Tech toys were one of the highlights of Toy Fair 2011 in New York City, which saw lots of classic playthings like board games and boomerangs updated with cutting-edge technology.
Other top tech trends at this year's Toy Fair include games that incorporate social elements (like those that work with apps), toys focused on science and engineering (like model-building) and playthings that include motion-sensor technology.
TheStreet combed the 100,000-plus products on display to bring you some of the best tech-related toys from the event.
1. TOSY Robotics' Alien's Flying Object
2. Mattel's Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn iCan Play Case
3. OWI's Salt Water Fuel Cell Car
4. Mattel's Fisher-Price Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera
5 . Robotis' Bioloid Kit
The Alien's Flying Object (or AFO) is like a standard boomerang - only cooler. Bright colors light up the toy when it launches into the air, and it returns exactly from where it was thrown.
TOSY Robotics, headquartered in Vietnam, focuses on producing high-tech takes on traditional toys. The FRIING is a Frisbee with lights that looks similar to the main weapon in the recent film Tron: Legacy, and the TOOP is a glow-in-the-dark motorized top.
TOSY is best known for the Topio, a ping-pong playing robot that debuted in 2009. Topio uses artificial intelligence to continuously improve its game against humans.
While TOSY is popular in parts of Asia and Europe, its appearance at the Toy Fair marks the company's first foray into the U.S. market.