The 113th 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 Disney's "Zootopia" and "Finding Dory" for movie 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 2016.
While it's hard to say what the best new toys of 2016 will be, here are some toys your kids may be clamoring for this year. Vote now for the toys you love and the ones you'd rather skip.
The Selfie Mic
The Selfie Mic from Moose Toys is a microphone-meets-selfie stick to let users tape or photograph themselves singing karaoke style. Use the free included partner app, StarMaker, to sing along to songs from a catalog of more than 3 million choices, including hits by Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction and more. Voice and video effects enhance the performance. Suggested retail price $24.99, for ages 8 and older, available fall 2016.
iBesties: Middle School Moguls
The iBesties: Middle School Moguls from Gengirl Media is a collection of dolls, books and online "edutainment" that follows a group of five talented and adventurous middle school friends turned Internet moguls after their school project goes viral. $19.99 to $29.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2du0zly.
Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar
Kids can develop coding skills with the Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar from Fisher-Price. Arrange the segments in many combinations to send the creature on his path (forward, left, right and more). You can configure the segments in such a way that the toy can reach targets throughout a room. Suggested retail price $49.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
My Friend Dory
The My Friend Dory interactive plush doll features motion and touch sensors that activate sounds and up to 50 phrases. She moves both her eyes and mouth and speaks "Whale." $39.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dkUdUi; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dAd9fM.
DC Super Friends Super Hero Flight City
Gotham City and Metropolis come together in the Imaginext DC Super Friends Super Hero Flight City playset. It features four power pads so kids can control the action. The Joker has his own elevator and more. Suggested retail price $79.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
Furreal Friends Torch My Blazin' Dragon
The Furreal Friends Torch My Blazin' Dragon from Hasbro breathes flame-colored mist. Bring the color-changing marshmallow treat close to the mist and watch it 'toast,' then feed it to Torch and listen as he makes munching sounds. The dragon features more than 50 sound and motion combinations. Suggested retail price $79.99, for ages 4 and older, available fall 2016.
DC Super Hero Girls
Iconic DC Super Hero Girls are all new in a high school setting as they learn about their powers. Choose from SuperGirl, Wonder Woman, BatGirl and more. $19.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2d7qH6E; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dkTZMX.
Zooming Marshall from Spin Master makes 25 real sounds from the hit TV show "Paw Patrol." Press his badge for 20 different missions. His backpack also transforms into water cannon launchers and two motors in his front paws help him zoom to his next mission. Suggested retail price, $69.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
Kids can build and program this interactive, 3-foot dinosaur. Use Room Guard mode to protect your stuff. If he notices any sounds or change in light, he'll charge at the intruder while roaring. Meccasaur responds to petting and answers yes or no to questions; $99.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dyWNpW; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dlXHbk.
SIMON AIR Game
The SIMON AIR Game from Hasbro gives the classic SIMON gameplay a modern twist with touch-free technology. Remember the sequence, repeat the pattern using hand motions and conquer the game. Three "AA" batteries are required. $19.99. More information: http://hasb.ro/2d6GH4C; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2doxFUr.
Bizzy the Mix & Move Bot
Mix & Move Bizzy from VTech lets kids build their own robot. It comes with 10 different accessories so kids can create a different robot every time they play. It also includes 10 melodies that children can personalize by switching around the accessories to add in their own special sound effects. $24.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2cyKYM1; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2d6Mib0.
Candylicious Bubbles from Little Kids Inc. combines two of kids' favorite things: bubbles and candy. Kids can blow them, catch them and eat them. They come in four flavors: cherry, grape, bubble gum and tutti frutti. Suggested retail prices $12.99 for bubble machine and $2.99 for bubbles, for ages 5 and older, available now.
Extraordinaires Design Studio PRO
The Extraordinaires Design Studio PRO from The Creativity Hub is for teens, to inspire them to think before they make or design something. Users may be challenged to design a drink carrier for a pirate, a place to sleep for a giant, or a source of light for a superhero. $79.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dd0K1K; Find the best prices: http://bit.ly/2cyMtK8.
