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Barbie’s drones and Elmo’s app: glimpsing the future of toys at Toy Fair 2016

Toy Fair lives at the intersection of serious industry and fun playthings — where suited business people and poseable action figures coexist harmoniously. This past weekend, we descended on the Javits Center to see what’s new and cool in toyland (though, admittedly, it is odd to be witnessing such fun stuff when no children are allowed on the show floor).

From education-focused robots to more diverse representation in figurines to the just plain silly stuff like Barbie on a drone, here are some of our favorite Toy Fair moments

Ashley Carman contributed to this report

Toy Fair 2016


Forget the car, Barbie now has her own drone.