Get Out and Play with Hot Summer Toys on Breakfast Television

Summer’s almost here, so it’s time to get outdoors and play. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Breakfast Television in Toronto to show off some of the best new active and outdoor toys for the season. 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.


ALEX Toys Active Play Ready Set Stilts (Alex Brands)

  • ALEX Toys Active Play Ready, Set, Stilts gives your child a leg up on active fun! Stilts let kids have a blast while building balance, strength and coordination!
  • They come with removable training feet for easy balancing right away. As kids improve, with an easy no-tool assembly, the wide base can be replaced by no-skid caps.
  • With sturdy steel poles, comfortable soft-grip handles and non-slip footrests they grow with your child. The stilts weigh 4 lbs., 14 oz. and adjust in height from 49.25″ to 57.25″ with a weight capacity of 110 lbs.
  • Age: 5+
  • Canadian MSRP: $51.99
  • Available: Amazon

Power Wheels Wild Thing (Mattel)

  • Wild Thing is the ultimate performance vehicle for older age kids, bringing a whole new level of control, excitement, and thrills with ability to shift into a 360 degree spinning action while driving in both forward and reverse.
  • Large durable tires for multi-terrain driving
  • Three different speed setting up to 5 mph, a stability sensor to prevent tipping on steep inclines, and working seatbelt
  • Designed with an exposed metal frame for a tough realistic look.
  • Age: 5+
  • Canadian MSRP: $329.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

Bubble Blitz Mighty Wand (Imperial)

  • Blow hundreds of bubbles all at once with the Mighty Bubble Wand. Blowing bubbles is easy with the included bubble tray.
  • The set includes a wand, a bubble tray and an 8 oz. bottle of bubble solution.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: London Drug, Northwest, Canadian Tire, Red Apple, ACE

Kite-A-Pult (Tucker Toys)

  • Flying a kite can be a breeze with the new Kite-A-Pult, a self-launching kite flying system. Get a kite off the ground by launching it high into the air! No need to have a friend help or run around trying to get the kite up into the air. The portable hand-launcher makes it easy to pull back then rocket the kite into the air to catch the wind.  Not only is the Kite-A-Pult the most innovative and exciting kite out there, but it also doubles as a Glider! Two toys in one!  With THREE designs to choose from!
  • Ages 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Mastermind Toys

X-Shot Bubble Ball (Zuru)

  • The X-Shot Bubble Ball is ZURU’s hottest new item that takes contact sports to the extreme!
  • With its durable material and easy to inflate system, the Bubble Ball can inflate up to 4 feet and withstand tremendous impacts!
  • Use it in the backyard or in a sports field and get the games started. The X-Shot Bubble Ball one pack is available in two team colors, blue and orange.
  • Ages 8+,
  • MSRP $79.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

Antsy Pants (Beach House)

  • With the ability to build anything from a pirate ship that lets you sail the seven seas, to a castle that protects you from invading dragons, or a ball pit that lets you achieve your gold medal swimming dreams, each kit encourages active and limitless play
  • Easy-to-assemble, high quality Snap and Click™ poles and connectors allow kids to build each kit with the help of a friend or family member
  • Kits come in small, medium, and large sizes, and there are whimsical corresponding fabric covers that fit each size.
  • With each kit purchased, Antsy Pants helps KaBOOM! build playgrounds for kids living in poverty across America
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $13.86-$110.99
  • Available: Target

Spinzipz (Zing)

  • The spinners craze reaches a whole new level with Spinzipz from Zing! Small enough to fit in your pocket and quiet enough to use anywhere, Spinzipz have joined the fidget craze
  • Spin a single-blade Spinzipz individually, OR for even cooler effects, use the special stacking SpinPin to spin more than one simultaneously.
  • Hold Spinzipz between your index finger and thumb and flick the light to start the spin
  • Choose from four different colors: blue red green and yellow
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $6.99
  • Available: Walmart in June

NERF Battle Racer (Hasbro)

  • NERF Battle Racer is the ultimate Go Kart! Get ready to experience the exhilaration of the NERF Battle Racer.
  • Along with the innovative, durable features and sporty design, the NERF Battle Racer gives an authentic driving experience & lets the driver control with Pedal Power!
  • This is a custom NERF Go Kart with placeholders for the NERF blasters, brackets & darts; ergonomic molded seat is adjustable and equipped with a high backrest for a comfortable and safe sitting position.
  • Speed can be kept in-check with the easy-to-use handbrake. Kids will love the NERF Battle
  • Ages: 4-10 years
  • MSRP: $339.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

    tenney and logan american girlTenney and Logan (American Girl)

  • Tenney, a new contemporary character from American Girl, is a breakout songwriter, finding the heart to be herself. In Tenney’s story, she puts her whole heart into following her dreams, and although she gets the jitters, her determination to share her true feelings through writing and performing gives her the strength to stay true to herself and her music.
  • For the first-time ever, American Girl will introduce an 18-inch boy character, Logan Everett, Tenney’s bandmate and drummer.
  • The Tenney collection includes an 18-inch Tenney doll featuring long, curly blond hair and light brown eyes; a Logan doll with short brown hair and eyes, plus several music and stage-inspired outfits, accessories, and toys that reflect their interests, such as a stage and dressing room, performance outfits, and several musical instruments like a guitar, banjo, and a drum set for Logan.
  • MSRP: $115 each
  • Age: 8+
  • Available: American Girl



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