Summer Toy Bonanza on The Today Show

Summer’s here and it’s time to get outdoors and play! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by The Today Show to show off some of the season’s hottest new toys and games. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for more on the hottest new toys of the season be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.


Official Movie Edition Spider Drone (Skyrocket Toys)

  • Everyone’s favorite web-slinger is back in Spider-Man: Homecoming, sporting a new high-tech gadget. Now you can own the Official Movie Edition Spider-Drone, a functional replica of Spidey’s eight-legged, surveillance drone.
  • The ergonomic flight controller with Spidey-suit inspired design includes Voice Feedback with phrases straight from the blockbuster film. Complete the experience by downloading the free Spider-Drone app, which hosts a flight manual, checklist of flight achievements and media gallery.
  • This Spider-Drone is a must for any wall-crawler collection.
  • Age: 7+
  • SRP: $89.00
  • Availability: Target, Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us

My Fairy Garden Magical Cottage (PlayMonster)

  • My Fairy Garden is the first of its kind: a toy that’s also a real, live garden! Children love kits that allow them to grow plants at home; it gives them a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing
  • My Fairy Garden takes it to a new, exciting level by allowing children to interact with it as part of an enchanting play set! Children plant the quick-germinating seeds, and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with adorable fairies, woodland friends and accessories!
  • Freya’s Magical Cottage — An adorable flower pot that’s a welcoming fairy home where Freya entertains friends and tends to her garden!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us

Little Tikes Pogo IT! (MGA)

  • Pogo IT! is the ONLY electronic bounce game product that combines interactive play with music and the motion sensing technology helps get kids balancing, jumping and moving to score points.
  • Pogo IT! will keep score as you reach new levels – it’s the fun, interactive bounce game that anyone can play Hop It, Win It, Flip It!
  • Pogo IT! has two game modes: “Hop ‘til You Drop” and “Jump to the Beat.” Challenge yourself to beat your best score and challenge your friends to see who can become the Pogo IT! Champ.
  • Ages: 4-10
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Target

Morph (ORB)

  • Morph is the shape-shifting fluff that does all the stuff. It bounces, it floats, it shapes, and it even copies.
  • Get your hands on the coolest compound of 2017 to experience just how light and fluffy it is!
  • Once you pick it up, it’s almost impossible to put down.
  • Collect all 6 colours
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Walmart, Michaels

Barbie Dreamtopia Bubbletastic Fairy Doll (Mattel)

  • These fairy dolls from Barbie Dreamtopia’s Sweetville Kingdom are even sweeter with bubble-making wings!
  • Pour bubble solution (a bottle is included) into the butterfly-shaped tray, and dip Barbie doll’s wings into the solution.
  • Pull the yellow bow on her belt, and watch as the fan connected to the wings spins.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Toys “R” Us

Washable Sidewalk Paint Sprayer (Crayola)

  • Turn any outdoor space into a child’s canvas!
  • By simply pumping the unit and spraying, kids can create anything in their imagination, and parents don’t have to worry about a messy cleanup.
  • Includes Sidewalk Paint Sprayer Unit, two pre-filled, refillable paint cartridges, two stencil sheets, and content sheet.
  • Ages: 6+
  • Canada MSRP: $14.99
  • Available at Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

SpaceScooter

  • This scooter can be ridden two ways. Use like traditional scooter, or propel it forward with a cool up and down teeter-totter motion.
  • Folds for convenience.
  • The regular model of the scooter comes equipped with a hand break, air suspension and is durable.
  • Colors for the X580 series include: Black, White, Orange, Pink, Blue, and Red-Blue.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $149.00
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us

Mobo Tot Disney Pixar Cars – Lightning McQueen (Asa Products)

  • Ergonomically-designed cruiser for toddlers.
  • Parents can be at ease with its safe and durable ride
  • Makes exploring fun.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

Y Kart Rocker Go Kart (Yvolution)

  • The Y Rocker offers kids the most extreme go-kart experience yet.
  • This pedal kart is completely kid-powered and features Yvolution’s patented Lean-to-Steer technology that allows kids to carve easily around the tightest corners.
  • They simply steer by swaying their body from side to side. Y Rocker Go-Kart has a sleek, light-weight frame with a low, adjustable racing-style bucket seat, for increased maneuverability and a whole new riding experience. Its wide all-terrain tires make it perfect for off-roading adventures virtually anywhere.
  • The quick-stop back pedal brake and anti-vibration rubber hand grips give kids the enhanced control they need to have a safe and comfortable, yet wild ride. Racing flag included.
  • Ages 5+ (max weight 165 lbs.); Available in red or pink
  • MSRP: $99.98
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

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