Summer’s here, let’s get wet! Toy Insider Parent Charlene DeLoach stopped by Western Mass News to show off the summer’s best new water toys that are sure to make a big splash. 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.


  • Kids can inflate the all-new Blow Up Blasters and prepare for the ultimate water fight!
  • The Blow Up Blasters are the first of their kind – part novelty inflatables and part water blasters.
  • These water blasters inflate to two feet long, but are lightweight to carry, making them the perfect toy to take from the pool to the backyard!
  • Each Blow Up Blaster has a unique feature that allows for an endless water supply when used in the pool. Then, kids can cap it off and take their water battle beyond the pool!
  • Available in three styles: Monkey, Space Blaster and Shark.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99 each
  • Available: Academy, Amazon




  • The Pop by H2OGO! is a pool ride-on loaded with personality.
  • This supersized float is adorned with eye-popping patterns and colors.
  • Inner air chambers give this float the perfect balance on the water.
  • The heavy-duty hand grips are good for ride-ons and for carrying around.
  • Lounge around on this pool float, made with sturdy, durable vinyl to prevent holes and tears.
  • Enjoy the built-in seat, or lounge on this extra-long float.
  • Age: All
  • MSRP: $14.76-$29.96
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • Scoop up the fun with the Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket.
  • Serve pretend tasty treats with the included ice cream scoop and various molds, perfect for building ice cream cones out of sand.
  • Then, place the ice cream seller behind the freezer counter, at the bottom front of the sand bucket, to sell all the delicious snacks to passersby.
  • Kids can also use the bucket with sieve to either build sand castles or sift through the sand in search shells and other fun stuff.
  • When playtime is over, store all the pieces inside the bucket and use the sieve as a lid.
  • The bucket has a capacity of about 1.5 gallons.
  • The set includes two figures, a bucket, a sieve, an ice cream spoon, two ice cream cones, two ice cream scoops, and one waffle mold.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • This Dreamtopia Mermaid’s translucent tail lights up — activate with the push of a button or dip her tail in water to start a light show.
  • Play in the bath or the pool!
  • The mermaid’s long, color-streaked hair and tiara add to the fun.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99  
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • Far Out Toys teams up with YouTube star 7-year old Ryan of the massively popular Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel for a flip on classic Splash Out play with the new Ryan’s World Head Splat – a new water challenge game with epic splash outs… on your head.
  • The concept is simple: players use their heads to flip a water balloon into a wacky looking hat. The challenge is to keep the balloon away from the rough edges of the cup otherwise they will SPLASH OUT!
  • Head Splat is great fun for the entire family!
  • Head Splat comes complete with the Head Splat hat, adjustable Head Splat cord, and 24 water balloons.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target


  • This origami boat provides a secret surprise at bath time or pool time or water play.
  • In warm water, the hulls unexpectedly transform into bright new hues. 
  • The colorful fleet is both a surprising science experiment and a vibrant visual cue to water temperature.
  • The boats come in a pack of three different colors, each measuring approximately inches. 
  • Ages: 1+ 
  • MSRP: $13.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart