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8 Popular Toys From The '80s That Are Back

The ’80s were arguably one of the greatest decades in history to be a kid with an allowance burning a hole in your pocket, and a free afternoon to spend at a toy store. And decades later toy companies have realised that all those kids buying the wonderful toys from the ’80s are all grown up now with plenty of disposable income and a penchant for nostalgia. So is it any surprise that so many toy lines from the ’80s are being resurrected? You won’t hear any complaints here.


Skip-It And Twister Now Work With A Kid-Friendly Fitness Tracker

Remember Skip-It, the toy kids shackled and spun around their ankles in an attempt to rack up the high score on its built-in counter? It’s back, and now packing some legitimate technology in the form of a kid-friendly wearable fitness tracker that remembers their high score, as well as other fitness-related metrics.


The Best Stuff At Toy Fair 2015

Once a year, toy companies from all over the world converge on New York to reveal what everyone will be fighting to buy their kids — or themselves — when the holidays roll around again. And once again we grabbed our cameras, put ourselves in the mind of a child (that was the easy part), and set out to find the most exciting new toys that will be hitting store shelves this year.


The Gigantic New Devastator Towers Over All Other Transformers

When the Transformers finally reached North America back in the ’80s, Devastator was the first set where multiple robots could join forces to assemble into an even larger figure. Except Devastator was never really that big, and while kids most didn’t care, it was a minor complaint that Hasbro has finally addressed with the new Generations Combiner Wars Devastator.


Chomping T-Rex And Velociraptor Hand Puppets Are The Best Gloves

Briefly: It’s impossible not to love the Hulk, but given the choice between wearing a pair of over-sized green hands that smash, or the giant gaping jaws of our favourite dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park films, the T-rex and Velociraptor are always going to win.


Here's What That New Super-Dinosaur From Jurassic World Looks Like

Thanks to the good folks at Hasbro and Toy Fair 2015 starting in New York this weekend, we finally have our first good look at the genetically-enhanced dinosaur that the Jurassic World trailers have been teasing. Known as the Indominus Rex, it promises to outshine the T-rex in every way, serving as an even better example of the perils of genetic engineering.


Scrabble Twist Ditches The Tiles So It's Easier To Play On The Go

If you’re hoping to quench your spelling lust while away from home, there are countless app versions of Scrabble you can download for smartphones and tablets. But Hasbro knows that part of the fun of board games is playing with others in the same room, so it’s created an electronic portable version of the game called Scrabble Twist that has you competing against others to unscramble five random letters into words.


Random Special Edition Copies Of Monopoly Will Come With Real Cash

Despite an endless run of electronic versions of the game, there’s still nothing as satisfying as sitting around a table with friends playing the original board game version of Monopoly. Except it turns out there is actually still one thing more satisfying: living in France, buying a new copy of the game, and discovering it comes with around $30,000 in real cash, not fake Monopoly money.


Even If Jurassic World Sucks, At Least We Get More T-Rex Toys

The first official trailer for Jurassic World has us cautiously optimistic about the upcoming blockbuster, but even if the movie stinks, we still get a pretty great consolation prize: mountains of new dinosaur toys. And courtesy of the London Toy Fair we now have our first look at Jurassic World’s T-Rex, or at least the 18-inch toy version, complete with chomping action.


You Can Fire Nerf's New Barrel Blaster As Fast As You Can Reload It

In the heat of battle, the time it takes to prime or reload a Nerf blaster could mean the difference between taking out your opponent, or taking a foam dart to the face. So today Hasbro has officially announced the new Nerf Mega RotoFury with a spinning barrel that lets users continuously hold the trigger and quickly fire off dart after dart every time they re-prime the blaster using its sliding mechanism up front.