Last week, toy manufacturers showed off the gadgets that’ll have you lining up outside stores come Christmas; we pick our favorites for all kids at heart
By Lauren AaronsonPosted 02.25.2008 at 4:34 pm 1 Comment
The Pleo Killer
Watch out for a duel of the robotisaurs. Mattel is introducing a toy dino that seems poised to take on Pleo, a long-awaited favorite of gadget-hounds. Like Pleo, D-Rex has soft, rubbery skin, a sensor on his head to detect touches, and a tail that wags when he's happy. Unlike Pleo, however, he doesn't cost $350, and seems aimed more at fun-loving kids than tech-loving adults.
Mattel D-Rex, $150, Available Fall 2008
The annual Toy Industry Association's Toy Fair is every kid's dream: A whole conference center packed with games, robots, balls, hula hoops, slime guns, Smurfs, and just about any other instrument of fun that you can imagine. Come to think of it, it's every adult's dream, too.