Hasbro 2012 Preview : Toys & Technology

At the Hasbro's 2012 Toy Fair preview, the connection between toys and technology could clearly be seen. There was toys that allowed you to game online, toys that used apps for interaction and toys that worked with current technology you already own. As a techie family these types of toys are easily integrable into our lifestyles and makes for a more fun playtime.

Hasbro Toys Technology
Hasbro Toys Technology

MONOPOLY zAPPed Game With the MONOPOLY zAPPed games, an iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch will be turned into a banking unit and will add and subtract money from virtual accounts with a simple tap of a special bank card on the iOS device. MONOPOLY aims to continue to connect with fans off the board with engaging and immersive digital experiences with three iconic brands – THE GAME OF LIFE, MONOPOLY and BATTLESHIP.

Hasbro Toys Technology

TWISTER DANCE - invites kids to rock the spots by placing moveable TWISTER spots on the floor and then following the direction of the TWISTER DANCE console. The TWISTER DANCE console offers sound and bright, multi-color LED lights that light up to show dancers on which spots they should place their feet. Players can connect any mp3 player to the console to dance to their own tunes. The built-in beat detection system turns any song into a dance routine,

Available in Fall 2012 for approximate $34.99, ages 8 and up

Hasbro Toys Technology

TONKA CHUCK & FRIENDS - “Chuck and Friends: Friends for the Long Haul” storybook application available through the iTunes App Store for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The app includes more than 70 screens of story, video and activities designed to keep attention of young children as they are taught basic learning skills.

Hasbro Toys Technology

SEASAME STREET - A while back I blogged about the full range of Sesame Street Tech products, and during the preview I noticed that "elements" of technology continue to be introduced to simple every day toys to help children learn. Like my son many children are growing up in a digital age and playing with parents blackberries and iphones.

Hasbro Toys Technology
Hasbro Toys Technology

TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS - Available in favorite characters like OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE these toys automatically convert when you crash ‘em! They also have a online game connection. The Bot Shots toys will start to come with a slip of paper with a 14 digit number on it that will be redeemable for Energon Cubes that you can use to buy things with at the "Bot Shop" in the game.

Hasbro Toys Technology
Hasbro Toys Technology

MARVEL BONKA ZONKS Each BLIND BAG comes with two hidden BONKA ZONKS figures— featuring edgy stylized art of your favorite MARVEL super heroes like SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN and WOLVERINE, plus a stunt card with an online code to unlock more fun at BONKAZONKS.COM

Please Note: I was invited as media to the Hasbro showroom and received a gift bag after the event. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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