Babble Best Toys of 2012
The New York Toy Fair is one of the biggest toy conventions in the world, with everyone from toy giants (like Hasbro and Fisher-Price) to innovative start-up companies (like Begin Again and iBuKu) sharing their newest designs and imaginative ideas for kids toys. We were the envy of every child this week, sorting through hundreds of thousands of new products to find the very best toys of 2012. And we have to say it was an impressive year, filled with tech innovations, toys made of unique eco-materials, and a few brand new companies that deserve serious recognition. If we missed one of your favorite new toys of 2012, nominate it here! - Michelle Horton
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Lazer Tag Blaster | Hasbro
Forget little projectiles that get lost under the couch – laser tag is way cooler and way less annoying. Especially because the newest Lazer Tag Blaster by Hasbro uses iPhones or iPod Touches for an impressive virtual-reality experience. Kids can play in single-player mode or with a group of friends (with a 250-foot range!) for a video game feel that gets them up and running around – preferably outside.
Ages: 8 years+
Price: $39.99 (solo) – $69.99 (2-player set)
Available: August 2012