Whether you sneak a peak at the toys section while grocery shopping at Target, or get dragged along to the local Toys R' Us with by your own kids, a small part of all of us wants to dig in. Why? Because at some point in each one of our lives, toys ruled our world. But, more importantly, many of them taught us virtues we would carry into our adult lives, and possibly pass on to our very own kids. Model cars and space ships taught us patience and attention to detail, Legos taught us that with the right amount of creativity, anything is possible, and Transformer robots taught us that, well, robots are
With that in mind, we'd like to present to you twenty of our favorite current toys for nerdy kids. We didn't just want to find the
toys per say, we wanted to find cool toys that encourage kids intelectually and creatively as well. What did we miss? Maximum PC parents, what toys do you buy for your kids?
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LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 - $199.99
Remember the static LEGOs of yesteryear, where animation was confined to our imagination? Well, no longer. The NXT 2.0 is a 600-piece customizable LEGO robot. Its brain consists of a 32-bit microprocessor, 4 input and 3 output ports and a USB communication link. The NXT also features an ultrasonic sensor, 2 touch sensors, and can be customized with sounds and lights. Feel old yet?