Top Toys for 2012: The 7 Best Outdoor Toys To Amaze and Delight

The Top Holiday Toys for 2012. Guide the Best Hot Holiday Toys of 2012

This is part of our series – The Best Guide To The Top Hot Holiday Toys for 2012 . Please make sure to read the rest of the toy reviews in our Top Toys for 2012 Guide.

We know, for those of us who live in climates where Christmas brings up images of blizzards, the idea of buying outdoor toys for the kids may not make the most sense.  Still, plenty of the Moms and Dads out there have some how managed to find some oasis where the weather is nice all year round.  Sure, the easiest thing to do would be to resent , mock and hate these parents for their unfair weather patterns, but it is the holidays and we need to think about the kids. It is always about the kids…

Today, we look at some of the best outdoor toys we have reviewed in 2012.  If you have kids who like to play outdoors, we have some awesome toys that will have the kids vacating the house and not coming back until it gets dark…or they get hungry…or they have to use the bathroom…

It’s Alive! This List is Growing Like a Weed

If you are reading this before December 24th, 2012 we are still searching for the best toys. This is a living, growing Holiday Toy Guide for 2012. 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.  More of a visual learner?  Watch our Toy Review videos on our YouTube Channel.

Top Toys for 2012:  Outdoor Toys to Amaze and Delight

The Best Way to Spin, Spark and Grin Your Way to Happiness

Razor FlashRider 360

Flash Rider 360

Kids today.  They have their fancy iPads and video games, but I had my Big Wheel, and nothing they have today could top that – right?  Wrong!  The Razor FlashRider 360 looks somewhat like a Big Wheel, but the back wheels can spin 360 degrees which means you can do crazy spins, drifts and stunts with the Flash Rider 360.   Need some Bling? Slam the lever down and watch sparks fly from the spark bar.  Simply awesome outdoor fun – day or night!

Full Review (and video) of Razor Flash Rider 360

Price: Sells for About $80. Good for kids ages 6 and up.

The Most Fun You Can Have Rolling a Piece of Wood



Like Bowling? Like Bocce Ball? Like games that are not made of cheap plastic? If so, you will love Rollors. Rollors is a fun outdoor game that you can play at the beach or in the backyard.  Rollors are made of solid wood and combines elements of bowling, bocce ball and horseshoes.  A simple game to learn, but tricky to master.  Rollors is great for both kids and adults, a really fun family game.

Full review (and video) of the Rollors

Price: About $35. Great for kids ages 4 and up

The Easiest Way To Improve Your Driveway Hoops Game

GameDay Scoreboards

GameDay Scoreboards

If you have kids who love playing hoops in the driveway, the GameDay Scoreboard is the perfect holiday present.  This digital scoreboard easily attaches to the pole of   your basketball hoop and allows the kids to keep score and play a number of different games.  Perhaps best of all, the GameDay Scoreboard has a Ref button (calls Foul or No Foul), so you no longer need to play ref and end up with everyone mad at you.

Full review (and video) of the GameDay Scoreboard

Price: About $30. Great for all ages

Proof You Don’t Need To Be a Musician to Be a Rocker

Rockboard Scooter

Rockboard Scooter

Kids growing bored of the standard 2 wheel kick scooter?  Spice things up this holiday season with the Rockboard Scooter – a 2 wheel scooter with an awesome twist.  No need to ever have your feet touch the ground on the Rockboard, simply rock back and forth on the platform and hold on as you zip along at 10 MPH. Kids and their parents (it can hold up to 200 pounds) will be amazed at how fun it is to scoot without a motor or kicking.

Full Review (and video) of The Rockboard Scooter in Action

Price: $199. Best for kids ages 8 and up.

Best Way to Relive All Your Outdoor Fun

Action Shot Camera

Action Shot Camera from Jakks Pacific

Playing outside is great, but let’s say you do an amazing 360 spin out with the FlashRider 360, but no one was there to see it. Did it really happen? Well, don’t fret about philosophical questions of existence, simply strap the Action Shot Camera to your head and capture all the cool tricks you do outside.  The Action Shot Digital Video Camera can be attached to a helmet, handle bars, the dog…basically anything you can think of…and takes video and photos.

Full Review (and video) of The Action Shot Camera by Jakks Pacific

Price: $49. Best for kids ages 8 and up.

Best Toy If You Like Water Gun Fights More Than Constant Water Gun Refilling

Nerf Super Soaker Lightning Storm

Nerf Super Soaker Lightning Storm

You know what they say, don’t bring a water gun to a Super Soaker fight!  Are you tired of being outgunned in a water gun fight?  Do you find your opponents seem to have more power and spend less time refilling?  Time to step it up to the Nerf Super Soaker Lightning Storm.  Really, how can you go wrong with a water gun that is battery operated, requires no pumping and holds 37 ounces of water and fires 25 feet?  You can’t!

Full review (and video) on the Nerf Super Soaker Lightning Storm  Water Gun

Price: About $15. Great for kids ages 5 and up

Best Scooter For Kids Who Like To Go Off The Beat and Path

Diggler Dirt Dawg All-Terrain Scooter

Dirt Dawg All Terrain Scooter

Some kids are just drawn to dirt, mud and rocks…things that don’t normally mix well with standard kick scooters.  Don’t fight their love of nature, embrace it with the Diggler Dirt Dawg All-Terrain Scooter.  The Dirt Dawg looks like what you would get if a mountain bike and kick scooter had a baby.  With the Dirt Dawg kids can go off road and still have a blast scooting.   Leash the dog up to the Dirt Dawg and do some Urban Mushing – finally the kids will be excited to “walk” the dog!

Full review (and video) on the Diggler Dirt Dawg All-Terrain Scooter

Price: About $219. Great for kids ages 6 and up

More Top Toys of 2012

This is just the start of our 2012 Top Toy Guide. Here are the rest of the top toy lists…

Top Holiday Toys of 2012

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