Check out the latest list, Coolest Toys 2012
For the 4th year in a row, we bring you the coolest collection of toys on the planet. Continuing with last years trend we capped the list at lucky number 13. This list contains an eclectic mix of toys from a remote controlled transforming robot car to a Star Wars Force Trainer. Enjoy.
If you’re still looking for cool toys, Here is a list of the other coolest toys of the year:
Rubik’s Touch Cube
The 29 year old classic puzzle has a new age makeover and it looks very cool.
Swipe your finger across the vibrantly lit squares to effortlessly slide the lights, mimicking evey move of the original puzzle.If you’re ever stuck, the TouchCube can give you a hint or solve itself step by step right before your very eyes. All six sides utilize cutting edge, easy to use touch sensor technology. The TouchCube’s powerful processor knows exactly the number of moves needed to solve at any time.
Star Wars Force Trainer
Start training your inner force and have some fun at the same time. So how does it work? The fine people from Thinkgeek always have a great descriptions:
It’s quite simple. depending on the amount of Midichlorians you have in your cells, each of you possess differing abilities to control your brainwaves. Using dry sensor technology, the Force Trainer can determine the differences between the alpha, beta, gamma and delta waves present in your brain. You can control these different brain ‘states’ by using your ability to focus and to concentrate. A micro-chip inside the Force Trainer then uses an algorithm to figure out which brain state you are in and then decides how to raise or lower the ball based on that state. It’s kind of like magic, except the kind from a Galaxy far far away.
Ucreate will start molding your child into the next big DJ and make them the life of the party.
Music is an easy-to-use digital music-making system that allows kids to become a professional music producSearsSer! Kids and tweens can express themselves though creating their own songs, performances and re-mixes with the fun and innovative interface.They can record samples, mix and match loops, share creations with friends and update and explore new content on the music website at myucreate.com. Build from a collection of tracks, special effects and filters from the huge online library
Yoostar takes you from the front of the screen and puts you into the silver screen.
Yoostar is the revolutionary new entertainment system that lets YOO star in scenes from movies, TV shows and NBA games — and share those scenes with family, friends and everyone. The Yoostar Entertainment System gives you everything you need to turn your home into a movie studio — studio-grade web cam, portable green screen and stand, wireless remote, Yoostar software for your PC (Mac version coming soon), plus 12 movie scenes and 2 bonus scenes to start.
Yoostar is simple to use. You can easily replace actors and perform their dialogue, or add yourself to a scene, speaking dialogue you create. After shooting your Yoostar clip, you can post it on your Yoostar.com page — as private, open to friends or to the whole world. You can also place a Yoostar widget on other social networks, such as Facebook, twitter or Myspace. And you can enjoy your Yoostar clip with friends and family on your big screen TV.
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Spin-Master Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro Laser
This all new Zero Gravity puts a new spin on RC. Vehicle chases light beams on the wall or ceiling, using the included controller!
Remote Controlled Transforming Robot Car
Not only does this remote control car transform, it also fires off 5 suction cup darts as well. Check out the video below to see it in action.
This remote-controlled sports car transforms into a robot that launches suction cup darts from a rotary cannon. At the touch of a button, the hood and front tires elevate 10″ off of the ground, exposing the cannon that’s integrated into the undercarriage. Drivers can fire the five suction cup darts in rapid succession, transform the robot back into its automotive form, and race the car forward and backward, execute hairpin turns, and perform 360º spins. The remote control has three different channels, allowing up to three cars to engage in battle. Includes eight suction cup darts.
Motion Mimicking Robotic Pugilists
Instead of having your kids beat up each other, give them one of these infrared controllers and let the robots take the beating.
These pugnacious remote controlled robots interpret your hand motions to execute left jabs and right hooks as you attempt to outbox your opponent. The infrared controllers have built-in tilt sensors and accelerometers to detect when you move your hands–when you punch, the robot punches; directional buttons control forward and backward movement. Each robot has a target area in the middle of its chest; when struck, it registers a “hit” on the four-LED display just above the target. Four hits disables a robot and wins a bout. Includes two robots and two pairs of infrared controllers.
The classic Duck Hunt game comes to life and no real animals are hurt in the process.
