The North American International Toy Fair has taken over the Javits Center in New York this weekend, and Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CBS 2 in New York to show off some of the best new toys of the year. For more on our favorite new toys at this year’s North American International Toy Fair, click here.
Zoo Jamz Stompin’ Fun Drums (VTech)
- Encourage little rockers to be a star while they enhance creative thinking and motor skills by tapping out beats and creating their own sounds!
- Children will enjoy this fresh way to practice counting and develop coordination as they follow along with the melodies and sing-along songs or create their own rockin’ beats!
- Mini musicians will love stepping on the elephant bass pedal to see the elephant trunk move up and down and create a fun bass sound effect.
- Watch kids jam out to the beat of their own drum and create some sweet rockin’ tunes!
- Ages: 1 ½-4
- MSRP: TBD
- Available: Fall
IAmElemental Series 2 Wisdom Lunchbox (IAmElemental)
- Series 2/Wisdom is a series of seven 4-inch articulated action figures based on the Elements of Power – superpowers that already exist inside each one of us.
- The Series 2/Wisdom action figures include: Creativity, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Logic, Exploration, Mastery, Oblivion.
- Ages: 4+
- MSRP: $69.99
- Available: Amazon
- The charming FlipAZoo toy plush is two buddies in one, and kids will flip for these lovable animal friends!
- Each fun-stuffed FlipAZoo features two fluffy characters that flip back and forth for two sides of fun.
- FlipAZoo is simple and easy to maneuver, and it even doubles as a soft pillow.
- Discover the complete FlipAZoo collection for a variety of characters, colors, and sizes that are great for fun on the go or at home.
- People of all ages will love collecting FlipAZoo friends, one by two! Available in a variety of characters and sizes.
- Ages: 2+
- MSRP: $19.99
- Available: Fipazoo.com; new FlipaZoo 2.0 styles available Spring 2017
Crayola Color Wonder Light Brush (Crayola)
- Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush lets kids create colorful art without the mess!
- Color Wonder paints are clear and only work on special paper—won’t color on skin, carpet or furniture! But the Magic Light Brush lights up to match whatever color you’re using.
- Dip into green and the brush turns green! Try the blue and it changes to blue!
- Comes with 6 classic colors and 30 sheets of Color Wonder Paper.
- Includes: 1 Magic Light Brush, 6 classic color paint pots, and 18 sheets of blank Color Wonder paper.
- Ages: 3+
- MSRP: $19.99
- Available: July 2017
Real Cooking Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set (Skyrocket)
- Real Cooking is a line of baking kits that empowers kids to make beautiful and delicious treats, using real ingredients and kid-friendly, real-working kitchen tools.
- The Real Cooking Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set lets kids design, bake and decorate perfect princess cakes in endless styles.
- The set includes two detailed 4.5-inch doll toppers, molds, and easy-to-use baking tools including sculpting tools, pattern stampers and cutters, doll supports, and a rolling pin and mat.
- Simply add natural ingredients such as milk, eggs, butter and oil to the perfectly proportioned baking mixes (made in the USA) and pop them in the kitchen oven.
- Kids can decorate and create beautiful princess fashions with the included toppings and edible decorations. Refill assortments sold separately.
- Ages: 6+
- MSRP: $29.99
- Available: Fall 2017
VEX Robotics Construction Kits (Hexbug)
- VEX Robotics announces two new launchers in the line, Crossfire Airplane Launcher and Switch Grip Launcher.
- These STEM kits promote basic engineering skills through the process of simple snap-together assembly, fine tuning kids motor skills, improving their cognitive capabilities and social skills through building with friends.
- Fire the working trigger of the Crossfire Airplane Launcher and watch it shoot over 20+ feet.
- Fill your Switch Grip Loader with ammo and perform the launcher’s signature pumping action to send projectile balls flying over 30+ feet.
- These toys aims to curate an engineer’s mentality through one of the most effective play patterns.
- Ages: 8+
- MSRP: $19.99
K’NEX Flying: Rotor-Powered 10 Model Building System (K’NEX)
- Introducing a whole new way to control K’NEX!
- With this Rotor-Powered system, you can build 10 different models and then make ‘em move with the included remote control.
- A newly designed motor includes 4 rotor blades that allow you to build a tank, a ship, a car and even a Quad Copter that REALLY flies!
- Ages: 8+
- MSRP: $119.99
- Available: Fall 2017 on knex.com and at toy retailers nationwide.
RSF (Razor USA)
- The original RSF now comes in a smaller size!
- Kids can ride on custom 10” 3-spoke mag wheels and street tires as they ride up to 14 mph!
- The two 12V rechargeable batteries allow up to 30 minutes of continuous use.
- Age: 13+
- MSRP: $329.99
- Available: Summer 2017