Sky Rover Voice Command Drone
The Sky Rover Voice Command Drone from Auldey Toys responds to 12 commands when spoken through the included headset. Say "take-off" and watch as the drone changes direction and does amazing stunts like 360-degree flips in response to commands. Suggested retail price $59.99, for ages 8 and older, available summer 2016.
Mega Bloks American Girl Grace's 2-in-1 Buildable Home
The large, buildable Mega Bloks set includes multiple rooms with fun features. The set comes with three American Girl mini fashion figures, including Grace, as well as accessories for every room in the house. $69.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dd2fgm; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dp0IH3.
Disney Zootopia's Judy's Police Cruiser
Judy Hopps is a Zootopia police officer in a police cruiser with lights that flash when driven. Disney Zootopia's Judy's Police Cruiser playset includes the cruiser, Judy figure and Law-Breaking Mouse figure. $24.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2d6pN87; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2doBGs1.
Weebles Core Figures
Weebles Core Figures and Core Figures with Vehicles from Jazwares brings the Weebles brand to the 21st century. All six Weebles feature a weighted round base and 3D heads and arms. $3.99 to $34.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2cIeMcc; Find the best prices: http://bit.ly/2d0wJT1.
Monster High Great Scarrier Reef Peri & Pearl Serpentine Doll
The two-headed daughter of the Hydra, Peri and Pearl are double trouble with this Monster High Great Scarrier Reef Serpentine Doll. The twin sisters feature glow-in-the-dark bioluminescent effects in the fins and a scaly tail that curls. $21.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dh0EYz; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2cAfRVm.
Tyco Terra Climber RC
The Tyco Terra Climber RC vehicle can scale stairs up to eight inches high and climb piles of rocks and hills in any direction. Suggested retail price $99.99, for ages 8 and older, available fall 2016.
Lion Guard Training Lair Playset
The popular Disney Jr. television show comes to life with The Lion Guard Training Lair Playset, which stands 3 feet tall and features lights, sounds and secret surprises. The set comes with two exclusive figures, a rock-climbing area, a bungee launcher, a race track, a telescoping look-out perch and more. Suggested retail price $59.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
IAmElemental Female Action Figures
The IAmElemental Female Action Figures: Series 2/Wisdom from IAmElemental are compact at 4 inches tall. $10.99. More information: http://bit.ly/1lEqVbU.
In this creative, non-competitive storytelling game, players draw random story elements from a bag and weave their best tale using each piece. $34.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2cCylEy.
Little Kingdom Arendelle Treat Shoppe Playset
Visit Elsa's favorite spot in Arendelle with The Arendelle Treat Shoppe Little Kingdom Playset. Elsa wears her Coronation Day gown, and the set comes with a pretend snow-cone-making station and a cooler to store accessories. Suggested retail price $17.99. More information: http://hasb.ro/2dGEJ9N. Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dQ37qQ.
Floof Indoor Snow and Snowball Maker
The Floof Indoor Snow and Snowball Maker includes a new compound that looks like snow, feels like a marshmallow and molds like clay. $12.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2cLjru7.
My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire
My Little Pony fans will love the Explore Equestria Crystal Empire playset, featuring Princess Cadance and her new foal, Baby Flurry. The set comes with a dress, tiara, earrings, a baby bottle, comb and other accessories. Suggested retail price $39.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Voice-Changer Helmet
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Voice-Changer Helmet comes with light-up eyes and push-button sounds and phrases. Activate the integrated voice changer to make any voice sound like Batman from the movie. $29.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dqpZj1; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dBjHyh.
Charm U from Cepia is a pack of collectible charms that are themed, have catchy names and are numbered. Surprise charms also come hidden in a colorful mini backpack. Pack includes a bracelet, eight charms (two of them surprise charms), a mini backpack and collector's sheet with charm stickers. $12.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2d4MwAC; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2d4Ng8T.
The AstroRay Gun was first introduced by The Ohio Art Company in fall 1962. In the original description, the toy's description was: "Flashlight gun lights up target!" The AstroRay remained a staple in Ohio Art's toy line until 1970, selling close to 800,000 units. The 2016 version of the AstroRay Blaster will look just like the original. It will come with four safe foam darts and include a light-up feature to replicate the original play pattern. Suggested retail price $19.99, for ages 5 and older, available spring 2016.