This is the live-action shooting game that lets you hunt a flying duck with a harmless infrared gun. A 10-second charge on the barrel of the gun energizes the mechanical duck for a 30-second flight (Play Video). The duck’s 6″ long mylar wings flap up and down nearly 500 times per minute, and it can be set to fly in an erratic left- or right-turning circle or a level, straight line. Sharp-eyed hunters take aim with the infrared gun–the first two hits merely stun the waterfowl, momentarily interrupting his flapping; the third hit downs the duck for good. The single-shot blaster has a 20′ range and makes a loading sound with each pump
The Hide ‘N Seek Monkey
Hotter/colder with a modern twist.
Recipient of Dr. Toy’s “Best Children’s Products” award, this electronic version of “hotter/colder” challenges children to find the monkey using a wand that beeps and lights up as seekers close in. Four LEDs on the wand begin to illuminate when it is within 20′ of the monkey. As seekers get “hotter,” more LEDs light up, and when the wand is within 5′ of the monkey, it beeps to confirm the monkey is close by. The monkey is small enough to be hidden under a child’s pillow and its curved tail allows you to hang it from tree branches or lampshades.
The Remote Controlled 60 Foot Water Cannon
To win a water fight you need the best equipment and to stay as dry as possible. With this water cannon you get a 60′ water stream and a 30′ infrared control range. You can get everyone soaked without ever stepping outside.
This is the remote controlled water cannon that can direct a stream of water up to 60′. The cannon’s base connects to a garden hose; three interchangeable nozzles (spray, mist, and stream) fit onto the end of the cannon’s barrel, generating different spray patterns, enabling you to soak a wider number of playmates. You can control it with the infrared remote while in direct line of sight from up to 30′ away. The cannon can be rotated 300º for nearly complete horizontal coverage, and its barrel can be raised 20º and depressed 5º, allowing you to place it on the ground or on an outdoor structure to bypass fences, walls, or other passive defenses.
The Metal Detecting Dune Buggy
If you are going to give your child a remote control car why not give one that might pay for itself over time by finding hidden treasures.
This is the remote control dune buggy that can detect buried metallic objects when driven over suitable terrain, including backyards, dirt lots, low grass, or flat sand. The buggy can detect buried iron-based metals down to 4″ and when it does, it flashes a red LED and begins beeping to alert you of potential treasure. The remote controls forward, backward, left, and right movement from up to 30′ away. Metal detecting sensitivity can be modified to suit the terrain with a simple dial on the buggy. Includes four faux gold doubloons (metal) to bury and two plastic digging tools
The Authentic 1:48 Scale Roller Coaster
I love this roller coaster set because it allows you to simulate your coaster on a computer. Unfortunately it works only on a Windows based PC.
Like a real roller coaster, this 1:48 scale roller coaster model plummets down hills, careens around turns, performs a loop, and twists through a corkscrew all under the power of its own momentum. Designed by a roller coaster engineer, the ride begins at the control area. A rotating spring lifts the train up the first hill, then releases the train, where it dives and rises into its second turn. The second hill provides enough potential energy for the train to continue smoothly around the loop and power it through its corkscrew. The kit consists of 464 pieces made of durable ABS and POM plastic. When fully assembled, it spans 4′ 9″ long by 15″ wide and stands 25″ tall. The included software allows you to to simulate riding conditions as viewed from any seat on the coaster and from any angle, providing you with real-time G-force readouts. Requires a PC running Windows XP or Vista
Digital GT Pit Box Track Set
This race track is the coolest race set I have ever seen. I want one.
This is the 1:32 scale slot car raceway that employs digital technology to create the most realistic racing environment available. Unlike its analog predecessors, this set considers fuel consumption, braking responsiveness, and pit rules. Each of the three included cars is equipped with a digital microchip that allows you to change lanes or pull in to pit row–do so too fast, and your car may be penalized a lap. A display shows you how much “fuel” you have, and if you fill your car to its maximum, its top-speed will be slower to account for the “weight” of the fuel, but it will go farther. The track includes curves with reinforced barriers, three lane-switch areas, and a pit row area–over 20′ of total track length. Cars include a Porsche 911 GT3, Chevrolet Corvette C6R, and an Aston Martin DBR9; all have working headlights and meticulously painted details