Play's the Thing

Smart dolls, ticklish monkeys, and computers for tots at the 2006 American International Toy Fair

Butterscotch, a life-size plush pony from Hasbro that nuzzles and eats carrots, debuts at the 2006 American International Toy Fair in New York City along with hundreds of other high-tech amusements, including a tweenage doll with artificial intelligence, an interactive easel and a musical robot fueled by MP3s. Here's a look at some of the most promising playthings hitting the show floor this week--and store shelves across the U.S. later this year. --By Maryanne Murray Buechner


The Kid-Tough digital camera from Fisher-Price has sturdy rubber grips and a color LCD screen so kids can review snaps immediately. ("Look Ma!...

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