Lightsabers, iPhone Lazer Tag, and Nerf galore: Hasbro at Toy Fair

Fancy a Lazer Tag gun with an iPod Touch HUD mounted on it? How about a glow-in-the-dark football that works with wearable light-up goggles? Or, board games that use the iPad as an accessory?

Nerf Firevision football, coming this summer for night ball players. Sarah Tew

Nerf, "Star Wars," and Marvel gear was everywhere at Hasbro's showcase at the Toy Fair in New York City.

Hasbro's Toy Fair showcase was housed several blocks away from the rest of Toy Fair 2012 , in a two-level set of showrooms that was easily one of the most elaborate setups of the weekend.

Hasbro also showed off a fair amount of tech: not only the inevitable iPad-linked board games, but some clever new Nerf sports gear, and a weird wall-crawling RC Spider-Man timed for the summer movie reboot. The Luddite parent might cringe at the ways in which iOS devices are being shamelessly infused into classic games, but I'll reserve judgment until I can play with the final versions of the toys. Meanwhile, plenty of old-school action figures were on display across the "Transformers," Marvel and "Star Wars" licenses.

Super Soakers, a music game variant on Twister, and, yes, even a robotic pony: click through the gallery above to read about the highlights, including price and availability. Also, check out the other highlights from Toy Fair 2012 .

About the author

Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired, Esquire.com, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.

 

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