Boredom Busting Toys on Better Connecticut

Got the boredom blues? Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Connecticut in New Haven to talk about the best new toys that are sure to bust up boring afternoons. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


     Twist Time Tower Crash (Blip Toys)

  • Twist Time is a new line of outdoor and indoor games offering a wide variety of innovative games that will get families of all ages off the couch, laughing, and interacting together.
  • Twist Time games are perfect for reunions or spur-of-the moment family game nights.
  • With busy schedules and more time spent on the phone or in front of the TV than every before, it’s become increasingly difficult for families to spend quality time together.
  • In Tower Crash, players roll the die to see which color pillar they need to pull, and then place the pillar back on top of the tower.
  • Add a disc and stack the tower up to 3 feet tall!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Now exclusively at Target

Morph (The Orb Factory)

  • Morph is the shape-shifting fluff that does all the stuff.
  • It bounces, it floats, it shapes, and it even copies.
  • This allergen-free compound can fluff up to six times its original size, and never dries out!
  • Collect all six colors!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Mutants Segment (Playmates Toys)

  • Inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit TV show, discover all the action and adventure of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ world in a new collection that’s micro in scale but packed with features.
  • Kids can transform their Pet Turtle figure into a multi-level micro mutant playset and discover more than 10 different features including battle platforms, sewer slide, ejection stairs, and more.
  • Each set includes two micro figures, projectiles, and more special features!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99-$39.99
  • Available: Spring 2017

LatchKits Craft Kits (Kahootz)

  • The classic latch hook craft kit is back! LatchKits are a fun and easy-to-learn craft—just loop, hook, and pull!
  • Everything you need is included: the handy latch hook tool, pre-cut yarn and color-coded, easy-to-follow canvas make getting started on your project a snap.
  • The sturdy canvas features fabric-lined edges and hanging loops to create your very own soft and fuzzy design that’s ready to hang on your wall or use as a mini-rug—it’s a great anytime project!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Rubik’s Build It, Solve It (Winning Moves USA)

  • Ever wanted to know how a Rubik’s Cube is made? Now you can make your own and learn how to solve it at the same time!
  • Takes about 90 minutes to build and includes all of the tools you need.
  • Includes instructions on how to build it and a “You Can Do The Rubik’s Cube” Solution Booklet.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $23.95
  • Available: January 2017

3Doodler Start Robotics Pen Set (WobbleWorks)

  • With the 3Doodler Start Robotics pen set you can build the future. Create simple robots, vibrating robot walkers, two legged, four-legged and six-legged walking or crawling robots!
  • Includes: Special edition 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen, a motor and battery pack, themed activity guide (with over 12 projects), themed DoodleBlocks, Doodle Sheets and Eco-Plastic packs.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Spring 2017

Break Free (Yulu)

  • Break Free from YULU is a new, challenging action skill game full of urgency, suspense, and tons of fun. The objective: players must race to pick the lock on their handcuff as quickly as possible and before everyone else!
  • First, players handcuff themselves together and insert a maze into each handcuff. The game includes three maze colors. Each color represents a different level of difficulty, making each round unpredictable. Using the lock pick, players must try to pick the lock on their handcuff as quickly as possible. The fastest to break free from their handcuff receives a token that corresponds with the maze color. There are points on the back of each token, the player with the most points after playing all three rounds, wins the game.
  • Break Free requires two or more players. Each Break Free game comes with four handcuffs with chains, four lock picks, three different maze levels, and 16 tokens.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: June 2017 (Target)

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