Star Chaser WiFi/VR
TANGLE The Tangle NightBat and Ball, from Tangle, features six bright LED lights built into the sleeve of the bat and a light-up ball for kids to hit, run, and score day or night.
Odyssey Toys introduces its next generation of drones. With fold-in motors that let kids put their drones in their pockets, the Pocket Drone is perfect for indoor or outdoor flying. The pocket drone also features Auto Start and Auto Stop, making it easier for beginners to learn to fly their drone. It can record and save HD videos and high-resolution photos on its 4 GB micro SD card. The 4x4 Turbo Runner climbs walls and ceilings with ease and is able to go nearly anywhere. The Star Chaser WiFi/VR’s in-flight virtual reality gives kids the ultimate control. Kids can fly their drone anywhere while it shoots photos and HD videos. Additionally, the next generation gyros and advanced algorithms provide great stability and agility. The StarBlade is the elite ultra-performance model of the Odyssey Flying Machines line. It features more than 40 LEDs, advanced agility, and a sleek, original design exclusive to Odyssey Toys. In addition, it’s easy to maneuver and responds to commands. The Galaxy Seeker FPV is one of Odyssey Toys’ best-selling streaming video drones. The drone has a high-definition camera and advanced stability.
BLUE ORANGE GAMES Top That, from Blue Orange Games, is a problem-solving matching game. Each player gets a red cup, an orange tube, a green coin, a white rabbit, and a black top hat. One player flips a challenge card, and then players race to stack their objects in a single pile following three simple rules: Objects printed in color must be visible on the stack, objects printed in grey must be hidden inside objects in the stack, and objects surrounded by stars must be kept empty. The first player to correctly stack his or her objects wins the challenge card. The game is designed for two to four players ages 7 and up. Kaboom is a fast-paced dexterity game designed for two to five players ages 6 and up. In the game, players take turns playing as the Master Builder, who needs to build as many wooden towers as possible. Meanwhile, all of the others play as Saboteurs, who try to knock down the builder’s towers by launching their blocks from the catapult. Both new games help develop kids’ processing speed, fine motor skills, visual perception, focus and attention, and problem-solving skills.
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Many of us are traveling to Denver for the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s (ASTRA’s) Marketplace & Academy trade show, and in...