HONG KONG: SMART technology has invaded the global toy kingdom, transporting kids into a dream world of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), far, far away from the days of inflexible plastic dolls and string-pulled sardine tin-can trucks.

Today, high-tech toys and games previously unimaginable are realities within reach by a touch of a button in what has become a $100 billion industry — from remote-controlled dolls and drones to a wide array of playthings operated by Android or iOS devices.

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