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They go by a whole slew of names, and whether you call them smart points, scan points, or smart codes, these app enhancements made a serious mark in the toy industry this year. Wondering how they work? When a toy car (or train, hippo, snake, or anything else) with one of the stickers passes over a "smart" check-in point on a toy track, play is extended with additional sound effects or other fun enhancements. We spotted these at Hexbug, Mattel, Hasbro, and VTech, to name a few.

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