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20 Best Toys for Boys

by Amy Hogan


20 Best Toys for Boys
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Boys are bursts of pure love and energy from birth. And toys are one of the most important building blocks to their future development. Besides the fun aspect, there are a billion other reasons to stock up on all sorts of toys at every stage of their growth, from babies to big boys. Even newborns can benefit from toys that stimulate all of their senses and encourage their motor skills through exploration.

 

20 Best Toys For Boys

 

 

 

As babies get bigger, so does their interest in the world around them. Toys give them a way to learn and explore their surroundings. And their toy selection should evolve and grow right along with them. There are plenty of classic boy toys that are still popular, like dinosaurs, robots and remote control cars. And LEGO building blocks are better than ever, with tons of options that include sets inspired by kid-friendly flicks such as Harry Potter and Ghostbusters.

 

Technology has come a long way, though, so nowadays dinosaurs can be coded to make strategic moves, and drones can fly through the air with the greatest of ease. These high-tech toys aren’t just expensive new gadgets for little guys; they also offer a slew of benefits, according to developmental experts and pediatricians. Introducing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts to little boys at a young age is beneficial to their futures because it encourages an interest in careers in math, science or technology. Toys that sneak in an educational lesson are a great way to get more bang for your buck when you’re shopping for toys for boys.

 

But then again there are plenty of playthings and games that are purely for fun and laughs. If your son spends most of his free time playing Fortnite, you can get him back into the groove of a family game night with the new Fortnite-themed Monopoly or the silly, messy snack attack game Chow Crown.

               

Getting some new fun stuff for your son or any special little boy in your life can be overwhelming, which is why we picked out our top  20 toys for boys right now:

 

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Betheaces Hover Soccer Set

Price:$37.00

Now little boys can have their own private soccer field at home. This awesome, athletic toy comes with 2 portable goals and a durable LED hover soccer ball that you can kick like a real ball! The colored lights make playing in the dark a wild sporty experience. It works both inside and outside on all types of floor coverings and the Betheaces hover balls are protected with quality foam bumpers so there’s never any damage to walls and furniture. They’re perfect for little soccer stars to play with by themselves or with the whole team.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This hovering soccer ball was a huge hit with my kids! The older ones (5 and 8) spent 30 minutes laughing and chasing each other up and down the hallway playing a great game of soccer. When the 2 year old wanted to join, all three sat down on the floor and played pass back and forth. Everyone loved it!”

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Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Price:$30.00

Finally, a fun toy for boys that doesn’t require any batteries or electricity! These stunt planes are fully kid powered. They’ve been designed by aeronautical engineers to pull off a variety of stunts and flips as they glide through the air. This kit comes with three different planes, an adjustable launch stand and air hose. All it takes is a little stomping from a kid’s foot to send these aircrafts into orbit. We love that this is a fabulous way to keep STEM learning going all summer long.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I didn't think kids these days would play with something that didn't hook to the internet or have electronic games on it. This toy definitely proved me wrong. I'm glad I bought it.”

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Franklin Sports Over the Door Mini Basketball Hoop with Rebounder

Price:$60.00

Little boys will love shooting hoops with this indoor basketball hoop. The best part is it has an automatic ball-feeding system, electronic scoring and time clock, and it rebounds the balls for continuous shooting. The generous plexi-glass backboard features a spring-loaded rim and 1 foam basketball. It’s a great way to keep boys active when the weather is less desirable for outdoor play.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My son received this for his birthday and loves it! allows him to play ball and have fun trying to catch the ball after he makes it.”

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My Arcade Retro Arcade Machine Handheld Gaming System

Price:$22.00

Can you believe there are a whopping 200 nostalgic games built into this handheld gaming cabinet? It’s got a joystick and button controls just like classic arcade games and a full-color LCD screen to make the games come to life. It’s portable and easily held, which makes it perfect for packing on road trips and long flights. Plus it runs on 3 AAA batteries for hours of gaming fun at your fingertips. Kids get a kick out of the old-school video games.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was purchased as a gift for our grandson's 11th birthday and he absolutely LOVES it. He started playing it right out of the box and was mesmerized for the better part of an hour before opening his second gift!”

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Little Virtuoso Little Headliner

Price:$45.00

The kids’ karaoke machine is just the right size for little singers. It’s designed to be connected to the TV so that little guys can see themselves singing. Every rock star from preschool to tween needs this musical machine because of all the awesome extra features like animation effects, built-in popular song selection and flashing lights that interact with the music. The microphone is sized for smaller hands and transforms any tyke into a super singer.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was a gift for my 2 year old great grandson's birthday. His mother says he loves it! He is always signing into the mic. It was the perfect gift for him.”

