TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Electronic Games Product Category
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Smithsonian kids Dinosaur Tablet
by KIDZ DELIGHT
Sleek high tech looking tablet with 21 smooth touch icons. Tablet has 4 activities to learn about Dinosaurs and 15 dinosaurs to discover – just like in the Smithsonian Museum. earn their names, hear their sounds, learn what their diet was and more fun information. Launch Date: September 2012. 2/12/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by SPIN MASTER TOYS
Users mount their smartphone in the steering wheel, then play racing games they've downloaded to the phone. 2/12/2012 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by HASBRO INC.
Battleship zAPPed is inspired by the Universal Pictures movie and uses the screen as the playing surface. Once ship pawns are placed on the screen, the iPad will automatically recognize which pawns are in play and when they are moved. Launch date: September 2012. 2/12/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by HASBRO INC.
In this app-gameboard hybrid, the app handles all of the banking transactions. It also turns the Chance and Community Chest cards into mini games that affect the player’s progress. Launch date: June 2012. 2/12/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Game of Life zAPPed
by HASBRO INC.
Download a free app to begin playing this update of the classic game Life. The app syncs with each player’s turn on the game board and shows appropriate clips from Vin Di Bona’s America’s Funniest Videos and humorous animations as they travel around the game board. Additionally, players can create their own “Peg Person” avatar and use the app’s virtual spinner on their iPad. Includes game board, 4 car movers, 52 pegs, money pack, 4 rubber pads, Quick Start Guide. iPad not included but required to play the game. For 2 to 4 Players. Launch date: February 10, 2012. 2/12/2012 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Monopoly: Electronic Banking
by HASBRO INC.
With Monopoly Electronic Banking, players wheel and deal their way to a fortune even faster using debit cards instead of cash. All it takes is a card swipe for money to change hands. Now players can collect rent, buy properties and pay fines - with the touch of a button. It's a new way to play the family classic that's been brought up-to-date with modernized tokens (including a Segway personal transporter, an Altoids tin, space shuttle, flat-screen TV, baseball cap and a dog in handbag), higher property values and locations based on their favorite landmarks.
— As of 11/14/2011 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Updates make the game more realistic and relevant to younger players. Cons:
Not as educational as players no longer have to count money. 11/14/2011 (Price: $26.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
LeapFrog App Center Download Card
This download card provides an access code to download learning games, e-Books, videos and more to Leapster Explorer or LeapPad Explorer systems.
— As of 11/14/2011 this product had 4.2 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Nice gift idea; Lots of games available. Cons:
Lots of packaging, but all it is, is a card with an access code on it. 11/14/2011 (Price: $19.99)
by PlayAbility Toys LLC
The Laser Band is a laser-activated instrument from PlayAbility Toys that lets children and adults experience the joy of creating and playing beautiful music. The Laser Band allows everyone a world of musical opportunities with small arm and hand movements that break the plain of a laser beam. Launch date: October 2011. 11/3/2011 (Price: $209.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Operation Buzz Lightyear
by HASBRO INC.
Buzz Light Year's parts require some fixing. Fix Buzz's lazy laser or his busted ball joint. Operate carefully; if players hit the sides Buzz Light Year's laser sounds. Includes a storage drawer to store all of Buzz's parts.
— As of 10/25/2011 this product had 2.9 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Pros:
Interactive; fun. Cons:
Too difficult for specified age group; flimsy. 10/25/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Electronic Battleship Advanced Mission
by HASBRO INC.
The Electronic Battleship Advanced Mission game by Hasbro features a laptop design that brings this classic naval combat game to eye level for greater command of the fleet. Sinking opponent's ships is even more exciting with improved sound and commands that immerse players in each strategic battle. When done playing, the unit folds up for quick and easy storage. Includes folding Battleship unit, 10 plastic ships, 200 white pegs, 100 red pegs, 50 blue pegs, 3 blue aircraft, 3 red aircraft, label sheet and a mission instruction booklet.
— As of 10/25/2011 this product had 4.1 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Pros:
Entertaining; helps develop strategic thinking skills. Cons:
Difficult to understand instructions; flimsy; several users reported faulty electronic elements. 10/25/2011 (Price: $44.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by HASBRO INC.
