Dollhouses, other toys get digital makeover

02/17/2005 | NYTimes.com

The $20 billion toy industry is adding electronic components to its products, as younger and younger children demand sophisticated gadgets originally designed for their older siblings and parents. At next week's American International Toy Fair, manufacturers will showcase an MP3 player for 4- to 8-year-olds, a handheld electronic game for toddlers and Hello Kitty games, ring tones and wallpaper for cell phones, among other gadgets.

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