Last Thursday, Time to Play Mag, the reviewer of thousands of hottest toys each year, hosted a Spring/Summer 2014 Toy showcase. I was invited as a member of the media to preview the new toys. I learned about so many amazing new toys coming out this summer. The best part about these toys was that not many of them had a screen, it was old fashioned “go outside and play” – no TV or smart device. Just pure play fun because you need to keep those kids smiling and happy.
The 2014 TTPM Summer Play List, a round-up of the top toys chosen by the TTPM editorial team to be the most fun and engaging items for children and their families this season. The TTPM Summer Play List is curated annually to help parents and gift givers discover the best new toys and children’s products hitting store shelves.
TTPM Summer 2014 Playlist revealed. Now I want to show you the new must-have toys for this Summer (According to Time to Play mag). Check out the hot movies, cool summer toys and breakout hits such as Paw Patrol, Frozen, The Happy’s, Minecraft and LEGO.
The LEGO Movie Ice Cream Machine is a 344-piece building set from The LEGO Movie.
The Happy’s interactive plush pets. Read about the Happy’s here
Paw Patrol. This particularly well-written children’s series focuses on 5 pups solving problems with their 10-year-old leader, Ryder.
Frozen. Elsa and Anna celebrate the power of sisterhood, have captured the hearts of little girls everywhere, and have continued the evolution of a Disney princess as a strong, confident and resourceful…
Toys for Outdoor Play
X6 Zoom Rocketz, from Zing Toys. This is a classic stomp rocket with a twist: six soft foam rockets that automatically rotate and launch up to 100 feet with each stomp of your foot.
Washable Sidewalk Chalk Grab ‘n Go Games Obstacle Course from Crayola. This sidewalk chalk kit provides chalk and accessories so that kids can set up their own outdoor obstacle course.
Washable Sidewalk Chalk Grab ‘n Go Games Bean Bag Toss from Crayola. This sidewalk chalk kit comes with chalk and accessories so kids can set up their own outdoor bean bag toss.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Combat-A-Bubbles Donatello from Little Kids, Inc. This two-ounce bottle of bubble solution has an attached bubble wand in the shape of Donatello’s bo staff, and the bubbles you blow can be caught in your hand.
Razor Jr. Kuties Unicorn. This three-wheeled scooter combines a scooter with classic hobby horse play.
PowerRider 360 from Razor. The PowerRider 360 is a three-wheeled electric ride-on that kids can ride at nine miles per hour.
Power Wheels Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kawasaki KFX from Fisher-price. This battery-operated ride-on, with realistic off-road styling and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles graphics and colors, drives either 3 mph or 6 mph forward and 3 mph in reverse.
Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow from Hasbro. This water blaster can shoot one stream of water, and then it transforms into a crossbow with three streams of water.
Bubble Fantasia from Imperial Toy. This rotating bubble machine blows lots of bubbles out of scented bubble solution and lights them up with three lights on the front of the machine.
Top Movie Toys
Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Leader Optimus Prime from Hasbro. The Transformers: Age of Extinction Generations Leader: Optimus Prime from Hasbro is the large, Leader Class Optimus Prime figure from the movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Mega Blaster Web Shooter with Glove from Hasbro. The Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Mega Blaster Web Shooter with Glove from Hasbro is a role-play toy from the movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Giant Size Godzilla from Jakks Pacific. This Godzilla figure is 3.5-feet long and 24-inches tall with 12 moving parts.
Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue Fire Blastin’ Dusty Crophopper from Mattel. This Dusty Crophopper toy, based on the Disney movie Planes: Fire & Rescue, shoots plastic water balls at the plastic fire targets and plays more than 20 phrases and sound effects from the movie.