New toys battle recession with low prices


All that talk from industry honchos about making toys more affordable? Turns out they weren't playing.

A WalletPop hike through the American International Toy Fair on Tuesday in New York City revealed plenty of cool stuff for the budget-minded. Many are derived from old-school simple pleasures.

Yo-yos are back, they say. Bugs never went out of style. That's why Razor's Pocket Pros line of high-performance yo-yos with a real dead spider or scorpion encased in acrylic ($7.99) is irresistible.

The company also developed an automatic-return yo-yo ($10.99) for the very young. All spin into stores in March.