Top Summer Toys on WGN Chicago

Goodbye winter, hello summer! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by WGN in Chicago to show off some of the best new toys for the summer. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


Nickelodeon Slime (Cra-Z-Art)

  • Nickelodeon Slime includes all the ingredients, including glue, needed for kids to make their own version of the network’s iconic and beloved green goo.
  • Available in April, Slime will also come in a variety of colors and textures, including glitter, neon, and glow in the dark.
  • Do-it-yourself slime has become a recent craze with kids and has spread virally via social media. Cra-Z-Art already produces components of Slime, including white and clear glue, in the US.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target

POOF Outdoor Games Star Toss (Alex Brands)

  • Shooting stars!
  • A new spin on the classic game of horseshoes.
  • Two to four players have 7-ways to score points.
  • Includes 4 Stars, 2 ground stakes and instructions.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.00
  • Available: Amazon

Air Hogs E-Chargers (Spin Master)

  • Air Hogs E-Chargers are a quick charge motorized plane that can soar at fast speeds through the sky. They are fully charged and ready to go in just 30 seconds and can fly up to 100 yards.
  • Just hold in the charger for 30 seconds, and when it’s removed, the plane is ready to fly with the wind.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

All Around Playtime Patio with Canopy (Step2)

  • The All Around Playtime Patio with Canopy features realistic “stacked-stone” and an open pavilion-style design for 360-degree play in the backyard.
  • The sand and water play area, snack table and kitchen grill are shaded by a removable canopy. Two wide Dutch doors allow for wheelchair access.
  • Hook & loop closures on the canopy allow parents to easily remove it for storage or to wash
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us

NERF Super Soaker Dartfire Water Blaster (Hasbro)

  • Be ready for almost any mission or battle with a Super Soaker blaster that fires darts and water! Deliver a double shot of blasting action with the Nerf Super Soaker DartFire water blaster that launches Nerf foam darts and unleashes a deluge of water to soak the competition.
  • Kids can choose their mode and let the darts – or the water – fly! Switch between modes to take opponents by surprise. The DartFire water blaster fires 1 dart a time and shoots water up to 38 feet.
  • The tank holds up to 40 fluid ounces of water. Includes 5 Nerf darts.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Target, Walmart

X-Shot Bubble Ball (Zuru)

  • The X-Shot Bubble Ball is ZURU’s hottest new item that takes contact sports to the extreme! With its durable material and easy to inflate system, the Bubble Ball can inflate up to 4 feet and withstand tremendous impacts!
  • Use it in the backyard or in a sports field and get the games started. The X-Shot Bubble Ball 1 pack is available in two team colors, blue and orange.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” Us

Y Fliker A3 Air Series (Yvolution)

  • An innovative three-wheeled scooter that’s built for fun.
  • There’s no more kicking the pavement like simple two wheel scooters. Riders simply move their hips from side to side to get going, while continuing to use their own body power for self-propelling fun.
  • The Y Fliker’s patented technology, light-weight and sleek design, combined with performance rated wheels, allows this free-style scooter to perform smooth carving and drifting action. And the quick response hand brake offers kids increased control and ensures a safe, fun ride! And with its twist and stow folding system, it’s ready to go wherever you take it!
  • Max weight: 175 lbs
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP $129.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart

RSF (Razor USA)

  • The original RSF now comes in a smaller size!
  • Kids can ride on custom 10-inch 3-spoke mag wheels and street tires as they ride up to 14 mph!
  • The two 12V rechargeable batteries allow up to 30 minutes of continuous use.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $599.00
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

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