Best AR Toys (Part III)

Parker is a whole new level of teddy bear.

PARKER THE BEAR

Forget the adorability! This ball of fur is cleverer than your average bear!

Filled with games and puzzles, Parker the Bear is your cute new BBF. Limited to Apple in the UK, this bear has plenty to teach and tell. Upfront Parker is a traditional bear, no batteries or connectivity inside but brought to life via the app.

Acquire a medical role and remedy his ailments whilst you play and watch his levels get better the more you interact. There’s fun to be released as you get to know your Parker with problems and puzzles to solve.

But more than that, Parker provides a lot of educational content on subject matter such as math, education, science, technology, and arts. There’s no reason not to have a bear like this.

SMART GLOBE EXPLORER AR

Including an interactive smartpen that taps on the surfaces of the planet to give audio info, this AR-infused globe ticks plenty of boxes.

First, everyone must have a globe at home and this one has all the info on culture, geography, and such with the capability to open and see a solar system in the interior.

Have the AR part functioning and bring all the educational elements to life to keep you informed and entertained.

SWAPBOTS

The Swapbots project has been funded for a while and grafting such as crazy beavers are used to get the product out to the first round of financiers. The latest version of this mixed reality play has folks getting more than they bargained for.

The video-like gameplay of these cardboard boxes is incredible. Nine original creations can have their three pieces exchanged with each other to make new characters, with more than 600 combinations in total delivering vast playing potential. Collect currency, uncover new characters, and create stories.