Smith & Tinker ditches toys, launches online-only game Nanovor Evolution

When the high-profile tech toy startup Smith & Tinker launched its Nanovor hybrid toy and online game last fall, it was a big bet with lots of money spent on TV ads aimed at young boys. With Nanovor, kids could battle each other on the web in Pokemon-style character combat or play in person using a $50 toy. But kids didn’t buy it.