The 10 Best App Controlled Toys
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Whether you're into planes, trains and automobiles, superheroes, dinosaurs, or futuristic technology, the toys in this collection have something special to offer. Controlled by apps installed on your smartphone, they offer a wide range of playful interactions, from reenactments of your favorite film sequences to aerial acrobatics and spirited battle-bot competitions among friends. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
January 30, 2019:
Toys with app integrations range from highly sophisticated, programmable robots that can cost hundreds of dollars or more, to the modern equivalent of animatronics, which may only have a handful of movements or sound effects that can be triggered via a smartphone connection. This list covers the spectrum, including a classic model train with Bluetooth controls, robotic toys that help teach coding skills, and others that bring favorite film characters to life with semi-realistic sound effects and playful movements.