Every year at the North American International Toy Fair, toy experts get to preview, test, and, of course, play, with the most innovative and exciting toys coming out for the year. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht gave a sneak peek to our friends over at CBS News New York over the weekend. Get pumped because these toys bring cool to a whole new level!

Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar (Fisher Price)Code-a-PIllar

  • The Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar is a cute and engaging caterpillar that exposes preschoolers to the foundational skills to coding, like thinking skills, problem solving and sequencing. After all, today’s preschoolers may be the coders and programmers of tomorrow.
  • Preschoolers can arrange Code-A-Pillar’s easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations to send Code-a-Pillar on his path: forward, left, right, or even wait for a couple seconds before moving again.
  • Kids can configure the eight included light-up segments in such a way that the Code-A-Pillar can reach targets (two included) they set up throughout the room.
  • •Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $49.99
Talk-Me-MikeyTalk-Me-Mikey (Playmates Toys)

  • Now kids can have hours of fun chatting with Mikey—the funniest of the Turtles.
  • With 10 intelligent commands, Mikey knows what kids say and talks to them.
  • The highly interactive Turtle can recognize kids’ questions and respond in more than 100  unique ways.
  • Whether it’s life as a turtle, secrets about Donnie and Raph, or even what it’s like to be a ninja, Mikey is full of answers.
  • Mikey features an articulated head and arms, and he even sings and knows when he’s knocked over, shaken, or on his back!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99

Madame President (Madame Alexander)Madame President

  • Move over, Democrats. Get out of the way, Republicans.
  • This 8-inch Wendy is the best candidate for the 2016 presidential race.
  • MSRP: $100
Yummy Nummy Smores Maker KitYummy Nummies Smore Maker Playset (Blip Toys)

  • Yummy Nummies are candy, snack and meal making sets that come with everything kids need to create no-bake, realistic-tasting mini foods! Magically fun and delicious, Yummy Nummies intrigue little taste buds with a creative activity that requires no oven or stove.
  • The Smore Maker Playset allows kids to make their own graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate for scrumptious mini smores! This no-heat playset comes with fun smore-making utensils, and actually lights up and flickers!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP $19.99
  • Available Fall

K-Force Build and Blast: Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set (K’NEXK-Force Build and Blast

  • Blast darts as fast as you can with the K-FORCE Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set!
  • Build your blaster and then load the clip with up to 10 darts, and the new motorized rapid fire chamber will fire darts as fast as you can pull the trigger!
  • Set includes 1 motorized rapid fire chamber, a 10 dart clip, 10 foam darts, 1 quick fit grip and downloadable instructions for 6 additional custom blasters and targets.
  • Compatible with the entire K-FORCE Build and Blast line.
  • Batteries required, but not included.
  • All K’NEX rods and connectors are made in the USA.
  • Available Fall 2016
  • Ages 8+.
  • MSRP: $49.99

Cyklone 360 radio controlMaistoTech Cyklone360 Radio Control (Maisto)

  • The Maisto Tech Cyklone360 is an action-packed radio-controlled motorcycle.
  • This futuristic style bike has amazing spinning action including 360 degree turns that the operator controls.
  • The rear wheels twist and turn and the LED light changes color while driving. The Maisto Tech Cyklone360 is approximately 8 inches long and comes with a pistol-grip controller.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: Not available yet

Big Figs: BB-8 (Jakks Pacific)Big Figs BB8

  • This is a BB-8 is sized to have real adventures with kids.
  • This is a 31-inch scale BB-8 (16-inch to top of his head plus 2-inch of antenna)
  • Features authentic movie light and sounds activated with push button
  • His head moves manually up and down and back and forth (lots of movement)
  • Hidden utility arm/tool pops out of body and includes his “flame tool” letting BB-8 give a “thumbs up” like he does in the film
  • Also includes optional snap in stabilizer pegs for display. (he is round and otherwise can¹t stand up but he does not roll).
  • MSRP: $49.99 (available in June)

Big Figs ReyBig Figs: Rey (Jakks Pacific)

  • Assorted and open stock (Assortment 8 of SW Classics)
    Newest addition to JAKKS BIG FIG 20-inch scale line.
    Rey stands 18-inch tall, includes 5 points of articulation and the Skywalker Lightsaber
  • MSRP: $19.99 (available June)