When it comes to finding just the right toy for a boy, it helps to know what the different types and brands of toys are making the biggest hits with the young lads these days – which is where the list of the top 10 toys for boys can come in pretty handy! We’ve compiled the best of the best to to keep your little dude happy and occupied for hours at a time.
Browse our impressive collection for all kinds of nifty stuff, including a self-balancing scooter, Power Wheels dune racer, and a LEGO building kit. A totally-awesome option for your little Star Wars fan is also on our list–a BB8 app-enabled droid that relies on gesture-based controls to move! Additional toys include remote-controlled cars and a hulking T-Rex toy that also happens to be bright blue. Most of these toys are for the outdoors to keep your kiddo playing in the backyard or local park!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best toys for boys for 2017 and 2018 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Zoomer and Paw Patrol combine to bring little Nickelodeon juniors Marshall—an interactive, high-tech pup, decked out in a firefighter costume. There are over 150 pre-loaded Paw Patrol sounds, 80 challenging missions, and 2 water cannon missiles. Lovin’ his rollers!
Hot Wheels introduces a new high-intelligence track with virtual pop-ups the emulate different, challenging race tracks. There are 2 colorful cars with controllers in corresponding colors. This track really tests the limits of driving abilities. Includes 16-feet of digital track.
When I think of an advent calendar, adventure springs to mind. And that is something that most kiddos can agree on. Christmas is full of adventure, excitement, and anticipation. This advent calendar features 24 doors, each housing a single LEGO City collectible. 24 days before Christmas; ergo, 24 LEGO presents.
Making a grand re-entrance as one of the top boys’ (and girls’) toys this year – make room for Razor Hovertrax 2.0.
Since their release, hoverboards, as a whole, have become much safer. This one, for example, is a self-balancing “scooter” with extreme glide tech for smooth rollin’ and bump-free ridin’. It reaches top speeds of 8 miles-per-hour. The max ride time per charge is 60-minutes, continuously. Supports 220 pounds or less.
RAWR! ROAR! RAR! How do you spell out your ferocious growls and loud Tyrannosaurus Rex impressions? This T-Rex in ice-blue could show you a thing or two about being and sounding like an intense, fierce dinosaur. Includes 3 power pads for tail-swingin’, teeth-gnashin’, foot-stompin’ excitement. Icy, weaponized, and oh-so cool.
The Power Wheels Batman Dune Racer comes in next on the list.Batman is the ultimate superhero. One that everyone knows, and either really love or really hate. Either way, this too-cool ride-on is Batmobile themed but with an open design and thick-treaded, all-terrain tires. Includes a hidden storage compartment for crime-Check it out on Amazon
Bound to be a huge hit this year – 7th among the best toys for boys is Air Hogs Thunder Trax RC Vehicle.Thunder Trax is a new RC rider from Air Hogs with all-terrain tech that shifts from boat to tank. In boat form, there are paddles that flip out to support the Trax in water. As a tank, the paddles flip in to become thick wheels, capable of crawling almost everything.Check it out on Amazon
What a fun idea!Fisher-Price Imaginext Super Hero Flight Cityis a great toy for those young superhero fans. ????I love the idea of Super Hero Flight City! This playset is divided into two sections, one a Metropolis for Superman and the other is Gotham City for Batman. It draws inspiration from the Superman vs. Batman comics. And includes 4 power pads for fighting and high-Check it out on Amazon
Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter comes in at #9 on the list.Decked out in neon green and sleek black, the Razor E90 is a high-tech, motorized low-rider that reaches top speeds of 10 miles-per-hour. Kids have 80 minutes of continuous ride time before need for a recharge. Also includes a kick-off deck with a kick-start throttle motor and a hand-powered brake.Check it out on Amazon
10. Sphero Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with Force Band
From Star Wars, of course. The BB-8 is an app-enabled, tech-savvy bot, compatible with both a tablet and smartphone. The app features dozens of games and command possibilities, including ones that send the BB-8 on missions to the dark side.