Svan Ice Cream Cart
The Svan Ice Cream Cart lets kids serve customers by scooping play frozen treats onto connectable cones. The cart is equipped with more than 30 pieces, including scoops of ice cream, connectable cones, an ice cream scoop, popsicles and Italian ice. $149.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2cLjHJH.
The Little Prince and Fox Soft Toy Pair
Based on author Antoine Saint-Exupéry's original illustrations, YOTTOY's The Little Prince and Fox Soft Toy Pair features the young monarch and his trusty Fox companion. The animated movie starring Paul Rudd, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard and Jeff Bridges is set to hit screens this spring. Suggested retail price $27, for ages 3 and older, available spring 2016.
Klippets from Super Impulse clip directly to backpacks, clothing and luggage so that kids can take a little Minion with them wherever they go. Features Bob, Stuart and Kevin. Kids can also find their favorite characters from My Little Pony, Adventure Time, Rubiks Cube and Etch-a-Sketch versions. Suggested retail price $4.99 each, for ages 4 and older, available spring 2016.
Light Blazers from Wild Republic are light-up sabers that come with six accessories in dozens of styles and three different light color options. A circle tray with six stations guides users through assembly with instructions. Suggested retail price $24.99, for ages 5 and older, available spring 2016.
Play-Doh Town 3 in 1 Town Center Playset
This ultimate Play-Doh Town 3 in 1 Town Center Playset features a bakery, florist, mechanic and a vehicle. Kids can create items such as cakes and flowers. The set includes two figures, a vehicle, accessories and eight cans of Play-Doh. Suggested retail price $39.99. For more information:http://hasb.ro/2byiMOY. Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2d9sliC.
DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy Doll
Inspired by "Trolls," the DreamWorks animated musical comedy hitting theaters in November, this colorful troll includes music, lights and sounds. For added interactivity, Poppy comes with a matching wearable Hug Time bracelet for kids. When activated, both bracelets and Poppy's hair light up to the beat of the music and more; Suggested retail price $49.99, for ages 4 and older, available fall 2016.
Put on the Wet Head hat from Zing and get ready to possibly be soaked. Opponents choose a peg to withdraw from the hat in a form of water roulette -- if they picked the right one, you get drenched! If not, pass the hat to the next player. $19.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2cIWqI7; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dDFHYy.
DreamFrenz from MAF Industries have oversized, soft heads and tiny bodies that tuck inside, making them a cuddly plush pillow, toy and comforting companion. Founded by a Florida-based mom and her three daughters, the 10 different characters are multicultural. Suggested retail price $24 each, for ages 3 and older, available now.
Full Color Hologram Kit
With the Full Color Hologram Kit from Litiholo, children can make color holograms while learning the basic science and secrets of how they work. Kit includes step-by-step instructions. Suggested retail price $329.99, for ages 8 and older, available spring 2016.
Sonic 25th Anniversary 3 inch Collector Figure 3 Pack
The Sonic 25th Anniversary 3 inch Collector Figure 3 Pack with Coins from TOMY marks the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. Get the original Sonic, Knuckles and Tails figures featuring the styles from 1991. $19.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dayoVy; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dkZGKT.
Mighty Makers: Director's Cut Building Set
The Mighty Makers: Director's Cut Building Set from K'NEX Brands puts the "a" in STEAM. Follow the interactive, story-based building instructions and learn about the science behind making a movie. Bonus online instructions show how to incorporate a mobile device into the set to make your own movie. Set features 320 parts and pieces, including a buildable camera and stand, a theater with seats, Lily and her dog, Zoom, and adjustable bands that fit most mobile devices. Suggested retail price $34.99, for ages 7 and older, available fall 2016.
The Geckobot by Thames and Kosmos is a wall-climbing robot with a motorized air suction system that enables it to walk vertically up and down smooth surfaces such as glass, plastic, whiteboards and glossy laminates. Suggested retail price $49.95, for ages 8 and older, available spring 2016.
My Fair Garden: Freya's Magical Cottage
The My Fairy Garden: Freya's Magical Cottage from Patch Products is a flower pot that's also a fairy home where Freya entertains friends. The set includes the flower pot cottage with opening doors and terrace, tray, cottage furniture, rooftop trim, toadstool, Freya the fairy, her friend, and gardening accessories and tools. Suggested retail price $29.99, for ages 4 and older, available fall 2016.
The Knot-a-Quilt Chevron from Alex Toys lets kids create a quilt by simply knotting the 24 pre-cut pieces together. $33. More information: http://bit.ly/2dzVYel; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2drV82A.
The TinyBoo Lantern from KD Group helps make bedtime less scary for children. Place it on a bureau or bedside table and it'll diffuse a gentle light that will help little ones drift off to sleep. If they awaken in the middle of the night, all children need to do is grab the handle and raise it. Suggested retail price $19.99, for ages 2 and older, available fall 2016.
Kidz Delight Smooth Touch Smartphone
This interactive device includes four fun games to help little ones learn colors, numbers, animal names and sounds. It has a touch-sensitive screen with 22 different interactive icons that allow curious little fingers to trigger voices, sounds and music with a single touch. When the child leaves the phone idle for a few seconds, it will automatically call them back. The incoming pretend call icon flashes, just like a real phone. $14.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2d0G0e9; Find the best prices: http://bit.ly/2dwDI5k.
Go! Go! Smart Animals
Go! Go! Smart Animals-Furry Animals Assortment from VTech, when placed on Go! Go! SmartPoint locations, respond with different phrases. Caroline is a cat, Dawn is a Dalmatian, Richard is a rabbit and Debbie is a Labradoodle. Press each of their light-up buttons to hear three sing-along songs. Push the animals to hear fun sounds and six melodies. While a melody is playing, push them again to add fun sounds on top of the melody. $9.99. For more information: http://bit.ly/2dm3YUB; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dCVS4r.
Care for Me Learning Carrier
This playset lets kids put the plush puppy inside or take her out of the carrier. Hear playful phrases when opening and closing the door. There is an activity panel on the side of the carrier. $24.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2cLiphL; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dzVd4Q.
Nerf N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster
The Nerf N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster offers three modes of play, including fast action, pump-action blasting and a missile launcher. The blaster comes with 10 ELITE darts, four MEGA darts and one missile. Suggested retail price $49.99, for ages 8 and older, available fall 2016.
T-Blasts Quad Blaster
Each T-Blasts Quad Blaster fires up to 40 feet and comes with four Ninja Turtles character darts, which are oversized and made of safer, soft foam. Collection includes Quad Blaster Leonardo, Quad Blaster Michelangelo and Quad Blaster Raphael. $14.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2djbYBS; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dh3n2l.
Bag O Dirt
Bag O Dirt from Play Visions is artificial play dirt that feels like real dirt, without the real mess. Kids can enjoy a personal garden, dig up treasure, or pick at (fake!) bugs. The set comes with two pounds of play dirt sand and assorted garden tools. Suggested retail price $14.99, for ages 3 and older, available spring 2016.
Using a touch-screen app, kids can drive the high-tech robot Mebo around the house to pick up snacks, spy on people or even have conversations. There's a point-of-view camera that streams live in high definition. Other features include two-way audio streaming and six-wheel suspension. Suggested retail price $149.99, for ages 8 and older, available fall 2016.
Think & Learn Smart Scan Color Chameleon
Scan the 10 paint splats on the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Scan Color Chameleon and watch it change color. Use the scanner around the house for some more color-changing fun. Kids will learn color identification, numbers and other timed challenges and active games. Suggested retail price $19.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart
The Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart features a light-and-sound patient scanner, a talking EKG with a printout roller, a kid-powered blood pressure cuff and more. The cart plays "Welcome to the Hospital" and comes with patient Findo. Suggested retail price $49.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
Pop open Surprizamals from the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company and cute, collectible animals pop out. Made of plush, with more than 60 to collect. Suggested retail prices $2.99 to $4.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
The Cupcake Set from Green Toys lets little bakers practice colors and counting, develop fine motor skills and host make-believe parties for their stuffed animals and friends. This 16-piece mix-and-match set includes frosting, cakes and cupcake liners for five complete cupcakes, plus a cake stand display. It is made of recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates or PVC. $24.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dm0rFI; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dyZXdq.
StikBot Studio Pack
The StikBot Studio Pack from Zinga is a stop-motion animation set that includes a green screen. Users can upload their own photos, animated backdrops or the images provided in a new Animation Studios app as the background in their stop-motion animation movie. $19.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dhFeKM; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2dhDddV.
PowerPuff Girls Deluxe Flip to Action Playset
This playset transforms from the Powerpuff Girls' bedroom to a superhero lab. The set comes with two-inch Bubbles and Professor Utonium figurines. $29.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2czkoSO; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2cTdZD9.
Explore & More Amazing Arch Activity Gym
The Explore & More Amazing Arch Activity Gym from Skip Hop has a hooting owl, a musical hedgehog, a dancing fox, and more. Position the arch overhead for newborn exploration -- and slip your phone in the parent pocket to record special movements or let Grandma observe the action from afar. $90. More information: http://bit.ly/1Q82IhL; Find the best prices: http://bit.ly/2dpqJlp.
The Arrow Smart-Kart is an interactive electric go-kart for kids, inspired by technology in some of today's most advanced vehicles. The kart connects to a mobile app that offers ride-enhancing features and games for kids, as well as advanced safety features, including usage, geo-fencing and speed controls for parents. In addition to the base model, there are enhancement accessories that can be purchased separately to let kids customize their kart. Suggested retail price $599.95, for ages 5 to 9, available in early summer 2016.
LEGO Elves The Secret Market Place
LEGO Elves The Secret Market Place features heroine Emily's return to the enchanted town of Elvendale to help her friends, the magical elves, save the baby dragons and return them to their mother. $59.99. More information: http://lego.build/2dhHgqF; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2d76b3F.
JIMU is a buildable robot. The mechanical building blocks move when assembled. Use the JIMU app to program the robot to move. Suggested retail price $199 for the Penguin robot, suggested retail price $399 for the human and giraffe robots, for ages 8 and older, available spring 2016.
LINKEE from Big Potato is a family trivia game. Players answer four questions and try to spot the link between the answers faster than the other teams. If they get it right, they win a letter. Collect enough letters to spell LINKEE and win the game. Suggested retail price $24.95, for ages 14 and older, available now.
Once parents download the free Love2Learn Elmo app, they can program Elmo to know their child's name, favorite colors, favorite animals and favorite foods. Customize the app based on your child's age, abilities and interests as kids learn numbers, shapes, letters, colors and animals. Elmo will say more than 350 phrases and responses, sing songs and more. $69.99. More information: http://hasb.ro/2dpbaP5; Find the best prices: http://bit.ly/2cAGhX1.
Flopsy Bunny Pull-Along
The Flopsy Bunny Pull-Along from Kids Preferred rides atop wheels and is hand-washable. Suggested retail price $22, for infants, available spring 2016.
Real Cooking Sprinkle Cupcakes Baking Set
The Sprinkle Cupcakes Baking Set includes real cooking tools, two proportioned mixes to make 16 cupcakes, edible toppings and decorations. The set also comes with two mixing bowls, a unique egg cracker, a silicone mini cupcake baking sheet and more. $29.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2d78Vh8; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2d4dg7o.
Space Expedition: Star Planetarium
The Space Expedition: Star Planetarium projects hundreds of stars and constellations on the walls. Use the goggles to see augmented-reality planet images come to life as you go on a 360-degree virtual reality journey into the Milky Way. The package includes the Star Planetarium, Virtual Explorer goggles, activity guide and a free downloadable augmented reality app that brings each themed experience to life. The experience requires a smart phone with standard-size screen that fits securely into the goggles. $49.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2czolXT; Find the best prices: http://bit.ly/2dpLvFD.
