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Toys So Sweet They’re Worth the Splurge this Holiday Season

I love a good bargain, but every once in a while a new toy comes along that knocks me off my feet and is worth spending the big bucks. These types of gizmos and gadgets… read more

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Awaken Your Hero With Lightseekers

The line between fantasy and reality has never been less clear… and I’m all for it. Lightseekers, from TOMY, is a unique gaming experience that lets kids ages 8 and up fuse physical characters with… read more

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Hold a Holographic Universe in the Palm of Your Hands With Merge Cube

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the future. Holograms have been taking off at major music festivals and concerts ever since a resurrected Tupac made an appearance at Coachella a few years back, and now kids… read more

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MERGE CUBE

Kids can control holograms while they play, learn, and explore with this holographic cube. The app lets kids view the cube through their smart device camera, and merges virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.

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Get Qurious Introduces Little Ones to AR Play

The story of The Three Little Pigs has never been so much fun. Thanks to Get Qurious, the classic story got a revamp in its Maker Box, which combines physical pieces with an interactive digital world. Augmented reality… read more

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Customize an Augmented Reality Toy with SwapBots

Goal: $30,707 Funding Period: Until April 12 Stretch Goal: $50,000 Creator: SwapBots SwapBots introduces kids to the world of augmented reality through a transformable toy of nine characters. Kids can collect the different SwapBots and switch up the head,… read more

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Holotats Bring Temporary Tattoos to Life

One of my favorite ways of expressing myself as a kid was putting temporary tattoos all over my arms and face. One day I could have a glittery dolphin on my arm, the next day… read more

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13 Best Tech Toys at CES

Today’s generation of kids is evolving. They can download apps before they know how to ride a bike, and can text before they know how to walk. Technology is a tremendous part of a kid’s play while growing… read more

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The Virtuals Use Augmented Reality to Encourage Character Virtues in Kids

Goal: $24,000 CAD Funding Period: May 23, 2014-June 24, 2014 Creator: UnitedFamily UnitedFamily has created a new world of superheroes to help inspire kids to practice virtuous behavior, overcome challenges, and making the world a… read more

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The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle

The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle by Mattel is a kid’s dreamland, featuring fairytale-themed rooms for many of their favorite princesses. Forget a staircase…the dolls can just jump onto Rapunzel’s hair and spin their way… read more

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