes with tools and mixes inspired by the girls' leadership organization. The oven comes with a mix to create Thin Mints, a spatula, baking pan and a measuring tool; $59.99, additional mixes are sold separately, such as Trefoils, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Carmel, Sugar and more for $6.99, available Fall 2015.
Meccanoid G15 KS
The Meccanoid G15 KS from Spin Master is a build-it-yourself, 4-foot tall, walking, talking humanoid robot; $399, available now on Amazon.com, at retail stores later 2015.
Worry Eater from The Haywire Group is a plush doll with a zipper pocket mouth. Kids write down their stress of the day and feed it to their doll, and as the child sleeps, mom and dad can read the worry and be ready to talk about it with kids; $15.99 small, $22.99 large, available in June 2015.
Buildable Minions Blind Pack Series III
The Mega Bloks Despicable Me -- Buildable Minions Blind Packs Series III from MEGA Brands lets kids recreate favorite Minion moments; each comes with an accessory and kids can mix and match clothing, goggles, accessories, even arms and feet; $2.99, available in June 2015.
Dino Mundi Track
Dino Mundi Track from Toys Talk uses augmented reality and real world objects in one toy. Dinosaurs spring to life on a tablet or smart screen from play cards; a track and motorized explorer vehicle complete the game. $3.99 to $49.99, available in Fall 2015.
Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Kit
Kids ages 10 and older can start their own dog walking and pet sitting business with the Bizainy kits. The set comes with everything you need: business cards, pet instructions pad, menu of services, receipt pad, client book, business planner and more; $29.99, available June 2015.
Imaginext Ultra T-Rex
Little dino lovers will be able to bring the Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex to life. Kids ages 3 and older and turn on the Power Pad behind his tail and he will start walking. He also has LED lights in his eyes and comes with realistic sound effects. The T-Rex comes with three Imaginext figures with helmets and accessories, four boulders and four projectiles; $99.99, available August 2015.
Thomas and Friends Turbo Flip Thomas
Thomas and Friends Turbo Flip Thomas - Kids ages 3 and older can simply press a button forward and Thomas is off. He features new tricks and exciting phrases - he can spin in reverse, pop a wheelie and do a back-flip; $54.99, available Fall 2015.
The Moff Band is a wearable tech toy from Moff Inc. Put it on and connect with the app and your hand movements make a variety of noises. You can pick up sticks and pretend to play the drums, and you'll hear drum music. Choose a sword and you'll hear swashbuckling sounds. A wand can give off a magical sound. $54.99; available now at Amazon.com, and at retailers in the coming months.
With the Compose Yourself game from Think Fun, kids ages 6 and older can create, play and share a world-class composition. Simply play with the cards and create interesting visual patterns by flipping, rotating and reordering them. Then, they can enter card codes on a special website to hear their composition played by virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie and members of a full symphony orchestra; $14.99, available May 2015.
Inside Out Plush
The Inside Out Plush line from TOMY comes out in conjunction with the Disney Pixar animated movie of the same name, featuring the five emotions personified in the film -- Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust; $19.99 each, available in May.
Kidizoom Action Cam
VTech's Kidizoom Action Cam lets active children capture videos and photos when they're on the move. It comes with two mounts so kids ages 4 and older can attach it to their bike, skateboard and more. It also comes with a waterproof case so they can take pictures or videos under water; $59.99, available Summer 2015.
Monster Laundry Game
Monsters have mucked up the laundry room and kids must restore order by spotting and snatching the most golden clothespins in Monster Laundry. Game includes tin washing machine, 52 clothespins and monster cards. $19.99; available now.
Switch-A-Rooz from Wild Republic let kids switch between two stuffed animals; 24 Switch-A-Rooz offer 48 animal choices; $12.99, available in February 2015.
Pet to Ninja Turtles
Kids can recreate the mutation over and over again with the Pet to Ninja Turtles action figures from Playmates Toys. Kids ages 4 and older can mutate the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from pet turtles to fully articulated figures, each coming with its weapon accessories; $12.99, available in Spring 2015.
Step Up Pets
Step Up Pets are plush-covered step stools that feature a panda, bear, puppy, unicorn or lion. They were designed to help children do the little things to help them grow; $29.99, available in September 2015.
Despicable Me -- Supervillian Jet
The Mega Bloks Despicable Me -- Supervillian Jet from MEGA Brands lets minions take the helm of the plane; if things go haywire, open the trap door and use a line to rappel to safety; $44.99, available in June 2015.
