Toy Fair 2016Lisa Johnston ⋅ Published: February 17, 2016 Mattel’s ThingMaker is a $299 3D printer that lets kids print multi-piece toys, and the company has teamed with Autodesk for an accompanying app that enables toys design. Pricing for the filament spools hasn’t been determined yet, but a spokeswoman told us they will likely be around $20 and that each printer is expected to come with two different colors. Yes, Barbie now has a smart home. The Barbie Hello Dreamhouse ($299) uses Wi-Fi, voice recognition and sensors to operate. It will ship in the fall. Fisher-Price’s Cod-A-Pillar is designed to teach preschoolers the basics of coding. Each segment completes a specific function (such as turning or flashing lights) and connects to another segment via USB. It will be available in the fall for a $49.99 suggested retail. Eight segments are included, and add-on packs will be available. Crayola has expanded its Virtual Design Pro augmented-reality kits to include texture design creations. A spokesman demonstrated how a child could create a jelly bean-themed dress on the app by scanning a real jelly beans with an iPad. The RC Ghast quadcopter from Mattel features an automatic landing button. It will be available in the fall for a $79.99 suggested retail. Not to be left out, Barbie also has her own quadcopter. The Star Lilght Adventure RC Hoverboard will retail for $59.99 when it ships this fall. Chip, the robotic dog from WowWee, can respond to commands from a wearable controller. It will be available in the fourth quarter for a $199 suggested retail. MakerBloks were just one of many snap-and-connect building block toys at Toy Fair that will appeal to STEM-focused markets. These kits contain 26 blocks and have a $199 suggested retail. Lego’s new Nexo Knights line features tiny shields with embedded QR codes; kids can scan the shields to advance in an accompanying app. This particular set, Jestro’s Volcano Lair, will be available in August for a $119 suggested retail.SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.