The new View-Master from Mattel, announced right before Toy Fair, works with Google Cardboard's VR technology: it can show a 360-degree panorama and pop up magical 3D images. It's coming this fall for $30.
These modular, fully programmable robot kits from Hexbug cost $300 and aim to do similar things to Lego's Mindstorm kits. It has its own controller-style remote and educational programming instructions.
Hexbug's separate Vex line of education-focused robots has expanded to these mechanical kits incorporating STEM learning. Gear-driven machines can be built from the included sets, including this motion-picture zoetrope.
R.E.V. by WowWee is a remote-controlled car that can also do stunts robotically on its own: here, it's hopping up a ramp without anyone telling it to. Other games modes pit enemy AI-controlled patrol cars against yours in a little toy death rally. Coming in August for $99.
Ozobot, already available, is a teeny-tiny robot that can follow colored lines you draw on paper or on an iPad. A software update coming this summer will allow even more programming functions using optical codes.
Anki Overdrive is an evolution of last year's Anki AI-controlled robotic racers: instead of a flat race track, now you can build crazy Mario Kart-like courses like this and have the cars race and make jumps. Older Anki cars can get firmware upgrades. Coming in September, a basic kit will cost $150 with each car costing $50.