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31 Geeky Toys to Add to Your 2014 Budget

Apr 30 2014 - 5:35am

True story: you're never too old to play with a killer toy, especially when it has "geek" written all over it. The editors at POPSUGAR Moms recently caught a glimpse of more than 200 new toys coming out this year [1], and boy, did we see some gems. Whether they're for the kid in your life or for yourself (no one's judging), take a peek at all the nerdy, geeky, science-y toys we can't wait to get our hands on this year.

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Gund Grumpy Cat

Gund will soon introduce a supersoft line of Grumpy Cat stuffed animals.

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Nintendo Ride-On Toy

Take a ride down Mario's street in this motorized ride-on toy. The Super Mario Kart Ride-On Vehicle is rechargeable and holds up to 70 pounds. It even comes with a working horn and Super Mario sound effects.

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It's the smartest stuffed animal ever. The interactive Wikibear talks and responds to you, getting his knowledge from Wikipedia. That's right, the toy uses Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone or tablet app, which accesses Wikipedia for answers. Buy him late Summer.

Source: Instagram user dadarocks [2]

Oregon Scientific Smart Globe Infinity

With this new globe set, kids can buy additional globes that swap into the frame — each teaches about something different such as the solar system or constellations.

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Roominate Modular Furniture Building Sets

Roominate [3], created by two engineers out of Caltech, MIT, and Stanford, encourages girls to learn to use circuits to make their self-built dollhouses more realistic with moving elevators, working lights, and anything else they can create.

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Hexbug Vex Robotics

These DIY [4] Hexbugs should take little engineers about three hours a piece to construct — and they're huge!

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GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank

It's the latest addition to GoldieBlox [5]'s line of engineering toys for girls ages 4 to 9.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blimp

Turtle play moves to new heights with this blimp, which actually allows the turtles to rappel down to the ground.

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Lego The Simpsons House

We've been waiting for it: the Lego Simpsons House [6] celebrates the animated show's 25th anniversary.

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Pixel Jewelry

Go retro with this old-school favorite craft kit from Alex Toys.

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Lego Movie Minifigures

Sixteen minifigures from The Lego Movie [7] are now available.

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Kinetic Sand Dino Dig

As if playing with Kinetic Sand weren't fun enough on its own, now you'll be able to dig for dinosaur bones in the mess-free material. And best of all — because it's Kinetic Sand, you can do it over and over again!

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Lego Benny's Spaceship

The Lego Movie [8] fans will be excited to see more sets released in June tied to the movie, including Benny's Spaceship.

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Lego Ghostbusters

Lego fans voted [9] for the company to create this classic scene from the Ghostbusters movie. The set will be available in June.

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Switch & Go Dinos

VTech's sleek autos transform into dinosaurs with one sleek maneuver.

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BeginAgain Dino Puzzles

Kids can see what lies within their favorite kinds of dinosaurs with BeginAgain's new fossil puzzles.

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Oregon Scientific Gecko Camera

You can stick this wide-angle camera anywhere — on your wrist, on your bike — to take images while on the go.

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These creepy, crawly robotics feature cool new upgrades for 2014.

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Lego Metal Beard's Sea Cow

Also from the The Lego Movie is Metal Beard's Sea Cow, available in March.

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Klutz Lego Chain Reaction

With the Lego Chain Reactions book, kids will learn about just how much their Legos can do.

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Star Wars Command Line

Think of the Star Wars Command line as classic army figure play with Star Wars characters.

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Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ

In August, Lego will introduce the Ultra Agents line, complete with this 1,060-piece set.

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VTech Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops

A remote-control dino car is likely to be a hot holiday wish list item for 2014.

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Holy Smokes, Batman!

Talk about larger than life . . .

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Little Bits

This snap circuit toy is designed to encourage kids to create on their own.

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The Orb Factory 3D Dinosaurs

We love the new 3D mosaic dinosaurs that are joining the Orb Factory's collection.

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Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

Star Wars fans are going to flip for the cantina scene done complete with minifigures of all the characters.

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Lego City High-Speed Passenger Train

Lego City brings back its train, but this time it's remote controlled.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Spewer Nunchucks

The turtles enter the pool this Summer with some of their new water play toys.

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Robot Turtles

A board game that teaches tots how to code? We're on board (pun intended).

Source: Facebook user ThinkFun [10]

Thames & Kosmos Do-It-Yourself Science Line

Come July, the toy company is selling a line of small DIY [11] scientific crafting kits. Kids can make their own volcanoes, solar system models, 3D sidewalk chalk, and more — the fun never stops.

Source: Instagram user teddymcguire [12]

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