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Latest greatest toys of 2011

These cool toys are so new they couldn’t make it into our 2011 Toy Guide

By Sandra E. Martin

Latest greatest toys of 2011

Latest greatest toys of 2011

Right Angle Tummy Triangle

Right Angle Tummy Triangle
Age: 0 m+
Instead of putting baby on a flat play mat (which some don’t like!), this model gently raises baby’s torso off the floor. It also features lots of colours, toys and music keep it interesting.
$40, Infantino


Where to Buy?

Check local retailers for availability


Latest greatest toys of 2011

Disney Universe

Disney Universe
Age: 8 – 12 yrs
Up to four players at a time “dress up” as their favourite Disney characters on-screen to solve puzzles and battle foes in your choice of Disney “worlds.” Kids can play competitively or co-operatively and switch back and forth throughout the game. You’ll need an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii console to play.
$50, Disney Interactive Studios
 


Where to Buy?

Available at Walmart, Toys“R”Us, Future Shop, Best Buy


Latest greatest toys of 2011

PlasmaBike

PlasmaBike
Age: 18 m+
Powered by kids’ feet, this sturdy bike stays upright on its own, so even little ones can ride a two-wheeler!
$80 PlaSmart
 


Where to Buy?

Check local retailers for availability


Latest greatest toys of 2011

Baby Alive Baby’s New Teeth

Baby Alive Baby’s New Teeth
Age: 3 yrs+
Feed the doll a cookie and watch her teeth grow — then use the included pretend toothbrush and toothpaste to make sure they stay clean and healthy. She also comes with a sippy cup and will wet her diaper.
$25, Hasbro


Where to Buy?

Available at Toys“R”Us


Latest greatest toys of 2011

Fijit Friends

Fijit Friends
Age: 6+
Squishy on the outside, intelligent on the inside, Fijit characters move to the music you play and even coordinate their movement with other Fijits. They also chatter and respond to commands.
$70, Mattel


Where to Buy?

Available at Toys“R”Us


Latest greatest toys of 2011

Battleship Live

Battleship Live
Age: 8+
The general rules are the same as the Battleship you know and love — but with a twist. A computerized tower keeps track of the players and scoring, with an infrared camera that scans the board and notes every time you move a game piece. And because the computer can spring surprises on you (like starting a typhoon!), this game can change at any time.
$50, Hasbro


Where to Buy?

Available at Toys“R”Us


Latest greatest toys of 2011

Voice Rockrz

Voice Rockrz
Age: 4+
Kids looooove to karaoke — and this inexpensive microphone lets them live out Teenage Dreams without a video-game console or software. Built-in effects let you change the sound of your voice, add a drum roll or the sound of a cheering crowd. Comes in blue or pink, with a rad one-size-fits-all ring and bracelet.
$25, First Act


Where to Buy?

Available at Amazon.com


Latest greatest toys of 2011

Meon Interactive Animation Studio

Meon Interactive Animation Studio
Age: 5 – 12 yrs
Kids use thin plastic “wire” to create their own scenes, or follow the included templates (you can download additional templates for free). Then battery power makes them glow like animated neon lights!
$30, Skyrocket Toys


Where to Buy?

Available at Toys”R”Us


Latest greatest toys of 2011

NounSense

NounSense
Age: 7 – 9yrs
This silly learn-to-read game, created by a teacher, is a bit like Mad Gabs. Kids can play competitively or cooperate as a team.
$30, NounSense


Where to Buy?

Available at Mastermind Toys and other independent retailers


Latest greatest toys of 2011

Army vs. Aliens

Army vs. Aliens
Age: 8 yrs+
This dice game is a bit like Risk and takes just 15 minutes to play. It’s extremely portable too, as the shaking cups snap together to become a carrying case.
$15, Wiggles 3D INC


Where to Buy?

Available at wiggles3d.com as of November 1, 2011


Latest greatest toys of 2011

This article was originally published on Oct 18, 2011
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