Looking for some great tech toys that won’t break the bank?
Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Good Day L.A. to show off some high-tech toys for holiday gift givers on a budget. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.
( LEAPSTART 3D LEARNING SYSTEM LEAPFROG)
Experience the magic of the LeapStart 3D Interactive Learning System and get kids excited about learning with 3D-like animations that magically bring the activities to life.
Perfect for visual or auditory learners, the touch and talk activities enhance learning with interactive animations to help kids build math, reading, problem-solving skills, and more.
The LeapStart library of 25+ books (each sold separately) covers a variety of preschool through first grade subjects for 2-7 year olds with more than 30 activities in every book.
Many replayable activities have two levels with more than 50 key skills per grade level, so kids can play and learn at the level and move up when they’re ready. A total of 400 activities across the LeapStart library help kids build tomorrow’s skills today.
Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart
( REALLY RAD ROBOTS MIBRO MOOSE TOYS)
MiBro is every kids’ robot partner in fun, a robo buddy who’s got your back!
With MiBro, kids can play in play, prank, spy, and command modes using the Really Rad Remote. Kids can also speak through him or put him in stealth mode to be an undercover agent.
MiBro is full of smart talking phrases and sounds.
Kids can play with MiBro’s range of accessories, practice their skills, blast away enemies, or use him to get them things.
Available: Amazon, Target, and Walmart
( UNTAMED BY FINGERLINGS WOWWEE)
Meet Untamed by Fingerlings! These finger-gripping creatures are fierce and unpredictable, and know friends vs. foes.
In untamed mode, they roar, hiss and chomp!
In tame mode they nuzzle, purr, and love to be near you.
Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these interactive dinos and more react to touch, motion, and sound with more than 40 different sounds and animations.
The new Untamed ARena app allows kids to scan their Untamed by Fingerlings figures to create a digital version of the dino that wanders the real world.
Kids can battle other Untamed trainers in real time, work toward becoming a master creature tamer, and care for their Untamed creatures in the app.
The app is free to download.
Available: Amazon, Walmart
( MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE HASBRO)
Kids can battle like Iron Man with this augmented reality Iron Man experience!
This movie-inspired mask features a new experience that combines iconic role play with augmented reality (AR) technology.
Kids can download the Hero Vision app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place markers around the play area, put on the mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the Super Hero’s world.
The set includes an AR mask, a pair of AR goggles, a gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone.
The Hero Vision app is available in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.
Available: Amazon, Target, and Walmart
( VOICE ORIGINALS: WHEN IN ROME SENSIBLE OBJECT)
Voice Originals is the first family board game to connect Amazon’s Alexa device (sold separately) for a voice-enhanced gaming experience.
To play, simply set up the board, fire up the associated Alexa Skill, and you’re ready to go! Alexa teaches you how to play, keeps score, and immerses you in the world of the game.
When in Rome, the first title in the Voice Originals series, is a travel trivia game like none other. Turn on the smart speaker, choose a home city and then travel the world on Alexa Air!
As players visit new places, they’ll meet 20 real locals recorded from cities around the world who will ask questions about local customs, culture, street food, and more. Getting the answers right and nabbing elusive souvenirs earns players Explorer Points along the way.
With Voice Originals, Alexa acts as the tour guide, the scorekeeper, and narrates the entire gaming experience.
Instead of you asking Alexa the questions, the role is reversed and she now asks you a variety of trivia and multiple choice questions.
( KIIPIX TOMY)
KiiPix is an affordable instant film printer that lets you take your favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes.
KiiPix requires no special app or battery.
Place your smartphone on the instant film printer and print your favorite photos right from your phone.
KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share special moments with family and friends or to frame and display.
Available in three colors: pink, blue, or black.
Film is sold separately.
Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble