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Blizzards aside, February is a magical time in NYC. For the four-day duration of the American International Toy Fair, the West Side of midtown Manhattan becomes a land of toys. So for you, dear readers, we search out the best of this jubilant crop.
Last year was the year of the iPhone toy. This year, the so-called "appcessories" (puke) were everywhere, just everywhere. Which is pretty much why we decided -- with one remarkable robotic exception -- to ignore them.
Toymakers need to stretch their creative muscles and really think outside the box. And that is where the fun can begin.
I've developed two such toys that were conceived with out of the box thinking. The first is called the Rug Rat Racer, The World's First Carpet Gliding Craft. first seen by the public at Worlds Maker Faire 2012 NY.
It is a toy that shares some components with hover craft but differs in that it glides across the top of any carpeted surface without the need for wheels, tracks or air cushion. view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHWUltrJLq0
The second toy is what I call my Terra-Jet ACV.
A toy of the future is powered by an electric turbine and suported by four skis. It is designed to operate on multiple surfaces.
The Terra-Jet ACV has been tested on snow, ice and carpet.
view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlcerBVPEYQ
@Futor - The toy of the future is powered by a small fission reactor and can defy gravity.
Your toys are toys of the present.
Why do I not have access to the gallery to view the photos?
toys these days come in the form of apps.
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Please fix link to photo gallery!