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Toy Fair 2010 (photos)

Toy Fair, the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere, features 1,500 manufacturers, distributors, importers, and sales agents from 30 countries.

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Chicco Turbo Touch

Chicco makes toys geared to toddlers and has done well with some basic, durable remote control cars. The Turbo Touch is a truck that holds a set of cars and folds open to make a roadway. Children can make the cars zip through through the truck. The Turbo Touch is set to launch this Spring.
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Coaster Dynamix

Coaster Dynamix is known for its roller-coaster kits. This model combines a base set, which costs about $150, with a few expansion sets.
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Alice in Wonderland

This is Tonner's upcoming Alice doll tie-in for the upcoming Tim Burton film.
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Alice price card

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Backyard Safari Outfitters

This LED lamp also has a light in the bottom that simulates a flickering kerosene lamp so children can get that old-world camping feel.
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Dance Star Mickey

Mickey ups the ante on Elmo this summer. Soon you'll be calling him Mickey Travolta.
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3D Dragon puzzle

The folks at Puzzled make puzzles that come packed flat in boxes but then turn into 3D figures that can also be painted.
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Boogie Bots

Protos sells these novelty dancing bots in bulk to companies that want to stick their logos on them. "They make great giveaways," the company's marketing people told us.
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Boogie Bots up close

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Zyclone

After an appearance this fall on the Letterman Show, the $25 Zyclone became a hot Christmas toy. The soft ring shoots across the room (or up in the air) with remarkable accuracy and is easily catchable.
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Desk Pets

David Piltz, the managing director of Desk Pets, shows how his company's remote-controlled little critters do their thing. Key feature: the remote can be recharged via the USB port on a computer.
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Desk Pets up close

The new Desk Pets are due to arrive this Spring.
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Desk Pets packaging

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Wild and wacky stuff

Lights spinning and stuff glowing. Cool yet disturbing at the same time.
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Gelli Baff

Fresh off an appearance on Good Morning America, Gelli Baff, which is already out in the U.K., is exactly what it sounds like: a jelly-like concoction that children can play in--whether it's in an actual bathtub or a kiddie pool. Comes in a few different colors and allegedly moisturizes your skin.
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Dune Craft Hydro-Dome

Dune Craft introduces youngsters to hydroponics at an early age with its Hydro-Dome. You get to grow lettuce without any soil, only water and mineral nutrients. In case you're wondering, you can't smoke the finished product, but you can eat it.
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Dune Craft Space Sand

You stick this sand in water and it comes out dry. Allegedly, it shares some similarities to the sand on Mars.
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Resurrection plant

This plant is apparently older than dinosaurs. It comes packaged dry (and looks dead), but add water, and within a day it's green and very much alive. Leave it out of the water and it goes back to its dry state.
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Fisher Price iXL

Fisher Price takes on Leapfrog with a learning-style junior iPhone/Kindle/iPad. OK, it's not that great, but it may give the Leapster 2 a run for its money. It's due out this summer.
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Fisher Price iXL up close

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iXL demo

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Glide tabletop shuffleboard

A mini shuffleboard table. How hot is that?
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Glide tabletop shuffleboard reverse angle

The Glide comes with different colored stones (yes, the pucks are made out of stone) so up to four people can play. Barnes and Noble will carry a deluxe version this spring that costs less than $30. It folds up for portability.
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Fungripper

Lots of balls at the show.
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Glam Art

Arts and crafts also had a big presence on the show floor. This is called Glam Art.
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Glam Art up close

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Green Toys

There was a special section for green toys.
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Green Toys

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Mattel (Tyco) RC Stealth Rides

Sure to be one of the hotter toys this summer when its released, Stealth Rides fold flat and slip into the remote control for storage.
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RC Stealth Rides

Fold flat, slide in.
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RC Stealth Rides up close

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Tucked in

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Let 'er ride

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Hot Wheels

The cloverleaf track is all about getting multiple cars going at once--and then watching them crash.
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Lego plane

Wouldn't it be cool if you could actually fly a Lego plane?
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Lego board games

Yes, Lego is now doing board games. This one is called Minotaurus.
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Minotaurus up close

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Lego Star Wars

Lego continues to do plenty of Star Wars-related kits.
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Mattel Loopz

This is a funky light/rhythm game that turns you into DJ without spinning anything (you stick your hands through the "loopz" as they light up).
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Madame Alexander doll hatmaker

Yes, this guy was actually make hats for dolls right in the booth. It took about 30 seconds to spin a mini hat.
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Madeline

Madeline, in the flesh.
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Marshmallow gun

This is the Marshmallow Fun Company's latest weapon, which is due out this spring for around $55.
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Marshmallow blaster

You can fire this at someone at close range and it doesn't hurt--as long as the ammo's fresh. You can also stick it on a stick and stick in the fire after you fire it. Now say that fast five times.
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The Ammo

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Marshmallow gun promotional materials

If all guns were marshmallow guns, the world would be a better place.
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Magforms

These models have magnetic pieces that easily join together--and stay together.
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Magforms

Magform vehicles.
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Magforms tutorial

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Native American feather pops floor display

The good folks at Squire Boone Village bring us feathery lollipops. Tasteful? We're not so sure, but lots of people wanted their picture taken with this guy.
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Native American feather pops floor display price

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Many faces of Barbie

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Nerdie Barbie

The latest Barbie to be announced is a computer engineer who's tapped into her inner geek.
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Ogobild

You can build some funky shapes by combining various Ogobild kits.
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Mattel Prehistoric Pets

This guy does some serious roaring and looks pretty mean. And yes, he moves.
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Mattel Prehistoric Pets

The pterodactyl spreads its wings and also makes a lot of noise.
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Pokey

What would a slideshow of Toy Fair be without Pokey?
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Pumponator

The Pumpanonator comes with 500 balloons and can blow them up with air or water. They should get Arnold to endorse this.
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Razor Go Kart

Razor had its usual assortment of scooters and vehicles at the show.
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Razor Ripskate

The Ripskate marries a scooter with rollerblades.
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Fisher Price Sing a ma jigs

Squeeze these guys' bellies and they do some singing. They can also be made to sing together in perfect harmony just like the Beegees (OK, maybe not perfect, but they sing together).
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Princess Paradise

Princes Paradise sells get-ups to aspiring princesses.
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Tetra Tops

These spin tops look like something out of molecular biology.
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Tetra Tops

And yes, they spin like tops.
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Mattel Stinky Garbage Truck

Another hot Mattel toy due out later this year, the Stinky Garbage Truck talks and has Transformer-like qualities.
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A tangled web

It is indeed.
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Crazy Aaron's Think Putty

A geek (and child) favorite, Aaron's Think Putty comes in many different forms, including glow-in-the-dark versions and a new magnetic version that's shown here with Crazy Aaron himself.
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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty take two

This putty changes colors when you hold it in your hand.
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Tipover

Combination board and puzzle games were abundant. This one, made by Thinkfun, is called Tipover. It's a metaphor for life.
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Tonner's Wicked Witch

The wicked witch isn't dead.
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Learning Journey Techno Gears Marble Mania

There's nothing like a good marble drop to keep the children entertained for hours--or until your two-year-old comes along and knocks the whole thing over.

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