19 July 2005
Electronic Toys(HKTDC Toys & Games , Vol 02,2005)
Advances in electronic technology and miniaturisation of components continue to bring new innovations to toy land. Whatever is achieved in the real world is soon reproduced for toddlers and teens. Everything from dance mats to space soldiers and car racing sets to musical instruments have electronic versions - and are readily available from Hong Kong's master toymakers.
Happy Kid Toy Group Ltd's Cybotronix range includes a Battle Zone Boxing Fighter complete with an infrared remote control, an animated data screen and a removable, lighted gun and wand. There is also a Robot Sergeant with a defensive scanner. A tag-along vehicle is another robotic form sure to attract kids while, for more fun, a Rocking Clown is available.
Flash & Fury
The Turbo Spinner, Space Dancer, Storm Rider and Mars Lander from How Rise Ltd are a selection of the firm's stunt RC vehicles that are packed full of excitement. These toys are bound to delight the young with 4WD action and variable speed movements.
Road-racing sets are a favourite game for boys of all ages, and this Double Circuit Looping racing action set from Kwong Wah (Lap Kay) Toys Ltd is a big box item. It has15 metres of track with twists, turns and junctions, and two racers with magnetic bases and headlights are included.
The Impossiball game from NPD Ltd has players competing to rotate, push, pull or squeeze in a set time. Meanwhile, the attractive design of the Bull's Eye Target game will attract an excited group of young ones to try their skill at getting the iron ball into one of the vertical scoring holes.
These 1:12 RC cars from Potex Toys Mfr Ltd's Collection series provide excellent detail copied from the originals: a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster. The respective car manufacturers license these toys.
Handheld electronic games are perennial favourites and keep getting better all the time, like these products from Global Resource (Collian) Ltd. This talking roulette game has lots of features, while the Texas Hold'em poker game demands real skill. The firm also offers three-in-one games (with casino sounds) and key chain models.
Sure to be a hot favourite toy this season is the DJ twin dance mat from Buildrich Co Ltd. This is a super youngster pleaser with six tunes and five skill levels, while the mat plugs directly into a television set. Just follow the steps as displayed on screen, and it's soon disco competition time.
There is a fine array of musical toys from Eternal Gain Enterprises Ltd. A sing-a-long CD player has a karaoke function and two microphones; a sing-a-long electronic keyboard has a built-in synthesizer for different sounds, while a Play The Favourites electronic piano has a flip-along song sheet with notes displayed.
WRITTEN BY TONY HENDERSON
Buildrich Co Ltd
Rm C5, 4/F, Ko Fai Ind Bldg
7 Ko Fai Rd
Yau Tong, Kowloon
Unit B, 1/F, Speedy Ind Bldg
114 How Ming St
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Rm 906, Chinachem Golden Plaza
77 Mody Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
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