It’s time to get in character! Toy Insider Assistant Editor Madeleine Buckley stopped by the offices of Family Circle magazine to show off some great new role-playing toys. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


TMNT BASIC ROLE-PLAY ASSORTMENT (PLAYMATES)

  • Trained by their sensei master, Splinter, four mutant ninja turtles have come above ground and channeled their powers with their new weapons.
  • Now kids can collect all Ninja roleplay weapons in the Turtles arsenal and channel their powers.
  • Kids can grab their own Ōdachi Sword, set of Sais, Tech-Bo Staff or Nunchuk and get ready for battle.                     
  • The new items in the Role Play Assortment include: Raphael’s twin Sai w/bandana, Leonardo’s Ōdachi Sword w/bandana and throwing star, Michelangelo’s Nunchuk w/bandana and throwing star.         
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $12.99 each
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon

TONY HAWK BOX BOARDERS ACTION PACKS (HOG WILD)

  • Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has teamed up with Hog Wild Toys to introduce Tony Hawk Box Boarders, a brand new toy line that allows kids of all ages to easily land pro skateboarding tricks and film, edit and share videos of those tricks with the free Tony Hawk Box Boarders Studio App!  
  • The world is your skatepark with Tony Hawk Box Boarders Action Packs, new from Hog Wild Toys!
  • Choose from 16 famous skateboarder figures including from the Birdhouse crew such as Tony Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, or Aaron Homoki and get ready to roll!
  • Underneath the skateboarder is a steel ball bearing, which allows the Box Boarder to skate around in any direction.
  • Film your tricks with the included Quarter Pipe Ramps or create your own park features at home.
  • With the free Tony Hawk Box Boarders Studio app, you can record and edit your footage to create unreal skate compilations and share them online with other fans using #TonyHawkBoxBoarders.
  • These are Tony Box Boarders from Hog Wild – a line of action collectibles licensed from the legendary pro skateboarder!
  • These cool, box-shaped skater figures in the Action Packs simulate real skateboarding tricks! They roll on a steel ball bearing, allowing them to “skate” in any direction.
  • With the Tony Hawk Box Boarders app you can film your skills; edit footage to create skate compilations; then share in the Box Boarder Community.
  • Collect 16 famous skateboarders in the Action Packs.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Walmart

TONY HAWK BOX BOARDERS SUPER PACKS (HOG WILD)

  • These are Tony Box Boarders from Hog Wild – a line of action collectibles licensed from the legendary pro skateboarder!
  • Flip, ride, grind, and land insane tricks with Tony Hawk Box Boarders Super Pack.
  • Slide your phone into the phone slot located on the side of the bowl and begin filming your awesome tricks!
  • With the free Tony Hawk Box Boarders Studio app, you can record and edit your footage and share them online with #TonyHawkBoxBoarders.
  • Film tricks in all the Tony Hawk skate parks by collecting all 4: Kidney Bowl, Backyard Pool, Pro Park and Eight Bowl.
  • Box Boarder Super Packs come in four cool bowl shapes to practice tricks.
  • With the Tony Hawk Box Boarders app you can film your skills; edit footage to create skate compilations; then share in the Box Boarder Community.
  • Super Packs come with 3 features riders, 1 special Tony Hawk Box Boarder, 1 camera holder, 1 fish eye lens, 1 bowl style, and 1 quarter pipe paper ramp.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon 

SCOOP & LEARN ICE CREAM CART (LEAPFROG)

  • Learning is sweet when pretending to run your own ice cream cart!
  • The Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart lets kids create a variety of imaginative and tasty-looking ice cream combinations using four flavors of ice cream, three toppings and three syrup flavors.
  • Use the magic scooper to scoop up the ice cream and toppings to build customer orders and it will recognize the colors and flavors.
  • Then press the pump to add pretend syrup while counting to ten.
  • Build memory and sequencing skills by choosing from six cute animal order cards and following the instructions. Ring the bell to let them know their order’s up!
  • Playful phrases introduce colors, numbers, flavors and more while you explore the cart’s features and six activity cards.
  • When kids are ready to move to a new location, place the accessories in the correct places or put them in the two storage drawers and push the cart around to hear upbeat songs and music.
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart