PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Best of Toy Fair 2013February 15, 2013
Smartphones just got a lot cuter. Romo transforms the iPhone into an adorable mobile robot that plays games and completes challenges. Users create new activities and facial expressions for their personalized Romo and unlock new features as they advance through levels of play. This friendly device can be controlled from anywhere in the world using a unique code that comes with each robot.
Bring home your own little army of 3-D minions with the Despicable Me ViewMaster. In celebration of the movie’s sequel, Despicable Me 2, this newly designed device provides images 50% brighter and larger than any ViewMaster before. With 21 different scenes for instant viewing, users can bring a Despicable Me story wherever they go.
Giggles and Goo
All that running and jumping has finally taken a toll on poor Pac-Man’s belly. The star of America’s arcades is spewing gross, green goo out of his mouth with the Gooage Spewing Giant Pac-Man. Drop the goo in, press down on Pac’s head and watch all the goo-spewing action. With this new toy, the icky sticky adventures are endless.
Create a color laboratory of your very own with Crayola’s Melt n’ Mold Factory and Marker Maker. The Melt n’ Mold Factory comes with 24 full-sized standard Crayola crayons and two molds to make multicolor crayons and rings. Using plastic test tubes, the Marker Maker lets you dream up your own rainbow formula by mixing and matching your favorite colors. Simply mix marker ink colors together and then dip the marker reservoir into the ink to create a customized drawing tool.
NFL Rush Zone offers authentic action on a 3D football field game board complete with goal posts and yard lines. Like a real football game, Rush Zone begins with two teams of players, a coin toss to determine who has the first possession and four quarters of play. Players use dice to score as many points as possible to win the game.
Hungry, Hungry Hampers
These kooky plush animals are hungry – and it’s your mess they’re after! Tummy Stuffers stretch and stretch as you fill them with toys, games or clothes, and become more and more snuggly as they’re fed. Made with super soft materials and a silly grin on their face, Tummy Stuffers make cleaning up part of the fun.
Wipe out the designs on your colorful helmet, don’t wipe out on your bicycle. Wipe Out Dry Erase Helmets let riders play it safe while also keeping it cool. Kids can customize their helmets by drawing designs and patterns on the plastic shell. When you want a new look, wipe off the drawings with a dry erase marker. These bold helmets come in black, white, pink, hot pink, neon green and neon orange. Ride on!
Sharpen your claws, Monopoly fans. There’s a new competitor scratching up this classic board game. A cat token will be replacing the iron game piece in the upcoming edition of Monopoly. The cat beat a toy robot, guitar, helicopter, and diamond ring in the Monopoly “Save Your Token” campaign by receiving 31 percent of the online fan vote. To celebrate, Hasbro will issue a special Classic Monopoly Golden Token Edition game that will include gold colored versions of all eight classic tokens plus the five new tokens that were included in the vote.
Though the sweet days of summer may be months away, Nerf is preparing a new line of Super Soaker water blasters. Featuring a 25 fluid ounce clip that fits ice cubes to bring the water in the cartridge to sub-zero temperatures, the Super Soaker Arctic Shock will cool you down on even the hottest day. Chill out!
The name of the game is colors and numbers for 5ive Straight. Players start with four cards from a shuffled deck of cards numbered from one to 100. Each card has a corresponding number on the board where a peg is placed. Players try to get five of their pegs in a row. You’ll need patience, luck and cleverness to get ahead.
The toymakers of ThinkFun are bringing out new brain-busting games. Math Dice Powers challenges players to solve exponents or practice multiplication at lightning speed. WordARound focuses on reflexes and vocabulary by twisting words and phrases into a circular shape. Players race to unravel and call out the word in this fast-paced card game.
Create the car of your dreams with the Hot Wheels Car Maker. Users begin by selecting a colored wax stick to form the body of the vehicle. The wax sticks are then melted into a mold in the amazing Car Maker machine. Watch as your fully customized car gets molded to life! Once your car has cooled, it is ready to race.
Light up your phone like nobody else with the One Direction Light Up Case. This fashionable and protective cover changes colors for calls and texts. Select from an array of colors and designs to find the “one thing” that is perfect for you.
Think fast! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in action with new collectible figures. The Flingers Deluxe Action Figures come decked out with battle armor and an arsenal of plastic discs for launching and throwing. Kids load the figures’ backpacks with either pizza pie discs or plastic sewer covers, and Leonardo and Michelangelo are good to go.
Mix It Up
Remix your favorite songs with EZ Pro DJ from JAKKS Pacific. The deck comes with two simulated turntables and simple buttons to scratch, sample, loop and crossfade all the hottest tunes. Once you’re done scratching and turning, save your remixes as MP3 files using the free EZ Pro DJ app.
Gosei for Good
The Mighty Power Rangers Megaforce is back with a fearless new leader. Gosei, a supernatural character in the new Power Rangers TV series, summons the Rangers when it is time to combat evil. Bring the power of good wherever you go with the Deluxe Gosei Morpher.