The Best Toys of Spring & Summer on Breakfast TV

Springtime is here, so it’s time to grab the hottest toys of the season. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Breakfast Television in Toronto to talk about the best toys for fun in the sun. 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.


RAZOR RSF350 (RAZOR)

  • The Razor RSF350 is the hottest two-wheel sensation to hit the ground since the full-sized RSF650. Powered by a high-torque, chain-driven motor and designed with authentic street-bike styling, the RSF350 delivers big-time performance in a compact ride.
  • Twist the throttle and feel the RSF350 launch into action with its electric-powered acceleration, hitting speeds up to 22 kilometers per hour/14 mph for up to 30 minutes of continuous use.
  • Fairing are made from shatter resistant plastic, handlebars are riser style with adjustable angles for comfort, grips made from soft rubber.
  • Folding metal foot pegs.
  • Features a 24 V (2 x 12 V) sealed rechargeable lead acid battery.
  • Age: 13+
  • MSRP: CA $529.99
  • Available: Amazon, Canadian Tire

PERPLEXUS ORIGINAL (SPIN MASTER)

  • Perplexus is the original challenging 3D Labyrinth contained within a sphere! Inside of the Perplexus Original you’ll discover 22 feet worth of track containing 100 challenging barriers!
  • Flip twist & spin your way to the finish line! Perplexus is easy-to-use, but hard to master! Flip, twist and spin Perplexus to move the ball along the numbered path. When you fall off the track (Yes, it will happen!) head back to the start and try again.
  • It’s a bendy, trendy, can’t put it down challenge! There are multiple levels of difficulty to master!
  • Also challenge yourself with Perplexus Rookie, Perplexus Epic, and Perplexus Twist! They’re all easy to play, but hard to master!
  • Age: 8+
  • Canadian MSRP: $12.99 for Mini, $24.99 for Rookie, $34.99 for Epic
  • Available: Now

CALICO CRITTERS BABY CHOO-CHOO TRAIN (EPOCH EVERLASTING PLAY)

  • Baby Choo-Choo Train comes as a set with one Hopscotch Rabbit Baby figure. Children can take Cuddle Bear baby traveling along this sweet site-seeing railway and stop at the mini-station when the Baby Critters arrive at their destination.
  • The set includes two cars for riding and a mini-station for arrival and departures.
  • This playset is ready for play as a stand-alone product. It includes a slide, ladder, sandbox, and other fun baby playthings.
  • Age: 3+
  • Canadian MSRP: $24.95 at Mastermind and Scholars Choice.
  • Available: Now

KINETIC SAND BEACH DAY FUN SET (SPIN MASTER)

  • Build amazing sandcastles with the Kinetic Sand Beach Day Fun Set! It’s jam-packed with over 20 ways to play!
  • Easy to shape, this set comes with four raking tools and five molds, so you can build the sandcastle of your dreams!
  • Magical, moldable, and mesmerizing, Kinetic Sand sticks to itself and not to you! Since it never dries out, you can build again and again!
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: CAD $14.99
  • Availability: Now

SCULPTAPALOOZA (EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)

  • Ready? Set? Sculpt! Arts & crafts meet game night in this fast-paced, hands-on party game!
  • Two teams take turns drawing cards and using squishy, squashy Playfoam to sculpt what they see. But hold on tight! You might have to sculpt with your eyes closed, use your sculpture as a charades prop, or tag team with another player. Guess what your team sculpted before time runs out to score a point. The first team to earn 20 points wins the game!
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $21.99
  • Available: Amazon Canada

POPFIZZ MAKE YOUR OWN SURPRISE BATH BOMB (HORIZON GROUP)

