Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather, it’s time to get outside and play with some great toys and games.
Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by CTV’s Your Morning to talk about some of the season’s hottest new toys. 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.
( AIR HOGS SONIC PLANE SPIN MASTER)
Get into the pilot’s seat and fly your own high-speed Air Hogs Sonic Plane! Made for outdoor flying in parks, this plane has a powerful motor and a durable lightweight foam exterior!
The Sonic Plane’s powerful motor makes realistic sounds, for an adrenaline-charged flying experience!
With no assembly required, first-time flyers can grab the easy-to-use Sonic Plane, toss it into the air and immediately start conquering the skies
MSRP: CAD $41.39
Availability: Mass retailers
( WICKED BIG SPORTS PONG LITTLE KIDS)
Wicked Big Sports Pong takes traditional pong to the next level! Each super-sized cup pops up to 24-inches tall! Perfect for parties, tailgating, and backyard fun.
Play one on one or in teams of two.
Portable and includes an easy to carry storage case.
Set includes: six collapsible wicked big cups, six weight bags, one ball, one pump, and one needle in a carry bag.
Buy one set to play three cups versus three cups, or buy two sets to play six cups versus six cups.
Age: 8+ (Targeted Age: 21-35)
MSRP: CAD TBD
Available: Bass Pro Shops, wickedbigpong.com
GEOSAFARI JR. EXPLORERSCOPE ( EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)
The ONLY combined microscope and telescope out there!
Includes scope with 8x magnification, perfect-fit goggles with enlarged eyepieces, break-away strap, soft rubber hand grips, and telescoping barrel with 15x magnification for distance viewing.
Magnification and field of vision designed specifically for preschoolers’ level of perception.
Perfect for STEM learning and scientific exploration on the go! Encourages scientific exploration and discovery, and introduces the wonderful world of life science.
( RAZOR X CRUISER RAZOR USA)
Put fun on cruise with the lithium-ion-powered electric skateboard made to zoom! The new RazorX Cruiser is a skateboard with an electrifying kick, putting the control of a 125-watt, geared motor in the palm of your hand and under your feet.
This complete Cruiser uses an innovative geared, rear-wheel drive and lithium-ion battery to deliver electrifying skate action at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h) for up to 40 minutes of continuous use.
Hit your perfect cruising velocity with the variable-speed control on the wireless, digital, hand-held remote, then lean into the lithium-ion-powered carve-and-turn action.
Includes a wireless (2.4 GHz) remote with wrist strap (replaceable) for variable-speed control of the electrifying carve-and-turn action.
The 29.7” (754 mm) long, 5-ply maple deck and custom reverse kingpin trucks deliver a smooth, responsive ride, while perforated grip tape and ground-gripping urethane wheels keep you firmly in control of your board.
Our new, geared, rear-wheel-drive technology is virtually maintenance free, meaning you won’t have to worry about alignment issues, chains or belts.
Max Rider Weight: 220 lb (100 kg).
No assembly required.
MSRP: CAD $299.99
Available: Canadian Tire
( COLOR ME SQOOSHIES SWEETS ALEX BRANDS)
ALEX DIY Color Me Sqooshies – Sweets lets you design and paint three soft and squishable characters.
The 3.75in purple unicorn donut, 2.5in pink cupcake and 2in aqua blue ice pop are made of a soft foam that can be customized into adorable keychains.
They’re crazy soft and slowly rise back to shape when squeezed.
Just paint on the details, attach to a chain and you can tote your treats wherever you go!
MSRP: $26.99 CAD
( ORBMOLECULES ORB)
Create anything you can imagine with the unlimited connection points of atoms, neutrons, and electrons with ORBMolecules. Each set includes thousands of ORBMolecules in multiple sizes and colors that you can bond together to make magnificent creations! They hold their shape until you chose to deconstruct and start all over again.
ORBMolecules are completely reusable and never dry out!
ORBMolecules only sticks to itself, so clean up is a breeze.
Over 10,000 pieces in each kit.
MSRP: CAD $19.99
( SINGING MACHINE MOOD THE SINGING MACHINE)
This groovy MOOD LED Glowing Bluetooth Sing-Along Speaker includes a free Singing Machine Kids music app, one wired youth microphone and second mic jack for duets, echo control for voice effects, and multi-colored glowing LED lights that also function as a nightlight.
AC adapter included, optional operation with 8 “C” batteries (not included).
( MY FAIRY GARDEN TREE HOLLOW PLAYMONSTER)
My fairy garden is the first of its kind: a toy that’s also a real, live garden!
Children love kits that allow them to grow plants at home; it gives them a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing. My fairy garden takes it to a new, exciting level by allowing children to interact with it as part of an enchanting play set!
Children plant the organic seeds, and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with adorable fairies, woodland friends, and accessories!
Willow’s tree hollow includes two-piece tree hollow, base, table, two chairs, porch light, SEED packet, soil, watering can, three gardening tools, willow the fairy, fairy stand, magical flying cord, nibbles the bunny, leaflet.
MSRP: CAD $34
Available: Amazon Canada
( GEOSAFARI JR. TALKING GLOBE EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)
Junior jet setters can explore the world with Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin! Updated version of the bestselling Talking Globe provides a high-tech, hands-on, interactive introduction to geography.
High-tech globe with dual swivel and smart stylus.
Featuring the voice of Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin, who has been traveling to faraway places since she was a little girl.
Includes Explore, Find It, and Measure It Modes – over 10 hours of interactive audio.
Features continents, U.S. states, animals, and nature.
Touch the pen to two locations to find out how far apart they are.
Globe measures 12.6” in diameter
Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).
Canadian MSRP: Amazon Canada
( YETI IN MY SPAGHETTI PLAYMONSTER)
Who knew yetis liked spaghetti?!? We did!
In this wacky, fun game, the noodles are laid across the bowl and the yeti is just sitting there on the noodles…but as you remove the noodles one by one (be careful!), the yeti could fall into the bowl, and that would mean you lose!
For two or more players.
Contents: 30 Noodles, Yeti, Bowl, Rules.
MSRP: CAD $18
Available: Walmart, Amazon Canada
( 3DOODLER START HEXBUG MAKE YOUR OWN MICRO ROBOTIC CREATURES PEN SET AND ACTIVITY KIT 3DOODLER)
Product Description: Game play soars to all new heights with a tumbling take traditional dominoes!
Vertical version of traditional dominoes.
Includes 21 colorful blocks, game spinner, Parent Guide with three ways to play.
For 2-4 players.
Age: 3-6 Years
Canadian MSRP: $19.99
Available: Amazon Canada