Summer’s here and it’s time for kids to get out and play. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped byABC 7 in San Francisco to show off some of the hottest new toys of the summer. 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 season, check out our Spring and Summer gift guide.


  • Invented by a pediatrician, allergist/immunologist, and physician scientist, Lick-A-Bubble was created so that kids and adults of all ages can experiment with different beverages to generate SAFE lickable bubbles.
  • Simply add your favorite beverage to the red fill line. Mix gently by swirling the wand in a circular motion for about 10 seconds or gently flipping the bottle back and forth with the cap closed ten times. Then blow bubbles and lick tasty bubbles!
  • From children’s birthday parties, events, and concerts, Lick-A-Bubble is the ultimate experience for kids and adults of all ages!
  • Lick-A-Bubble consumers enjoy watching friends and family blowing and chasing trying to lick those bubbles.
  • Tease your taste buds with the most unique experiences bubbles have to offer.
  • Available in Two Pack and Four Pack.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $6.99 for Two Pack, $9.99 for Four Pack
  • Available:, Amazon, Target, Walmart, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Kmart


  • Looks like a bubble, plays like a ball.
  • Super Wubble Bubble Ball is made with the super strong, tear-resistant material, Xpandium.
  • You can kick it, whack it, throw it, bounce it and even sit on it without worrying about deflating it.
  • This bubble ball floats, wobbles, dribbles, spins, smashes and makes sound.
  • Available in pink, blue, green, and red.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Target, Walmart, Amazon


  • Play catch in a powerful new way. Introducing the new Sling Stix from YULU!
  • 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.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: July 2018 at Target


  • The only easy to assemble, three-piece wand on the market that allows you to “Stand Up & Draw!” with sidewalk chalk.
  • Simple assembly – just load the chalk in, connet the pieces, and draw! There is a compartment to easily pop out used chalk.
  • Includes one Walkie Chalk set and two pieces of sidewalk chalk.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, Meijer stores


  • The Turbo Panther is equipped with a full working suspension, the ability to reach top speeds of 15km/hr and allows up to ten racers to compete.
  • The working suspension allows the car to climb up rocks and hilly terrain.
  • 50 metre range, 2.4 GHz, speeds up to 15 km/hr.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • This plush ride-on makes fun sounds to interact with kids.
  • It has soft plush material, realistic reins, and hair.
  • The unicorn features a lightup horn, while the pony has a red bandana.
  • A play stable is included.
  • Can reach a 2.5 MPH max speed and includes a 6 volt battery and charger.
  • Available in pony and unicorn styles.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Availability: Walmart