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We now know a lot more about ‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit’

By AR, augmented reality, engadget, feature, gaming, mario, mario kart, mario kart live, mario kart live home circuit, mixed reality, nintendo, racing, toy, Toys

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was actually announced last month, but today Nintendo revealed new details about the “mixed reality” game ahead of its launch on October 16th. The software is free to download but it won’t work without one of the …

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‘Minecraft Earth’ gets a bit more physical thanks to new NFC-enabled minis

By engadget, gaming, Mattel, Minecraft, minecraft dungeons, minecraft earth, Mobile, pokemon go, toy, toy fair, toy fair 2020, toyfair2020, Toys

When the mobile-based Minecraft Earth was announced last year, it immediately drew comparisons to Pokémon Go because of its use of augmented reality and location-based activities. But it was very different (as senior editor Jess Con…

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Hot Wheels brings its NFC-enabled stat-tracker to even more toys this year

By engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, home, hot wheels, hot wheels id, nfc, toy, toy fair, toy fair 2020, toyfair2020, Toys

For stats-obsessed kids, last year’s release of Hot Wheels ID was a godsend. The NFC-based system let you scan your cars into the app to keep tabs on how fast and how far the cars in your collection had traveled. And it definitely solved the problem…

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Hasbro’s flurry of ‘The Mandalorian’ toys includes an animatronic Baby Yoda

By baby yoda, disney, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hasbro, operation, Streaming, the child, the mandalorian, toy, Toys

Disney’s bid to cash in on The Mandalorian’s success has come a long, long way from when the company was scrambling to release crudely-designed shirts. Hasbro is releasing a deluge of toys and games meant to capitalize on the streaming show, and it…

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Blipblox is a synth made for kids that adults will like too

By art, av, blipblox, children, educational, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hands-on, instrument, kids, music, musical instrument, playtime engineering, synth, synthesizer, toy, Toys, video

Blipblox is a synthesizer designed for children. The company behind it, Playtime Engineering, even calls it a toy. And it certainly looks like one. It’s made out of bright, glossy, primary-colored plastic. The large knobs and buttons are cle…

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Lego dives into the Upside Down with a ‘Stranger Things’ play set

By av, duffer brothers, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, lego, netflix, stranger things, television, toy, Toys, TV

Netflix’s Stranger Things already has a number of unusual if appropriate tie-ins, but this latest might top them all if you’re a die-hard fan. Lego is releasing a 2,287-piece Stranger Things set that recreates both the Byers’ home and its Upside Dow…

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Lego dives into the Upside Down with a ‘Stranger Things’ play set

By av, duffer brothers, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, lego, netflix, stranger things, television, toy, Toys, TV

Netflix’s Stranger Things already has a number of unusual if appropriate tie-ins, but this latest might top them all if you’re a die-hard fan. Lego is releasing a 2,287-piece Stranger Things set that recreates both the Byers’ home and its Upside Dow…

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Owleez is the mutant offspring of a cuddly pet and a helicopter

By drone, Drones, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, home, OWL, owleez, robots, spin master, toy, toy fair, toy fair 2019, toyfair2019, Toys

Ask any parent of a school-aged child and they’ll probably tell you nurturing toys are big now. Those are the ones where petting and feeding it are not optional activities, thanks to a series of sensors embedded under the plaything’s surface. It’s li…

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Hot Wheels’ new TechMods are remote-control cars you build yourself

By diy, do it yourself, doityourself, engadget, gaming, gear, hands-on, hot wheels, techmods, toy, toy fair, toy fair 2019, Toys, Transportation, video

Hot Wheels has excelled at merging the real and virtual worlds for the past few years, but a lot of that has been focused on the driving experience — specifically, how to make it more like a video game, with toys like Hot Wheels AI, Mindr…

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The first ‘Rocket League’ Hot Wheels car arrives this month

By av, die-cast, diecast, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, games, gaming, gear, hotwheels, Mattel, psyonix, rocketleague, toy, Toys, videogames

Want a tangible sign of your devotion to Rocket League, but would rather not drop $180 on an RC car kit or even several dollars on a Pull-Back Racer? Don’t worry, you can buy something with your pocket change. Hot Wheels is launching its first Rock…

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Hot Wheels’ real-life ‘Rocket League’ RC cars land November 1st

By engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, hotwheels, hotwheelsrc, rc, releasedate, remotecontrolled, rocketleague, rocketleaguerc, toy, Toys

If you’ve ever wondered what Rocket League would be like in real life, this RC version is as close of an approximation as you’ll get to the video game. As teased earlier this year, Hot Wheels and Psyonix have teamed up to build an actual physical ver…

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Lego’s new toy train is a STEM tool for preschoolers

By coding, codingexpress, commoncore, design, diy, do it yourself, doityourself, duplo, Education, engadget, firstlook, gear, impressions, lego, mindstorms, preschool, preview, stem, toy, Toys, train

Twenty years ago Lego introduced Mindstorms as a way to engage kids who were becoming more interested in video games and the internet than plastic building blocks. It was successful enough that the kits became a regular sight in robotics class…

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Air Hogs’ Supernova packs motion controls in a kid-friendly drone

By airhogs, airhogssupernova, drone, engadget, gear, quadcopter, robots, spinmaster, supernova, toy, toyfair, toyfair2018, Toys, video

Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it’s really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can’t throw in premium features like a 4K camera. But that hasn’t stopped Spi…

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Hot Wheels’ new AR track turns toy racing into a warzone

By augmoto, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, hotwheels, Mattel, Mobile, toy, toyfair, toyfair2018, Toys, Transportation, video

Hot Wheels may be known for little die-cast cars, but celebrating its 50th birthday this year doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. The brand’s already given us AI-controlled racers and cars on virtual courses, but the one thing that’s gone largely un…

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Germany bans children’s smartwatches over privacy concerns

By apps, children, doll, engadget, ftc, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Germany, Internet, privacy, Security, smartspeaker, smartwatch, spying, toy, vtech, wearables

Germany’s telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale of kids’ smartwatches, the BBC reports, and encouraged parents to destroy the ones they already own. The agency appears to be taking particular issu…

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Sometimes, all you need in life is a cat tail cushion

By cat, ceatec2017, cushion, dog, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hands-on, home, pillow, qoobo, tail, therapy, toy, video, yukai, yukaiengineering

You may not instantly recognize the name “Yukai Engineering,” but you may have already come across its earlier products like the Necomimi brainwave cat ears or the Bocco “family robot” at some point. At CEATEC, the Japanese company unveiled its lates…

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Sphero’s Mini app-powered robot is its smallest one yet

By android, apple, coding, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, google, hands-on, ios, Mobile, robot, Robotics, robots, sphero, spheromini, spheroollie, spherospark+, stem, toy, Toys

Over the past year, Sphero has been busy teaming up with Disney on connected toys for film franchises like Star Wars, Spider-Man and Cars. But today the company is launching a product that takes it back to its roots: a mini version of its orig…

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