Chips in Toys
Toyland is buzzing with smarter toys. Writes Business Week:
From talking dollhouses to plush toys that sing and dance, more than two-thirds of the roughly 5,000 new products being introduced at this year’s annual toyfest incorporate a sensor or electronic chip, figures Frank Catalano.
Toy executives view gee-whiz electronics as the front line in their war against “age compression.” That’s industry-speak for the fact that today’s kids outgrow toys at an ever-younger age.
Oh, to be a teen again!