2013’s Hottest Toys
Written by Oryx
Technology toys and virtual pets have been big this year and are predicted to continue into 2014, as are nostalgic characters and brands that have re-emerged, reinvented.
Teksta Robotic Puppy
An interactive electronic friend that barks, communicates through its eyes, and even performs full backflips. It comes with interactive bone and ball accessories and can connect wirelessly to an iOS or Android application in order to be controlled and played with remotely.
Combining physical and digital play, Furby Boom has a mind of its own with a personality that is shaped by the way you play. Get the free Furby Boom app, and play with and care for your Furby Boom to earn virtual eggs that will hatch into virtual Furbling friends.
Dormant out of water, as soon as the Robo Fish is submerged it imitates the swimming patterns of a real fish. The Robo Fish Play set consists of one of the eight Robo Fish designs with batteries already installed, a spare set of batteries, and a clear plastic fish bowl.
Big Hugs Elmo
When you give Elmo a hug, he moves his arms to hug back. Press Elmo’s left foot and he will invite little ones to join in on one of four imagination activities. He says fun phrases and sings songs, and when you lay him down he gets sleepy and sings a lullaby.