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Toys & Gadgets from CES 2016

Global Toy Sales Jump by Almost 7 Percent in 2015

Ziro , a four-wheeled vehicle type robot CES 2016

LUMI combines drone gaming along easy flying an indoor quadcopter.

R.E.V. SELF DRIVING by WowWee Group Limited

Pocket Drones, a collapsing video drone that is lightweight CES 2016

CHiP by WowWee Group Limited

Smartband technology enables CHiP to recognize you, follow you, wait for you to come home, and remind you for mealtime or playtime. Artificial intelligence and an adaptive personality to follow commands, fetch a ball, avoid obstacles, and learn new tricks. CHiP is equipped with an advanced locomotion system that allows for high speed, omnidirectional motion and extreme agility. Unlimited downloadable content through the app. Communicates in growls, whines, and barks.

Air Hogs Link

Control Air Hogs using a smart device. Whether you fly the Havoc Heli, fire missiles with the Sharpshooter, or transport cargo with the Fly Crane, the Air Hogs Link gives your Android or iOS device the power of a remote control.

BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid-- The Force Awakens™ into your home

BB-8 has an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions.

Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar by Fisher-Price. | CES 2016

- small, plastic caterpillar will teach kids the simplest form of computer programming.
- every part of the caterpillar is a command that makes the caterpillar accomplish a basic task such as move or play music.
- segments can be assembled as the child decides. Then the caterpillar will move in differrent directions.
- launch: June 2016, Target: 3- to 5-year-old. Needs 4 AA batteries, MSRP: $49.99 Expansion packs, which cost $15 each, allows for extra features, such as turning it 180 degrees, and making different sounds or lights.
- pet it and it will reacts with sound.
- included: target discs, which allows kids starting and ending points for their coding.
- free educational Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar app on Android & iOS
- Fisher-Price is working on more toys in the Teach & Learn line for July

Hackaball raised $240,000 using Kickstarter last year | CES 2016

- will ship in March 2016 MSRP: $85
- helps kids learn about technology & team-play
- smart and responsive bouncy silicone ball lets kids invent and play games
- made with six-axis motion sensor and connects to iPhone, iPad or Mac using Bluetooth technology Invent and build your own games with the free hackaball app by changing color and light patterns, vibrating and playing different sounds
- kids can open the device
- Hackaball CEO: Sebastian Potter
- sold out of initial 4,000 units.

Spin Master: the Meccanoid G16 and G16 KS. | CES 2016

- kids can build and program themselves
- Meccabrain now has double the memory, more robot intelligence, faster voice recognition, and additional programming capability.
- Meccanoid G16 stands two feet tall; SRP $179.99 USD
- Meccanoid G16 KS (that's Kid-Size) stands four feet tall; SRP $399.99 USD

Lego WeDo 2.0 kids science exploration | CES 2016 | Try for free

Lego WeDo 2.0 kids science exploration by asking questions, analyzing data and communicating their findings, while the curriculum pack covers real science practices linked to the Next Generation Science Standards, including gathering evidence, carrying out investigations and designing prototypes. The core set comes with a programmable Smarthub, motor, two sensors and 280 building elements, plus software which includes one Get Started Project, delivering an introductory experience to the resource. Available for both desktop and tablets, the software provides an easy-to-use, icon-based programming environment Included is material for delivering 17 projects totaling more than 40 hours of content. What’s new? WeDo 2.0 features wireless technology, a built-in documentation tool along with assessment rubrics, and a design library full of ideas and inspiration for creating solutions to projects. Core Set features a programmable SmartHub, enhanced motors and sensors and an all-new line up of LEGO® elements. http://funky3dfaces.com/

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