Sunday, February 23, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Space Age Toy Awards

Benny's spaceship from the LEGO movie has a long history. 

The blue spaceman was an early LEGO space figure, and the callback to the early history of the toys pleased both adults and kids watching the film.

Credit: Miriam Kramer

From a build-it-yourself UFO to a robot that can balance a can of soda, 2014's Toy Fair showcased a diverse range of playthings and gadgets for kids of all ages.

Each year, honours the best science- and space-themed gizmos at the four-day-long Toy Fair with the Space Age Awards.

The finalists and winners were chosen in seven different categories: High-Tech Toy, Amazing Robot, Cosmic Space Toy, Sci-Fi on Earth, Little Scientists, Retro Future and Do-It-Yourself Science.

The 111th annual American International Toy Fair ran from Feb. 16 to 19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, NY.

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