Printers, I think we can agree with some relief, are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Still, plenty of people have the hulking old things plugged in somewhere in their homes, and Mattel’s gonna put ’em to use. For printing real (fake) hair extensions for you and your Barbie.
One weird thing about Toy Fair is all of the stringent gender norms that are pushed in marketing-speak. Trucks are for boys. Transformers are for boys. Nerf is for boys. So what do girls get? This exceedingly creepy robo-baby, designed to train them to be mothers. Seriously.
Drop a pack of Mentos in a two-litre bottle of Diet Coke and you get yourself a nice soda geyser. It’s fun! It’s also pretty wasteful! With this kit you can at least tell yourself you’re using Mentos’ magical properties to propel a little plastic car up to 60m.