Upcoming Tech Kids Toys for 2005

At the big-guns industry show known as Toy Fair, which came to New York City in late February, the next generation of toys — due out in the spring and fall — was a little overwhelming for adults. But apparently, today’s children won’t be fazed. “Kids live in a technological world, where the car and the microwave talk to them,” said independent toy consultant Chris Byrne, who calls himself “The Toy Guy.” “It’s their reality … it’s just made the toy box bigger. It hasn’t changed the role of play in children’s lives.” Currently about 75 percent of all toys and 80 percent of all preschool toys contain some kind of computer chip in them, according to Byrne.

Read on for some brief reviews of what may be coming around the corner.

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