It’s four Simon games in one. The Wonder-Link technology lets the cubes know where players shuffle them, when they win and what they scored. The yellow game is Simon Lights Off. The red game is Simon Shuffle. The blue game is Simon Secret Color, there’s only one order that will show the same color on all four cubes. The green game is Simon Classic Stop shuffling. Can be played as a group or alone. High-tech twist on the legendary Simon game tests memory and logic skills. Includes 4 electronic cubes, game case, rules and quick-play card.
— As of 10/18/2011 this product had 3.8 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
No rating below 3 stars; different modes of play keep it interesting. Cons:
Expensive; not challenging. 10/19/2011 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Electronic Yahtzee Flash
by HASBRO INC.
Thanks to innovative Wonder-Link technology, these super-smart dice know what was rolled, what the player decided to hold and automatically re-roll the rest. Choose from four ways to play - Poker, Max, Wild or Flash. Can be played as a group or solo. It comes with 5 Electronic Yahtzee dice, a game case, Rules and Quick-Play Card. It includes 5 button batteries.
— As of 10/18/2011 this product had 3.5 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Ideal for single player usage; nice storage case. Cons:
Screen can be difficult to read; scoring happens too quickly; not as fun as the original. 10/19/2011 (Price: $32.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by FOUR CLOWNS GAME & TOY CO. LLC
Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game that uses players' web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and a patent-pending 2D bar-coded die. Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily. Whenever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated. Playing is fun and easy. Players simply download a free QR code reader for their phone, then scan any side of the cube. Roll the cube, scan the code, and answer the question from a list of four multiple choice answers. Guess correctly and re-roll. Guess wrong and the cube is passed to the next player. Launch date: October 2011.Awards: TDmonthly Top Toy Award
, January 2012; 2011/2012 The Toy Man Award of Excellence; 2011/2012 The Toy Man eChoice Award; 2011 The Toy Man Top 50 Toy Of The Year Award.
— Why it won: Codigo Cube is harnessing new technology for an innovative and inexpensive new game. Players simply scan the QR code on the die with their Smartphone to access a trivia question online. The trivia questions are constantly being updated, so the game never gets old.
— As of 9/21/2012 this product had 4.7 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Easy to use; more variety than a traditional trivia game because questions are always being updated. Cons:
Needs to be played in a well-lit area or the QR code readers can scan the codes properly. ( Watch Video)
9/26/2011 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Whoowasit? is an interactive board game with an exciting electronic feature. Players must find the magical ring that was stolen from the wise king by a castle resident under the spell of the evil wizard. Playing against the clock, players move through the castle rooms to uncover clues to who stole the precious gem. Along the way, talking animals help players solve the mystery of the stolen ring with the help of a treasure chest that randomly supplies clues on behalf of the animals. Players must seek food, communicate with and then feed the animals to receive clues that help eliminate the suspects. Whoowasit? helps reinforce memory, tactical and teambuilding skills. Playing time 40 minutes. Contents 1 game board, 4 doors (to place on the board), 1 electronic chest, 4 playing pieces (red, yellow, green, blue), 1 ghost, 1 cat (game board), 9 food tokens, 4 key tokens, 10 suspect cards, 1 die, 1 ring, 1 ring base. Awards:
Children's Game of the Year 2008 in Germany 9/26/2011 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer
Though sleek and thin, the LeapPad can withstand kids' roughhousing and dirty fingers. Designed to be flipped, shaken, and turned by little hands, the LeapPad comes with a tilt sensor for game control that puts kids in the middle of the action. A 5-inch color touch screen makes it easy for kids of all ages to learn and interact. There are more than 100 learning games, videos, books, and apps available, and topics covered include spelling, phonics skills, mathematics, science, music, geography, and more.
— As of 8/29/2011 this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 96 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Larger screen than other LeapFrog products; works with Leapster explorer games and apps; comes with extra stylus in case one gets lost. Cons:
Screen and camera resolution are low; takes 4 batteries; processing is slow; most apps need to be purchased separately. 6/30/2011 (Price: $99.99)
by CARE2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC
Laffy Laffalot is an innovative, interactive toy designed to bring laughter back into the lives of sick children. With its bright orange body and big engaging eyes, Laffy Laffalot is heart-warming and fun, but can take the tough love kids have for their favorite toys – withstanding a drop of up to 6 feet. Laffy Laffalot also can stand upright on a bedside table or desk - always a smiling companion, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When kids touch one of the 20 pre-programmed blue buttons, they can hear a hearty belly laugh, the giggle of an infant or a silly snort. The contagious laughs will instantly put a smile on kids' faces and help distract them from the pain and challenges of medical treatment. Laffy Laffalot was created to lift the spirits of anyone who may be feeling blue or just needs a good laugh. Laffy Laffalot's unique features include: Four buttons to record and play custom, comforting messages from mom, dad, friends or loved ones; a hilarious helium effect dial that alters any laugh or custom message for endless hours of fun. Laffy Laffalot also comes with a built-in speaker, MP3 quality sound, headphones that won't hurt small ears and two AA batteries. 6/13/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Leapster Explorer Disney Pixar Cars 2
This game features the Cars 2 characters in a global spy race. Teaches measurement, graphs, patterns and problem solving. In different challenges, kids must measure the correct distance to make a fantastic jump; complete patterns to find clues or escape traps; and race as Lightning McQueen and see who's the fastest car. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 7 years (grades pre-K to 1). Only for Leapster Explorer. 5/24/2011 (Price: $24.99)
by THE LEARNING JOURNEY INTERNATIONAL
Children can carry along their own electronic tablet with the ABC WordPad, a compact electronic learning device that looks and feels like a little tablet. It features include five different learning activities: Letter Learning Fun, Word Learning Fun, Find It!, Spelling Practice Fun and Music Fun. This portable playbook requires two “AA” batteries (included). Launch date: May 2011.Awards:
2011 Creative Child Preferred Choice Award; 2011 Dr Toy 10 Best High Tech Products and 100 Best Children's Products. 4/29/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
After a mysterious explosion in the high school science lab, 16 ordinary bugs were transformed into something more: Smarter, stronger, faster---they became Power Buggz. Power Buggz turns standard vehicle play into a character-based competition between well-developed personalities battling with their unique speed features. Ripcords, pullbacks, crawlers and a competition Stunt Battle play set make up the initial product line. Figures include a Battle Card with bio, stats and multiple game play options to get things going. 3/24/2011
by MATTEL INC.
For the first time ever players are able to customize and personalize their UNO game with UNO Roboto. Record each player’s name and set unique house rules, then let UNO Roboto get the party started with surprise commands and funny phrases that change-up the game every time. 3/17/2011 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
Give a kid a camera and they'll want to take pictures of everything they see, everywhere they go. That's why this real digital camera is designed to be tough enough to stand up to the ways kids play and the places they go. This 1.2-megapixel, drop-resistant digital camera has a rotating lens so kids can even take pictures of themselves. Launch date: July 2011. 3/17/2011 (Price: $69.99)
Light Strike Assault Striker
by WOWWEE GROUP LTD.
This laser tag game features fingerprint identification so that no one can use another player's weapon, long-range LED targeting, built-in health and ammo meters, and the ability to play with up to four teams of unlimited size, bringing video games to life. Each fully customizable shooter includes interactive lights and sound effects. Launch date: August 2011. 3/16/2011 (Price: $40.00)
Crayola ColorStudio HD
by GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGY
Crayola ColorStudio HD is an entirely new digital play experience, coupling a multi-activity drawing application for iPad (Crayola ColorStudio HD App) with a custom-built digital stylus, called Crayola iMarker™. Together with iMarker, the ColorStudio HD App allows young artists to color and interact with special “live” animated coloring book pages that move and react as they color, combining custom-produced pictures, animations, music, sound effects, and high quality special effects. Like a marker, crayon, pen, and paintbrush in one, iMarker creates favorite Crayola colors within the ColorStudio HD App. iMarker safely interacts with iPad's Multi-Touch display, allowing the ColorStudio HD app to differentiate between the child’s input (fingers, swipes, etc.) and the iMarker automatically. Launch date: Spring 2011. 3/16/2011 (Price: $30.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by HASBRO INC.
This updated version of the classic game features a renovated board and a tower that uses infrared sensors to ensure that players whose ships are attacked actually remove them from play. Launch date: Fall 2011. 3/16/2011 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by HASBRO INC.
This new version of Monopoly features the same rules as the classic game- it's the middle of the board that's really different. Players rely on a computerized tower in the center of the game board to issue instructions, keep track of money, and ensure that no cheating occurs. Players hold their hands over their piece, and the tower tells them how many spaces they can move. Instead of paper money, players use debit cards. The game also throws in spur-of-the-moment curve balls, like a horse race that all players must bet on. 3/16/2011 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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