I am having so much fun with all the Hot Toys in this age group (6-8) and so will your kids.
So I’m going to give you some quick snippets on the toys in the Hot 20 list for 6-8 in the Toy Insider.
Let’s start with Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser: COOL is the best way to describe this. These guys just push the envelope in creating the coolest in radio control. But wait…is it really radio control..forget that this “wow” toy moves just as quickly on your wall or ceiling as it does on the floor…it’s responding to a laser!! The best way for me to describe this is to mention my dad when he got one of those silly laser flashlights. He would beam it around the house and the cat would go crazy chasing it. The car does the same thing…is as quick and as responsive…and never gives up! Love..love..love this toy. It might be consider a toy geared for boys..but my girls enjoy Air Hogs as much as I do.
Battle Strikers Turbo Tops Tournament Set…so until now, I have never played with tops or cared about them one way or the other…until now!! I saw this first last October 2008 in Dallas and flipped over this. But before I go there…there are so many elements that make this a hot toy that I feel the need to share. First..it’s an action toy. This is another item I recently had on the road with me and the boys went wild. Battle Strikers never sat alone…and there was always a line up of kids waiting to play and compete. There are 16 different tops (and they are all calibrated differently so some are more offensive, some are more defensive)…but that also makes them collectable. Construction is another element as the kids build the tops. The tops go onto the Turbo Charger…it revs them up to 6000 rpm’s (sounds scary to me..but it’s not) and then once on the ground (or in the arena), the kids put on the finger control and can actually use strategy and have control of their tops…so it’s not luck, it’s skill!! Battle Strikers is an “hands down” winner.