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Toy Fair NYC: Hot new toys for 2017

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
Photo Credit: Spin Master

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,
Photo Credit: Just Play

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. More information: justplayproducts.com.

Techno Gears Bionic Bug Kit

The Techno Gears Bionic Bug Kit from The
Photo Credit: The Learning Journey

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. $19.99. More information: amazon.com.

Oonies

It's not a bubble and not a balloon
Photo Credit: Moose Toys

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
Photo Credit: Factory Entertainment

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
Photo Credit: Mattel

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.

Shopkins Season 7 Party Game Arcade Playset

Season 7 of Shopkins collectibles from Moose Toys
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Season 7 of Shopkins collectibles from Moose Toys features 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. $19.99. More information: moosetoys.com.

Think & Learn Cycle

Using a tablet or TV, kids can take
Photo Credit: Fisher-Price

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

Shopkins Cutie Cars

Shopkins Cutie Cars from Moose Toys are inspired
Photo Credit: Moose Toys

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
Photo Credit: KD Games

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
Photo Credit: Fisher-Price

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. $50. More information: fisher-price.mattel.com.

Halo Mega Construx CTF Arctic Warthog

Build this all-terrain vehicle from Mattel has an
Photo Credit: Mattel

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
Photo Credit: Skyrocket

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/

Aristotle

Aristotle from Mattel is a first-of-its-kind platform using
Photo Credit: Mattel

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
Photo Credit: WowWee

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
Photo Credit: TOMY

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. $24.99. More information: toysrus.com.

Polyester Food Truck

Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids
Photo Credit: Pacific Play Tents

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. More information: 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. The Slither.io product line also has small and large plushes, collector vinyl figures and more. $5.99 and up. bonkerstoys.com.

Chippies

Chippies from WowWee are robot puppies that are
Photo Credit: WowWee

Chippies from WowWee are robot puppies that are always ready to play. Three different Chippies are available: light blue, light pink and black. $39.99. More information: wowwee.com/chippies.

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
Photo Credit: Spin Master

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
Photo Credit: Spin Master

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,
Photo Credit: WowWee

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,
Photo Credit: Hasbro

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. $19.99. More information: hasbrotoyshop.com.

Elmoji

This pre-coding robot is meant for kids as
Photo Credit: WowWee

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
Photo Credit: Playmonster

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
Photo Credit: Factory Entertainment

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 Vet Center Playset

The Cabbage Patch Kids have shrunk - these
Photo Credit: Wicked Cool Toys

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. The Little Sprouts Vet Center playset comes with a grooming station with a bath tub, pet bed, working scale and more. $19.99. More information: wickedcooltoys.com.

Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker

Kids can make their own chocolate surprise egg and
Photo Credit: Jakks Pacific

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
Photo Credit: Hasbro

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
Photo Credit: WowWee

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. $19.99-$49.99. More information: wowwee.com/magnaflex.

HoloCube

The HoloCube from Merge VR uses augmented reality
Photo Credit: Merge VR

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
Photo Credit: Just Play

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. $29.99. More information: toysrus.com.

Aura

Aura from KD Interactive is a gesture-controlled drone
Photo Credit: KD Interactive

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
Photo Credit: Pixl Toys

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. $29.95. More information: pixltoys.com.

KamiGami

KamiGami from Mattel are do-it-yourself model kits that
Photo Credit: Mattel

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.

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.

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
Photo Credit: TOMY

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
Photo Credit: ThinkFun

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.

Soggy Doggy

The Soggy Doggy is a shaking doggy-bathing game.
Photo Credit: Spin Master

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
Photo Credit: Mattel

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. $34.99. shop.mattel.com.

Edushape Curiosity Cubes Set

The Edushape Curiosity Cubes Set contains four candy-colored
Photo Credit: Edushape

The Edushape Curiosity Cubes Set contains four candy-colored cubes. Maneuver the cube until the beads land where they belong. $19.99. More information: edushape.com.

Rotor-Powered RC Building System (Quad Copter)

The Rotor-Powered RC Building System (Quad Copter) from
Photo Credit: K'Nex

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 Flying Camera from Hobbico

The C-me Flying Camera from Hobbico Inc. is
Photo Credit: Hobbico

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  

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. $99. More information: boystory.com.

Kinetic Sand Folding Sandbox

This portable storage playset from Spin Master is
Photo Credit: Spin Master

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. $29.99. More information: spinmaster.com.

Doc McStuffins Baby Checkup All-in-One Nursery

One way to celebrate the arrival of Doc's
Photo Credit: Just Play

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
Photo Credit: Spin Master

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. $19.99. More information: spinmaster.com.

Crossword Jigsaw is a puzzle within a puzzle

Older teens who love crossword puzzles may embrace
Photo Credit: Babalu

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/

Etch A Sketch Freestyle

This updated version of the classic toy from
Photo Credit: Spin Master

This updated version of the classic toy from Spin Master allows kids to draw and stamp in color for the first time. Using LCD technology, the new design is easier to use and features the same shake-to-erase function. For ages 3 and older. $19.99, available fall 2017
 

Luna Petunia Deluxe Petunia Manor Tree Playset

Based on the Netflix series 
Photo Credit: Funrise

Based on the Netflix series "Luna Petunia," this playset from Funrise features four levels to play on both inside and out. When Luna steps on the purple petunia, it glows and plays phrases from the show. There's a real dance floor, a folding flower umbrella, a spinning chandelier and more. For ages 3 and older. $39.99, available fall 2017

Virtual Explorer Undersea Adventure

The toy from Uncle Milton is a four-in-one
Photo Credit: Uncle Milton

The toy from Uncle Milton is a four-in-one interactive system that includes virtual reality goggles and an app, and can be used as a real aquarium for a live fish. For ages 6 and older. $49.99, available fall 2017

Kite-A-Pult

The Kite-A-Pult from Tucker Toys is a self-launching
Photo Credit: Tucker Toys

The Kite-A-Pult from Tucker Toys is a self-launching kite-flying system. Get the kite off the ground by launching it in the air with the portable hand launcher; $21.99 at tuckertoys.com.

Little Live Pets Chick Habitat

The egg cracks open unexpectedly and the new
Photo Credit: Moose Toys

The egg cracks open unexpectedly and the new chick will hatch, hop out and chirp "Hello." It can also walk around, play and more. The Habitat from Moose Toys comes with a little chicken house and one egg. Other eggs are sold separately. For ages 5 and older. $24.99, available May 2017

Marvel Spider-Man Mega City Playset

At nearly 4 feet tall, this Hasbro playset includes
Photo Credit: Hasbro

At nearly 4 feet tall, this Hasbro playset includes more than 20 features and five levels of play, from a subway to a bank vault to Peter Parker''s secret lab. Spider-Man can hook to the web zipline, kids can launch projectiles, and up to six villains can be locked up in the web jail. $99.99. More information: hasbro.com.

K’NEX Thrill Rides: Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set

The K'NEX Thrill Rides: Web Weaver Roller Coaster
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The K'NEX Thrill Rides: Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set lets kids build a coaster that goes from horizontal to vertical in an instant. Includes 399 K'NEX parts and pieces, including glow-in-the dark track and an air-propelled spider-themed coaster car. Instructions are included, and there are downloadable building instructions for a second coaster on knex.com. For ages 7 and older. $69.99, available fall 2017

Star Wars Light-Up Hydro Ball

The Hydro Ball from Swimways features reactive light
Photo Credit: Swimways

The Hydro Ball from Swimways features reactive light technology -- touch, tap or bounce to activate. The light-up ball is an officially licensed Star Wars toy, styled to look like a Stormtrooper or R2-D2. The ball emits a burst of bright light with every reaction during play; $9.99 at Target.

Grossery Gang Horrid Hot Dog Playset

This Grossery Gang set from Moose Toys is
Photo Credit: Moose Toys

This Grossery Gang set from Moose Toys is even grosser than ever. The hot dog playset includes super sick features and two exclusive Grossery Gang figures. $16.99. More information: toysrus.com.

Hugger

Squeeze the belly of a Hugger from Wild
Photo Credit: Wild Republic

Squeeze the belly of a Hugger from Wild Republic and it opens its arms wide...then SNAP! The long plush arms instantly wrap around to give you a hug. They latch onto your wrist, a backpack, stroller and more. For ages 3 and older. $8, available March 2017

Tumble Tree

The Tumble Tree game from Blue Orange Games
Photo Credit: Blue Orange Games

The Tumble Tree game from Blue Orange Games is a balancing card-placement game. Players add cards to the ever-growing canopy of the baobob tree, but if the branches get overburdened they will fall. $12.99. More information: store.blueorangegames.com.

Rusty Rivets Rivets Lab

Rusty Rivets from Spin Master is a 21st
Photo Credit: Spin Master

Rusty Rivets from Spin Master is a 21st century kid hero who invents his way out of every jam by repurposing spare parts and objects into the wild contraption. The Rivet Lab comes with an exclusive Rusty figure, a vehicle lift, elevator and workshop full of accessories for all of Rusty's inventing needs. $39.99. More information: spinmaster.com.

Disc Jock-e

The Disc Jock-e from Tucker Toys is a flying
Photo Credit: Tucker Toys

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.

Sassy Scents

Sassy Scents from Wild Republic are fruit-scented stuffed
Photo Credit: Wild Republic

Sassy Scents from Wild Republic are fruit-scented stuffed animals. Choose from Strawberry Elephant, Grape Penguin, Blueberry Wolf, Cherry Red Panda, Tangerine Tiger and Raspberry Snow Leopard. For ages 3 and older. $8, available March 2017

Fingerlings Baby Monkeys

Fingerlings Baby Monkeys from WowWee hang onto your
Photo Credit: WowWee

Fingerlings Baby Monkeys from WowWee hang onto your finger and know when they''re being touched and spoken to, and even hung upside down. They come to life with 40 ways to play and 50 sounds to let you know how they are feeling. They make realistic monkey sounds and have blinking eyes and a curly hanging tail. Six different Fingerlings to share and collect. For ages 4 and older. $14.99, available summer 2017.

Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme

The Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme (FGF37)
Photo Credit: Fisher-Price

The Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme (FGF37) from Fisher-Price is more than 2 feet tall and has wings, punching fists, projectile launchers and a motorcycle. For ages 3 and older. $99.99, available fall 2017.

Masha and The Bear Deluxe Bear’s House Playset

Masha and The Bear Deluxe Bear's House Playset
Photo Credit: Spin Master

Masha and The Bear Deluxe Bear's House Playset from Spin Master lets kids visit The Bear's house with this playset re-created from the TV show. Open the front door and flip to the back to reveal a house full of The Bear's furniture, including accessories, a couch, TV, trunk, fridge and table. For ages 3 and older. $34.99; available fall 2017.

Cha-Cha Chihuahua

Dancing dogs are the centerpiece of the Cha-Cha
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Dancing dogs are the centerpiece of the Cha-Cha Chihuahua game from Gamewright. Be the player to get the most Chihuahuas -- and try not to get your dogs sent to take a nap in the doghouse. For ages 4 and older. $16, available June 2017.

The Chuckle Ball

The Chuckle Ball from Spin Master is a
Photo Credit: Spin Master

The Chuckle Ball from Spin Master is a self-rolling and self-bouncing toy that comes to life, making silly sounds. $19.99. More information: shop.spinmaster.com.

Charm U Schoolhouse

The Charm U Schoolhouse playset from Spin Master
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The Charm U Schoolhouse playset from Spin Master comes with eight charms for kids to add to their collection as well as a Charm U bracelet. For ages 4 and up. $19.99, available spring 2017.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Deluxe Duo

Just in time for the release of Disney’'s
Photo Credit: Hasbro

Just in time for the release of Disney’'s "“Beauty and the Beast,"” this collectable set from Hasbro includes a Belle doll dressed in a ball gown, and the Beast, featuring a fuzzy body and fashion accessories. For ages 3 and older. $49.99, available spring 2017

'Ben 10' Rustbucket Transforming Alien Playset

This two-in-one vehicle that transforms into a three-level
Photo Credit: Playmates Toys

This two-in-one vehicle that transforms into a three-level playset from Playmates Toys is based on Cartoon Network's relaunch of "Ben 10," an animated preschool series. It stands more than 2 feet tall and includes an alien transformation chamber, plasma blaster, grabbing claw, alien lab and more. $49.99. More information: playmatestoys.com.

Egged On Game

Players take turns picking plastic eggs out of
Photo Credit: Hasbro

Players take turns picking plastic eggs out of the container and ‘cracking’ them on top of their heads. If you choose the egg that'’s filled with water, you'’ll get wet. For ages 8 and older. $19.99, available spring 2017

Frozen Milkshake Maker

Kids can create tasty frozen treats with the
Photo Credit: Little Kids Inc.

Kids can create tasty frozen treats with the new Frozen Milkshake Maker from Little Kids Inc. Just grab the frozen polar pack from the freezer, pour in flavored milk, spin and shake to create a milkshake. The Magic Kidchen line also includes popsicle and slushy makers. For ages 4 and older. $14.99, available spring 2017

Rainbow Jump Rope

The Rainbow Jump Rope from Chalktivity lets kids
Photo Credit: International Playthings

The Rainbow Jump Rope from Chalktivity lets kids create colorful chalk art with every jump. Choose from eight colors, pour into the pouch and jump; $9.99 at toysrus.com.

Happy Places Shopkins Happy Home Pool and Sun Deck

Kids can throw their own pool party for
Photo Credit: Moose Toys

Kids can throw their own pool party for their Shopkins' friends with this new set from Moose Toys. The Lil' Shoppies figures can float around the pool, ride down the slide or relax in the shade. The set comes with an exclusivie Peppa-Mint Lil' Shoppie and six Petkins. For ages 5 and older. $19.99, available in spring 2017 

Lionel Ready-to-Run set with BlueTooth

For the first time, Lionel's Ready-to-Run trains can
Photo Credit: Lionel

For the first time, Lionel's Ready-to-Run trains can be operated using BlueTooth technology. Download the free Lionel LionChief app and control the trains and sounds directly from a smartphone or tablet, rather than a remote control. Additional features include the ability to operate the train's smoke, momentum, speed, bell, whistle and more. For ages 14 and older. $369.99-$419.99, available fall 2017

Super Wings Super Robot Suit

From the popular TV show
Photo Credit: Auldey Toys

From the popular TV show "Super Wings," this large robot transforms into a vehicle with lights, sounds and more. It also comes with a Jett figure, which turns from plane to bot, and fits right into the vehicle. $39.99. More information: auldeytoys.us/brands/super-wings.

Cuppatinis

These tiny toys from Jakks Pacific transform from
Photo Credit: Jakks Pacific

These tiny toys from Jakks Pacific transform from a doll to a teacup and back again with a simple flip of their skirts. There are six dolls to collect (Cha Cha Chai, Carmela la Crème, Rose Hippensip, Mocha Lisa, Lola Vander and Jasmint). Each doll comes with a mini teacup. For ages 4 and older. $5.99 each, available in spring 2017.

VTech Smart Communication and Gaming Device

Kids can safely send texts, voice messages, photos,
Photo Credit: VTech

Kids can safely send texts, voice messages, photos, drawings and animated stickers to a parent-approved list of family and friends via Wi-Fi. The VTech device comes preloaded with more than 40 educational games and is compatible with popular Android apps. For ages 4 and older. $99.99, available fall 2017

Play-Doh Noodle Makin' Mania Set

Kids can create pretend noodle dishes from ramen
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Kids can create pretend noodle dishes from ramen bowls to ravioli. The set includes a noodle maker, four noodle discs, ravioli book-mold, lasagna cutter, bowl, plate, knife, roller, fork and five cans of Play-Doh. Use the half molds to create macaroni, cheese and other toppings. $14.99. More information: hasbro.com.

LeapTop Touch 2-in-1 Laptop

Open the new LeapFrog laptop to see the
Photo Credit: LeapFrog

Open the new LeapFrog laptop to see the screen in keyboard mode, then close it and watch the screen swivel into a tablet. Kids can learn letters, numbers, music and more. It can also be customized to help children spell their name. For ages 2 and older. $24.99, available fall 2017

Go Nuts for Donuts

In this pastry-picking family card game from Gamewright,
Photo Credit: Gamewright

In this pastry-picking family card game from Gamewright, players carefully choose a card (will it be a cruller or glazed donut?). If two or more players go for the same donut, nobody gets the card. The player with the most cards wins. For ages 8 and older. $14.99, available spring 2017

Teddy Ruxpin

Wicked Cool Toys is bringing the iconic toy
Photo Credit: Wicked Cool Toys

Wicked Cool Toys is bringing the iconic toy from the 1980s back. The 14-inch-tall Teddy Ruxpin will read stories with a motorized mouth and features LCD eyes with more than 40 expressions that are synched to the stories. The touch sensors in the hands and vest allow children to start, pause or fast-forward through the books and songs. It comes with three built-in stories and a free app. For ages 3 and older. $99.99, available fall 2017

Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

This toy ice cream cart from LeapFrog features
Photo Credit: LeapFrog

This toy ice cream cart from LeapFrog features buttons, lights, sound effects, music, phrases and more. It comes with four flavors of ice cream, three toppings and three flavors of sauce so kids can create their favorite sundaes, as well as a cash register and magnetic scooper. For ages 2 and older. $39.99, available fall 2017

Magic Scene Creator

With the Crayola Scene Creator, kids can place
Photo Credit: Crayola

With the Crayola Scene Creator, kids can place the action cards on the screen and watch the cartoon drawings come to life. For example, draw a bird, and wings appear to flap, or draw a car with "spinning" wheels. The set comes with 70 action cards and six Gel FX markers. $19.99. More information: shop.crayola.com.

Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally Set

Load the foam car into the clip, pull
Photo Credit: Hasbro

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.

Pet Turtles Playset

The new set from Playmates Toys lets kids
Photo Credit: Playmates Toys

The new set from Playmates Toys lets kids transform their pet turtle figure into a multilevel toy with more than 10 different features including battle platforms, sewer slide, ejection stairs and more. For ages 4 and older. $39.99, available spring 2017

Balloon Warriors

Balloon Warriors battle toys from Perry Teri Toys
Photo Credit: Perry Teri Toys

Balloon Warriors battle toys from Perry Teri Toys lets kids compete in battle using balloon swords. Pop your opponent’'s balloon and you win. For ages 8 and older. $49.95; available fall 2017.

Laugh & Learn First Words Smart Puppy

This interactive puppy from Fisher-Price helps little ones
Photo Credit: Fisher-Price

This interactive puppy from Fisher-Price helps little ones learn their first words, with eight starter blocks, light-up shape buttons, different reading levels, music and more. For ages 9 months and older. $49.99. More information: fisher-price.com.

Baby's First Phone

Here's a phone for your toddler: Baby's First
Photo Credit: HABA

Here's a phone for your toddler: Baby's First Phone from HABA. The middle part resembles a screen and rotates, with a bear face on one side and a mirror on the other. The three buttons can be pressed and when the phone is shaken, the little bell on top will jingle. Made of wood. For ages 18 months and older. $9.99; available February 2017.

Jabbit Classic

The Jabbit Classic from OgoSport is a game
Photo Credit: OgoSport

The Jabbit Classic from OgoSport is a game of toss and catch. It comes with two European Beech wood throwers and a soft, natural rope ball; $17.99 at ogosport.com.

GeoSafari Jr. Bug Vac ‘n’ View

The GeoSafari Jr. Bug Vac 'n' View from
Photo Credit: GeoSafari

The GeoSafari Jr. Bug Vac 'n' View from Educational Insights helps kids catch and study insects without touching them. Turn on the gentle suction to capture and study critters; the air holes keep them safe until ready to be released. For ages 4 to 7. $21.99; available February 2017.

PonyCycle

Has your child asked for a pony? Fulfill
Photo Credit: The Bridge Direct

Has your child asked for a pony? Fulfill that dream with the PonyCycle from The Bridge Direct. The ride-on pony features a galloping motion and really moves. For ages 4 to 9. $259, available June 2017.

Twilight Sparkle & Canterlot Castle Building Set

The My Little Pony TinkerToy Twilight Sparkle &
Photo Credit: K'’NEX

The My Little Pony TinkerToy Twilight Sparkle & Canterlot Castle Building Set from K'’NEX is a multilevel castle with a working swing and easy to lift elevator. Comes with 98 parts and pieces, and directions featuring three building ideas. For ages 3 and older. $49.99; available fall 2017

Sunk!

In the Sunk! game from Winning Moves Games,
Photo Credit: Winning Moves Game

In the Sunk! game from Winning Moves Games, players must add drops one at a time to a cup floating in the water-filled Sunk tank while performing simultaneous tasks such as hopping on one foot. The player whose drop causes the cup to sink loses. $15.95. More information: winning-moves.com.

Rubik's Build It, Solve It

Make your own Rubik's Cube and learn how
Photo Credit: Winning Moves Games

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.

Thomas & Friends Super Station

This large playset features 10 Sodor locations, such
Photo Credit: Fisher-Price

This large playset features 10 Sodor locations, such as Tidmouth Sheds, Knapford Station and more. Three engines (Cranky, Harold and Owen) are included, but the set has enough storage for more than 100 engines. For ages 3 and older. $99.99, available fall 2017.

Bubble Buster

The Bubble Buster from Game Zone lets players
Photo Credit: International Playthings

The Bubble Buster from Game Zone lets players take turns testing their bubbling-busting abilities. It pings with every bubble popped and keeps score to announce the winner at the end of each game; $14.99 at mbeans.com.

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