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44 Kids Tech Toys

Virtual and Hi-Tech Toys Signal the End of Old School Big Bird

— November 4, 2009 — Tech
If you’ve used Google at all today, you might have noticed Sesame Street’s Big Bird legs. Why the sudden tribute to the iconic kid’s program? Well today is Sesame Street’s 40th anniversary. Yes, it’s been around for that long. Sadly, however, the proliferation of tech toys and virtual games has probably made traditional Sesame Street a miniscule part of children’s pop culture.

I don’t even know if kids still watch Sesame Street, but I do know that with all these super hi-tech toys, it’s easy to forget about the old school Big Bird. Even Elmo isn’t old school anymore. He’s turned into a robot. Just take a look at this cluster filled with tech toys for kids and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Baby Gamer Consoles
Baby Gamer Consoles
The Baby and Me Wiimote Welcomes a New Era of Tech Toys
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43
Virtual Tuck-Ins
Virtual Tuck-Ins
The Nokia Storyplay Unites Parents & Kids for Bedtime Stories
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42
Emotional Sports Robots
Emotional Sports Robots
Robots Show Feelings in the Marubot Football League Game
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41
Flashing Bathtub Toys
Flashing Bathtub Toys
The Light-Up Penguin Makes Bathing Fun
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40
Web-Enabled Vintage Toys
Web-Enabled Vintage Toys
Etch-A-Sketch Reinvented Into Interactive High-Def Art
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39
Tiny Cartwheeling Robots
Tiny Cartwheeling Robots
Vstone Introduces the Amazingly Dexterous Robovie-Nano
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38
Toys That Make Dessert
Toys That Make Dessert
The Ice Cream Ball Creates Homemade Treats While You Play
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37
Mind-Powered Toys
Mind-Powered Toys
Jedi Trainer Teaches You to Use the Force for Ultimate Fun
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36
Real Toys Become Virtual
Real Toys Become Virtual
Lego Universe MMOG
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35
Keyboard-Powered Toys
Keyboard-Powered Toys
The USB Ferris Wheel
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34
The Future of Plush Toys
The Future of Plush Toys
Elmo Live is Amazingly Real
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33
Robot Laser Snakes
Robot Laser Snakes
The RoboBoa is Next in High-Tech Robotic Toys
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32
Retro Toys Go High Tech
Retro Toys Go High Tech
Rubik's Touch Cube Is The Techno Version of the 80s Game
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31
Webcams For Kids
Webcams For Kids
Web Conferencing With Bunnies
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30
GPS for Kids
GPS for Kids
Mee-Go GPS Keeps Your Children From Getting Lost & In Touch With Home
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29
Plushie TVs
Plushie TVs
HANNSpree Releases Animal Mini-Televisions
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28
DIY Solar-Powered Robots
DIY Solar-Powered Robots
RobotiKits for Kids Include Happy Hopping Frog Bot
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27
TMX Elmo
TMX Elmo
Ultra Hot This Season
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26
Mobile & Media Device For Toddlers
Mobile & Media Device For Toddlers
Zeki
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25
Digital Book Pillows
Digital Book Pillows
The Pling Plong
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24
Mega Magnetic Toys
Mega Magnetic Toys
BuckyBalls are the New Snuggie
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23
Artificial Intelligence Hamsters
Artificial Intelligence Hamsters
Robotic Zhu Zhu Pets are the New Elmo of This Holiday Season
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22
Social Network for Kids
Social Network for Kids
Moshi Monsters
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21
Electronic Hunting Toys
Electronic Hunting Toys
Duck Hunt Enters The Real World (CES 2009)
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20
Energy Use Awareness Devices
Energy Use Awareness Devices
Power-Hog Piggy Bank Sensitizes Kids to Electricity Costs
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19
MP3 Toys for Kids
MP3 Toys for Kids
iCoaster
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18
Robotic Toys
Robotic Toys
Inud the Robo-Dog
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17
Tech-Savvy Toys
Tech-Savvy Toys
LEGO 1GB Nano USB Makes Taking Care of Business Fun
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16
Web-Integrated Toys for Kids
Web-Integrated Toys for Kids
The Jewel Pets
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15
MP3 Player for Toddlers
MP3 Player for Toddlers
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14
LEGO Cams for Kids
LEGO Cams for Kids
Colorful 'Animation Station' Camcorder Set to Sell in Summer
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13
Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Tamiya 'Loopwing' Car Blends Fun and Eco-Friendliness
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12
Cell Phones for Kids
Cell Phones for Kids
The Right Mobile For Each Age Group
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11
Social Networks for Kids
Social Networks for Kids
Allie Finkle, ZooKazoo & ourWorld
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10
Educational iPhone Apps
Educational iPhone Apps
ZooABC Application Teaches Kids to Love Reading
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9
Cute USB for Kids
Cute USB for Kids
Adata Mickey Mouse Flash Drive
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8
Interative Robot Pets
Interative Robot Pets
Segatoys Dreamchick
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7
Green Kids Gadgets
Green Kids Gadgets
Kinetic Energy Charging Fastronauts Are Powerd By Play
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6
Playmates Toys Interactive Doll: Impress Your Kid: Freak Yourself Out
Playmates Toys Interactive Doll: Impress Your Kid: Freak Yourself Out
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5
Zero Toys Mini Blaster Smoke Ring Gun
Zero Toys Mini Blaster Smoke Ring Gun
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4
Multi-Sensory Learning Toys
Multi-Sensory Learning Toys
Tabelit's Conceptual Education Tool
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3
Augmented Reality Toys
Augmented Reality Toys
Frantz Larsone's War Game Blends Video Games and Physical Toys
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2
Virtual Coloring Books
Virtual Coloring Books
Interactive Online Kids' Activities for Budget-Crunched Parents
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1
Transforming USB Toys
Transforming USB Toys
Ravage the Transformer Turns Into a USB Drive
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