summer toys

Electric Bolt Ghostrider

I'm so old I remember when you used to have to kick your foot to make a scooter go.  People also had these bizarre land-lines in their homes...those were some crazy days.  Here in 2014, kids don't need to kick to zip along at 13 MPH, they simply twist the throttle on the Pulse Performance click to continue...

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Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow

When I was a kid we had water guns.  Tiny little things that leaked all over the place, had a range of about 6 feet and held what seemed like less than a mouth full of water.  Everything changed in 1989 with the release of the first Super Soaker.  Super Soakers ushered in an era click to continue...

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Sky Gliderz

Rockets are cool, there is no denying that fact.  Be it explosive powered, battery powered or even human powered like the Sky Ripperz and Zoom Rocketz from Zing Toys that we reviewed in 2013.  Rockets go up and then they come pretty much straight down.  What could make a rocket even more cool?  What about click to continue...

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Fly Wheels Toy from Jakks Pacific

Sure a car has many parts, but the wheel is where all the action is at.  A helicopter?  Yeah, I guess it is more than just a propellor, but really, what would a helicopter be without a propellor? Jakks Pacific has taken a page out of the keep it simple playbook are re-released the Fly click to continue...

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Summer Heat

It is hot - in some places, crazy, stinking hot!  Rain is hard to come by - much of the country has drought warnings.  With the high heat and low water, there are only two things that seem to flourish....weeds and our guide to the best Summer Toys of 2012! In case you missed it click to continue...

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Rollors

We have been covering some toys with incredible technology. A car, that can also fly and fire missiles?  Done it.  A robotic battle turret that can track a helicopter and shoot it out of the sky?  Been there, done that.  As much as we love our battery hungry techy toys, we are always suckers for click to continue...

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Hot Wheels Ballistiks Catapult Assault

Perhaps us Dads and Moms just don't understand how hard it is to be a kid today.  There is such a plethora of toys today, these poor kids constantly have to make choices of what they want to play with.  For example, zoom around a car or play with a ball.  These can be earth click to continue...

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Summer Toys

Summer is in full swing.  It is hot, the days are long and that date you have circled in September for when the kids go back to school seems light years away!  Of course we all love our precious children, but they are even more lovable when they spend the day playing outside instead of click to continue...

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AirHunterz

May 2013 Update: While all the toys in this guide are still awesome, we now have a brand new Best Outdoor Toys for 2013 Guide.  Come take a look at our Top Outdoor Toys for 2013. Summer 2012 is here! I know that because sweat is dripping off my head into the keyboard as I click to continue...

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Summer 2012 is here! I know that because sweat is dripping off my head into the keyboard as I type, school is out, the kids are bouncing off the walls and I am marking off the days until school starts!   We don't give a lot of parenting advice on this Dad blog, but here is click to continue...

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