Watch CBS News

Classic toys get a high-tech makeover

Barbie, Legos and other decidedly low-tech toys are getting an upgrade to appeal to a new generation of tech-savvy kids
Retro toys go high tech 01:47

Baby Boomers and Gen X may have fond memories of playing with Barbie or Legos as a kid -- but today's generation of digital natives may be craving more technology with their toys. So some classic toys for kids are getting a high-tech makeover. CNET's Lexy Savvides checked out some of the options to help guide your holiday gift shopping:

MATTEL VIEW-MASTER -No longer just a slide-show viewer, the View-Master has been remade as an virtual reality headset for kids. Experience immersive space travel, wildlife adventures and more.

LEGO DIMENSIONS - Bring your favorite characters to life with this system that integrates Legos with PlayStation, XBox or Wii video gaming systems.

DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 - This toy also connects to your gaming system to animate Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters.

HELLO BARBIE - Generations of little girls have talked to their Barbie dolls; now this Internet-connected version can talk back, with thousands of lines of dialogue on a range of topics.

CRAYOLA EASY ANIMATION STUDIO - Color a picture, take a photo with your smartphone or tablet, and then animate a 3D figure to act out adventures.

VTECH KIDIZOOM ACTIONCAM - Turn a bike or scooter ride into a digital video adventure, or make your own stop-motion films with this GoPro-style camera for kids.

Watch the video above for more details and to see these toys in action.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.