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Some of the hottest toys are filled with tech

Techstination feature for Thursday, December 6, 2012

Some of the hottest holiday toys are filled with tech.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp,  a report on gadgets and gear.   Like their parents, kids love gadgets and toy makers know it.   Take, for instance, the Photo Fashion Barbie from Mattel…

“She’s got a built in digital camera in her and then the video screen is actually on her t-shirt.”

Mattel’s Dimitri Czupylo.   At Hasbro the NERF Firevision Sports Football lets kids play after dark…wearing special glasses.   And the toymaker has brought back Furby….

“Furby’s original claim to fame was in 1998 and the whole story behind Furby was that Furby had a brain because he came out of the package speaking his own language which was Furbish and over time he would learn English as you played with him.  So we’ve taken that a step further and now we like to say that in addition to having a brain Furby also has a heart.”

Hasbro’s Meghan Gamboa.  Furby is winning hearts or kids and parents even though online prices are in the 75 dollar range.   You can find us at  I’m Fred Fishkin. 

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