16 July 2004
Electronic Toys(HKTDC Toys & Games , Vol 02,2004)
Girls' Play Sets
Outdoor & Sporting Items
The microchip now features in a wide variety of products used
in daily life, including the world of play. Electronic toys from hand-held games
to remote-controlled cars are getting smarter by the day, with super sounds
and all manner of functions - and Hong Kong offers them all.
Radio-controlled toys from Ka Wah Mfy Ltd have a great feel and remote control units ensure vehicles turn easily in any direction including reverse. Items include a remote-controlled 4x4 Jeep with heavy track tyres, a dashing racing motorbike, a sweet Corvette and a fine Ford Focus.
Uni-King Toys Ltd has taken the gambling theme into the world of children's toys and offers a selection of hand-held games, including blackjack, solitaire and poker, as singles or combos. Another game, called slot, mimics a slot machine. All these games are accompanied by real action sounds, just like a casino.
Football for boys and dancing for girls - electronic play sets from Advance Bright Ltd will keep young ones entertained for hours on end. There are various skill levels and great accompanying sounds. The football mat allows for group competitions and lots of friendly fun, while a dance mat allows twin dancers to strut their stuff. Both connect to the television.
Race Night Live...
Silverlit Toys Mfy Ltd makes a twin-lane horse racing set that is micro-motor driven with an automatic starting gate and realistic sound effects. There is also an X Trek II micro racing system that promises digital proportional steering for precise control with 22 feet of track. For something different there is a Turbo Glider, a 4x4 hotrod with a launching, top mounted kite.
Berwick Industrial Co Ltd offers a range of hand-held, plastic-cased items for the young player: everything from LCD play phones to junior police megaphones. An LCD soccer game allows a choice of play possibilities, accompanied by all the appropriate sound effects. There is even a voice changer with headset microphone for hours of mischief.
The interactive Phone Piano from TFE Hong Kong Ltd is just like a real mobile phone - with dial-out, redial and call-in functions besides a talking hang-up feature. It also offers a selection of eight popular tunes. The Bridgemate electronic contract bridge game is smart in appearance and can connect up to four units for partnership games.
Hand-held games from Olistar Technology Ltd include a digi pet feeding game, a Lovely Q-monster feeding and fighting game and a selection of games using the Tamagotchi theme. One Tamagotchi set has an infrared feature while another can be worn like a key chain. These musical toys and TV games come with good quality audio so junior gamesters can play for real.
WRITTEN BY TONY HENDERSON
Ka Wah Mfy Ltd
Flat F, 10/F
Wah Hing Ind Mansions
36 Tai Yau St
San Po Kong, Kowloon
Uni-King Toys Ltd
44-46 Hung To Rd
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
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