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Your kid’s new Spanish tutor is a creepy robot

A lot of well-meaning parents really, really want their child to learn a second language. However, it's hard to teach a language when you don't actually speak it yourself. Flash cards, videos and apps are all great, but real retention only happens th…

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The Etch A Sketch gets an LCD makeover but retains its magic

We've all labored over an Etch A Sketch at some point in our lives, painstakingly turning the two knobs to create a single-line black drawing on the gray screen. It's a classic toy that hasn't changed much over its sixty years of existence, because i…

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Spin Master’s BB-8 is still cute and you can get one this year

The cute spherical BB-8 was one of the many highlights of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Spin Master's near life-size replica of him was one of our favorite things about last year's Toy Fair. Unfortunately, 2016 came and went without seeing the ad…

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Barbie Hello Hologram is a tiny virtual friend for girls

Smart home speakers like the Echo and Google Home can tell you the weather, play music and look up stuff for you. However, they stop short of attaching a face to those actions, and certainly don't have any sense of sartorial style. Mattel's latest cr…

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Bop It! Maker edition will get your creative juices flowing

Bop It! 2016's got nothing on this year's iteration of the '90s musical toy. Hasbro has launched a Bop It! Maker edition at Toy Fair 2017, and if that name isn't obvious enough, it promises the most personalized game you've ever played. The latest ve…

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