Hurricane Reusable Water Balls
Hurricane Reusable Water Balls from Prime Time Toys are easier to use than water balloons. There is no fumbling with tiny water balloon knots -- the balls fill and seal with a squeeze. Suggested retail price $7.99 for a package of three, for ages 5 and older, recently available.
Magical Want Cinderella
Girls can help Cinderella get ready for the royal ball by waving the Fairy Godmother's magical wand to transform her look. Wave the wand longer and kids can create a colorful light show on her dress, have her sing "Bippidi Bobbidi Boo" and "A Dream a Wish Your Heart Makes" and say more than 20 different phrases. Suggested retail price $39.99, for ages 3 and older, available fall 2016.
Funskool Activity Ball
The Funskool Activity Ball has two rings that, when connected to the 12 colorful pieces, form a ball. $19.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2d4dXxJ.
Cabbage Patch Kids Baby So Real
The Cabbage Patch Kids Baby So Real's eyes come to life with animated LCD eyes that open, close and look around. The doll comes with realistic features such as sensors for peek-a-boo, tickle play, feeding from a special bottle, burping, diaper changing, rocking to sleep and more. There's also a free app that allows your phone or tablet to simulate a baby monitor and more. $99.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2cTjamv; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/2d4g1FL.
Mo Willems Bus Soft Toy
The Mo Willems Bus Soft Toy from YOTTOY has embroidered details that include a character profile of the author's beloved pigeon along with headlights, taillights, grills and bumpers. Suggested retail price $28, for infants, available spring 2016.
Just Add Glue Science and Art Kit
Just Add Glue is a STEM (STEAM when you include the art element) kit that lets kids create different forms of stretchy polymers and make them bounce. Experimenting with the kit lets kids mix separate batches of varying amounts of ingredients to witness the contrast between different consistencies. This new item is based on last year's STEM item Just Add Milk. Suggested retail price $16.95, for ages 6 and older, available spring 2016.
MotoBlox Vehicle Lab
The MotorBlox Vehicle Lab from SmartLab Toys lets kids build and test three different motorized vehicles-- a dragster, a bulldozer, and a dune buggy-- then motorize their own brick collection. The Power Core has two different gears that provide high speeds, high power, and options for going forward and reverse. With MotorBlox, young engineers will learn about gears, torque, traction, vehicle design, and how to problem solve as they build. $24.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2dpvdsf; Find the best prices: http://bit.ly/2dpdxli.
Secret Life of Pets Shadow Matching game
The Secret Life of Pets Shadow Matching board game from Wonder Forge lets players search for tiles featuring Max, Duke, Snowball and other characters from the new movie. Suggested retail price $7.99 to $9.99, for ages 5 and older, available now.
The SpaceScooter from Space Scooter Inc. can be ridden one of two ways: like a traditional kick-scooter or propelled forward by an up-and-down teeter-totter motion. It folds and comes in a variety of colors and designs. Suggested retail price $149, for ages 8 and older, available spring 2016.
ROXs from A-Champs transfers video games to the back yard to get kids away from the screen. Electronic "rocks" are wirelessly connected and placed throughout the backyard. Then, choose one of the preprogrammed games, such as the chicken game. When kids hear a rock clucking, they must run to it as quickly as possible to score. For ages 6 to 10, available in Summer for an MSRP of $129.
Build My Truck: A Puzzle on Wheels
The Build My Truck: A Puzzle On Wheels from Funskool and TOOBEEZ Brands lets toddlers sort, match and zoom away with a puzzle truck. Ten colorful pieces allow children to identify shapes, colors and build either a tow, ladder or dump truck. Suggested retail price $24.99, for ages 3 and older, available spring 2016.
Bulls & Bears-Booms and Busts!
Bulls & Bears-Booms and Busts! from Eliora Games is designed to develop financial literacy using the latest market developments and evolution in economic and financial thinking. Players develop skills such as living within their means, diversifying investments and building job-market skills. It is being released simultaneously with the all-new online version of Bulls & Bears, an online gamified course teaching the basics of personal finance and economics. Suggested retail price $25 to $30, for ages 12 and older, available summer 2016.