Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Connecticut in New Haven to show off some awesome ride-on toys for 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.
( FLY WHEELS 15-INCH CRUISER JAKKS PACIFIC)
Kids can zip around the neighborhood with their favorite characters on the new Fly Wheels Cruiser.
Features include a 15-inch extra wide width front wheel with LED lights that light up as the child rides.
Cruiser also features ergonomic easy-grip handlebars, 3-position seat that adjusts as the child grows, large rear wheels, stylized graphics, and a custom sculpted front plate of their favorite character.
Available brands: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, PJ Masks.
( FLY WHEELS JUNIOR CRUISER JAKKS PACIFIC)
Kids can get outside and get rolling with the new Fly Wheels Junior Cruiser.
Features include an extra-wide width 10-inch front wheel that grips the sidewalk, ergonomic easy-grip handlebars that include a button that plays sound effects and tunes, and adorable character graphics.
Available brands: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, PAW Patrol, PJ Masks, Peppa Pig, Cars 3, Disney Princess, Disney Frozen, Avengers, Spider-Man, Incredibles 2.
Available: Amazon, Walmart
Y FLIKER A3 SELF PROPELLING SCOOTER ( YVOLUTION)
Step up and jump on board! The biggest and fastest in the Air range, the Y Fliker A3 allows you to drift and carve like never before. No more kicking the pavement and losing speed.
To accelerate all you have to do is sway your hips from side to side!
Three- wheeled free-style scooter with sleek, light weight design
Quick response hand brake for increased control and ensures a safe, fun ride!
Twist and stow folding system for easy travel and storage.
Maximum weight 175 lbs.
Y Flikers range from $99 to $169.99 (there are different versions for different age groups).
MSRP: $129.99 for this version
Available: Amazon, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kmart, Walmart
( 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.
Scoot Xtensions feature lean-to-steer wishbone front truck and rear wheel with inset lever brake.
Variable height T-Bar with rubber anti-slip grips.
Available in a variety of color options to customize the board.
Balance and Bounce XTensions sold separately for $39.99 each.
( ROLLPLAY 12V UP-RIDER ROLLPLAY)
The Rollplay 12 Volt Up-Rider’s unique design combines the stability and control of traditional scooter handlebars with an innovative wheel configuration – the four wheels provide smooth steering and balance, while you create a pivot of 360 degrees for easy turns!
Provides fun dynamic speed and braking for better control and 12 volt motor drive for reliable use.
Has a max speed of 4 mph.
Maximum weight up to 150 lbs.
( STABLE BUDDIES CHESTNUT HORSE & WILLOW UNICORN 6V PLUSH RIDE-ON DYNACRAFT)
The Stable Buddies Willow Unicorn 6V Plush Ride-On and Chestnut Horse 6V Plush Ride-On are made of soft plush material and reach a maximum speed of 2.5 MPH.
Willow the unicorn features magical unicorn sounds, a light-up horn, and play stable!
Chestnut the horse features realistic horse sounds, music, a removable bandana, and play stable!
Available: Walmart, sold separately
( RSF 350 RAZOR USA)
The Razor RSF350 is the hottest two-wheel sensation to hit the ground since the full-sized RSF650. Powered by a high-torque, chain-driven motor and designed with authentic street-bike styling, the RSF350 delivers big-time performance in a compact ride.
Twist the throttle and feel the RSF350 launch into action with its electric-powered acceleration, hitting speeds up to 22 kilometers per hour/14 mph for up to 30 minutes of continuous use.
Handlebars are riser style with adjustable angles for comfort, grips made from soft rubber.
Folding metal foot pegs.
Features a 24 v (2 x 12 v) sealed rechargeable lead acid battery.
Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart