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This Internet-Connected Barbie Can Have Full Conversations With Kids

Using just their imaginations, kids have been having conversations with their toys for years, but an upcoming version of Barbie will finally talk back to them. And we’re not just talking a handful of catch phrases spewed forth after a string is pulled, but a legitimate back and forth conversation powered by advanced voice recognition, and a wireless connection to the internet.


There's A Dollhouse Hidden Inside This Transforming Chair

It doesn’t take long for a child’s bedroom or playroom to become filled with a sea of toys, furniture and playsets, leaving it a perpetual mess. So like with any room in your home, finding furniture that does double-duty can help maximise that space, and this child-sized wooden chair that transforms into a dollhouse or fortress is a perfect accessory for kids.


This Sweet Connected Toy Is Designed To Teach Kids How To Program

Last week we were given a stark reminder of just how far the toy industry has to go in making great toys for girls that promote engineering, in the form of this Barbie travesty. Here’s a nice antidote from a UX design firm called Slice of Lime: Nübi, a connected toy prototype that aims to teach basic programming skills to kids of any gender.


Realistic Japanese Doll Dispenses Drinks When You Squeeze Her Breasts

Video: Check out the latest hit at Japanese parties: $5000 latex dolls that pour drinks from their nipples when you squeeze their boobs. It looks disturbing. What’s going to be next, Japan? Male and female android fountains wandering around parties serving drinks from their lower naughty bits? But of course.


These Modern Dollhouses Are Nicer Than Your Actual Home

Barbie’s dreamhouse might have everything from working lifts to a pool, but no one would actually want to live inside that pink nightmare. These stunning modern dollhouses from Warsaw are a different story — to the point where your kids might wonder why they have to live in the tiny bungalow you call home.


A Mechanical Doll That Will Crawl All The Way Into Your Nightmares

The next time your kid complains about not having the latest and greatest toys, just point them towards this photo of what children in the late 1800s had to play with. On one hand they will certainly start appreciating what they have got, but on the other they probably won’t sleep for a week because this thing will haunt their dreams.


Hands On Cyborg Fashion Photo Barbie

Barbie, at once a gender pioneer and enabler of countless anorexics, has found her newest role: human-machine hybrid.


You Can Buy Boo, The Internet's Cutest Dog

Boo, an animal so impossibly cute as to make physicists question our understanding of the cosmos, is now available for mass production. It’s soft. It’s lifelike. We went hands-on with the most disgustingly cute toy ever seen.



Apple Wants To Stop Steve Jobs Action Figure Sales

Apple has threatened to sue In Icons, the manufacturer of the 12-inch-tall freaky!/awesome!/freaky!/awesome! Steve Jobs action figure. At least that’s what the UK Telegraph is saying, specifying no sources whatsoever.