Top Toys for Boys

Filed under: Holidays, Toys, Gear Guides: Babies, Gear Guides: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Gear Guides: Big Kids, Gear Guides: Tweens, Gear Guides: Teens

Sure, you can watch the toy commercials on TV and read the advertising inserts in your local newspaper. But if you really want to know what the hot toys for boys are this holiday season, listen to the playtime experts at the Toy Industry Association.

Click on these links to find what's hot right now. Then, if you want to play even further, go to and register your vote for the 2011 Toy of the Year awards. Winners will be announced in early 2011.

In the meantime, happy shopping and merry everything!

Air Hogs

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Air Hogs® Hawk Eye™
Spin Master Ltd.
Ages 12+
The Air Hogs® Hawk Eye™ is the first-ever, indoor, remote-controlled helicopter that can take pictures and capture video while flying. Once done flying, simply hook the Hawk Eye up to your computer via the included USB cable and instantly upload the files to view, share and edit.
Hot Wheels

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Hot Wheels® RC Stealth Rides™
Ages 8+
Stealth Rides™ is the first remote control vehicle to fold flat and fit in a super slim carrying case. A touch of a button transforms the flat vehicle into a fully functioning RC vehicle with the carrying case now doubling as the remote control.

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NERF N-Strike Stampede ECS blaster
Hasbro, Inc.
Ages 8+
The NERF N-Strike Stampede ECS blaster is the first fully automatic NERF Clip System blaster. The blaster features a new pop-out bipod, which doubles as a handle, and a removable shield allowing players to transition to attack mode. Also comes complete with one six-dart clip and three extended clips which hold 18 darts each, offering the highest clip capacity from NERF yet.
Real Construction

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Real Construction™ Deluxe Workshop
JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
Ages 6+
Real Construction™ reinvents construction play by using Kid Wood™, a durable foam material that looks, saws and nails just like real wood, but is safe and easy-to-use with little clean-up required. Real Construction playsets come with cool, safe, easy-to-use tools that work just like real tools on Kid Wood material, allowing kids to safely design and build real projects.
Spy Net

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Spy Net™ Video Watch
JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
Ages 8+
The Spy Net™ Video Watch features a hidden video camera and audio system with onboard memory to record and store video, audio, and photos, all displayable on a built-in, full color video screen. Easily and safely upload files to to analyze evidence with lie detector software, conduct video/audio analysis, crack secret codes, receive mission briefings, and more.
Blast off Buzz

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Toy Story 3 Blast Off Buzz Lightyear
Thinkway Toys
Ages 4+
Buzz's rocket pack comes to life with awesome bursts of light and blast-off sound effects. Press the 'Mission Mode' button and he responds with related phrases and sounds. The 12-inch tall figure comes with pop-out wings, a retractable helmet, and an arm button for laser sounds and light.

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TRON: Legacy Zero Gravity Light Cycle
Disney and Spin Master
Ages 8+
The remote control TRON: Legacy Zero Gravity Light Cycle, featuring industry leading Air Hogs technology, can be driven on walls or ceilings as kids act out their favorite movie moments from TRON: Legacy or their own stories. The Light Cycle features light-emitting trails as it drives, and different frequencies for the Sam Flynn and Clu Light Cycles allow for simultaneous racing.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.