If there's something we noticed at Toy Fair 2015, which ended yesterday at the Javits Center, it was that there was a lot of dinosaur merchandise coming out for the "Jurassic World" movie. But there a lot of new fun, innovative technology based play things, as well as new twists on some old classics. Here are some of the toys were most excited to see come out this year:
Anki Overdrive Starter Kit
This innovative car racing kit is truly amazing, taking the idea of slot cars and amping it up. You control your car with your smartphone, racing against another person or the computer, and you can also play virtual games. There are lots of expansion packs as well, so you can really build a huge track.
Frozen Stretch & Slide Olaf
"Frozen" continues to be unbelievably popular, and there's lots of new products coming out, but our favorite is easily this head-raising Olaf that comes to life, plays sounds and music from the film and can even roll on his stomach.
Fall, $74.99 (tentative)
Barbie fans can finally chat with the iconic doll. She's about to carry a conversation thanks to voice recognition technology, and has the smarts to be able to learn kids likes and dislikes, just like a real friend!
Modern Luxury Mansion
Kids will know what it's like to live a life of luxury with this new Playmobil set of a modern posh mansion. And like any real mansion, it's ripe for expansions and renovations, with lots of extra sets, including a guest suite, pool and more.
24" Leonardo Turtle to Playset
Not only do you get a 2-foot tall Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, you open up this figure for a huge turtle playset for your smaller figures. There are nine rooms and loads of feature for your hero in a half shell action.
Lego Scooby Doo: The Mystery Machine
There is something appealing about building this iconic vehicle out of Lego in this set which also includes minifigs of Shaggy, Scooby Doo, of course, and a tree monster, also of course.
Pop-Up Rollin' Ramp
Any parent knows that kids can be messy, messy, messy and if a toy has pieces, there is a good chance they'll go missing. This Playskool set helps resolve that problem, condensing down into a portable package that holds all the pieces, and quickly unfolds for some serious car playing action.
Jurassic World Chomping Dino Head hand Puppet
Get some dinosaur action in your hands with these "Jurassic World" hand puppets, available in both T-Rex, as show above, and Velociraptor.
Play-Doh Smashdown Hulk featuring Marvel Can-Heads
Play-Doh is for building, the Incredible Hulk is for smashing. A match made in heaven? This classic toy gets to play in the Marvel universe with these super heroes that use the cans for heads.
Monopoly 80th Anniversary Edition
Out now, $19.99
It's been 80 years of the business board game, and for that celebration, check out this new edition that pays homage to all the decades of play with classic tokens and the old-school wooden houses and hotels.
Lego Jurassic World: T. rex Tracker
Get ready for the "Jurassic World" movie with this big truck that can capture a Tyrannosaurus Rex. I wish this was a real truck that I could drive.
Furby meets Wookie in this mashup. Play some "Star Wars" themed Furby games with this interactive toy. And remember, let the Furby Wookie win.
Star Wars Bladebuilders Jed Master Lightsaber
Basic lightsabers are so passé. Build your own Jedi (or Sith, if you've got a dark side) weapon from this set, which lets your imagination go wild with some multibladed creations.
DC Comics Batman LionChief Ready-To-Run M7 Subway Set
Out now, $349.99
Build your own Gotham City train layout with this Lionel set. Like New York City Subway cars of the 1970s and '80s, this ready-to-run set is covered in graffiti featuring Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn. There are also expansion sets with some of your favorite members of the Justice League of America.