Best Tech Toys for Toddlers, Teenagers and More

Looking for the top tech toys for toddlers and teenagers in 2013. Then you have come to the right place! This list was compiled by The Big Toy Book. They are a blend of technology and old fashioned play. To see the toys without a plug, check out this list. Otherwise, start checking off your must-haves for your shopping list!

Top Tech 12 Toys for Kids 2013


Skylanders SWAP Force (Activison)
• The latest installment of the Skylanders franchise
• Features an all-new innovative play pattern: swapability.
• Players can reconfigure 16 Swap Force characters into more than 250 unique
combinations. Kids can mix and match characters’ powers and moves and then
bring them to life in the game.
• Fans of the franchise can also play Skylanders Swap Force with their entire
collection of characters from both Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders
Giants, now with the added capability of jumping.
• Features 16 new SWAP Force characters, along with 32 new core Skylanders
characters (16 completely new Skylanders and 16 new versions of fan-favorite
characters from previous games) and eight new LightCore characters.
• Skylanders SWAP Force also delivers high-resolution graphics that bring the
game’s detailed characters and rich environments to life, immersing players in the
gameplay like never before.
• Age: 6+
• MSRP: $99.99 (Dark Edition Starter Pack)

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Best Tech Toys for Toddlers

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle (Mattel)
• This brand new castle includes fairytale-themed rooms for all girls’ favorite princesses–including a bedroom for Rapunzel and a spiraling hair “elevator” for her and her princess friends to go up and down.
• The castle also comes to life with the Disney Magic Mirror app (Available on the App Store).
• When girls scan the castle’s defined labels with an iOS device they unlock and trigger activities in each princess’ room and around the outside of the castle.
• The three-story castle also includes a charming kitchen where Snow White can “bake,” a fancy dining room for Belle to serve her guests, a bathroom for Ariel to lounge in the tub, a sewing room for Cinderella to make pretty dresses, and a royal vanity for Sleeping Beauty to get ready.
• With so many areas of play, more than 30 accessory pieces, and the new augmented reality app, it’s the ultimate castle for any Disney Princess to call home. Dolls sold separately.
• Ages: 3+
• MSRP: $189.99

DisneyInteractive.Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity (Disney Interactive)
• This is an all-new game that combines Disney’s most popular franchises with one of today’s hottest trends in toys – interactive figures that come to life in video games.
• Players can place real-world toy versions of their favorite Disney characters on the Infinity Base and transport them into the virtual game worlds of Monsters University, the Incredibles and Pirates of the Caribbean where they will embark on adventures based in unique locations from these blockbuster films.
• The best part of Infinity is a giant virtual Toy Box mode where, for the first time ever, kids can combine the characters, locations, gadgets and more from across the Disney universe to create their own personal Disney play experiences. In this mode, the possibilities are truly infinite.
• Ages: 6+
• MSRP: $74.99 (starter pack)

Hasbro.Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Star Destroyer set

Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Star Destroyer (Hasbro)
• Kids can transport Rebel Bird and Imperial Pig figures into the new Angry Birds Star Wars II app and choose which character to launch.
• Download the app, tap the Telepods icon, place the figure on the Telepods bse, and place the base on the smart device to watch the figure come to life in the game.
• More than 30 teleport-able figures in the line.
• Both a digital and physical toy, kids can use the more than 20 included pieces to
build the iconic Star Destroyer and launch up to three Rebel bird figures at a time.
• Each figure has a unique QR code, so kids won’t get their figures mixed up when
comparing with friends.
• Age: 5+
• MSRP: $39.99

Hasbro.Furby Boom

Furby Boom (Hasbro)
• Features all of the magic and personality of last year’s hottest playthings
• Combines physical and digital play
• As kids play with Furby Boom they earn colorful virtual eggs that will hatch and
become a Furbling virtual friend.
• Both kids and Furby Boom can interact with Furblings, and they can feed, play,
and speak English and Furbish to the creatures.
• There are more than 50 eggs to collect with the Furby Boom app and kids can
eventually build a Furby Boom city.
• Kids can also earn Furbucks to enhance their Furby Boom city.
• Ages: 6+
• MSRP: $64.99

JakssPacific.EZ Pro DJ

Best Tech Toys for Teens

EZ PRO DJ (Jakks Pacific)
• Everyone and anyone can loop, mix and sample songs to create unique mashups.
• The EZ PRO DJ deck comes with two “turntables,” simple to use buttons to
sample, loop, crossfade and scratch multiple tunes with a simple and easy to use
interface and audio connection for speakers and headphones.
• Featuring patented beat matching technology, EZ PRO DJ does all the hard work
of creating great tunes, allowing people of all ages the opportunity to become a
beat-mixing, music-loving DJ.
• Simply download the FREE EZ PRO DJ app on any iOS or Android smart device
to get started, and connect your smart device to the EZ PRO DJ deck to access
your own music collection and get mixing.
• Ages: 8+
• MSRP: $49.99


LeapReader (LeapFrog)
• LeapReader is a complete learn to read, write, and listen solution for kids.
• Kids will sound out words and read sentences, learn to write letters with
interactive guidance, and listen to audio books, music and more on-the-go.
• The LeapReader solution includes three essential experiences:
o Learn to Read: Sounds out words, reads sentences, and lets kids play games and puzzles.
o Learn to Write: LeapReader helps kids learn the sequence of strokes and practice writing letters and numbers with special LeapFrog Learning Paper.
o Learn through Listening: Audio books, learning songs and trivia challenges build comprehension skills and vocabulary.
• A library of 150+ books, workbooks, audio books and more.
• Available in green and pink and Includes a USB rechargeable battery. Two
distinct control modes: beginners can easily learn to fly, while advanced pilots
can work to master flight.
• The Helix X4 features incredibly crash-resistant materials protecting the rotors
and delivering superior durability. It’s full 4-channel control enables the Helix X4
to easily out-fly any obstacle.
• Age: 4+
• MSRP: $89.99

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Mindstorms EV3 (Lego)
• The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set includes more than 550 Lego Technic elements, which can be used to create robots that walk, talk, think, and more.
• Kids follow 3-D building instructions to build the robots, and control them using the enclosed remote or a smart device (free app available for download).
• These robotic creations can be shared online at Bonus building instructions developed by fans and endorsed by LEGO can be downloaded from the same site.
• Age: 10+
• MSRP: $349.99


Mercedes Benz SLS AMG (Silverlit)
• This awesome vehicle also makes the classic connection between cars and music with R/C Radio.
• Using your own iTunes Library you can play your favorite songs from your iDevice while you drive, like playing the radio in your car or stream music through high quality speakers in the car as a display item on your desk.
• Unique Gull-wing doors open remotely from your smart device allowing the music to stream through internal speakers.
• Lights flash with the beat of the music, giving an opportunity for custom light shows or pre-configured patterns.
• Full gesture control allows you to control the car with the tilt of the controller; hobby-grade steering and variable speeds gives you real feel racing.
• Sound effects straight from Mercedes deliver the rev of the engine; force feedback delivers the rumble of the engine that increases as you go faster (iPhone only). Mercedes SLS body crafted with incredible detail and authenticity features functional headlights, tail lights and signal lights
• App is free for download with purchase.
• Ages: 9+
• MSRP $129.99


Zoomer (Spin Master)
• The more you play with him, the more tricks he will learn
• Flexible tail for real wagging action
• Rotational core allows him to fully roll over
• LED eyes with blinking and tracking capabilities
• Voice command receiver for intuitive play
• Chest sensors track objects and know when you’re scratching his belly
• Easy trick button shows you a sneak peek at Zoomer’s tricks
• Hypoallergenic
• Ages 5+
• MSRP: $99.99


Kurio Touch 4S (Techno Source)
• Sleek, stylish, pocket-sized, and portable
• Wi-Fi enabled android 4.2 (Jellybean) handheld device
• Kids can record videos, take photos, listen to music, message friends, play with
apps and games, and safely surf the web
• 3.97-inch multi-point touchscreen display with high-definition gaming and movie
viewing capabilities, multi-core processor, front- and rear-facing cameras,
integrated microphone, USB connection
• High capacity battery offers six to eight hours of battery life
• 8 GB of internal memory, extendable to 40 GB via a micro SD card
• Comes with set of earbuds that comfortably fit in children’s ears
• Available in black and white
• Preloaded with more than 30 free games and apps
• Ages: 9+
• MSRP: $99.99

VTech.InnoTab 3S

Innotab 3S (VTech)
• This tablet features an exclusive communication app that allows kids to be connected with parents and friends via tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet, VTech
• Kid Connect.
• It features a kid-safe browser and access to VTech’s Learning Lodge app store.
• The tablet includes Wi-Fi and a rechargeable battery pack that lets kids play for
hours of fun learning.
• Educational games teach reading, math, social studies, and science; the media
• center plays videos and MP3s.
• InnoTab 3S comes with one year Kid Connect Basic subscription.
• Ages 3-9
• MSRP $99.99 

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