Fresh Toys for Spring and Summer Little Things Refresh

Winter won’t last forever! Spring and summer are coming and when the weather warms up, it’s time to play outside with these great toys. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Little Things Refresh to show off some great new toys for kids to enjoy once all that snow melts away. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


NEXTWAVE – JUMBO BEACH BASKET (AMLOID)

  • This bright and colorful activity set is packed with play value with all the accessories kids need to spend hours at the beach or in the sand box.
  • New features include a sturdy nylon shoulder strap along with a comfort grip handle for easy on-the-go portability.
  • The collapsible folding case makes clean up a breeze by shaking out water and sand when it’s time to go.
  • Plus, the cover detaches from the basket to double as a super-sized animal sand form!
  • The 15-piece set comes complete with assorted sea creatures and nautical forms, bucket with handle, castle molds, rake, roller, sand spinner, sifter and shovels in a variety of sizes.
  • Available in three styles: Flamingo (pink), Whale (purple) and Shark (teal).
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Sam’s Club

GLOVE-A-BUBBLES (ZING)

  • Churn out oodles and oodles of BUBBLES with just the wave of your hand with Glove-A-Bubbles! Get ready to wave and play! Kids simply remove the bubble pouch from the glove and pour one of the two bubble solutions into the pouch.  Dip the glove into the bubble pouch. Wave your glove back and forth and watch tons of delightful bubbles form instantly, right before your eyes. Never ending bubbles for never ending fun!
  • Glove-A-Bubbles come with one glove and two packs of bubble solution.  The pouch is also re-sealable and refillable.
  • Glove-A-Bubbles come in eight different animal-themed gloves, including lion, alligator, hippopotamus, elephant, dinosaur, panda, bunny and monkey.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $2.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Sam’s Club

PLAY IMPOSSIBLE GAMEBALL (PLAY IMPOSSIBLE)

  • The Play Impossible Gameball is an active gaming system that brings the digital action outdoors with a variety of free connected games you can play on your own or with friends.
  • More than “just a ball,” the Gameball is embedded with patent-pending sensor technology that connects to the Play Impossible app via Bluetooth, bringing a new twist to a favorite play object.
  • Connect, compete and challenge your ball skills with the popular new game Impossible; see how long it takes to reach your vertical limit in Skyscraper; use brains and brawn in a new version of “keep away” with Jostle.
  • When Gameball runs low on juice, refuel in 20 seconds with the Rapid Charger for another complete hour of fun!
  • Ages: All
  • MSRP: $99
  • Available: Target and Amazon

SLING STIX (YULU)

  • Play catch in a powerful new way.
  • Catch the super bouncy ball with the sticky suction cup atop of the 11-inch long plastic Sling Stix.
  • Then, use the Stix’ unique trigger to release the ball, and sling it distances up to 30 feet! Kids can challenge their friends and play together for even more fun!
  • Each package includes one orange Sling Stix, one green Sling Stix, and one ball. Play is designed for two players.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: US: $14.99
  • Available: Target

LASER X MICRO (NSI INTERNATIONAL)

    • Laser X – the ultimate high-tech game of tag – just got a lot more portable.
    • Laser X Micro Blasters are small 5-inch blasters that deliver big fun, featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound effects that bring the excitement of a laser tag arena right to your own backyard.  Strap a receiver onto your upper arm, and blast opponents up to 100 feet away. Reloading is easier than ever; Just press and hold the trigger.
    • Micro Blasters are designed to work WITH all other Laser X equipment, not instead of other gear. They’re particularly great for playing games on the go.
    • Blasters feature pinpoint accuracy up to 100 feet – and work both day and night.
    • Blaster beams go through windows and strategically bounce off walls and mirrors to hit opponents.
    • Games can include an unlimited number of players. Play one-on-one, in teams, or set your blaster to “rogue” and it’s every man for himself!
    • Laser X works with invisible infrared beams; No real lasers are used. While the technology behind this new product is highly-advanced, the game equipment
    • Age: 6+
    • MSRPs: Laser X Micro Double Set for two players: $29.99. / Laser X Micro Single Set for one player: $14.99.
    • Available on March 15: www.GetLaserX.com, Walmart

NIKKO Air Race Vision 220 FPV Pro (Toy State)

  • Get ready to race with the Race Vision 220 FPV Pro! Nikko Air teamed up with DRL (Drone Racing League) to deliver the ultimate drone racing experience leveraging elite drone racing technology, developed by drone racers, designed for future pilots.
  • You can’t fly true FPV using a cell phone or on Wi-Fi without disruptions. Race Vision 220 uses 5.8 GHz analog frequency allowing the pilot to see real-time video transmission without delay or interruptions. It includes a full color LCD screen and FPV goggles that provide and immersive flight experience from the cockpit of the drone.
  • Designed for pilots of all skill levels with 3 variable flight modes, multiple speed settings, and 16 one touch stunts, this racing drone is sure to take you from beginner to pro in no time.
  • Age: 10+
  • MSRP: $169.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target

MORFBOARD SKATE/SCOOT COMBINATION (JAKKS PACIFIC)

  • This high-performance deck and component system transforms in seconds and creates an entirely new play experience.
  • The Morfboard ecosystem encompasses super simple Lock & Release Technology (LRT): simply drop Xtensions into the board and turn them 90-degrees.  The flex trigger locks in so kids are ready to skate, ride, balance, or bounce.
  • Includes: A Morfboard, front and rear skate, scoot Xtensions and scoot T-Bar.
  • Variable height T-Bar with rubber anti-slip grips.
  • Available in a variety of color options to customize the board.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Target

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