2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 25 hot tech toys for kids

Hatchimals is Gabe Slate's top kids tech toy for 2016.
Hatchimals is Gabe Slate's top kids tech toy for 2016.

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Hatchimals, Legos, Air hogs, and more!

The holidays are full of cool, hot tech toys for children, especially in 2016.

Here are KRON4 Tech Reporter Gabe Slate’s top 25 hot tech toys for kids:

  1. Hatchimals

These robot birds that hatch our their eggs to your kids delight are this year’s Furby. They will be hard to find but if you can snag one your kid will be the envy of the block. The more “love” your kid gives the egg the quicker their new little interactive pet will hatch.   $70  www.hatchimals.com


  1. Star WarsScience Rey Lightsaber Room Light

Feel like a Jedi and learn how electronics make a lightsaber work as you construct your own version of the lightsaber used by Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then, activate the lightsaber’s bright LED light and sound effects using the included remote control.  $30 http://bit.ly/2fSsBXc


  1. Pre-historic safari Uncle Milton virtual explorer

This unique 4-in-1 system combines exciting virtual reality and augmented reality technology with hands-on dinosaur activities and real STEM learning.  Inspire kids of all ages to discover the amazing world of dinosaurs.      $35 http://bit.ly/2fJTEkm


  1. Love2Learn Elmo

He’s… Back! And this cuddly plush toy is smarter than ever. He knows your child’s name! Parents can use the companion app to customize the play experience for their child; desired subject, level, and favorites in the app, then Elmo will talk and play based on those selections. $60   http://www.hasbro.com/en-us/product/playskool-friends-sesame-street-love-2-learn-elmo:5915FC37-5056-9047-F517-4F3AA9718D09


  1. Air Hogs Connect Augmented Reality Mission Drone

Take RC gaming into a whole new dimension. It’s the first physical toy that is played in an augmented reality with immersive 3D game play. This gaming platform blends real world remote control action with augmented reality gaming  $150  http://bit.ly/2gzAI9l


  1. Star wars Darth Vader voice changer helmet

You can feel like Darth Vader with this Voice Changer Helmet with detailed, movie-accurate decoration. The realistic look and sound of this helmet helps carry the imagination far, far away into the Star Wars universe. Relive the saga with this and other role-play toys from Star Wars  $40 http://bit.ly/2gzoVYW


  1. Joy For All Companion Pet dog

This is as close as you can get to a real dog aimed at age 5-120.  Designed to bring comfort, companionship, and fun to its owner. With realistic fur and pet-like sounds – and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar pet-like actions.    $120

http://joyforall.hasbro.com/en-us?gclid=Cj0KEQiAsf_BBRDMpoOHw4aSq4QBEiQAPm7DL6ZcFBbMuqCueGQHsjgZ0Mp8RT8IeH3ZPBqm0cVmlrEaAt7e8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds


  1. Disney princess magical wand Cinderella

With a wave of the magical wand, kids can help Cinderella get ready for the royal ball: a short wave starts the magic, while a longer wave creates a colorful light show on Cinderella’s dress while she sings “Bippidi Bobbidi Boo,” or “A Dream a Wish Your Heart Makes.”      $34 http://bit.ly/2gWwzj9


  1. BIG-FIGS huge action figures

Oh man this makes me want to be a kid again! These action figures can be as big as your child.  The figures range from 18-inch to 48.5-inch in height. Most include special features such as lights, sounds, and motion sensors. From star wars to comic book heros. $19.99 to $99.99  http://bit.ly/2gmaiu8


  1. Zoomer Marshall

Best part of a robot dog… No clean up!  One of PAW Patrol’s most beloved characters, he’s now more interactive than ever and ready to take kids on their own rescue adventures. With more than 150 real sounds and phrases & over 80 interactive missions and tricks.  $70  http://bit.ly/2gWEIo5


  1. Furby Connect

Fuby 2.0.. back with beefed up high-tech features.  The FURBY CONNECT interacts with kids through its own hilarious take songs, videos, and more. With new surprises and content; songs, talking, videos delivered via the Bluetooth enabled app.  $100 http://www.hasbro.com/en-us/product/furby-connect-pink%3A5A916ECE-5056-9047-F5F1-229BCC4461EE


  1. Transformers:robotsin disguise power surge optimus prime

It’s like the transformers of yesteryear but now battery powered and makes a lot more noise…  OPTIMUS PRIME comes with his AEROBOLT MINI-CON figure that powers him up with pop-out wings, lights and sounds! Converts in 7 steps, stands 12 inches tall.    $50 http://bit.ly/2gFCINF


  1. Air Hogs Thunder Trax

An off road RC all-terrain vehicle. Thick treads maintain control on grass, gravel, mud, water, and even snow! It transforms on water from tank to boat to take you anywhere.   2.4GHz radio communications for precise, long-range control    $75  http://bit.ly/2g8qbkS


  1. SkyViperHover Racers

Drone racing meets video games for extreme R/C action. These racing drones fly 20 MPH hovering 3 feet off the ground in a variety of gameplay options for up to four players.  Using the free app and infrared beacons, players race and battle in a course they design. $100  http://bit.ly/2dqvrCd


  1. Max and friends cliff climber

Max uses its Reaction Traction to climb over a variety of obstacles. When there’s an object in its way, Cliff Climber’s rear wheels will separate to give him Max Traction to climb over it.  Includes over 50 phrases and sounds! And can tow objects up to 120lbs  $50  http://www.jakks.com


  1. Selfie Photo Booth

Kid Sized Photo Booth Tent with built-in special effects screen, smart device holder, and photo props to help make your creative and fun photos! App allows users to place themselves in front of a variety of background themes using a special effects “green screen” technology!   $35 http://bit.ly/2gMyOl2


  1. Lego Dimensions

Perfect for the young gamer.  Physical lego toys come to life in this virtual world video game. Create adventures with heroes from new blockbuster films like Fantastic Beasts, Batman, Sonic Hedgehog, and with classic characters like Gizmo from gremlins.  $50  http://lego.build/2g8KJJW


  1. AnkiOverdrive: Supertrucks

The high-tech App controlled race track is back with Supertrucks and a new game mode that are 3x the size of Supercars, and use their heft, weapons and new control system to dominate the track. C

$119 Starter Kit  – $60 Supertrucks – http://go.anki.com/2gWUP4R


  1. Simon Air Game

Classic game reinvented with a modern twist with touch-free technology! Play solo against the new SIMON AIR Game or team up with a friend and work together to remember the sequence, repeat the pattern and conquer the SIMON AIR Game.  $20

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/en/htsusa/-b69000000?kid=43700014649426391&gclid=Cj0KEQiAsf_BBRDMpoOHw4aSq4QBEiQAPm7DL6YqAIK7uKRUXpdwb3K7TaVclsS5KrjwBIYr-xUoZyoaAmAq8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds


  1. Play-Doh TOUCH Shape to Life Studio

Yup… even Play-Doh is now high-tech.. Shape a Play-Doh creation, place it on the Shape to Life Studio, and scan it with your iOS device. The creation will come to life on screen, ready to explore, and engage in hand-on adventures.  $40 http://apple.co/2gHRkPi


  1. Skylanders Imaginators Video Game

Once you place the Creation Crystal on your portal, use the power of your imagination to spawn a unique, heroic Skylander.  These brave warriors are equipped with plenty of special abilities and secret techniques to help you bring an end to the chaos. $75 http://bit.ly/2dYOWlu


  1. Ozobo Evo Marvel Avengers – Educational toy

Earn achievements to unlock new experiences from games and bot battles to character and content downloads. Transforming the smart and social Evo into the ultimate super robot, Evo Marvel Action Skin is harnessing the powers from Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow and the Incredible Hulk to provide an epic learning and gaming experience.    $124 http://bit.ly/2gHTRcg


  1. The Hello Barbie Dreamhouse

Her house is nicer and more techie than mine. It’s is the first-ever Wi-Fi voice-activated Barbie smart house! Doll house. There’s a big TV, Phone, Laptop, crackling fireplace, Motorized elevator, stairs turn into slides, etc..  App enabled extra functions and controls.   $300 http://bit.ly/2fGhlyQ


  1. Spy Gear – Video Walkie Talkies

Keep teamwork and surveillance in check as you complete missions.  Stay in constant 2-way, visual and audio communication! No Data or Wi-Fi required! Just press the activation button and you can wirelessly communicate with your friends on video!   $45  http://amzn.to/2gMNlgH


  1. Nerf Zombie Strike blaster Brainsaw

They are getting quite creative with these nerf guns… This is extreme but pretty cool. This dart-firing blaster also has a spinning foam saw blade for 2 ways to keep zombies away. Fires darts or fire up the spinning foam blade and start cutting a zombie invasion down to size!   $30 http://nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-zombie-strike-brainsaw-blaster:DEA79ADD-5056-9047-F51F-E9068452A59F

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