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Starting this month, we at Kidscompany will be rounding up our top picks for the hottest toys for boys, girls, and babies & toddlers as separate blog articles as your must-check gift guide. We'll kick things off with the top eight boys toys for the 1st half of 2018. Read on below:
The Mattel-produced scale model toy cars made from a combination of plastic, rubber, and diecast metal have been more and more popular with kids and collectors alike because of the track builder sets. These modular sets are promoted as creativity-inspiring, highly customizable, and with unlimited play opportunities with hours of playtime, as some of the tracks even come with bricks. Racers can purchase and connect different sets together, and encourages them to have adventures anywhere with portable storage bins. No wonder these wheels are always hot, there’s just so much play opportunities with them!.
The widely successful animated show on Netflix produced by Dreamworks that relaunched the 1984 classic storyline with fresh new stories and anime-style sequences proved to be one of the hottest toys this year. The toy releases featured combining lions for the Legendary line as well as a special classic 1984 Lion Force assortment. Kids and collectors can also choose from lion force sets that are made from diecast, or the ones that are made of plastic but with sounds and phrases from the show. All of the legendary defender figures feature multiple points of articulation and some versions offer transforming and combining lions to form Voltron. A newly-released limited edition Hyper Phase Voltron with 5 combining lions is now available at Kidscompany.
They’re lean, they’re mean, they’re green crime-fighting machines. The four Turtle brothers have always been fan favorites, regardless of incarnation. Their recent show from Nickelodeon has been a huge hit and basic figures have always been restocked in stores due to their massive popularity. One set to look out for are the oversized Totally Turtles Mutant XL figures. Standing at 11 inches tall, it features minimal articulation (5 POA) but comes with each character’s signature weapons. This set also offers good playability as it is made of sturdy plastic – perfect for kids who may want to bash these figures against each other when they play. It’s considerably affordable for its size, and would also look good on any display shell. Cowabunga!
The super-charged races of Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and the rest of Cars cast are best enjoyed with Cars Micro Racers. Available in blind packs (surprise!), three-packs with exclusive car designs, and even mini playsets – kids are crazy about these pocket-sized vehicles. All of the cars have iconic looks straight out of the popular movie franchise from Disney and Pixar, and offer playability and collectability, perfect for display too. The Crank and Crash playset that’s sold separately even has moving parts, a ramp, and obstacles – fully compatible with the micro racers assortment. It’s no surprise why this toy line is one of the most popular items we have on our online marketplace. Visit this page for more products.
Be Ben 10! Cartoon Network's Ben Tennyson – a young boy who gets to transform into 10 different alien creatures through a watch-like device called the Omnitrix – has no signs of aging with more than a decade of CN airtime. One of the toyline’s most in-demand items are roleplay versions of the Omnitrix which comes in basic and deluxe versions. Fans of the franchise can re-enact their favourite scenes with these toys. Designed for kids aged 4 and up, it features alien phrases and lights and the deluxe edition has Motion Activation for unique battle sound effects. The basic edition has a dial to allow the user to select an Alien and a selector button to activate its special phrases from the show. Both versions can be worn on either wrist and even adult collectors can wear them too. You know what time it is - It's Hero Time!
"Life finds a way." The recently-released movie from the Jurassic Park / Jurassic World franchise has fans scrambling to toy shelves to pick up their favorite dinosaurs from the film. Mattel has been able to capture the right likeness of each prehistoric animal in different scales - including 3-inch figures from a blind pack assortment, to battle-damaged editions that have a spring-loaded panel that snaps back to reveal a battle wound, and even human figures of Owen and Claire to allow maximum playability by reliving thrilling scenes from the summer flick. Fan-favorite "Blue" - a velociraptor bred in captivity - comes in different assortments and even has a version with multiple articulations allowing it to be displayed in different poses. Create your own Jurassic World by collecting all available dino and human characters by clicking this link.
These six rescue dogs from the animated Nickelodeon show will be there on the double for any kind of adventure - and the transforming backpacks assortment of toys (both regular and winter editions) are sure to delight every young boy. Ryder's team of Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, and Skye are all set to save the day with their specially designed backpacks - when a button near their collar is pressed, out pops a tool depending on the specialization of the puppy rescuer. Aside from puppy figures, Paw Patrol also has playsets and vehicles that offer countless hours of rescuing for kids of all ages.
Transforming cars by use of special keys? Those are old news. The next-generation of transforming cars, the Athlons are mainly involved in competitive sports such as racing. Unlike their predecessors, they are a set of small, race car-like Mindcores that link with their main bodies. Able to transform on demand and possessing unique power sets and weapons, the Athlons from the 5th Season of Tobots are finally here and they’re definitely starting to gain more popularity with the ever-expanding fanbase. Don’t be left behind – check out our Tobots section for these valiant city defenders.
Remember to check out our Boys Month promotion that’s only until August 30, 2018 to score the best deals and big discounts on some of the items we’ve listed. We’re also going to offer more products for young boys and collectors for the 2nd half of 2018, so stay tuned for those as well.
Til our next shopping adventure!