Metro New York: Toy Fair 2012: What your kids will be clamoring for this year

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MEREDITH ENGEL/METRO
NEW YORK
Published: February 20, 2012 4:43 p.m.
Last modified: February 20, 2012 4:53 p.m.
We must say — toys have changed a lot since we were kids. Check out some of the hottest new playthings we found at the 109th annual American International Toy Fair.

1. Playmobil Take Along Soccer Match: It’s like foosball, on the go! This fold-up game comes with six athlete figures who can kick and score just like real soccer stars. Kids can maneuver the goalies to defend incoming shots, too. Ages 5-10, $60, www.playmobilusa.com, available in April

2. Mod stickers by Brickstix: Kids love to use their imagination when building with blocks — and now, they can make their creations even more true-to-life with these stickers, which easily attach and detach (with no residue) to Legos and other brick sets. Brickstix was conceived by 9-year-old Greyson MacLean when he became frustrated with the conventional stickers that came with his toy sets. He’s since won a slew of toy inventor awards and even appeared on “Conan.” Ages 6 and up, $6,www.brickstix.com, now available

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