These summer toys will guarantee the best time on a hot, summer day! Toy Insider Assistant Editor Madeleine Buckley stopped by ABC in Denver to show off some of the best new water toys for 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.


  • 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.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99 each
  • Available: Academy and Amazon


  • Baby Alive Shimmer ‘N Splash Mermaid Doll makes a splash with tons of fun in and out of the water!
  • Just pull down her skirt and transform her from a baby into a mermaid with a shimmery, dazzling tail.
  • Now kids are ready to splish, splash, and play all day. When she’s out of the water, kids can care for baby by giving her a bottle.
  • She drinks and wets her diaper too. She comes with removable top, removable mermaid tail swimsuit bottom, bottle, and diaper.  
  • Includes doll, removable top, removable mermaid tail swimsuit bottom, bottle, and a diaper.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: most major retailers nationwide


  • The Triple Play Splash T-Ball Set has 3 different ways for kids to play baseball.
  • In stage 1, T-Ball, beginners can build confidence using the adjustable tee.
  • When kids are ready to step up the difficulty, they can move on to stage 2, the Pop-Up Launcher, where they stomp on the spring-loaded pad to launch a ball upwards.
  • At stage 3, Splash T-Ball, kids can hit the baseball while it’s magically floating on a stream of water when parents connect the tee to a hose.
  • The set comes with an adjustable tee for left and right handers, a bat, and 3 balls.
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available at all major retailers


  • 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 hand grips 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