The Best of Toy Fair: Santa’s Workshop Comes to NYC

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Say the word “toy” to a techie, and his mind will think one thing: robots. But all infrared-loving, artificially-intelligent smart-toy-ogling tech-savvy aside, new toys can instill as much “ooh! shiny!” as even the hottest cellphone. And we’re not just talking about robots: This week, the International Toy Fair hit NYC, and PopSci.com found 20 funky new toys with a few tricks up their sleeves.

Of course, the real fun is seeing these gizmos in action, so check out our highlight reel below and then take a gander at all the things that caught our eye on the show floor.