While many things have changed since I was kid, one thing has not – kids still love to drive, race, bump and crash things! 2011 was a banner year if you like super small RC cars that are packed with the latest technology. Prefer larger cars that can take a crashing and keep on bashing? Don’t worry, we had that too in 2011. Welcome to the Top Toys of 2011 For Kids Who Like to Drive, Jump, Race and Bump.
It’s Alive! This List is Growing Like a Weed
If you are reading this before December 24th, 2011 we are still searching for the best toys. This is a living, growing Holiday Toy Guide for 2011. Below you will see some of the top toys we have currently reviewed, but please check back often as we will continue to update our list as we review new toys. You can also see all of the toy reviews we have done by visiting our Toy section.
Top Toys of 2011 For Kids Who Like To Drive, Jump, Race and Bump
Top Toy For Kids Who Like Their Cars Small And Crazy Fast
Hot Wheels Nitro Speeders
I am not sure what is more impressive about the Hot Wheels Nitro Speeders. The fact that they shoved twin motors and RC controls into a car the size of my thumb or the fact that the Nitro Speeders can go 600 MPH (scale speed)? Anyway you look at it, these tiny RC cars are fast and fun. If you have kids who like fast remote controlled cars, they will love the super fast and tiny Hot Wheels Nitro Speeders.
Perfect Car For Future Reality TV Stars
Hot Wheels Video Racer
Those worker elves at Hot Wheels were busy in 2011! My guess is that one day one elf bet another elf – “I bet you can’t stuff a video camera, LCD screen, battery, microphone and USB jack into a standard sized Hot Wheels cars” In no time, the Hot Wheels Video Racer was born.
The Hot Wheels Video Racer allows you to record all your races, jumps and stunts and then edit and upload to video sharing sites. However, the Video Racer is more than just a car with a camera. Use the included case and the Video Racer becomes your own mini video recording machine – simply attach to your bike, helmet, dog…you get the idea.
Top Toy For Kids Who Love To Smash, Jump and Twist
Squeeler R/C Stunt Car
Little cars like the Hot Wheels Video Racer and Nitro Speeders are fun, but if your kid wants to go old school and get a big old truck that can smash through anything, look no further than the Squeeler R/C Vehicle from Interactive Toy Concepts.
The Squeeler goes through dirt, snow, grass, mud – basically anything you can throw at it. In addition, the Squeeler does flips, jumps and most amazingly can fully twist. With giant inflatable wheels, the Squeeler is almost begging to be torture tested by your kids. Can the Squeeler drive off the bunk bed, do a twist in mid air and land safely on the ground? Do pigs like mud?
Perfect Pick for Pixar Loving Little People
Air Hogs Real Lightning McQueen R/C Car
At first glance the Air Hogs Real Lightning McQueen R/C car looks like your standard RC car. Yes, it drives around like a standard remote controlled car, but this car has a spirit, a life, a voice and moving eyes! This Lightning McQueen features impulse projection technology to create eyes and a mouth that light up, move and are in sync with what Lightning is saying.
With the impressive animated eyes and mouth, it somehow feels like Lightning McQueen jumped off your Cars 2 DVD and came to life. Of course, Lightning McQueen is just a cartoon character…which makes the whole coming to life thing even more creepy.
More Top Toys of 2011
This is just the start of our 2011 Top Toy Guide. Here are the rest of the top toy lists…
- Top Toys For Kids Who Were Born to Fly
- Best Toys For When You Need to Shoot Someone or Something
- Terrific Toys For Inquisitive Kids Who Love Science
- No Tech Toys Filled With Fun…Not Batteries
- Video Games and Interactive Toys Infused With Fantastic Fun