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Chow Crown

Price:$15.00

We’ve found the exception to that rule about not playing with your food. Chow Crown encourages everyone in the family to take a bite out of the fun. It’s great as a game at birthday parties too. It’s sort of like musical chairs but with a forkful of food. The object of the game is to eat the most food as it swings by before the music stops. Parents have found that it’s a great way to get picky eaters to try new things while having fun, which is enough for us to declare this buffet one of the best toys for boys.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Kids and grown ups all played it at a party, and it was hysterical. We put all sorts of snacks on there, like chips, cookies, and the kids loved playing it with Gummy Worms! It was a good challenge to get all the food off the forks in time, but once you get the hang of it, you can do it easier.”

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Monopoly Fortnite Edition

Price:$20.00

The classic Hasbro real estate board game that has been making game night more fun for decades gets a kid friendly update based on the popular video game Fortnite. Instead of Boardwalk and Park Place and the thimble and dog, this version has Health Points, loot chest cards and the ability to build walls and damage opponents. Just like in the video game, the last player standing is the winner. Parents are pleased that this old school board game manages to keep their son’s attention almost as much as the flashy video game.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My son just received this for Christmas 2018 and so far he loves it. It's nice to have something Fortnite that is for playing together and being off of the electronics but it still is something that my child is interested in.”

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Best Choice Products Transforming RC Remote Control Robot

Price:$89.00

Boys of all ages will be amazed watching this robot transform into a sports car in just seconds. It’s also got super cool LED headlights, realistic engine and acceleration noises, and kids and kids at heart will ignite their imaginations as they race this robot that has interactive phrases and 360-degree speed drifting abilities. Whether they want to battle with the bot or race with the car, this two-in-one toy has every need covered.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My great grandson was occupied for hours with this transforming toy. I laughed so hard watching him switch this from a car to a robot. I can't believe how quickly he caught on to the controls.”

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Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Percy 6–in-1 Motorized Engine Set

Price:$40.00

Thomas is the little engine that’s been loved by parents and kids for generations. Little boys will spend hours building six different track designs for Percy to race around. There are so many thrilling adventures for the trusty train to experience with your favorite little ones for years to come. What makes this set such a train treat is that it works great with all of the other Trackmaster sets, so boys can build an entire train town.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Surprisingly high quality for the price. Clear instructions, TONS of track, and the train doesn't derail itself every other minute. My 3 year old loves it! It is huge though. It will take up the whole room. My son can sit inside the track and watch the train go around him.”

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Hot Wheels Ultimate Gator Car Wash Play Set

Price:$70.00

The magical color transformation will fascinate young racers. Kids can send their imaginations soaring as they try to keep their cars from getting snatched up by the giant gator in this cool toy from Hot Wheels. There’s a big crank elevator and a water tower that almost magically changes the paint job of anything that drives under it. Parents appreciate that this set connects easily to other Hot Wheels to provide limitless play ideas for boys of all ages.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My 3 year old boy has been playing with this for the past 3 hours! He loves it! It gets very wet, but it's completely worth it! He's interested in each station the car goes through!”

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Swagtron Swagboard Twist

Price:$119.00

Adventurous boys will flip over this hover board. It’s great for young riders because of the self-balancing technology, and automatic wheel balancing makes it easy to step onto and ride around. It’s got enough power to glide over small cracks and climb slopes upwards of 30 degrees. Guys will get a rush out of racing all of their friends around the park and playground. It’s even got lights to make driving safe and comfortable in the dark.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Great product, ordered it for my nephew and tried it out before giving it as a present. Charged fairly quick and seemed relatively safe for a younger demographic.”

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Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand

Price:$100.00

Learning to code is like magic with this cool boy toy. The wand, inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies, is a great way to introduce STEM and STEAM concepts to play time. With the wave of a wand, it works with a free Kano app and is programmable to make goblets multiply, feathers fly, pumpkins grow and so much more! Thanks to over 200 exclusive sounds and effects, this Harry Potter wand has been known to cast a spell over kids and adults alike.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The app is clean and easy to use, with bright buttons, sounds, and large UI perfect for poking and prodding. The challenges you're presented with are all very straightforward, with it telling you to drag this, change that, push this, etc directly.”

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Magformers Smart Set

Price:$200.00

Boys can build anything and everything they can dream up with this 144-piece magnetic building set. In addition to the dozens of triangles, squares, pentagons and rectangle shapes, which are crafted out of ABS plastic and neodymium rare-earth magnets, there are also XL cruiser car pieces and other accessories that are all compatible with other Magformers. Guys of all ages agree these are the best magnetic tiles for building towers, airplanes, dinosaurs or whatever else their hearts desire.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The magnets are strong and hold together well, and they are small enough to take a Ziplock full of a few and bring with us on trips to keep kids entertained in the airports. Bring along a Hot Wheels and they can build different buildings for the cars to drive through!”

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Kids Adventure Jumbo Blocks

Price:$300.00

Little boys and growing guys can take their creativity to new heights with these gigantic building blocks. The set includes 192 safe, vibrantly colored, interlocking blocks. The design and durable plastic make them a breeze for little hands to manipulate, but their large size makes them a hit with bigger kids who want to build forts and reading nooks for a little slice of privacy. Parents love that these big blocks are easily cleanable and perfect for passing down from sibling to sibling.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These blocks are fantastic! Our son loves to build and these make it possible to build BIG! They are sturdy and colorful, good quality. Target also had the best price we found and the free shipping saved us big bucks too!”

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters

Price:$350.00

Who you gonna call to help you build this Ghostbusters headquarters? Every little boy will be possessed with joy as they work together to build the 3D replica of the movie memorabilia firehouse made famous in multiple Ghostbusters films. The detailed model can be constructed out of the over 4,600 pieces, and little guys can do their own Slimer stalking with the included action figures of the original characters Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, the Library Ghost and more!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It really means a lot that my son will never forget the set and how we took the time and he learned how to officially put the set together and learned attention to detail with my help which taught him so much. When I think about my son's joy I cannot put a price tag on that at all.”

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Perfection

Price:$20.00

Time is of the essence with this game that’s been around for decades. Boys can test their skills against friends as they race to beat the clock while fitting all 25 unique shapes into their proper place. Beware: If you take too long, the game board pops and the pieces go flying. It’s a great brain bender for boys’ growing minds, but it’s also a fabulously fun party game. While it’s a perfect toy for 5-year-old boys and up, it’s adaptable for younger players by simply not using the timer. That’s why Perfection is one of our picks for perfect games for boys.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“One of the best all time games. Got this game years ago and lost it. Found it at Walmart toys for boys and ordered it. We have game night ever Friday and this is the one they always want to play. Still the best game ever!”

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Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot

Price:$148.00

Welcome to the future! Boys are crazy for this voice-activated coding robot that has the capability to navigate around objects. The best part? Dash arrives fully charged and ready to roll, which is a blessing on birthdays and special occasions, when the last thing little guys want to do is wait to play with their new toy. Kids can give him voice commands through one of the five free apps included. This is a great toy to introduce the fundamentals of technology to your tots. The only thing that would make Dash better is if he could fetch cocktails and coffee for Mom and Dad.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“As both a creative lead and tech developer, my personal standards for these types of devices is quite high and this little thing has not only met every expectation and promise, but exceeded them.”

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VATOS Take Apart Car Construction Toy

Price:$24.00

Junior engineers and mechanics will go nuts for this learning and playing construction toy. They’lll spend hours taking apart the bulldozer and building it back up. It actually comes with a manual drill and a power drill, which makes realistic sounds. This is a great toy for parent-child interaction, as everyone gets to work together to get the bulldozer moving

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This toy was fun for all 3 of my boys ages 3 , 7 and 9 and they played with together which is a huge benefit. This toy is excellent quality. It comes with a powered toy drill and a screwdriver. The truck also powers on, makes different sounds and moves forward and backwards.”

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Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

Price:$20.00

We love when learning is hiding inside a fun game. Even the least STEM-interested kid will get a kick out of the Crashapult, an activity set of built-it-yourself challenges. While they’re launching balls in the air toward targets, they’re actually figuring out the concepts of angels, trajectories, distances and hand-eye coordination. The 15-piece set is a must-have for rainy days and anyone looking to challenge an elementary school-aged child.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was bought as a Christmas gift for my 6 year old grandson. Although more small parts than I would normally purchase as a gift for a young child it was worth it. Not only did he enjoy it thoroughly, it kept all the young ones entertained for quite a while.”

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Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game

Price:$20.00

Classics are classics for a reason, and this logic game that requires you to get your red car out of traffic has been stimulating young minds for decades. It’s a popular pick with parents looking for basic STEM toys for girls and boys because of how well it helps develop critical skills, planning and thought processes. There are 40 challenges that range from beginner to expert and a convenient storage bag so that none of the pieces ever get misplaced.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My kids are 6 and 10 and they both LOVE this game. Even I enjoy it.”