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Tech Trends: Toys Are Fun For All Ages

Toys that teach and toys that inspire. Toys that challenge and toys that excite. Best Buy has lots of fun items just in time for the most exciting time of the year.

We have stocked our shelves full of toys that give playtime a whole new meaning, and these gadgets will appeal to kids of all ages. (Try some of them out during live demos at select Best Buy stores throughout December).

Check out some of the hottest gifts below.  

For The Young One

Parker the Bear is not just an adorable stuffed bear. A certified STEAM toy, Parker is the perfect gateway into a world of tech-inspired learning. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.) Parker comes with doctor accessories and incorporates augmented reality- using your real-life surroundings as a background, then layering in computer-generated graphics on top of it to watch Parker’s heartbeat, cool a fever and even give him an x-ray to examine his bones in interactive play.

For The Curious One

Robots have always been exciting, and now there’s a new way to play with them. The Sphero Mini packs tons of fun into a tiny, app-enabled robot no bigger than a ping pong ball. Better yet, this robot uses facial expressions to drive itself. Tilt your head, smile wide, raise your eyebrows and watch this mini bowling ball roll around.

For The Adventurer

Drones are an exciting tech category that elevates all types of fun. The Protocol VideoDrone AP Drone is great for someone who’s intrigued by the technology but not looking to break the bank (Only $59.99 this season). Any starry-eyed wonderer will be excited to be named pilot from the safety of the grass beneath their feet. Watch as the drone flies higher and higher, all while taking high-quality video and photos from the sky.  

For The Music Lover

Let an aspiring music collaborator try their hand at collecting and combining their favorite like-sounding tunes. The Hasbro Dropmix Music Gaming System is perfect for that up-and-coming freestyle DJ. You can play by yourself, against another person or against another team. The DropMix board mixes up to five songs from the most popular artists and genres, and is controlled by a free downloadable app. What can you spin?

For The Non-Tech Type

Not interested in tech-inspired gifts, but love a good game? Pie Face Showdown will keep the whole family laughing. Pitting two people against each other, players take turns crossing their fingers and hoping they don’t get a pie in the face. Whether it’s a sponge or a whipped cream pie, the randomly chosen unlucky one will get a surprise to the face every round. And check out other family board games, like Monopoly and Risk, as well as classic toys, like Hatchimals and Barbie Dreamhouse.

For The Superfan

Star Wars fanatics and LEGO devotees unite with Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter. The Star Wars empire comes to life as the journey aboard Yoda’s starship is built to travel among the stars. The Jedi Master’s craft of choice features folding wings, a front-and-top-opening minifigure cockpit (for the included Yoda and R2-D2 figurines), and two laser cannons and spring-loaded shooters.

See these toys for yourself

Hundreds of Best Buy stores nationwide are hosting weekend toy demos this month. Demo dates are as follows — check here to find your local store.

  • 16-17
  • 23-24


Whether you are looking to shop by age, or by price, there is a toy for every kiddo on your list. Visit BestBuy.com or visit your local Best Buy store to explore more.