The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

LEGO, Forensic Science Kits and robots dominated this years annual Toy Fair. The toys of tomorrow are slowly starting to get more and more "DIY," and that's great — especially when that means making a piano out of a bunch of a bananas. Creativity and ingenuity took a front seat at this years Toy Fair, and here the best things we saw.

Think Geek's FPS Laser Tag Hoodie (which don't have to be attached to the hoodie — but you look cooler when it's on).

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Also from Think Geek, the 3D doodler. Think of it as a very poor man's Maker Bot.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Speaking of MakerBot, they were there cranking out their own toys and making me feel like I'm living in the future and everything is shiny, wonderful and new. Seriously it's amazing to imagine what the future of toys will bring, when people are allowed to just build whatever the hell they want.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Behold the Banana Piano, made by Makey Makey.

They can turn anything that can conduct a current into a piano. Even dogs. So you can have your own dog piano.

EZ robot was far away our favorite because it reminded us of a robot skeleton, sans Terminator skin. Also it can be almost anything you can dream up, so that is also pretty fantastic.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The next big trend was forensic science kits. We assume Law & Order SVU, Bones, CSI and all the other crime TV shows are to blame for this. These toys were all at the Elenco booth.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Geodes kit also had our attention because pretty.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Star Trek Dog Bed.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Festivus poll via NECA.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Labbits via Diamond Select Toys.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Attack on Titan also via Diamond Select Toys.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Glass Hall of Presidents via Royal Bobbles.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Giant Microbes celebrates all the tiny things inside our bodies that make us sick. It's actually an incredibly inventive toy line that can be also used as teaching aides when trying to explain things like cancer cells, and what your blood looks like. But the Leprosy Plushie was by far and away my favorite. It won Toy Fair for me — it's just so happy!

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

MRSA Plushie!

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

And then a HAND WASHING KIT/TOY/WHATEVER — this is amazing and I love the people behind this. We applaud any toy that promotes the cleansing of filthy children. Have you seen a human child's hand recently?

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Mermaid Fins! From Mahina MerFins!

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Firefly via Funko and Super7′s Kenner-style Action figures.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

And here's what they will look like in the packaging:

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Buffy:

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Goonies

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Alien:

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Predator:

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Terminator:

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Escape from New York

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

MORE FUNKO POP TOYS!

Bambi

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

How to Train Your Dragon

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Goonies

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy:

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Buffy

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

My Little Pony

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Roger Rabbit

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Maleficent

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Game of Thrones

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Walking Dead

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Wall o' Who

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Borg Cube Keychain via Underground Toys.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

"Here's My Crotch!" Divergent Workout Outfit via NECA. (This was included as a "worst" — because it's so bad it's good)

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Titan Series Doctor Who Vinyl.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Mal Maquette via Qmx

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Game of Thrones Crown via Factory Entertainment.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

I Heart Guts Plushies

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Archer Towel and Ocelot (Babou) via Factory Entertainment.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Figures via NECA.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Alien Figures via NECA.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

AND NOW LEGO:

Full disclosure — I'm not usually a huge LEGO fan. But hot damn, they KILLED it this year. This is probably due to the 4 different Princess Uni-Kitty variations. But there was also a ton of LEGO Movie sets, Star Wars kits, Ghostbusters and famous Simpson's House.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

THE KRAGGLE!

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Taco Tuesdays guy in the back.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Good Cop.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Metal Beard's Sea Cow is pretty fantastic.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

Cantina Set with Cantina Band.

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

X-Men Sentinel

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014

The Very Best Toys from New York Toy Fair 2014