Hitting the road this summer? Toy Insider Parent Charlene DeLoach stopped by Western Mass News to show off the best new toys to keep kids entertained in the back seat on long car rides. 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.


COLORFORMS TRAVEL SET (KAHOOTZ)

  • The Colorforms Travel Set is perfect for on-the-go play. 
  • Take it in the car, on the plane, or wherever you’re traveling. 
  • This fold-out set with a re-sealable closure comes with 2 colorful play scenes and 3 sheets of colorful, re-stickable Colorforms pieces that tuck neatly away for mess-free fun.
  • The set comes in 3 themes based on kids’ favorite TV characters: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Paw Patrol, and Care Bears.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Kahootz Toys, Amazon, and other retailers June 2019

TEEBEE (FAT BRAIN TOY)

  • The must-have accessory for all your on-the-go adventures!
  • Teebee is more than just a box for storing your favorite toys. So much more.
  • Unlike clunky rectangular boxes that have to be set off to the side during play (heightening the risk of them being bumped and spilled), Teebee is designed to fit perfectly between the legs, turning it into a storage space and play space in one – Emphasis on the play.
  • The two hinged lids fold out smoothly to create play trays that sit nicely over each leg while the divided tray can be taken out and fitted onto the front edge of the Teebee.
  • No more having to juggle or balance toys precariously on your lap!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.95
  • Available: fatbraintoys.com, Amazon

PLAYMOBIL CARRY CASES (PLAYMOBIL)

  • Ride off on a magical adventure, preserve pandas, show off your jousting skills, or explore a mysterious island with Playmobil’s Carry Cases. 
  • When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time! 
  • They include all the figures and accessories needed for each themed play set. 
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99-14.99
  • Available: Walmart 

SOFT’N SLO SQUISHIES DESIGNERZ – SEARCH & SQUISH (ORB)

  • Discover a hidden world with Soft’n Slo Squishies Designerz — Search & Find. 
  • These hyper-detailed, slo-rize characters are specially printed with colorful patterns and secret symbols for you to find and reveal. 
  • Soft’n Slo Squishies are as fun to collect as they are to play with; touch, squeeze and squish your way through the full set.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Michaels, Target, Walmart

I SPY TRAVEL CARD GAME (UNIVERSITY GAMES)

  • We all know and love the best-selling I SPY books.
  • For the first time ever, match I SPY images to the world outside the car with this great summer travel card game.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $6.99
  • Available: Barnes & Noble

MINI ARCADE GAMES (BASIC FUN)

  • The most popular arcade games from decades past have reemerged in a miniature size!
  • Mini Arcade Games are scaled down versions of classic games featuring authentic game play and nostalgic appeal, with retro-styling and sounds just like you remember!
  • Ms. Pac-Man, one of the most popular videogames of all time, features the beloved character moving through the maze to eat pac dots while avoiding the ghosts – help her get a power pellet to temporarily eat the ghosts and score bonus points!
  •  With the addictive Tetris game, players move and rotate the shapes as they fall to build complete lines and score points. Get bonus points for clearing multiple lines at once!
  • With Galaga, fight off swarms of alien armies as quickly as possible before they attack, and play the Challenging Stages to score bonus points.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99 each
  • Available: Best Buy, Amazon