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108 Toys and Playthings We Can't Wait to Get Our Hands On

Feb 18 2013 - 3:16am

Building blocks, dolls, puzzles, oh my! With more than 1,000 exhibitors showing off more than 150,000 products at 111th annual International Toy Fair, it's safe to say there was something for everyone. As we roamed the halls, we were wowed by everything from beautifully made wooden toys to the way technology has been integrated into classic favorites for new patterns of play. If you're following us on Instagram (which you should be; we're lilsugar1 [1]), you got a play-by-play as we made our way through the convention, but that was just the beginning. Here's a peek at the toys and playthings that will be hitting store shelves throughout the year, and what your kids will be clamoring for in the coming holiday season!

Welcome to the Toy Fair!

Flying monkey play dolls are part of Madame Alexander [2]'s adorable Wizard of Oz collection.

All the fun of the beach, minus the mess (and of course, the ocean) — you have to feel Kinetic Sand to believe it.

Fancy Nancy was brought to life at Madame Alexander [3]!

With Playmobil PopStars, you can create your own rock and roll concert — the set plugs into your iPhone or an MP3 player.

Check out the tactile detail on Chicco [4]'s new remote-controlled dump truck!

The Barbie Digital Dress can be designed by her owner. It offers a free draw option and can respond to sound.

The Orb Factory's Curiosity Kits will now include a Lava Rock Volcano that kids build themselves and can be used over and over again.

V-Tech is introducing an expansive Smart Wheels line of vehicles that can travel on smart tracks. When the cars and trucks pass certain spots, kids are educated about letters, numbers, sounds, and more. Each vehicle has more than 50 phrases stored in its chip.

The Oblo — a spherical puzzle that'll challenge kids and parents alike!

The new Hot Wheels Car Maker does just that — it allows kids to make their own cars in a matter of minutes!

We loved Hape [5]'s wooden school-yard toys.

Janod's Yoga Zoo cards look like a lot of fun!

These sailboat models from German-based Ogas are so beautiful.

Love playing Draw Something on your phone? You'll love the new Draw It game from Hasbro [6].

Mattel's Minnie Mouse line is expanding with a cheerleader Minnie.

Forget the karaoke machine — trendy tots are all about playing DJ!

Hape [7]'s marble run can be used with or without bells to create magical sounds.

Turning your hand into a puppet with a temporary tattoo? Genius!

The Sbyke P16 combines a skateboard and bike in a rear-steering scooter for tots ages 5 and up.

Mattel's Dora's going roller-skating — all by herself!

Tiny Love [8]'s new Next Generation Gym converts from a gym to a crawl-through toy/play area for mobile tots.

An amazing desk for creative little minds from Step2 [9].

Nerf is introducing a new girl-friendly line called Rebelle. Inspired by Brave and The Hunger Games, it includes a crossbow that can be customized with added decals.

Seedlings's Moustache Stash is filled with pieces for fun at a moment's notice.

Elf on the Shelf fans will have another reason to celebrate — there's a new birthday elf hitting the shelf this year!

Plan Toys will introduce their Fairy Tale Blocks, their first pink-and-purple-colored building blocks.

How cool is the artwork on Zipfy's new artist-collaboration sleds?

Meet Fisher-Price [10]'s new Little People! They've got an updated look, and fun-loving personalities to match.

Fisher-Price [11]'s iconic giraffe gets the rocker treatment with this cute toy.

Boo the Dog got all dressed up for Toy Fair! Here's a mini plush version in a sporty hoodie.

Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls are all about empowering little girls ages 3 to 12.

Tiny Love [12]'s transitional night-light will take your tot from infancy through toddlerhood.

Melissa and Doug's Secret Decoder adds some retro play back into the toy box.

Begin Again's beautiful wooden toys are great for little hands.

Lego's new Galaxy Squad line is filled with characters and vehicles designed to capture insects.

Lego has several sets tied to the upcoming Lone Ranger, including a minifigure that looks like Johnny Depp [13].

A real knitting set for your crafty tot from French brand Moulin Roty [14].

Aden + Anais showed off new plush animals, security blankets, and teething rings at the show.

Little Partners makes a mini version of its Learning Tower — perfect for tots to put their dolls and stuffed animals in.

Kid Constructions's Wearables would make fun costumes for Halloween [15] (or any time of year). Your kids can color and customize them however they wish!

Corolle [16] dolls have the most stylish mini wardrobes!

The Lego Friends collection will expand to include Stephanie's Soccer Practice kit (complete with a watercooler!).

Aden + Anais announced a new partnership with the ever-popular Hello Kitty [17] that will debut this Spring.

Forgot those little colorful cars — in The Game of Life Fame Edition, your play pieces are metallic stretch limos.

John Goodman was presented with a toy from the collection that bears his voice.

Hape [18]'s fire station has all kinds of thoughtful features.

Tiny Love [19]'s Take Along Bouncer is sleek, soft, and ready to be packed for travel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back and bigger than ever. Their new Ninja Control Shellraiser is remote-controlled vehicle with a rapid-fire cannon.

These super-realistic-looking cupcakes were made using Play-Doh's newest product — Play-Doh Plus.

Step2 [20]'s soccer-ball storage unit makes cleanup fun and would be equally at home in the garage or your little one's bedroom.

Hasbro [21]'s singing One Direction dolls are sure to be a hit!

Lego will now introduce even younger tots — 18 months old — to the Duplo collection with uncomplicated play kits, including My First Circus.

Ahoy, little Smurf!

Check out the adorable "minions" that come with Despicable Me 2 Monopoly!

Furby fun isn't going away anytime soon!

The Janod "Owly" clock looks like a great tool for teaching time.

Lego Fortress is celebrating a big anniversary this year, and this monstrous-size castle is the perfect way to celebrate.

Step2 [22] introduced the Easy Turn Coupe, which has an extra swivel front wheel for ease of steering.

The new Darth Vader voice-changing mask will make everyone sound like James Earl Jones!

Seedling's cool Spy Kit will make a great gift!

How cute is Tiny Love [23]'s little crab stroller toy?

Beatrix [24] New York's lunch boxes and wheelie bags are a celeb fave.

John Goodman reprises his role as James P. Sullivan in the upcoming Monsters University. He presented a new clip from the film.

Prince Lionheart [25]'s Yetitoy is right on trend this year.

Who needs a barrel of monkeys when there's a Bucket of Mustaches to be linked into a chain.

The detailed happenings in each room of Playmobil's Hotel will keep kids busy for hours.

Dylan's Candy Bar and Madame Alexander [26] launched Candy Princess, an eight-inch play doll.

Imaginext will be adding several Superman play sets tied to the Man of Steel release this Summer.

The latest addition to Little Partners's Learning Tower is a high-chair add-on — so smart!

The Scare-Off Sulley challenges kids to scream loud enough to scare the Monsters University star so he falls backward in fear.

Meet Max Steel, Mattel's newest hero, who'll have his own TV show and toy line.

The classic Fisher-Price [27] Barnyard has entered the digital age.

This ultimate marble run was certainly inspiring!

A rolling cement mixer for little hands from Chicco [28]'s new wooden toy line.

Spooner Boards provide the precursors to surf- and snowboards for little ones.

Schleich [29] continues its Smurf line with an adorable baby Smurf!

Chicco [30]'s launching its first line of wooden toys — this set of blocks features a different opportunity to learn on each side.

Janod debuted their magnetic stackable rocket ship and helicopter at the show.

Disney debuted its Disney Infinity gaming initiative that brings Disney characters and movies to life on gaming consoles.

Kaskey Kids is introducing a minipacks of figures to supplement their sets.

Heart For Heart dolls represent underserved countries around the world. The latest doll in the collection is Shola from Afghanistan.

Plan Toys's Frog Life Puzzle starts with little frog eggs and builds up to the full-size frog.

Barbie's dress goes digital for 2013 with its light-up functionality.

Happy 30th birthday, Cabbage Patch Kids!

We loved Hape [31]'s wooden fondue set!

Lego is adding to its gaming collection with a Batman-themed game.

This Corolle [32] baby doll is bathtub-ready in her frog goggles and flippers.

The Animal Parade Puzzle from Begin Again is a fun learning tool for lil ones (and would make a great gift).

It's impossible not to crack up around Cuddles the Giggly Monkey.

VTech recently introduced the InnoTab2 Baby, a babyproofed version of their popular tablet.

Lego created giant-size versions of two Lego Friends after-school characters.

Le Toy Van [33]'s wooden stove top is beyond adorable!

Marble runs reached new heights at Toy Fair.

Waterbabies is expanding its line to include Wee Waterbabies. Check out the one with the swim cap — how cute!

Kaloo [34]'s new Zen collection is inspired by none other than Christian Dior [35]'s designs.

The Imaginext Fortress attaches to an iPad for augmented reality play.

Lego's Lone Ranger collection will include this great stagecoach.

It's wheels up on the Playmobil jet — the cockpit and main cabin both open.

An old-fashioned finger-puppet theater from Moulin Roty [36]!

Developed by a Stanford-educated female engineer, Goldie Blox is an imaginative new way to get little girls into the mechanics of engineering.

Wonderworld's Glow in the Dark city blocks were a fun find — and are made from eco-friendly rubberwood, too!

Kinderfeets is an awesome new line of wooden training bikes with chalkboard sides, so kids can customize their own ride.

The Lego Lord of the Rings collection is expanding to include this boat from The Hobbit.

Educational Insights is launching Nancy B's Science Club this year — a complete line of science products and toys geared toward girls.

Mattel will be expanding their wooden Thomas offerings this year.

Because who wouldn't want to sleep in Step2 [37]'s little red Corvette? Rumor has it it's coming out in pink, too!

Ahoy, mateys! We went crazy over Le Toy Van [38]'s pirate ship.

Dog balloons were displayed at My Own Pet.


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