Toy Insider Editor-In-Chief Jackie Breyer stopped by Fox Las Vegas to talk about the season’s hottest new toys to keep your kids entertained during the sweltering summer months. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product info below, and be sure to read our complete summer toy guide.


Mario Ride OnNintendo Mario Kart 8 R/C (Carrera)

  • When the mustachioed plumber Mario speeds around in his full suspension Nintendo Mario Kart 8, you get a portion of real life excitement outside, and in your own home.
  • There’s no stopping this 19.5 cm off-road cart at a top speed of 9 km/h for around 20 minutes.
  • The Carrera RC Full Function Controller makes it easy and fun to maneuver him over sticks and stones, and around steep bends – without ever losing control; unless it’s due to overexcitement.
  • 6 batteries are included so that the Carrera RC Super Mario Kart 8 Mario is ready to race.
  • Thanks to 2.4 GHz technology he can race in a field of up to 16 drivers. What are you waiting for?
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $79.99

Summer Toy Reviews GeoSafari Jr. Subscope (Educational Insights)

  • Curious minds can discover wonderful underwater worlds—without getting their heads wet—with this super submarine-shaped scope.
  • Its 2x magnification is just strong enough for “whoas” and “cools” but low enough to allow for a wide field of view, which is essential for young children’s understanding of up-close exploration.
  • Perfect for STEM learning or pretend play, it’s an ideal discovery tool for underwater exploration.
  • The SubScope is sturdy, focus-free, and water-resistant with 2x magnification and three LED lights (requires three AAA batteries—not included).
  • It also has two large eyepieces with a comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement, plus a multilingual instructional guide.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • MSRP: $27.99

hottest summer toysPlaymobil 1.2.3. My Take Along Ship (Playmobil)

  • Playmobil’s 1.2.3 range features bright colors, rounded shapes, and a variety of play activities to help younger kids build their motor skills.
  • This ship features footholds on the deck so that figures can stand securely
  • Unsnap the deck latch to remove it and access the inside of the ship with plenty of storage space
  • Floating fish and an Orca whale bob alongside the ship on the voyage.
  • When playtime is over, pack up everything inside the storage space, snap on the top deck, and grab the carrying handle to take it on the go.
  • Ages: 18 months and up
  • MSRP: $29.99

Summer Toys 2016Worry Eaters (Haywire Group)

  • Haywire Group’s latest batch of Worry Eaters, including Wanda, Pomm, Frula, and Biff, is quirky and fun.
  • Each Worry Eater is the perfect confidant for any child who struggles with anxiety and the ability to voice what’s on his or her mind.
  • With the Worry Eater by their side, kids take a sigh of relief as they share their deepest thoughts with their stuffed animal friend.
  • Kids can write or draw on a slip of paper, toss it in the Worry Eater’s Muoth, zip it shut, and instantly feel a weight lift off of their shoulders.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $15.99 (small) and $22.99 (large)

Hasbro_NerfPerfectSmashFootballNerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectSmash Football (Hasbro)

  • Make a Nerf Perfect play with the Dude Perfect PerfectSmash Football game from Nerf Sports!
  • Throw the Nerf foam football to hit the target and score points! The target has a removable center that pops out when hit, so take aim and try to knock it out. Stand the target, hang it, or toss it in the air.
  • Get together with friends to play a game or try challenging shots.
  • The instructions include game starters and trick shot ideas. Go big with the PerfectSmash Football game, which combines the adrenaline rush of Nerf Sports with the exhilarating fun of Dude Perfect!
    Includes ball, target (2 pieces), target holder, strap with hook, and instructions.
  • Hit the target with the football to score points. Hang, stand, or toss the target. Grab some friends and play a game. Try cool trick shots.
  • Ages 6 and up
  • MSRP $19.99

Dude Perfect PerfectToss Air-Tails GameDude Perfect PerfectToss Air-Tails Game (Hasbro)

  • Make a Nerf Perfect play with the Dude Perfect PerfectToss Air-Tails Game from Nerf Sports!
  • Toss the 4 soft fabric darts into the targets to score points! The game comes with 2 large targets and 2 small targets that can be placed on the ground in different ways. Get together with friends to play a game or try challenging shots.
  • Includes 4 soft darts, 2 large targets (3 pieces each), 2 small targets, and instructions.
  • Toss the soft darts into the targets to score points. Includes 4 targets and 4 soft fabric darts. Grab some friends and play a game. Try cool trick shots.
  • Ages 6 and up
  • MSRP $19.99

Stuffed Animal ReviewsFinding Dory Build-A-Bear (Build-A-Bear Workshop)

  • Make a splash with Finding Dory Ocean Bear. This bear’s deep blue fur has an ocean pattern and the Disney·Pixar Finding Dory logo on its paw. Personalize it with outfits and accessories to make the perfect unique gift.
  • Dory is a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish of Disney·Pixar Finding Dory. This blue fish plush has a scale-like texture and yellow fins. She’s the perfect gift for any fan of Finding Dory.
  • Nemo, the loveable clown fish of Disney·Pixar Finding Dory, can now be your new furry friend. Start an adventure with this orange fish today. It’s the perfect gift for any fan of Finding Dory.
  • 3+
  • MSRP $25.00