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LeapFrog to Launch LeapTV Games Console for Kids

Kiddy-friendly tech company LeapFrog has made the list of Hamley’s must have Christmas toys with a brand new educational video games console called LeapTV.

Resembling a hybrid of Nintendo Wii U and Microsoft’s motion sensing Kinect, LeapTV will launch in October with a strong line-up of popular telly and film franchises lending their names and likenesses to the range of 100 available learning games. Characters from Disney, Transformers, Sesame Street and Ben 10 will encourage 3-8 year olds to interact with the LeapTV console, controller and movement capturing camera – combining physical play with education.

LeapFrog states that the console was created in response to a lack of video games and consoles aimed at and age appropriate for the LeapTV’s target age range and the console follows the popular LeapPad range which also imitates more grown up gadgets like the iPad. The next step in the product roll out will be LeapBand, a fitness tracker which will work in co-operation with other toys in the line.

LeapTV will cost £119.99 when launched and with a new string to its bow and a new market to takes on LeapFrog looks to making more fun tech which is suitable, colourful and resilient to a child’s often not-so-delicate handling – as well as making it affordable for parents.

Because let’s face it, a child’s fascination with our gadgets is a modern inevitability but we’d rather they have their own console than to chew on an expensive Xbox controller!