Hottest Toys for Kids That Are $150 to $300

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    CHIP Interactive Robotic Dog

    Wowwee Chip Robot dog
    Wowwee / Amazon

    For families who have always wanted to have a playful puppy, without any mess, or a long-term commitment, meet Chip. Chip is an interactive robot puppy who responds to touch and voice commands. He can sit, lie down, do yoga, and give kisses.  He will fetch and return his special ball. The “owner” wears an interactive smart band that can give Chip commands with the push of a button.  A smartphone app, while it is not required to use Chip, definitely improves the play.  Like any real dog, Chip...MORE does require a little bit of time and patience to get him to perform on command, but do not be surprised if you find him waiting by the door when you get home!

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    Barbie Hello Dreamhouse

    Barbie Hello Dreamhouse
    Mattel / Amazon

    Children have been fans of the Barbie dreamhouse for decades. The new 6-room Barbie Hello Dreamhouse is high-tech, with wifi.  Using speech recognition, children can say over 100 different commands to the dollhouse, then watch home automation in action. Voice commands can activate an automatic elevator, electronic staircase, open doors and spin the chandelier.  An app also allows children to record their own sounds for 15 different locations in the dollhouse

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    Power Wheels Wild Thing Ride-On

    Power Wheels Wild Thing
    Amazon / Mattel

    Kids frequently beg for motorized ride-on toys to ride around the yard. It gives them such a sense of control, because they can be in charge of driving something only adults can do. The Power Wheels Wild Thing from Mattel brings ride-on toy fun to a different level.  Instead of a steering wheel, kids use a joystick in each hand to move forward, backward and even spin 360 degrees! Large, durable, tires with traction control let children travel on different terrain at speeds up to 5 miles per...MORE hour. 

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    Air Hogs Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Drone Battle Set

    Air Hogs Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Drone Battle Set
    Spinmaster

    First, flyers need to choose whether they want to fly and be the pilot of the X-Wing Drone or the TIE Fighter Drone. This is a Star Wars battling drone toy. Players will fly their drone, then try to be the first to fire 3 direct hits in order to win. 

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    Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster from Step 2

    Step 2 Hot Wheels Extreme Coaster
    Step 2

    For toddlers and preschoolers who like to ride bikes, but enjoy the speed of moving fast, then they will love taking a ride on the Hot Wheels roller coaster. Kids will put on a helmet, push the car to the top, climb inside the car and zoom down the incline!

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    K'NEX Big Ball Factory

    K'nex Big Ball Factory Set
    K'Nex

    K'NEX are classic construction toys, where kids follow instructions and snap together. Their unique shape designs make tall, 3-dimensional structures and are a fun way to challenge a child's visual spatial skills.

    In the Big Ball Factory Set, with over 3,100 pieces, kids construct a ball machine. One it is complete, they can drop the ball and watch it travel through 4 different paths. The set also includes a motor to turn it into a machine. There are so many structures kids can design...MORE using K'Nex. These pieces from this set can also be used to create different designs, such as a Ferris Wheel, too. The set is recommended for advanced builders ages 12 and up.

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    Dash and Dot

    Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot
    Wonder Workshop

    Teaching children how to code is important, so they might eventually encourage kids to choose advanced careers that involve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There are many STEM toys for girls and boys that teach coding. 

    In order to play with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop, children will need access to an iPad or Android tablet. These robots, which are recommended for kids ages 5 and up,  can be programmed through the app to play games. The app include easy-to-follow tutorials for...MORE young children. 

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    Cozmo by Anki

    Cozmo Robot by Anki
    Anki / Amazon

    Cozmo is an interactive robot with a unique personality that displays dozens of emotions. An Apple or Android smartphone or tablet is required to play with Cozmo. The set includes a robot, charger and 3 interactive power cubes. While Cozmo is best when used indoors, he is a fun robot kids will enjoy using to play games and complete challenges with. 

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    NERF N-Strike TerraScout Drone

    NERF N-Strike TerraScout Drone
    NERF / Amazon

    For kids who like blaster toys, meet the NERF N-Strike TerraScout drone. This remote control drone blasts darts. A live video feed also records battles. This dart-blasting drone is able to maneuver terrain and is a fun way for kids to liven up their playroom and backyard battles.

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    MEBO

    MEBO Robot Skyrocket Toys
    Skyrocket Toys

    Mebo is a robot with a personality who is able to spy on friends and family. Kids can also have conversations with Mebo. He has a a gripping claw that can be used to pick up toys or snacks. Mebo has a camera that live-streams in HD, which his how kids can use their robot to spy. Mebo plays music and children can even speak to the toy. MEBO can be accessed remotely, from anywhere, using the MEBO app which is compatible with iOS and android smartphones and tablets. MEBO is recommended for kids...MORE ages 8 and up. 

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    Petsies

    Petsies
    Petsies

    Pets are definitely part of the family. Now, with Petsies, families send in a photo, then have a custom-made, 16-inch stuffed animal of their beloved pet. Petsies can be made to look like any pet, such as cats, dogs, birds, chickens, frogs, fish, horses, cows and bunny rabbits. Plan ahead, because the toys are personalized and handmade, it does take several weeks to make. Kids can turn any drawing into a Budsie toy and parents can turn pictures of their kids into Selfies

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    Sky Viper v2900 Pro Streaming Video Drone

    Sky viper Professional Drone
    Skyrocket Toys

    Many toy drones operate like remote control planes and can be difficult for young children to fly and land. The Skyrocket SkyViper Professional drone shoots aerial video and is easy to fly for beginners. The drone has features that include auto-launch, auto-land, auto-hover and auto-return features. Plan ahead, this drone requires registration with the FAA.

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    Meccano Meccanoid 2.0 XL

    Meccano Meccanoid 2.0 XL
    Spinmaster

    Meccano sets are construction sets where children put together intricate structures, vehicles, and even robots, in a step-by-step format with a tool, screws and metal strips. Some sets, like the Meccano Meccanoid 2.0 robot have computer processors and technology. So, once it has been built, kids can program their Meccanoid using drag and drop features. Meccano Meccanoid interacts with kids, and is able to learn commands and play games. 

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    Air Hogs Helix Sentinel Drone

    Air Hogs Helix Sentinel Toy Drone
    Spinmaster

    Love flying drones and virtual reality? The Air Hogs Helix Sentinel Drone has a built-in high speed camera, that allows multiple devices to be connected at the same time while streaming and recording footage. Place a smartphone inside the goggles and witness what it is like to be a drone pilot. The set also includes a carrying case. The Helix Sentinel Drone can be flown indoors, as well as outside.  This drone is recommended for ages 10 and up.

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    LEGO TECHNIC Bucket Wheel Excavator

    LEGO TECHNIC Bucket Wheel Excavator
    LEGO

    It takes 3,929 pieces to assemble the LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator. The excavator has power functions that activate a conveyor belt. The pieces can also be used to build a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant, too. It is recommended for teenagers, ages 12-15.

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