Summertime is here, and it’s time to get outside and play! Toy Insider Parent Charlene DeLoach stopped by WBZ-TV in Boston to show off some of the best new toys for backyard fun. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


 

1:43 R/C FULL FUNCTION MONSTER TRUCK ASSORTMENT: BIGFOOT, RACING #1, TIGER SHARK (NEW BRIGHT)

  • These full function R/C Monster Trucks are small but quick! 
  • Choose from 3 styles of Monster Trucks – Bigfoot, Racing #1 or Tiger Shark. 
  • At only 5 inches, you can take the full-throttle excitement of the arena almost anywhere!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.97
  • Available: Walmart

RYAN’S WORLD HEAD SPLAT (FAR OUT TOYS)

  • Far Out Toys teams up with YouTube star 7-year old Ryan of the massively popular Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel for a flip on classic Splash Out play with the new Ryan’s World Head Splat – a new water challenge game with epic splash outs… on your head.
  • The concept is simple: players use their heads to flip a water balloon into a wacky looking hat. The challenge is to keep the balloon away from the rough edges of the cup otherwise they will SPLASH OUT! 
  • Head Splat is great fun for the entire family! 
  • Head Splat comes complete with the Head Splat hat, adjustable Head Splat cord, and 24 water balloons.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target 

RIBBON NINJA (FAT BRAIN TOY)

  • Think like a fox, move like a cheetah, and strike like a cobra. Do you have what it takes to become a true Ribbon Ninja master?
  • Each player has three colorful ribbons attached to his or her wristband. 
  • The goal is simple: snatch your opponents’ ribbons before they snatch yours. 
  • Lunge, grab, and dodge as quickly and cleverly as possible – The last ninja standing with at least one ribbon left wins the game! 
  • Includes 6 wristbands, 18 ribbons in 6 colors, detailed game rules and instructions and is designed for 2 to 6 players. 
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.95
  • Available: fatbraintoys.com, Amazon

Best Science and Nature exploration toysKIDNOCULARS EXTREME (EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)

  • Kids will use both sight and sound to explore their world using Kidnoculars Extreme. 
  • The all-in-one binoculars are designed with focus-free vision, 3x magnification, and headset-free audio amplification. 
  • The binoculars promote STEM-based scientific observation of nature and animals. 
  • They include a breakaway strap for kids’ safety. 
  • Age: 5+ 
  • MSRP: $24.99 
  • Available: Amazon, Target, EducationalInsights.com

MAXX BUBBLES BUBBLE N GO LEAF BLOWER (SUNNY DAYS ENTERTAINMENT)

  • Help around the yard with your very own Bubble N Go Leaf Blower! 
  • This adorable battery-operated toy leaf blower is a fun way to get kids up and moving. 
  • With its realistic design and mechanical sounds, the blower helps to promote pretend play and encourages kids to use their imagination. 
  • Just squeeze and hold the easy push trigger to create a continuous stream of bubbles. 
  • The blower includes a 4-ounce bottle of bubble solution.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Kohls, Party City

PLAY DAY KAOS 360 (IMPERIAL TOY)

  • Let’s play Kaos 360! A game of skill and speed for all ages.
  •  Slam the ball on the net play surface, once it bounces the other team can catch or return the ball. If you drop or miss the ball… you lose a point!
  • First team to collect two Score Markers wins.
  • Includes Carry Bag, Slam Balls,  Net, Connector Tubes and Rule Book.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart