7 hot new toys for the summer!

Isabel Carrion Lopez, a Toy Trend Specialist and a member of The Toy Association brings some new summer toys that are designed just for outdoor play time! 

Thomas Tracks’ Ride On (Jakks Pacific)

  • Price: $39.99
  • Age: 1 to 3

The first toy is an innovative ride-on featuring Thomas the Train and friends. Designed to look like Thomas and features six train wheels this toy is sure to be an instant favorite. The seat also has the ability to unfold for an interactive train track where the smaller engine toys can race and has a storage space for said toys on the dash area of the ride-on. There are also Thomas-themed phrases and a feature song at the touch of the buttons on the handle bars. 

Little Tikes TotSports ™ T-Ball Set (MGA Entertainment)

  • Price: $15.99
  • Age: 18 months +

This fun outdoor baseball T has an oversized bat and ball which makes hitting easy. The T itself is adjustable and allows the child to improve their batting, motor and coordination skills. 

Cat® Machine Team™(Toy State)

  • Price: $24.99
  • Age: 2+

This toy is great for the beach or backyard, for sand or dirt. Featuring two toys in one, a push-powered 15" dump truck teamed with a 10" cat excavator, kids can create an imaginary worksite wherever they play. Great for indoor and outdoor use, the iconic Cat brand is know for quality and performance. 

Skippers (Swimways)

  • Price: $12.99
  • Age: 3+

SwimWays Skipperz pool toys are fabric-covered balls shaped like cute animal characters that you can play with in the swimming pool! These adorable floating toys are made with a 7-inch diameter ball on the inside and a soft, 3-D fabric and mesh cover with character accents on the outside so that kids can float along with their water pals. These pool toys come in three animals, an alligator, crab, or a shark. 

Octopus Party Machine (Imperial Toys)

  • Price: $12.99
  • Age: 2+

This fun toy has 8 bubble wand tentacles that spin around and blow tons of bubbles! the Octopus's head bobbles and wiggles for fun character action and includes and 8oz bottle of Little Tikes Bubble solution. 

6-Piece Gardener Set (American Plastic Toys)

  • Price: $15.00
  • Age: 2+ 

Little ones can enjoy the outdoors while helping mom and dad with the yard work this spring with these colorful kid-sized lawn and gardening tools. The complete set includes a lawnmower, large garden cart, sprinkling can and three hand tools – a rake, sieve and shovel.  The lawnmower features clicking wheels, knobs and a working pull string, just like the real thing!

Micro Maxi Scooter (Micro Kickboard)

  • Price: $139.99
  • Age: 5-12

The smooth gliding Maxi has a curving and carving action that allows kids to surf the sidewalk like a skateboard, with the handlebar providing greater control and maneuverability. Kids use their body weight and handlebar to lean into a turn, resulting in smooth, safe turns. The Micro Maxi has the smoothest, quietest ride available thanks to high quality polyurethane wheels and a flexible fiberglass reinforced deck, which together absorb bumps in the sidewalk. Its exceptionally strong construction is flexible and light weight, and comes in many various colors making it a great cruising scooter for urban and suburban neighborhoods alike.


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