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Tech toys hot for the holidays

Consumer Reports, kids check out Digital Dress Barbie, Imaginext Fortress, more

Consumer Reports, along with some very young experts, checked out some of this season's best high-tech toys.
Consumer Reports, along with some very young experts, checked out some of this season's best high-tech toys.

Consumer Reports, along with some very young experts, checked out some of this season's best high-tech toys.

The Fisher-Price fortress would be fun for any kid, but adding an iPad makes it irresistible.

"When you put the iPad in, it becomes a whole different game because you're actually playing video games in conjunction with the fortress, and the whole story ties together," said Consumer Reports' Carol Mangis. "It's just a blast."

The Imaginext Apptivity Fortress is $90.

Classic toys like Barbie have integrated LED technology, bringing her little black dress to a whole new level. 

Young designers pick colors and animate their creations. Barbie and her digital dress cost $50.

One kid favorite was the Littlebits kit, a box of magnetized electronic modules that let you build a working circuit. 

The starter kit is $90.

A good science book becomes a great interactive science book when you download animations on your smart phone. The $20 Interactive Planets 3D from Popar brings the solar system alive.

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