Sphero, which we just wrote about, have announced a special item in the form of BB-8 which is a droid starring in the upcoming JJ Abrams Star Wars movie coming December.
With smartphones becoming ever more powerful toys are increasingly becoming more and more app-enabled. For example here we have “Ollie” from Sphero. Ollie is steered using an iOS/Android app and lets you pull off amazing tricks using just your phone. Ollie is made to be durable and can reach a speed of 14 mph.
Peruvian brand Rika uses recycled tires, cardboard and bottles in the production of their eco friendly designs. Rubber Animals is a series of toy animals made from recycled tires and consists of a gorilla, a giraf, a pig, an elephant and a sheep.
If you like this you might want to check out Pangolin which I’ve written about before.