Ranging from the latest in kids' technology toys to the coolest of the cool ride-ons as well as toys for R/C fans, there is very likely one among them that will fit the bill quite nicely for even the finickiest of lads.
Here are the 5 best toys for boys this year:
1. Imaginext Bigfoot the Monster
Ages: For boys 3-8 years of age
Based on "hot lists" from multiple top toy merchants, Imaginext Bigfoot is the top of the list of both boys and girls.
Merchant Info: Imagine a little monster with a BIG personality. That’s BIGFOOT. He’s happy. He’s angry. He’s sleepy. He’s fun. He talks and walks and throws a ball, chews and burps and exercises. And kids can bring him to life with an easy-to-use wireless remote control. The symbols on the buttons show you what BIGFOOT will do when you push them — no reading required. BIGFOOT includes one (9.6Volt) NiMH rechargeable battery and battery charger. Remote Control requires 2 AA alkaline batteries.
2. Razor Rip Rider 360
Ages: For boys 5+ years
This (in my opinion) has go to be the coolest ride on toy ever.
Merchant Info: Razor reinvents the classic three-wheeler of the 1970s with the Rip Rider 360, which replaces the large back two wheels with dual inclined caster wheels. The Razor Rip-Rider 360 Drifting Ride-On has been named a top toy for 2009 by both Parents and Parenting magazines. The casters allow resistance-free drifting and spinning action, and the freewheel system invites incredible coasting speeds. And the super-cool, steel framed design will make on-lookers dizzy as you spin-out. Designed for riders ages five and older, the Rip Rider will support up to 160 pounds and measures 38 by 24 by 24 inches. Some assembly is required.
3. Leapster Explorer from LeapFrog
Ages: For boys (and girls) 4-9 years old
LeapFrog has done it again with technology toys -- this is the best one to come along yet. =)
Merchant Info: Introducing Leapster Explorer™, an extraordinary new learning experience that encourages children to discover something new every day with endless ways to play and learn–from games, e-Books, videos, and online play to customizable learning skills and more.
-40+ games and activities*–downloadable learning apps, a camera/video recorder** and more.
-Children can learn school skills plus creativity, life skills and more.
-Expand the fun and learning in LeapWorld™–a safe, online world of learning games and activities.
-Parents can follow their child’s play and learning progress on the LeapFrog® Learning Path.
4. Sharp Shooter R/C Helicopters from Air Hogs
Ages: For boys 8 years and older
For the last few years, Air Hogs mini helicopters have been a favorite with kids and adults as well. Here is the latest hot seller in the lineup.
Merchant Info: For boys 8 years old and up.
Air Hogs Sharp Shooter combines the ultimate indoor flying experience with missile firing capabilities. Lock in your target with the red LED locator and fire your missile. Comes with 2 different missils that fire independently.
* Use the LED locator to target and fire your missile
* 2 missiles fire independently
* Tail Lock Technology provides stability, control and ease of flight
* Indoor flyer that shoots missiles
* 1 sharp shooter helicopter, 1 controller/charger, 1 instruction sheet
5. Loopz Game from Mattel
Ages: For boys and girls 7 years of age and up
This is a good choice in games for kids and entire families. It's basically a memory game put to music. =)
Merchant Info: Loopz™ is a skill and action music memory game that really gets kids moving! This interactive device consists of 4 semi-circular rings. The “loops” flash with ever-quickening patterns of light and music which players must mimic by waving their hands through the corresponding loops. Motion sensors in each loop read the action to ensure each sequence was repeated correctly. The longer you play, the faster it gets! Stay alert—miss 3 times and you’re out! An internal counter measures each player’s speed, level and rates their overall performance. Loopz™includes 7 different games that can be played solo, head-to-head or with up to 4 players.
The top 5 toys for boys 2010 are the best selling and most looked for toys for boys, but there are in fact quite a few more choices that are either new for the holiday season or are returning favorites.
- Top 10 Toys for Boys - 2010 Favorites and Beyond