Super Sports Toys on Better CT

Looking to keep your kids active during the nice fall weather? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Better Connecticut in New Haven to show off some super sports and activity toys. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


KID TRAX HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO RIDE-ON (PACIFIC CYCLE)

  • It’s hippo time! Bring the fun of the classic game right to the driveway and playroom with this adorable Hasbro Hungry Hungry Hippo Activity Ride-On from Kid Trax!
  • Themed after the original green Homer Hippo, this ride-on toy car brings the Hungry Hungry Hippo fun to life with real hippo chomping action for the game’s 40th anniversary.
  • Kids can ride on or push along depending on their comfort level.
  • While moving, the hippo’s head moves up and down and really “eats” up the (included) colorful play balls just like in the original game. Just roll over the balls to pick them up, then watch as they’re stored in the transparent container in the seat.
  • The balls fly around inside the seat as you move! It’s a sweet playtime feature that doubles as a great way to store and never have to pick up the toy balls after. Everyone wins!
  • Sits one rider, 44-pound weight limit.
  • Age: 1-3
  • MSRP: $34.97
  • Available: August 4 at Walmart

BRIGHT LIGHTS SOCCER BALL (VTECH)

  • Kick up some fun with this lovable and huggable soft soccer ball! Left or right, up or down, roll the Bright Lights Soccer Ball all around to hear music and sounds and listen to the friendly ball encourage playtime.
  • This brightly colored soccer ball shares encouraging phrases and teaches about colors and sportsmanship.
  • Kids can press the happy light-up face button to hear playful phrases and three songs that introduce opposites and numbers.
  • They can also kick, pass or shake the ball to activate the motion sensor and hear fun sounds and music, or touch the soft crinkly hands and give the ball a hug.
  • Age: 6-36 months
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

ALEX TOYS ACTIVE PLAY GIGANTIC RACKET SET (ALEX TOYS)

  • These Jumbo rackets means GIANT fun in the backyard, park or at the beach!
  • Large sized rackets are lightweight with soft foam grips, making it easy for younger kids to hold and easier to swing and hit the ball!
  • For more family fun use these rackets with the 3-in-1 Net Set (sold separately).
  • Getting active has never been more fun.
  • Includes two supersized lightweight rackets, one foam tennis ball, one giant birdie.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $22.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

ZINGSPORTZ AIR STORM Z-TEK BOW (ZING)

  • Zing Air Storm Z Tek Bow and Arrow archery set gives your little hunter plenty of fun archery practice.
  • This toy bow and arrow can shoot up to 125-feet to provide a realistic experience for a young archer.
  • The arrows and bow have light-up LED lights so kids can use them day or night. And the arrows have screamin’ whistles for a super Zonic sound.
  • The arrows are foam-tipped to prevent damage or accidents and they can also shoot suction cup-tipped arrows that stick to the target.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

ESPN FUTURE PRO (HUNTER PRODUCTS)

  • Custom sport balls teach little athletes how to nail a three-pointer in basketball, master a chip in soccer, throw a perfect spiral in football, or pitch the perfect curve ball.
  • Each ball has been designed by professional athletes for tomorrow’s future pros.
  • Created by Jordan Bannister: former professional football player from Australia.
  • Comes in softball, baseball, football, soccer, basketball.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $4.99-$14.99
  • Available: Walmart

NFL SHOWDOWN (BUFFALO GAMES)

  • In NFL Showdown, two players go against each other on the gridiron as their favorite NFL teams.
  • Select a play card from your playbooks, try not to get stopped by the defense, and move your team down the field. Push on for a touchdown or literally kick a field goal through the uprights using the game’s Flicker Kicker.
  • You can also use team-specific Big Play cards to gain extra yardage or make huge defensive plays.
  • NFL Showdown has two different sets of rules, one for young rookies and another for experienced pros, that allow anyone to jump in and play!
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

TAKE ALONG 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA ARENA (PLAYMOBIL)

  • Get ready for the big game with the Take Along 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Arena! Here, you’ll be able to decide who will walk away with the world cup in your own home!
  • In a convenient take-along case, this set is perfect for on-the-go fun. Simply open the two sides, remove the handle, and fold down the floor plates to reveal a soccer field.
  • Every included player can be moved easily with just one hand, and by pulling back and releasing the trigger, the player’s leg can kick the ball, including low or high kicks. Connect the goalkeepers to the goal posts and watch as they protect the goal cage going from left to right, and even diving to block the ball.
  • Hoist the trophy high as you are declared the winner of the World Cup.
  • Set includes four players, two goal posts, four soccer balls, and other accessories.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, playmobil.us

SCHWINN SIGNATURE WOMEN’S LARGO 7 26-INCH CRUISER BIKE (PACIFIC CYCLE)

  • Cruise around the island on the Schwinn Women’s Largo 7 26-inch Cruiser Bike. This classic cruiser features a step-thru frame, matching fenders, and a spring cruiser saddle.
  • The Nexus Revoshift twist shifter system with seven speeds lets you bike uphill easily.
  • The swept back handlebars provide an upright riding position for all-day comfort.
  • Age: Adult
  • MSRP: $249.99
  • Available: DICK’S Sporting Goods, Schwinn Signature Independent bike shops

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