The Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by PIX 11 in New York City to show off some of the coolest summer toys to keep kids busy this summer. For more on these toys, check out the product info below, and don’t forget to check out our full spring and summer toy guide!


ride-on toys Marvel’s the Avengers 16-Inch Big Wheel (Jakks Pacific)

  • With its 16-inch front wheel, the Big Wheel ride-on introduced in 1969 is a blast from the past!
  • Now, featuring children’s favorite Marvel Superheroes, the low-riding design offers easy on and easy off access and a low center of gravity for comfort and security.
  • The Big Wheel ride-on is easy to assemble and has sturdy plastic construction, and includes a “Grow with Me” three position seat to fit a child’s growing needs.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99

3D Glitter Sidewalk Chalk3D Neon Glitter Sidewalk Chalk (Crayola)

  • Crayola 3D Neon Chalk provides kids a new way to experience color outside and creates a new outdoor coloring activity.
  • Ultra bright neon chalk with fluorescent pigments are even brighter in sunshine.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $4.99

Kids outdoor toys - Jetts Heel Wheels JETTS (Razor USA)

  • You are clear and ready to take off!
  • Fire up your afterburner and get your spark on with the high-flying Jetts!
  • Just step up, strap off, and take off with these easily adjustable, always awesome heel wheels to transform your ordinary sneakers into the hottest way to roll.
  • Spark pads are easily removable and replaceable.
  • Ages: 6+ (8+ with sparks)
  • MSRP: $39.99

Outdoor toys 2016ZB Freestyle Board (Tucker Toys)

  • Ollies, 360’s and Board Flips on almost any surface, including grass!
  • Featuring both grip tape and a textured surface to provide the traction you need to handle all types of freestyle moves!
  • The 3-step instructions make a quick and easy set-up!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99

Hottest summer toysPaddle Bubble (TPF Toys)

  • With bubbles and paddle in hand, players vie for bubble brilliance as they try and keep suds from popping!
  • Whether testing skills solo by bopping bubbles up and down, or lofting side to side in a match against a friend, bubble play has never been more fun.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99

Hottest summer toys for 2016Nerf Super Soaker Tidal Torpedo Bow (Hasbro)

  • Blast missiles or water from the Tidal Torpedo Bow!
  • Surprise the competition with a soaking stream of water or big foam missile.
  • Dip the tip of the missile in water to deliver a watery missile blast.
  • The Tidal Torpedo Bow shoots water up to 30 feet and can hold up wot 22 fl. Oz. of water.
  • For innovative water-blasting fun, nothing soaks like a Super Soaker!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99

Hottest outdoor toys360 Hoverblade (Spin Master)

  • Toss it, spin it, fly it!
  • Throw the 360 Hoverblade like a boom-a-rang and  it will come right back to your hand
  • You can make it hover in mid-air; use the control slider to increase power and it will spin up and hover
  • Suitable for both indoors and outdoors play.
  • The propeller in its wing is the key to its control. Launch it from the ground, your finger, or toss it and watch it perform amazing stunts.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99