Looking for toys to make a big splash this summer? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by River City Live in Jacksonville to show off some of the best new 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.


BARBIE DREAMTOPIA SPARKLE LIGHTS MERMAID (MATTEL)

  • This Dreamtopia Mermaid’s translucent tail lights up — activate with the push of a button or dip her tail in water to start a light show.
  • Play in the bath or the pool!
  • The mermaid’s long, color-streaked hair and tiara add to the fun.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99  
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

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 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!
  • 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 two bags to hold your balloons.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: all major retailers

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.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: HasbroPulse.com

H20GO POP LLAMA (BESTWAY)

  • The POP Llama by Bestway is loud, bold and perfect for pool time.
  • This supersized animal features eye-popping art with a long neck and large sitting area.
  • Grab the heavy-duty handgrips to get on easily.
  • Three air chambers give this float consistent balance on the water and speed up inflation.
  • Age: All
  • MSRP: $24.97
  • Available: Walmart


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.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target