  • Make your own Pop Fizz Surprise Bath Bomb! Sets available in unicorn, mermaid, alien, or hidden dragon themes.
  • Create a colorful, sparkling bath bomb to bring your bubble baths to the next level. Learn how to mix a single-colored or multi-colored bath bomb, add some essential oils for relaxation and a little coconut oil as a great moisturizer.
  • Mold your bath bomb and when it’s dry and ready, pop it in the water. Watch a fizzing, bubbling color explosion before your eyes as your hidden unicorn, mermaid, alien, or dragon figurine is revealed!
  • Sink into the ultimate relaxation as the essential oil fills the room.
  • Age: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $7.97
  • Available: AC Moore, Amazon.com, Party City, Walmart, Walmart CA

TILEBLOX RAINBOW 60PC SET (MAGFORMERS)

  • Explore all that Tileblox has to offer with the Rainbow 60 Set! Create unique, one-of-kind builds with the step-by-step idea sheet or by using your imagination to create your own builds.
  • Arriving with 16 equilateral triangles, 22 squares, two trapezoids, six isosceles triangles, four rectangles, and ten right-angle triangles this set is perfect for your young budding builder!
  • Each geometric shape contains magnets that let you build with endless possibilities! TileBlox is perfect for STEM education and when playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store.
  • Compatible with all TileBlox shapes and accessories.
  • BPA Free HQABS Plastic.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: CAD $83.97
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

LICK-A-BUBBLE (IMPERIAL TOY)

  • Invented by a pediatrician, allergist/immunologist, and physician scientist, Lick-A-Bubble was created so that kids and adults of all ages can experiment with different beverages to generate SAFE lickable bubbles.
  • Simply add your favorite beverage to the red fill line. Mix gently by swirling the wand in a circular motion for about 10 seconds or gently flipping the bottle back and forth with the cap closed ten times. Then blow bubbles and lick tasty bubbles!
  • Perfect for children’s birthday parties, events, and concerts for kids and adults!
  • Lick-A-Bubble consumers enjoy watching friends and family blowing and chasing trying to lick those bubbles.
  • Available in Two Pack and Four Pack.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: CAD $8.99 for Two Pack, $14.99 for Four Pack, $14.99 for Bubble Blower
  • Available: Walmart Canada

SCRUFF A LUV (MOOSE TOYS)

  • These unloved and abandoned pets are in need of your help. When you rescue your Scruff-A-Luv you won’t even be able to recognize what pet you are rescuing, as they will look like a sad ball of matted fur.
  • But once you bath them, dry them and love them you will discover what kind of pet they really are and reveal their inner beauty.
  • Three species available: Puppy, kitten, and bunny.
  • Age: 4-8
  • Canadian MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: August 2018

JURASSIC WORLD PTERANO-DRONE (MATTEL)

  • Go to new heights with this quadcopter Pterry-Drone that takes flight through a hand-held remote control.
  • Includes fun features like auto-circle and auto-land.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $139.99
  • Available: Now

IMAGINEXT JURASSIC WORLD JURASSIC REX (MATTEL)

  • Preschoolers can get in on the Jurassic World excitement with this iconic, kid-controlled Jurassic Rex.
  • Grab the handle to make Jurassic Rex lunge forward with arms out, and push the trigger to chomp her mouth around her prey.
  • Press the button on the dinosaur’s head to pop-open the blindfolds, and twist the Power Pad to change her eyes from green to red for full-on predator mode with a glowing red mouth!
  • Turn the Power Pad to launch the ATV from the playset and send Owen racing into action!
  • Includes Jurassic Rex, playset, projectile launcher, two projectiles, ATV & Owen figure.
  • Age: 3-8
  • MSRP: CAD $124.99
  • Available: Now


DONT STEP IN IT GAME (HASBRO)

  • This hilarious game will create instant laughter as family and friends do their best to avoid stepping in – you guessed it – POOP compound!
  • Players place mounds of brown compound on the game mat, then take turns spinning the spinner to find out how many steps to take across the mat while blindfolded. The player to make it to the end of the mat while stepping in the fewest poops, wins! It’s the ultimate potty-themed challenge!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: CAD $24.99
  • Available: Major retailers

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