Summer’s almost here and it’s time for kids to get outside and play. Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox & Friends to show off some of the summer’s hottest 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.


  • Cheer on your little sports star with the Smart Shots Sports Center by VTech.
  • This electronic sports center features a soccer net and basketball hoop for a fun 2-in-1 play experience.
  • Toss the basketball into the hoop and watch as the LED screen counts the number of baskets. Kick the soccer ball into the net, and the sports center will respond with encouraging sounds and phrases.
  • In addition to counting baskets, the LED screen also encourages play with fun animations.
  • Build fine motor skills with a variety of manipulative features.
  • Turn the gears to hear playful sounds and press the shape buttons to learn shapes, numbers and hear fun sounds.
  • Score, learn and win with the Smart Shots Sports Center!
  • Ages: 12 to 36 months
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, Walmart


  • Let’s play Kaos 360! A game of skill and speed for all ages.
  • Slam the ball on the net play surface, once it bounces the other team can catch or return the ball. If you drop or miss the ball… you lose a point!
  • First team to collect two Score Markers wins.
  • Includes Carry Bag, Slam Balls,  Net, Connector Tubes and Rule Book.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • The No-Spill Big Bubble Bucket is designed to hold up to 20 ounces of bubble liquid without spilling.
  • The bucket is designed to prevent accidental bubble spills that occur during normal play.
  • Kids can tip it, drop it, or knock it over and no bubble solution spills out.
  • Each bucket comes with three easy to grasp bubble wands, so multiple kids can play at once.
  • The bucket also comes in four fun color combinations.
  • Bubble liquid is sold separately.
  • Ages: 18 months+
  • MSRP: $9.99-14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Kohl’s, Meijer, JC Penney

Zing Big-A-BubblesBIG-A-BUBBLES (ZING)

  • The bubble craze is bigger than ever with Zing’s new Big-A-Bubbles!
  • Creates GIGANTIC bubbles. Dip the animal-themed glove into the pouch of bubble solution and make giant bubbles using the cloth string.
  • Portable and self contained! Choose between one of six gloves (lion, crocodile, pirate, shark, duck, and bear)
  • Each pack comes with themed reusable glove and 1 bubble solution.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $1.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target


  • Take the time and hassle out of blowing up party balloons with Bunch O Balloons Party!  
  • Fill, tie and string up to 40 party balloons in just 40 seconds! There’s no more blowing, no more tying and no need to add ribbon or string!
  • Simply attach the stems to our Electric Party Pump and press GO! Within seconds, your Bunch O Balloons Party stems will fill and self-tie with ease and convenience.
  • Each stem has 8 self-sealing balloons on it, you can choose between 1-stem, 2-stems or 5-stems and watch your balloons fill within 40 seconds!
  • Every 3-stem Refill pack includes our handy helium adaptor which allows you to take your balloons to the next level by filling with helium!
  • Whatever you choose, make sure you join the party and fill, tie and string up to 40 balloons in just 40 seconds!
  • The reusable and refillable balloons are available in various colors and themes.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99 (Bunch O Balloons Party); $9.99 (Refill pack)
  • Available: Target


  • With ultra modern design features and a revolutionary folding system, a smooth and cool ride is always guaranteed with the Y Glider XL Deluxe.
  • Yvolution’s unique, three-level steering system gives the rider total control to carve or cruise depending on their skill level.
  • The reinforced riding deck with raised, built-in grips and extra wide rear wheel offers an easy to control and safe ride.
  • It comes with an adjustable handlebar to suit all heights and an accessory slot for a range of awesome accessories including safety lights and storage baskets.
  • Suggested maximum of 110 lbs
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $89.99
  • Available:, Amazon, Walmart (NEON Glider), Kohl’s (Glider 4.0)


  • Morfboard is a new, exciting, and innovative brand.  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. Morfboard is year-round fun—anywhere, anytime.
  • Skate Xtensions feature 53mm Urethane wheels, durable cast aluminum trucks, and Performance ABEC 5 skate bearing.
  • 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.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Chartreuse, Lava, and Mint: Target, Walmart; Cyan: Target


  • Ice Hoop is Kess’ best-selling hoop that boasts patented Film and V-Grip Technology to allow for better grip while hooping.
  • Crafted for performance and style, the proprietary shape of each Ice Hoop is designed to enhance tricks and allow for longer-lasting play.
  • In 2019 Kess will be introducing Light-Up Ice Hoop to the Ice Hoop collection.
  • Both new releases are made with light-up technology that provides colorful play with enhanced visual effects, perfect for children and adults, alike.
  • Available in a variety of colors at major retailers nationwide.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $5.99-$9.99
  • Available: Target