As a father of two daughters, I am well versed in what type of toys my kids love to play with each day. My children have great imaginations and it shows when we are playing together with their toys. It is fun to watch them make up stories with their action figures or dolls. Not only do they get into the act, but I create voices and storylines too.
Recently, it seems in our family at least that we have a lot of birthday parties of friends and family members to attend to over the summer. Most of these parties are for kids and my daughter’s friends. I started to shop now for some birthday gifts and I wanted to pass along some cool toys your kids will love to play with this summer.
My Little Pony Flip & Whirl Rainbow Dash Pony Figure
In our house “My Little Pony” is a staple show as well as the toy line. My girls love each different pony’s attitude and style. My oldest love Rainbow Dash. So when I saw that Hasbro came out with a My Little Pony Flip & Whirl Rainbow Dash Pony Figure I knew this would be a fun toy that she would couldn’t wait to get her hands on.
This version of Rainbow Dash can actually to a flip in the air and land on her feet. From the cartoon show we all know that Rainbow Dash loves to push the limits and at times could be a showoff and this toy fits that to a T. All you have to do is push her down and watch as she does a flip. Besides the acrobatics your child can decorate this pony to their own design. Rainbow Dash comes with a rub-on design sheet that your kids can use to decorate. This toy sells for $19.99 and is geared for children five years and up.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Motorized Spider Force Web Blaster
One of the hottest movies so far this summer has been “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” This film was very action packed and had ton of twists and turns just like Spider-Man. After a few of my friend’s kids saw this film, they tried to climb walls and swing around the house. So the Spider Force Web Blaster is must have for those looking to be like the alter ego of Peter Parker.
The Web Blaster uses Nerf technology and allows your kid to load up to 5 foam discs into the motorized chamber, aim, and fire. The cool thing about this blaster is that it automatically loads the next shot, so you can keep blasting targets. It has a range of over 20 feet away. The blaster comes with a total of 10 discs and just like Spidey all you have to do is flick your wrist for the discs to launch. This toy sells for $19.99.
Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga Rise of Darth Vader Game
In this game the past meets the future. The old school favorite Jenga teams up with the very popular app game Angry Birds to create fun for the entire galaxy. I mean family. The main objective in the game is to help Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Yoda defeat Darth Vader, General Grievous, Darth Maul, Count Dooku and Emperor Palpatine
You launch the Rebels using the Lightsaber launcher to knock over the Imperial pig figures. This game combines the fun of “Star Wars” with Jenga and Angry Birds. This will be an excellent addition to your family’s game night. This game sells for $29.99 and is recommended for ages 8 and up.