Every year there is an animal that seems to dominate toy fair. Last year it was hard to find a toy that didn’t have a penguin on it. Dinosaurs never really leave toyland…they remain great props for dramatic play…but this year they have come back in a very updated way. KOTA the Triceratop, from Hasbro ($300), is an oversized dino that your preschooler can even sit on. Much like the company’s pony, Butterscotch, KOTA is sound and touch activated (there are 11 different touch points). He will even roar, enjoy chomping on some leaves, and give your child a spring-action ride (he doesn’t move forward). We look forward to testing him with our testers.
Trends from Toyland: KOTA