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If there’s anything kids love more than big summer blockbuster movies and hot TV shows, it’s taking their favorite characters from the big screen home with them. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by the offices of Family Circle magazine to show off the hottest new toys from the summer’s biggest movies and shows. 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.


PJ Masks Deluxe Vehicles – Cat-Car, Gekko-Mobile and Owl Glider (Just Play)

  • Pounce, swim and fly into action with the PJ Masks Deluxe Vehicles featuring Catboy in his Cat-Car, Gekko in his Gekko-Mobile and Owlette in her Owl Glider!
  • Hear fun hero phrases from the hit TV series “PJ Masks” and see the headlights light up as the vehicles roll “into the night to save the day!”
  • Each vehicle comes with a 3-inch articulated figure and can accommodate all three PJ Masks 3-inch figures.
  • Collect all three vehicles, sold separately.
  • Ages 3+
  • SRP $24.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Ballroom Belle (Jakks)

  • Ballroom Belle is a sweet friend to cherish. Belle is radiant with beauty and grace as she descends the grand staircase into the enchanted ballroom.
  • Ballroom Belle is a large-scale doll standing approximately 14-inches tall, and dressed in her beautiful yellow ball gown with gold details, shoes, plus her iconic “tree of life” pendant necklace, inspired by the film.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” US, Target

PAW Patrol Mission Cruiser (Spin Master)

  • There’s trouble in Barkingburgh and the pups need their PAW Patrol Mission Cruiser. It’s a Mission Paw.
  • At the touch of a button, activate the sounds and transform the Mission Cruiser into a mobile command center! Insert the exclusive mission card and launch your Mini Vehicles into action.
  • The Mission Cruiser comes with an exclusive Robo Dog and his Mini Vehicle, can hold up to 3 mini vehicles, and has front and back compartments for more storage and play.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart

Peppa Pig Ultimate Activities Backpack (Cra-Z-Art)

  • This Cra-Z-Art Peppa Pig Activity backpack is packed with endless Peppa Pig arts/crafts and drawing activities to keep busy.
  • It includes markers, stamps, softee dough, acitivity books, stickers, cards with envelopes, markers and jumbo crayons.  Also allows for easy storage and is perfect for on the go!
  • Comes in Pink and Blue.
  • Peppa is a loveable little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mommy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favorite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Walmart

Dancing Groot (Hasbro)

  • Bring the ultra-groovy style of Guardians of the Galaxy to life with this music-playing, sound-detecting, limb-shaking Dancing Groot!
  • This 11.5-inch Dancing Groot figure plays a clip from the upcoming Guardians of Galaxy Volume 2 movie soundtrack, so that when the far-out beat starts to play, Groot can’t help but to get those roots in motion! Groot can also detect external music, so when the figure recognizes tunes from a phone, tablet, or other device, Dancing Groot starts to boogie!
  • When internal or external music is detected, Groot’s eyes light up and Groot starts dancing! Don’t be afraid to join in – just wave those branches…uh, arms… and shake it to the music!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

Mickey Transforming Roadster Racer R/C (Jada Toys)

  • Teaming with Disney for the new cartoon Mickey and the Roadster Racers on Disney Jr., Jada has produced an all new and innovative transforming R/C.
  • The Mickey Transforming Roadster Racer features Mickey’s red roadster and an easy-to-operate remote control that allows the classic roadster to transform into his all-new Roadster Racer, just like in the cartoon!
  • Other features include lights and sounds from the show. This is one of the most magical R/C’s Jada has produced and looks to be a big hit.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon

Shimmer & Shine 22Pc Set (Magformers)

  • Meet Shimmer and Shine! Two loveable balls of enthusiastic energy. Each shape contains rotating Rare Earth Neodymium magnets, the strongest of their kind for guaranteed connectivity, so you can pick a 2D shape off the table and see it become a 3D construct that stays together.
  • Click Magformers together and build Genie Lamps, Gondolas and more.
  • Use the Genie Jewels to make your creations sparkle. The four included idea mats and double-sided Shimmer & Shine character cards create the ultimate play experience.
  • Age: 3+
  • $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target, Nordstrom, Kohl’s

Ultimate Voltron 14″ Electronic Figure (Playmates)

  • With Ultimate Voltron, kids can battle the evil Galra forces with a highly detailed and feature-packed version of Voltron!
  • Ultimate Voltron features include: over 20 phrases and sounds, face and chest light up, “laser” projectile, incredible detail and articulation, and of course Voltron’s sword!
  • Green Lion can fire “laser” projectile
  • 26 points of articulation
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart

Roblox Single Figures (Jazwares)

  • Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Over 22 million user-generated online games have been produced on the Roblox platform with over 48 million players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, roleplay, and learn with friends in a family-friendly environment. Roblox is accessible on all modern smartphones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and other popular VR platforms.
  • Figures are available in mystery packs, single packs, two-figure game packs, and six-figure Champions of Roblox pack.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $3.99-$19.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Toys “R” Us

DC Super Hero Girls Blaster Action Batgirl Doll (Mattel)

  • Blast into adventure with Batgirl action doll! Armed with her sleek blaster, the Batgirl doll is ready to aim for an A in target class — or saving the day!
  • She comes with three different projectiles and a target to expand the storytelling fun, like a bat-shaped arrow, bat-shaped wing-inspired grappling hook and “energy burst.”
  • Batgirl doll is ready for any mission in a sleek outfit in her signature colors in purple and black with a yellow bat-shaped symbol on her chest, yellow boots and yellow arm cuffs. Iconic accessories for this tech genius include her yellow utility belt, black bat-shaped wings, mask-inspired glasses and a headband with bat-shaped ears.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us

HEXBUG BattleBots Arena (Hexbug)

  • The lights dim as the audience roars, you have just entered the ultimate robot showdown! Modeled after television’s favorite metallic war-zone comes HEXBUG ® BattleBots ® Arena™. Watch action-packed matches unfold inside this arena, a perfect place to pit a collection of the world’s most destructive machines against one another!
  • The HEXBUG BattleBots Arena features game-changing attributes such as two push activated pulverizing hammers! A fold-out game board features authentic graphics, plastic side panels and protective glass surroundings, just like on TV! Also included are two miniature remote control adversaries! Tombstone with its grave-making spinning blades and Witch Doctor equipped with its fearsome battering ram armor – ready to fight at your will!
  • Ages 8 and up.
  • $79.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart

LEGO Batcave Break-in (LEGO)

  • Defend against The Penguin’s Duckmobile invasion of the Batcave in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE: Batcave Break-in set.
  • The highly detailed Batcave features a rotating transformation chamber for Bruce Wayne to ‘transform’ into Batman, rotating Batcomputer control center with multiscreen elements and elevating platform function, and a prison with an exploding escape wall function.
  • The Batcave also has a rotating wardrobe with alternative Scu-Batsuit, Raging Batsuit or the Bat-Pack Batsuit minifigure bodies for Batman.
  • Dial up the conflict by using the Batboat’s spring-loaded missiles against the Duckmobile’s dual stud shooters and flick missiles.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

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