Why We Are Totally In Love with Luvabella

It’s in our nature to nurture. And now, kids can nurture the most interactive and responsive baby doll ever. Spin Master’s Luvabella is an adorable tech-infused baby doll that will delight kids with realistic movements and… read more

Hot Holiday Toys: Parent Panel Picks 2017

Between the Hot 20, STEM 10, and Top Tech 12 top toy lists, The Toy Insider has selected amazing toys that will delight kids of all ages this year. From tigers to teddy bears, babies… read more

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STAR WARS HERO DROID BB-8

The Hero Droid BB-8 is a lifelike scale of the adored Star Wars companion and features realistic interactivity. Control BB-8 with a remote, or activate its “Follow Me” mode and it will respond to voice… read more

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SKY VIPER V2450 GPS

This drone has built-in GPS that provides a flight experience similar to hobby-grade drones. It can hover without drifting away and can fly back to its launch point with just a push of a button.

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R2-D2 APP-ENABLED DROID

This R2-D2 droid is controlled with a smart device and can patrol on its own. R2-D2 has fully functional LED lights, can interact with other Star Wars app-enabled Droids, and reacts to the Star Warsfilms.

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Social Interaction
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LIGHTSEEKERS STARTER KIT

Ideal for mobile devices, this role-play game lets kids integrate smart action figures into video games. Kids can level up in the game with augmented reality trading cards, interchangeable weapons, and motion-controlled flight packs.

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AURA

Kids can pilot this drone with hand gestures instead of a traditional joystick controller to make it fly up and down, forward and backward, and even perform tricks, such as a sideways flip.

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LEAPFROG EPIC ACADEMY EDITION

This tablet is packed with kid-appropriate content, including 20 learning games, a safe LeapSearch web browser, parental controls, and a free trial of interactive learning program LeapFrog Academy.

Motor Skills
Emotional and Social Intelligence
School Readiness
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