Way back in March 1959, the world was introduced to the era of Barbie dolls. Mattel,Inc. the American toy-company, made Barbie an essential object in every little girl’s (and some boy’s) play-time. After ruling the toys and accessories genre for more than 50 years, it is back, and this time as a Hologram.
The Hello Barbie Hologram was unveiled at the Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair at New York. It is a 4-day event which is underway and will end on 21st February, 2017.
The holographic Barbie is designed in accordance to how a child would interact with it. It can answer simple questions (like queries about the weather), keep a calendar, dance and also change its [...]
At the recent New York Toy Fair, Mattel unveiled the ThinkMaker, a ’70s toy maker that uses modern 3D printing technology. But the new ThinkMaker is a lot more than an ordinary toy maker that could mould bug-like creatures or Creepy Crawlers as they were popularly called.
The new 3D Printing ThingMaker can design complex objects like figurines, jewellery and accessories using the ThingMaker Design app, which Mattel developed together with Autodesk. The toy maker will start shipping this fall and comes at a very affordable price of $300.
There are so many reasons to love Mattel’s new ThinkMaker. At $300, the toy maker is not only cheap, but it can [...]
Mattel, the developer behind the View-Master VR headset that was released last year with a version based on the Google Cardboard recently unveiled an updated design at the New York Toy Fair. The new version will come wit better optical lenses, focal adjustment and a headphone connector.
In terms of looks, the new View-Master looks similar to last year’s version. The smartphone bracket in the front, however, get a redesign so as to make the headset compatible with more phones in any size and shape.
The new VR will come with a price bump from $30 to $40, but has the needed updates and features to justify the $10 dollar hike. The View-Master VR headset will go on [...]