Summer’s here and it’s time for kids to get up and play. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Western Massachusetts to show off the best active play toys of the summer. 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.

Thomas Tracks Ride On (Jakks Pacific)

  • This innovative ride-on looks just like Thomas and features 360 degrees of sculpt featuring a fold out seat that becomes an interactive train track where a child can race the included toys – Thomas and Percy smaller engines.
  • This unique ride-on also features six train wheels, storage on the dash to for the included mini Thomas and Percy toy trains, and Thomas phrases and feature song.
  • Ages: 1+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us


Twist Time Lighted Bean Bag Bash (Blip Toys)

  • Twist Time is a new line of outdoor and indoor games that will get families of all ages off the couch, laughing, and interacting together.
  • Make your yard the brightest of the night with Lighted Bean Bag Bash. The lights on the target glow brightly, making it easy to see for nighttime play.
  • Take aim with your light-up beanbags and watch as the target erupts in a series of awesome flashing lights when you hit your mark.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $26.99
  • Available: Target

Bubble Fantasia (Imperial)

  • The Bubble Fantasia bubble machine pumps out hundreds of bubbles per minute.
  • It spins 360 degrees while projecting a multi-colored light show.
  • Bubble Fantasia comes with a 35 ounces of premium Bubble Blitz bubble solution. Fill it up and turn it on to start the ultimate bubble party.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

Disc Jock-e (Tucker Toys)

  • Tucker Toys lets you take the tunes with you with its new Disc Jock-e, a flying disc with Bluetooth technology.
  • Soaring through the airwaves, the Disc Jock-e is a durable, water-resistant throwing disc that syncs to any playlist from a phone, tablet or computer.
  • It comes in a choice of vibrant blue or orange colors, so that even if you’re just relaxing, you’ll never miss a beat with the coolest outdoor speaker ever!
  • It’s great for the backyard, beach, pool or park.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

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 Balls are each sold separately, and are available in two team colors, blue and orange.
  • Ages 8+,
  • MSRP $49.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” Us