Summer’s here and it’s time to get out and get wet. Toy Insider Assistant Editor Madeleine Buckley stopped by CT Live in Hartford to show off the best water toys of the summer. 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.



TOY STORY 4 BEACH BALL SPRINKLER (IMPERIAL TOY)

  • Time for outdoor, summer fun with the Beach Ball Sprinkler by Imperial Toy!
  • This giant inflatable beach ball shoots water in all directions and features all of your favorite characters from Toy Story 4.
  • Just fill the ball with air, insert/fill the reservoir with a hose, then turn on the hose for hours of water play.
  • Connect this beach ball sprinkler to a watering hose for a day of summer fun.
  • The sprinkler measures 88 inches in diameter.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart

BLOW UP BLASTERS (SWIMWAYS)

  • Kids can inflate the all-new Blow Up Blasters and prepare for the ultimate water fight!
  • The Blow Up Blasters are the first of their kind – part novelty inflatables and part water blasters.
  • These water blasters inflate to two feet long, but are lightweight to carry, making them the perfect toy to take from the pool to the backyard!
  • Each Blow Up Blaster has a unique feature that allows for an endless water supply when used in the pool. Then, kids can cap it off and take their water battle beyond the pool!
  • Available in three styles: Monkey, Space Blaster and Shark.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99 each
  • Available: Academy and Amazon

NERF FORTNITE RL SUPER SOAKER WATER BLASTER EXTREME SOAKAGE (HASBRO)

  • This Fortnite replica water blaster holds up to 9.3 ounces of water.  
  • Immerse the front in water and pull back the handle to fill the tank, then push in the handle to send a huge stream at any target.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: HasbroPulse.com

RYAN’S WORLD HEAD SPLAT (FAR OUT TOYS)

  • Far Out Toys teams up with YouTube star 7-year old Ryan of the massively popular Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel for a Ryan’s World version of the original Splash Out AND a flip on classic Splash Out play with the new Ryan’s World Head Splat – a new water challenge game with epic splash outs… on your head.
  • The concept is simple: players use their heads to flip a water balloon into a wacky looking hat. The challenge is to keep the balloon away from the rough edges of the cup otherwise they will SPLASH OUT!
  • Head Splat is great fun for the entire family!
  • Challenge moms, dads, grandparents and little siblings to water balloon flippin’ fun!  
  • Head Splat comes complete with the Head Splat hat, adjustable Head Splat cord, and 24 water balloons.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target

BUNCH O BALLOONS ULTIMATE STEALTH SOAKERS (ZURU)

  • Keep kids’ water fight arsenal fully stocked this summer with the Bunch O Balloons & X-Shot Water Blaster Value Pack.
  • Kids can use the bags to transport balloons to any water battle arena.
  • The value pack features two micro soakers that blast up to 16 feet, 140 self-tying Bunch O Balloons and a refillable tank.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: All major retailers

H20GO POP RHINO (BESTWAY)

  • The POP Rhino by H2OGO! is a pool ride-on loaded with personality.
  • This supersized float is adorned with eye-popping patterns and colors.
  • Six inner air chambers give this rhino the perfect balance on the water.
  • The heavy-duty hand grips are good for ride-ons and  for carrying around.
  • Enjoy the built-in seat, or lounge on this extra-long rhino float.
  • Ages: All
  • MSRP: $29.96
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart