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15 Most Outrageous Toys Hitting Shelves This Year!

By michellehorton |

I’ve spent this past week scouring the Toy Fair in New York City, checking out the newest toys set to hit shelves this year. Every year the toys get more innovative and jaw-dropping — and this year was no exception. Of course there were plenty of amazing eco-friendly, wooden, educational toys that I found (and I’ll share eventually!), but let’s start with the more outrageous, shall we?

These 15 toys are the ones that spark a simple “whoa.” Some are “Whoa, that’s kind of cool!”, while others are “Uh, whoa. Really?!” Take a look and tell us what you think of these outrageous toys that are sure to get buzz in 2012:

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New York Toy Fair: 15 Outrageous New Toys of 2012

Crayola Digital Light Designer | Ages 6+

Although Crayola has tons of new releases set for 2012, this digital light designer is certainly their biggest. This 360-degree dome is designed for kids to create images (that can be animated!) and play games (like maze races and memory games) with LED lights. Kids can save up to 50 drawings, which can be edited and animated at any time.

Right now the dome sounds pretty loud (almost like a fan turned on extra-extra high), but I'm hoping Crayola works on making their prototype quieter — at least for parents' sakes.

Coming in September 2012, $49.99

Stay tuned for more Toy Fair 2012 coverage!



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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “15 Most Outrageous Toys Hitting Shelves This Year!

  1. Deborah says:

    I was just wondering did anyone ever have a baby tender love doll.

  2. Deborah says:

    Did anyone ever have a baby tender love doll.

  3. Wing says:

    I am not impressed with the ipad/iphone required toys. I have a hard enough time getting the ipad away from my four year old!

  4. Anna says:

    The pony is cute, but really?!?! All these I-pad I-phone (I-diotic!) compatible toys??? Whatever happened to imagination?? Or playing outside with *gasp* a non electronic toy like a ball or jumprope?!? We are destroying our future generations…

  5. Lerical says:

    The toys requiring and iPad or iPhone are outrageous. Not everyone can afford an iPad or iPhone. And I daresay there are those who could afford one, but choose not to buy one. Agreeing with Anna!!

  6. Crystal says:

    I just signed up and i have four kids, though i was only allowed to put three, cause there are no birth year 4 1997. what’s that about?

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