Summer means movies, travel, and lots of outdoor toys and our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht knows the best toys to fit each category. Here on Fox 5 Las Vegas she shows off the hottest toys of the summer with Jason Feinberg.

MOVIES:

 

JakksPacific.Rio2SingingPlushRio 2 Singing Plush (Jakks Pacific)

  • Kids can have all of the fun and music of Rio 2 at home with this musical plush.
  • With four characters to choose from, each plush pal will either sing a song or say a phrase from the film.
  • Choose from: Blu, Jewel, Nico or Gabi.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $12.99 each

Jakks.Maleficent Basic DollMaleficent Fashion Dolls (Jakks Pacific)

  • Play out the story of the beautiful and mysterious Maleficent and make her and Aurora come to life.
  • The 11.5-inch Maleficent and Aurora Fashion Dolls feature the dark beauty Maleficent in her black, glittery gown with dramatic drape and detailed iconic curved horns and Aurora in a beautiful floral-accented gown and flowing blonde hair.
  • These dolls have true-to-character looks and feels inspired by Disney’s Maleficent.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99 each

SpinMaster.HTTYD2ActionFigureHow to Train Your Dragon 2 Action Dragon Figures (Spin Master)

  • Kids can bring home the fun of How to Train Your Dragon 2 with action dragon figures.
  • Kids can choose from Toothless, Blech and Barf, Stormfly, and more.
  • Each dragon has its own unique action ranging from missile attacks, wing-flapping action, and light-up flame attacks.
  • Compatible with 3-inch Viking figures (sold separately)
  • 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99

SpinMaster.BewilderBeastHow to Train Your Dragon 2 Bewilderbeast Final Battle Set (Spin Master)

  • Kids can relive the magic of DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon 2 with action figures from the epic final scene of the movie.
  • This set includes a massive alpha Bewilderbeast Dragon with sound effects and one Final Battle Toothless figure.
  • Kids can use the easy-grip handle on the back of the Bewilderbeast Dragon to fire icy missiles and unleash monstrous dragon roars.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99

ARTS AND CRAFTS:

 

Crayola.SandArtSand Art (Crayola)

  • Kids can create beautiful sand art by combining household items such as salt or sugar with Crayola Sidewalk Chalk.
  • Use approximately ¼ cup of sugar or salt in a plastic ziplock bag and add a stick of Crayola washable sidewalk chalk.
  • After bag is sealed, roll your hands over the bag, mixing the chalk against the salt or sugar, which will start turning the color of the salt / sugar into the chosen color.
  • Once the colors are complete, remove the chalk and have kids layer and add to various containers! They can be displayed as centerpieces, around the house, or make perfect gifts.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $2.49 12pack $6.49 for 48 pack plus salt or sugar

TRAVEL:

FaberCastell.ArtEaselDo Art Travel Easel (Faber-Castell)

  • Filled with premium quality Faber-Castell materials,this portable art studio is the perfect gift for young artists.
  • 30+ piece set includes Faber-Castell beeswax crayons, markers, chalk, white wipe board marker, colored pencils, a sharpener, sponge, and sketch pad.
  • Multi-functional surfaces include a chalkboard, a white wipe board, and a drawing easel.
  • Designed with storage in mind, all the materials fit neatly in when not in use.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $35

TechnoSource.Kurio7sTravelCaseKurio 7s Tablet and Travel Case (Techno Source)

  • Soft, sturdy travel bag protects your Kurio on the go!
  • These stylish travel bags feature two zippered pockets to store your Kurio device and all your accessories.
  • Available in 3 colors – blue, pink, and green.
  • This portable Android 4.2 wi-fi enabled tablet has all the features kids want, but thanks to powerful Kurio Genius parental controls, parents can rest assured their kids are safe online.
  • Parents can determine the level of Internet access, set daily time limits, and manage applications by profile.
  • Comes pre-loaded with more than 60 family-friendly apps, including Disney Publishing content and an exclusive preschool through 6th grade learning system from award-winning American educator Mr. Nussbaum.
  • Google Certified with access to the Google Play store, as well as the Kurio Store curated with family-friendly content and other top Android marketplaces.
  • Includes a protective bumper. The Kurio travel bag, child-friendly safe-volume earbuds, and car charger are sold separately.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: Kurio 7s tablet: $99.99; Kurio travel bag: $14.98; child-friendly safe-volume earbuds: $9.99; and car charger: $19.99

KidzBop26Kidz Bop 26

  • Kidz Bop brings kids and families today’s top hits sung by kids for kids.
  • Billboard Magazine has named Kidz Bop the #1 kids artist for 4 consecutive years.
  • They are on tour and performing, but you can hear it on this CD that the whole family will love.
  • Available July 15
  • Ages: 5 to 12
  • MSRP: $12

OUTDOOR TOYS:

Razor.JrKutiesScooterRazor Jr. Kuties Three-Wheel Character Scooter (Razor)

  • Kids can take a ride with a cuddly buddy with this two-in-one scooter and hobby horse for preschoolers.
  • The stable three-wheel design features extra-wide deck to build coordination.
  • Plush horse and unicorn heads lift out of the scooter to become a hobby horse for more active outdoor fun.
  • Cowboy and Unicorn designs include plush heads and decorative embroidery, along with theme deck graphics.
  • Ages: 3+ (up to 45 pounds)
  • MSRP: $44.99

Yvolution.ExyShakerEXY Sharker (Stage 3: Primary) by Yvolution

  • Sharker, part of the EXY Extreme Yvolution series, is a fun three-wheeled skateboard.
  • It has a 360 degree caster wheel on the front and traditional skateboard trucks on the back offering extreme movement.
  • Riders place their dominant foot toward the back of the board near the tail and their other foot at the top just behind the front wheel to balance.  Then, they pivot from their back foot while moving their other foot from left to right and moving their hips and arms to create momentum and urban surf.
  • Features a modern surf board design in vibrant colors sure to stand out at the skate park.
  • Available in purple or green.
  • Ages 5+ (max weight 220 lbs)
  • MSRP: $79.99

Hasbro.NerfDolphina copyNerf Rebelle Super Soaker Dolphina Bow (Hasbro)

  • Kids can take aim with this super soaker and unleash a full blast of water.
  • Featuring a cool bow shape, simply push the handle forward, pull back, and release a stream of water.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $16.99