Take Care of Me Lambie
Doc McStuffins' best pal is the new patient. Take Care of Me Lambie from Just Play is an interactive plush animal that talks and sings as her eyes, ears, mouth and body move along to show how she's feeling, with more than 50 interactive responses. The doll, for kids ages 3 and older, also comes with doctor's tools such as a thermometer, sticker bandages and more; $49.99, available in Fall 2015.
Ferris Wheel with Lights
The Ferris Wheel with Lights from Playmobil is equipped with colorful flashing lights, seven red and blue gondolas and more. The set, for children ages 4 and older, includes two adult figures, two child figures, functioning Ferris wheel, ticket office with tickets, cash register, computer and other accessories; $79.99, available in May 2015.
Equilibrius Stacking Game
The Equilibrius Stacking Game from Lilliputiens lets kids ages 3 and older sculpt crazy creatures from the critter cards; $18, available mid-March.
Mighty Makers Up, Up and Away
The Mighty Makers Up, Up and Away Building Set from K'Nex asks kids to help Ava create a butterfly, build an airplane or invent a flying contraption, includes more than 110 pieces; $16.99, Fall 2015.
Jurassic World Chomping Dino Head Hand Puppet
Kids ages 4 and older can pretend they are a Tyrannosaurus Rex with the Jurassic World Chomping Dino Head Hand Puppet from Hasbro. Simply slip it on and chomp down on other Jurassic World figures and vehicles. Pair with the Velociraptor claws (sold separately); $19.99, available in Spring 2015.
Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers
The Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers set from Thames and Kosmos is a 237-piece construction set that includes instructions to build not only a robot rover, but nine additional space-themed models, including a lunar rover, rocket launcher car, space shuttle and more. The 64-page step-by-step illustrated manual helps kids assemble all of the models and teaches them about real-world examples of outer space; $99.95, available in Fall 2015.
Stay Asleep Buddies
The cuddly new Stay Asleep Buddies from Cloud b helps kids ages 12 months and older understand when it's time to stay in bed and when it's OK to wake up. The interactive plush Hedgehog plays gentle melodies and glowing reminders at bedtime and playtime. Parents can set the timer for desired wake-up time and a motion sensor reactivates a lullaby and lights to remind babies it's still bedtime; $31.99, available in Fall 2015.
Moji Mi from Little Kids are "living emoticons" in the form of four little characters. Recommended for children ages 6 and older, Mojis have their own silly language and love to chat with you. To get the conversation rolling, simply tickle their hair. They come with more than 20 sounds and moods including happy, frazzled, grumpy, silly, bored and more; $5.99 each, available February 2015.
Text Cool Bracelet Studio
The Text Cool Bracelet Studio lets kids ages 6 and older wear a message on their wrists. Customize bracelets easily by stamping letters, emoticons and patterns. The kit comes with 34 bracelet bands, pattern rollers, clasps and more; $24.99, available in Fall 2015.
Groovy Girls Style Scents
Groovy Girls Style Scents from Manhattan Toy Co. are dolls and sidekicks that come with a signature scent. Choose Mia & Taffy, Lilly & Parfait, or Sadie & Shortcake; $25, available in April 2015.
Little Live Pets
Little Live Pets from Moose Toys are owl families that talk to each other. They come in pink, blue or white; $19.99, available in February 2015.
DohVinci Spotlight Spin Studio Kit
The DohVinci Spotlight Spin Studio Kit from Hasbro lets kids ages 6 and older take their art to all-new dimensions using the design-and display turntable. The kit includes two 3-D projects, three flat projects, a Styler tool and six Deco Pop colors; $29.99, available in Fall 2015.
Spy Gear Ultimate Night Vision
Spin Master's Spy Gear Ultimate Night Vision allows kids ages 6 and older to navigate in pitch-black conditions and see up to 50 feet away. The infrared technology creates an invisible stealth beam, allowing kids to see objects in the dark; $39.99, available in Fall 2015.
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Color Shock Slinger
With the Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Color Shock Slinger from Hasbro, kids ages 5 and older will be able to fire web fluid when they pull on the glove and attach the gauntlet. Run out of Spidey Shot? No worries, the set comes with a special water canister that kids can load with water to soak the bad guys; $19.99, available in Spring 2015.
Color 'N Create Inkoos
Kids ages 4 and older can design the two-sided surface of their favorite characters with the Color 'N Create Inkoos from The Bridge Direct. New characters this year include Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Disney's "Frozen," Minions Bob and Stuart from "Despicable Me," Ariel, Rapunzel and more; $14.99, available in Spring 2015.
Sky Viper Video Drone V950HD
Kids ages 12 and older can check out the Sky Viper Video Drone V950HD from Skyrocket Toys. The full-sized performance drone records video and pictures in full 720p High Definition Flying at speeds up to 14 mph; $89.99, available in Fall 2015.
Care Bears Sing-a-longs
The Care Bears Sing-a-longs from Just Play interact with each other and can talk, sing and dance to three different songs. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Kids can choose from Cheer, Grumpy, Funshine and Share Bear; $29.99, available in Fall 2015.
Battle Ballerz by Yomega Corp. for ages 5 and older, are collectible characters whose heads are removable balls, $7.99, available in March.
Chuggington StackTrack High Speed Rescue Motorized Playset
The Chuggington StackTrack High Speed Rescue Motorized Playset from TOMY features an engine-powered turntable and a motorized Wilson engine that climbs steep and races fast, for children ages 3 and older; $39.99, available in Fall 2015.
Tracer Racers Remote Control Sets
Tracer Racers Remote Control Sets from Skullduggery for ages 6 and up offer a glow-in-the-dark dual loop and more than 36 feet of track as well as two remote control tracer racers; $69.99 -$119.99, available in May.
The Invite Bandz from MarkedPrivate offer a new way to invite friends to a party; $14.99, available now, more styles coming in spring.
Lego Duplo Sofia the First Royal Castle
The Lego Duplo Sofia the First Royal Castle for ages 2 to 5 comes with 87 pieces; $49.99, out now.
Crazy Clingz from CJ Products / Pillow Pets are removable plush adhesive wall art for lockers, binders, bedroom walls and more, $6.99 to $29.99, available in June.
Cozy Comforts Kitchen
American Plastic Toys Cozy Comforts Kitchen features the latest in realistic kitchen design, including a single-cup coffee machine. A raised "gas" burner makes a boiling water sound when pots and pans are placed on it. Recommended for kids ages 3 and up; $35, available in Fall 2015.
Air Hogs Hyper Disc
Kids ages 5 and older can defy gravity with the Air Hogs Hyper Disc from Spin Master. The inflatable flying disc can be filled with helium or air and flies like a Frisbee and floats like a blimp. The lightweight design makes it easy to toss, flip, bounce and perform other tricks; $11.99, available Spring 2015.
Magnetic Game Fairy Garden
The Magnetic Game Fairy Garden from Haba is a two-sided, 28-inch-by-40-inch fairy tale scene for the refrigerator. Kids place 64 magnetic pieces to create their own ever-changing story; $48.99, available in April.
Just Add Milk: Science + Art Kit
Just Add Milk: Science + Art Kit from Griddly Games comes with everything kids need, except the milk, to explore amazing, safe chemical reactions; $16.95, available in June 2015.
Buddy's Balloon Launch
In Buddy's Balloon Launch, players ages 3 and older take turns rolling the die and cranking Buddy's fin. The first player to make the balloon launch wins; $19.95, available now.
Record Player Pillow
The Record Player pillow from Estella lets mom or grandma relive the old days with their kids; $50, available in March 2015.
Connect 4 Twist and Turn
Connect 4 Twist and Turn from Winning Moves Games is just like the classic game of Connect 4, with literally a new twist. Each layer of the tower twists so strategy can include drop, twist and win; $17.95, on shelves now.
Flower Crowns from Creativity for Kids lets kids ages 7 and older twist paper roses, berry bunches and ivy around twig bases to create four bohemian crowns; $15; available now.
Lassie Signature Plush
The Lassie Signature Plush Collection from Douglas Company celebrates the iconic Hollywood dog's 75th anniversary. Comes in three sizes, priced from $35 to $150, available in April.
The Moto Line from Candylab Toys for ages 3 and older offers classic wooden cars; $24.99, on shelves now.
Jewelry Fold - Triangle
Jewelry Fold - Triangle from Paper Punk lets girls fold paper into colorful statement jewelry; $19.95, available in August 2015. More than 550 pieces. Also comes in Jewelry Fold - Square.
Cabbage Patch Rainforest Cuties
The Cabbage Patch Rainforest Cuties from Wicked Cool Toys are a great size for kids ages 18 months and older. Inspired by the color of the tropics, the soft dolls are dressed up in animal costumes such as a ladybug, monkey, frog, butterfly and lion; $9.99, available Fall 2015.
Painting Lulu comes with a traditional coloring book and digital stylus. Kids can color on the page with crayon, or import a partially colored or blank page to the iPad to color using the stylus. Kids can also upload a photo of themselves that will be turned to a coloring page on the iPad. $9.99 includes app; available now at Amazon.com, retail stores in the fall.