Among the most interesting toys shown at the American International Toy Fair in New York this week were mind-reading Jedi training devices, levitation wands, and a touch-sensitive Rubik's Cube that can give you hints.
The show, put on by the Toy Industry Association, closed Thursday, but earlier in the week more than 1500 exhibitors displayed their toy and entertainment products. The annual trade show, closed to the public, caters to toy buyers and sellers who want to browse the items that will be available for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
This year two themes dominated. One was affordable toys, items priced below $30. The other was tech--no surprise, as kids have come to expect a digital chip inside most toys and games these days. Following is just a taste of some of the computerized toys and games shown at this week's Toy Fair.
For more unusual gadgets and playthings, see "10 Invincible Gifts for the Cubicle Warrior," "WowWee Robots of CES," and "Tech for Your Pets."