Summer is finally here and it’s time to get outside and play! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CBS 2 to show off some of her favorite toys for the hot summer months. For more info on these toys, check out the product info below, and be sure to read our complete list of the hottest toys of the summer.

Razor Scooter ReviewsPower Core E90 (Razor USA)

  • The Power Core E90 is upping the ante for electric scooters once again, rolling out a ridiculous 80 minutes of continuous ride time and fifty-percent more muscle power.
  • Its innovative hub motor delivers a more efficient, maintenance free ride, while the steel frame, lighter weight and increased torque take performance to the next level.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $119

iBT35 and the iBT82 IHome speakersiBT35 and the iBT82 IHome speakers (iHome)


Both the iBT35 and the iBT82 are portable wireless waterproof speakers.  Pictured, the top one was out in a thunderstorm in Miami at a shoot and after 3 hours of torrential rain, it played (and sprayed).

Other key points:


  • waterproof and sandproof (iP67 rated)
  • military spec rated shockproof
  • 8 hour rechargeable battery
  • wireless stream stereo music via Bluetooth
  • speakerphone
  • caribiner clip with bottle opener

MSRP: $69.99


  • waterproof and sandproof (iP67 rated)
  • military spec rated shockproof
  • 12 hour rechargeable battery
  • wireless stream stereo music via Bluetooth
  • speakerphone
  • carry strap included

MSRP: $49.99

Goliath.PhlatBallPhlat Ball V3 (Goliath Games)

  • Phlat Ball™ V3 is a unique sports toy that transforms from a 9″ flying disc to a 6″ fun ball when thrown–it’s like a Frisbee ball.
  • Its time-delay transformation adds a twist to the classic outdoor game of catch, and it packs flat so it’s easy to slip into a backpack or suitcase.
  • And if it lands on a sloped roof, it pops open and rolls right off–it’s not a flat ball for long! Throw a disc, catch a ball!
  • Ages 5+
  • MSRP $14.99+

sky ballSky Ball (Jakks Pacific)

  • The Sky Ball bounces up to 75 feet and provides hours of fun.
  • Challenge your friends or challenge yourself playing catch or super handball.
  • Over 30 styles and three different sizes available.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $7.99


Spring toys 2016Uncle Bubble Unbelievabubble Swords (DNow Inc.)

  • Explore different ways to play with bubbles with the Unbelievabubble Swords.
  • Make giant bubbles, slice them, and blow bubbles inside of bubbles.
  • Each unit comes with a 31-inch bubble sword and one 8 oz bottle of solution.
  • Always use Uncle Bubble’s Ultra Bubble solution to make giant bubbles every time.
  • MSRP: $20.00

Wet HeadWet Head (Zing)

  • Take your chances with Zing’s all new water roulette game.
  • Players have the option to play with the included spinner or to download the free Wet Head Challenge mobile app, available on iOS and Android. The app includes an array of fun and challenging trivia questions and a special recording feature.
  • Answer the question correctly and it’s the next person’s turn. If not, take your chances, give the hat a spin and pull a pin; you may get soaked!
  • The record feature on the Wet Head Challenge app allows players to capture every drenching moment and share their videos on YouTube or social media.
  • Use #WetHeadChallenge to join in on the splash of fun and to see what others are posting!
  • Wet Head comes with one hat, eight pins and a spinner.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99

zuru_buncho_balloons_01213Bunch O Balloons (Zuru)

  • Fill and tie 100 water balloons in 60 seconds.
  • Simply attach the balloon stem to a water hose and watch the balloons fill up and drop off perfectly full and tied!
  • Balloons and O-Rings are completely biodegradable.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99