To help us all with our holiday shopping, Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski brought some of this year’s absolute best high-tech toys to WUAB Cleveland. From tablets to robots, you won’t believe these amazing toys!

Play all Day ElmoPlay All Day Elmo (Hasbro)  

  • Kids will be wowed by the most exciting and playful Elmo to date!
  • This favorite pal features more than 150 responses and eight games and activities that will keep little ones laughing.
  • From “Pat-a-cake” and “Freeze Dance,” to “Red Light, Green Light” and more, every move kids make is a new chance for fun.
  • Little ones can also tickle Elmo’s belly, hold his hand, give him a kiss, or clap his hands to play games together and hear more responses!
  • Ages: 18 mos.+
  • MSRP: $59.99


KIDdesigns.RocketShipImagicademyDisney Imagicademy’s Mickey’s Rocket Builder (KIDdesigns Inc.)

  • Kids can build and customize their own rockets in the physical and digiral worlds!
  • Compatible with the “Mickey’s Magical Math World” app by Disney Imagicademy, kids can customize their real-world rocket and add it to their digital rocket collection within the app.
  • Kids are exposed to early shape recognition and counting skills as they explore oval, triangle, square, and circle-themed rocket parts to build their rocket. Mickey guides each mission, and action buttons on the rocket trigger sound effects associated with various rocket combinations.
  • Features a research-driven curriculum developed in conjunction with top academics and experts, where kids are exposed to early math and logic concepts, including adding, subtracting, identifying shapes and colors, and problem solving.
  • Comes with 21 pieces in four different colors. Kids are able to create more than 1,000 unique rocket configurations. Each color collection features its own unique set of sounds, including engine noises, beeps, zings, and more.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99

kuriosmart_blue_kdinteractive_01Kurio Xtreme 2 featuring Kurio Motion 2.0 (KD Interactive)

  • Kurio Xtreme 2 is the safest, most fun, full-featured Android™ tablet built especially for kids!
  • It combines a modern, sleek design and the most advanced tablet technology with a kid-tough bumper and shatter-proof screen protector, so it’s built to withstand even the most extreme play.
  • Includes 18 exclusive Kurio Motion body-movement-controlled games that will have kids up off the couch—running, jumping and dancing in front of their tablets.  All-new Kurio Motion 2.0 multiplayer games let kids play cooperatively and competitively in playground games like baseball and tug of war, and extreme sports like rafting and paragliding.
  • Xtreme 2 is fully loaded with more than 60 apps (a $300 value) for out-of-the-box play, and with parents’ permission, kids can access millions more apps through the Google Play store.
  • Includes a free lifetime subscription to Kurio’s robust parental controls and Kurio Genius internet filtering system, which is updated daily.  Parents can set time controls, manage apps and determine web access for up to eight user profiles.
  • Also includes Kurio SOS, Kurio’s live, instant 24/7 customer care service that offers free, unlimited live chat sessions with a tech expert—and Kurio’s technicians can actually remotely takeover the device and resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Xtreme 2 also has a kickstand built in, and can connect to the family TV through the HDMI port.
  • Available in blue at retailers nationwide.
  • A pink edition will be available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores and
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $129.99

Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Robot (Spin Master)SpinMaster.MeccanoidLifstyle

  • Design and control the Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot for unlimited interactive fun!
  • The robot features 600 parts that enable you to create multiple designs, with six motors that control the head, arms, and feet for realistic movement.
  • Use the Learned Intelligent Movement programming mode to record and play robotic arm movements, or have your own movements tracked and mirrored.
  • The LED lights can change into more than 500 different colors as MeccaNoid tells jokes, phrases and facts, relays black birthdays and names, starts conversations and asks questions, while responding to pre-programmed and an unlimited amount of recorded voice commands.
  • Download the free MeccaNoid app to control movements from your phone with the Rag Doll Avatar for never-ending entertainment.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $179.99