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Hot toys go high tech

Hatchimals are one of the hottest toys of 2016. (NBC News)

This year's hottest tech toys might look like classics, but they're packing new technology under the hood.

Hot Wheels is rolling out the next generation of toy racing, supercharged with artificial intelligence that allows the cars to stay on the track at ultra high speeds.

Meanwhile, Barbie is getting an upgrade. Her new "Hello Dreamhouse" is a smart home. It can be controlled by a a smart phone app and features a toilet that actually flushes.

If your kids are feeling crafty, the Flybrixx set allows them to build a working drone out of classic Lego bricks.

And remember the Furby and Tamagotchi pet toy crazes of the 1990s? "Hatchimals" are a hybrid of sorts, and on the wishlists of many this year.

The surprise pet hatches right in your hands, if you can actually get your hands on one.


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