Great toys hold a special place in our hearts. They create great experiences at the time we play with them. They also leave a treasured memory that we can look back on and smile as we get older. The coolest toys do something a little extra. Really cool toys unite a generation, and sometimes multiple generations. Many of the hottest toys these days are tech toys: robots, drones etc. Which tech toy of 2016 do you think will make the biggest impression in a child’s life, or in your life? Just tell us what you think the coolest toy of 2016 is and you might win a huge trove of the newest toys from Best Buy.

There are over $12000 in toys available to be won!

bb8Every year new toys are released that have the potential to become a child’s special treasure. Best Buy carries many of these. Best Buy also has the greatest selection of tech toys. Last year I fell in love with the Sphero BB-8 App-enabled  Droid. It’s the kind of toy that will resonate in a person’s memories for decades.

(Four of the new special edition version of this droid are included in this contest’s prizes!)


You may find it difficult to decide what the coolest toy is this year. It’s not always easy to predict what will be the best toy in a given year, but really there are no wrong answers. For example, I asked my wife which tech toy she remembers as having been really cool when she was young and her answer, the Fisher Price parking garage (shown below), really surprised me! Note that Best Buy carries a Melissa & Doug version of this parking garage. I too had one of those vintage Fisher Price garages when I was young and played with it incessantly. I hadn’t thought about that toy in many years, but just the mention of it brought back a ton of great memories.

Kids nowadays may not view a parking garage as a tech toy given the options that exist. The prizes in this contest contain many of the best tech toys available in 2016. We have divided the more than $12000 in prizes into 6 toys bundles:

Coding toyscoder-mip


 Robotic toysbb8

e.g., Sphero Spec Ed BB-8 Droid + Force Band

 Remote control and Dronesmambo

e.g., Parrot Mambo

 Ultimate toysrazor

e.g., Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter

Ultimate STEM Toysosmo


Ultimate Dronesyuneec



These prize bundles range in value from just over $1200 to over $3000. A complete breakdown of the prize bundles is shown in the rules and regulations below. So enter now for your chance to win one of these 6 great prize bundles. Each person can enter twice so read the directions carefully.


It is really easy to enter. You can submit a maximum of 2 entries for this contest.  In a comment at the bottom of this blog article, tell us what you think is the coolest tech toy available at Best Buy in 2016.  In a separate comment, tell us about the coolest tech toy you received when you were younger.


We will randomly draw 6 winners. Each winner will receive one of the prize bundles listed here: Coding toys, Robotic toys, Remote control and Drones, Ultimate toys, Ultimate STEM toys, and Ultimate Drones.

A complete breakdown of the prizes is shown in the Contest Rules and Regulations below.

The contest runs from November 4th until November 22nd

Remember that you can only enter this contest by leaving a comment below this article. Each of these prizes is amazing and perfect for sharing, so tell all of your friends and family to enter as well and they will undoubtedly share with you too if they win.

Good Luck

Cool toys at best buy contest rules and regulations

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I hope you enjoyed thinking about that special toy from your childhood. I know the thrill of winning one of these amazing prize packages has probably been driving people crazy with anticipation. I am very happy to announce the winners of the Cool Tech Toy Contest:

    Phil from Newmarket ON
    Charles from Québec QC
    Neil from Stittsville ON
    Chris from Moncton NB
    Therese from Whitby ON
    Julie from Orangeville ON

    Return to often for great informative articles about a wide range of topics from tech to toys, from smartphones to style. Participate on the blog by asking questions and offering your expertise to the comment sections of articles you read. And enter more contests: you never know when I will get more great products to give away so return to the blog often.

  2. This contest is closed (as of midnight this morning). According to the rules, the winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries (and there were many on the blog and many mail-in entries) on November 28th. As soon as we get confirmation from all of the winners I will announce who won the prizes here in the comments. The next contest (and many of you may get even more excited about the amazing prizes in that contest than you did for this contest!) will begin after the fantastic Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales which will be top of mind for many of you for the next week.

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