NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — This holiday season, toy makers are blending nostalgia with technology — offering a whole new type of fun for kids that will take adults back to their childhoods too.
Here are some of the hottest toys making a comeback this season:
Nintendo Nes Classic Edition
If you loved playing Super Mario Bros. on the original Nintendo, the gaming giant is offering a mini version of their original Nintendo Nes console this holiday season. The console is pre-loaded with 30 classic games, including Super Mario Bros., Pacman, Metroid, Zelda and Donkey Kong. It also comes with a classic controller, which can be used with the Wii U as well. Starts at $59.99. See website for details.
The classic memory game Simon also got a tech upgrade with Simon Air. Instead of touching the colored blocks, gamers must wave their hands and use gestures to match the light patterns. Starts at $19.99. See website for details.
Hot Wheels AI Racing System
The revamped Hot Wheels AI racing system uses artificial intelligence and sensors to guide cars around a special track. Racers program the controllers for different skill levels and game modes, including hands-free auto drive. During the race, players can launch virtual hazards to mimic oil spills or blown tires, to slow down the competition. Prices vary depending on set. See website for details.
Play-Doh TOUCH Shape To Life Studio
The Play-Doh TOUCH Shape To Life Studio lets kids bring their clay creations to life in a virtual game. Kids mold the dough and take a picture with their app to create a virtual world. Users can also add more Play-Doh shapes and colors to transform the scenes. Product retails for $39.95 on the Apple app store.
Star Wars Force Band
Tap into your inner Jedi with the Sphero Force Band. The wrist controller lets you drive Sphero’s BB-8 droids without a phone. It also makes sounds like you’re shooting a blaster, and if you wear it all day, you can play and interactive game similar to Pokemon Go. Starts at $79.99. See website for details.
Some of the toys, like the Nintendo Nes console, have been selling out fast, but companies are working to restock their shelves in time for the holidays.