Top 5 Active Toys:
Air Hunterz Zip Back Bow
(Ages 8 and up/$19.99)
The Airhunterz Zip-Bak Bow is a foam arrow shooter in red, black, and camouflage colors. Kids love shooting arrows, but current safety regulations have meant that manufacturers can’t make traditional bows with a long string. Zing Toys cleverly solves the problem by creating elastic loops and placing hooks on the foam arrows that make it easy for kids to draw back an arrow to send it flying. Just hook the arrow onto the elastic loops, pull back on the arrow, and release. Kids will be able to shoot the arrows up to 95 feet. The Airhunterz Zip-Bak Bow comes with two arrows: one with a suction cup tip so that it sticks to anything and another called a bounce-back arrow that will hit a target and bounce right off.
(MGA Entertainment/Ages 2 and up/$49.99)
The Little Tikes Sandy Lagoon Waterpark is a two-in-one sand and activity table. On one side you put the sand and on the other side you put the water. It comes with two character figures that, on the water side, kids can race down the twin water slides, launch off the diving boards, or float in the inner tubes. Pour water in the dump bucket and it will soak the characters. On the sand side, there is a sand spinner and two-in-one shovel/rake. Pour sand down the spinner’s chute, and the falling sand will cause the spinner to spin. When playtime is over, place the lid over the sand side to keep the sand clean, then unplug the water side’s drain plug to drain the water.
Flash Rider 360
(Ages 6 and up/$129.99)
The FlashRider 360 is a three-wheeler that turns, drifts, and shoots sparks. Riders can engage the spark bar while riding for real sparking action. The FlashRider 360 has rear, dual-inclined caster wheels for resistance-free drifting and spinning action. It features a rugged, all-steel frame and double crown fork. Its MX-style handlebars have rubber grips. The large front tire never goes flat. The spark bar’s spark cartridge can be replaced. Additional spark cartridges are sold separately.
(Ages 4 and up/$9.99)
With 3D Kaleidoscope Giant Chalk, kids can view their chalk art in new ways. The kit comes with four giant dual-colored chalk sticks, 3D Kaleidoscope glasses, and a how-to booket. Kids draw their designs on the sidewalk, then put on the 3D Kaleidoscope glasses. Look through the bottom lenses for a 3-D effect. Look through the top lenses for a 3-D kaleidoscope effect. Turn the dial on the glasses to watch the 3-D artwork spin. The glasses have adjustable sides so that it’s comfortable for kids to wear them.
Maui Toys Sky Ball and Bat
(Ages 6 and up/$7.99)
Get ready for high-flying fun! Maui’s Sky Balls bounce up to 75 feet in the air. This incredible bounce feature comes from the combination of oxygen and helium inside the lightweight balls. It’s great to see that such a basic toy can be such a hit, and we continually find that once kids pick them up, they can’t stop bouncing them.