The Top 10 Tech Toys and Gadgets of the Season

The Top 10 Tech Toys and Gadgets of the Season

Looking for the perfect tech toy? Here’s the hot list…
A survey commissioned by Staples in Canada estimated that 89% of festive season gift buyers admitted that buying presents can be incredibly overwhelming – that for at least one person on their list it is more difficult to find the right present, while approximately half of gift givers find it exceptionally challenging to buy presents for the very simple reason that they merely run out of ideas. So many people aren’t all that excited about the season’s gift-buying rituals and the stress thereof. But, year-end gift shopping doesn’t need to be a dreaded chore. A positive attitude along with the mind set of enjoying the process and ‘go with the flow’. Tech toys open up a whole new world to the shopping experience.

Indeed, the silly season has arrived bringing with it the annual ritual of festive shopping, but there is light at the end of the proverbial festive season shopping tunnel. Tech toys are the new big thing when it comes to children and adults alike, from drones and hoverboards; mechanical Lego sets; remote control helicopters; tech puppies (including a tech-fuelled Furby) to electronic handheld games that are bringing old school back.
So, what are these top 10 toys? Here they are, brought to you by Toy Kingdom:
Fur Real Friends Torch and Blazing Dragon by Fur Real
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R1999.00
Blazing dragon is a cute interactive pet whose eyes and ears move, who breathes flame coloured mist and loves eating marshmallows. Pet his nose for fun responses. He is full of surprises (and burbs).

Furby Connect Blue by Furby
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R1999.00
Get ready to discover a world of surprises with Furby Connect. When this Furby Connect friend gets an update from the Furby Connect World app and the antenna glows, that means there’s something new to discover in the app. This Furby Connect creature uses Bluetooth Smart technology to sync with the selected compatible device for Furby phrases, music, and videos. Explore the app world and watch videos together to see Furby react. While playing in the app, take aim to feed Furby with the virtual food cannon, or hatch and interact with virtual Furblings in their world.
Vex Catapult by Hex Bug
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R449.95
This construction kit challenges you to not only build your brain but build a fully functional Vex Robotic Catapult. Explore the technology behind one of the most influential inventions of our age.
Leappad Epic with Carry Case by Leapfrog
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R1999.00
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Discover the tablet experience that adapts as your child grows, offering endless possibilities for exploration, learning and play. Access LeapFrog educator-approved content and kid-favourite Android apps, such as Fruit Ninja Academy, which offers Maths Master and Doodle Jump and includes 20+ apps including games, LeapSearch kid-safe browser, eBooks, utilities and more. Full-featured 7″ tablet with quad-core processor, Android 4.4 OS, 16GB memory, front and back cameras and carry case.
Smart Balance Hoverboard by What 4
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R5999.00
This hover board comes with the latest hardware and software technology exclusively developed to give the best riding experience for the rider.
Flying Ball with Light by Hen Xiang
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R199.95
This ball hovers magically above your hand. A real wonder and the epitome of technology driven fun.
Volvo EW160E by Lego
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R1499.00
Operate the versatile pneumatic boom and grabbing bucket, rotate the massive superstructure and elevate the cab for optimal visibility. If you need extra stability, extend and secure the outriggers, lower the front blade and lift the entire structure into the air. The authenticity of this model is without bounds, right down to the detailed cab with seat, armrests, sun visor, and adjustable mirrors. Upgrade with the Lego Power Functions 8293 motor set (not supplied) and you have a fully motorized boom with working lights. Rebuild it into the heavy-duty Volvo L30G compact material handler.
Zoomer Chimp by Zoomer
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R2999.00
This primate knows over 100 tricks and voice commands. He balances and moves like a real chimp; upright or on all fours. Ask him how he’s feeling and he’ll show you. This unpredictable chimp has facial expressions complete with light-up eyes so you know how he feels. He even knows some awesome dance moves, and has a pretty cheeky personality. Zoomer Chimp is untamed fun.
Quadcopter 2.4G with Syma
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R1799.00
The 2.4 GHz remote controlled quadcopter with 6 Axis gyro hover function provides hours of fun.
Tekno Puppy 5G by Tekno
Available from: Toy Kingdom
Retail Price: R1799.00
Tekno puppy loves to play like a real little dog and has expressive eyes so that you know how your puppy’s feeling. Tekno interacts with you and other Tekno pets. Avaiable at Toy Kingdom Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

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