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Toy Fair 2008 Highlights

Feb 22, 2008

Once a year the famous Toy Fair convention rolls through [kwlink]New York[/kwlink], bringing the world's coolest toys with it for everybody to check out and drool over. Toy Fair 2008 just wrapped up this year's show full of [kwlink]LEGO[/kwlink], superheroes, robot bugs, NERF, [kwlink]dinosaurs[/kwlink] and even new eco-friendly toys! Here's a look at some of the coolest toys from the show.

KOTA the Triceratops

If you missed the [kwlink]Walking With Dinosaurs[/kwlink] show, now you can relive it in your living room with KOTA! It's a 4' triceratops that reacts to what you do, roars when you talk to it and even munches on leafy greens if you feed it. This $300 toy dinosaur is even big enough to ride! Just don't try it if you're a super huge fan of cheeseburgers.


[kwlink]Iron Man[/kwlink] and the [kwlink]Incredible Hulk[/kwlink] have new movies on the way and that means toys! From giant green smashing Hulk fists to an Iron Man dart blaster, a remote-control Spider-Man toy that really climbs walls and even an [kwlink]Indiana Jones[/kwlink] sound FX whip (he's a superhero, right?) - if you like the movies, you'll love these toys.

Star Wars

There were a half-dozen different flavours of [kwlink]Star Wars[/kwlink] toys at Toy Fair this year. From new LEGO Star Wars toys based on the [kwlink]Force Unleashed[/kwlink] video game, to Star Wars action figures based on the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and TV show. Here's the scoop on some of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars kits.
  • 7676 Republic Gunship - Opening doors, flick-fire weapons, a speeder bike, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon and Assajj Ventress figures make this 1,034 piece kit strong with the Force!
  • 7675 AT-TE Walker - With Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka and Rotta (the baby Hutt) figures, flick-fire missiles and 798 pieces, this kit is ready for action.
  • 7674 V-19 Torrent - This 471-piece starfighter is ready to blast Seperatist droids to bits!
  • 7673 MagnaGuard Starfighter - Loaded with two of [kwlink]General Grievous'[/kwlink] elite guards, this 421-piece kit is ready for special missions.
  • LEGO Star Wars AT-TE.
    LEGO Star Wars Gunship.
    LEGO Star Wars MagnaGuard.
    LEGO Star Wars Torrent.

    Eco-Friendly Fun

    Green Toys Inc. is taking toys and making them from recycled plastic to help keep the [kwlink]Earth[/kwlink] green! Not only that, the toys are made in California with strict standards to make sure they're non-toxic. The available toys are:
  • Green Toys Tea Set
  • Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit
  • Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set
  • Green Toys Sand Play Set

  • More information is available at: www.greentoys.com

    Robot Bugs

    The HEXBUG, HEXBUG 2.0 and new micro-VEX robot kits were strutting their stuff at Toy Fair too. The HEXBUGs are little robot bugs about the size of your hand that wander around, changing direction if they bump into stuff. The VEX kits are hardcore - build-it-yourself robot kits with hundreds of pieces. The [kwlink]first kit[/kwlink] was fantastic, if you had $300... The new smaller kits are way cheaper (less than $100) and look just as cool - keep your eyes on these!

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