If you’re looking for summer birthday gifts or some outdoor entertainment for the kids we’ve got details on some new, hot toys this summer.
1. Bunch O Balloons Launcher (see bottom of post for a fun contest!)
The global Kick Starter sensation Bunch O Balloons (which lets you fill and tie 100 Water Balloons in less than 60 seconds) has expanded with the Bunch O Balloons Launcher! Throw water balloons up to 60 feet with this light weight and aerodynamic launcher. I was honestly a little skeptical as to whether or not these actually fill 100 water balloons in less than 60 seconds… but it really works! They are filled AND TIED in less than a minute. I was amazed and thrilled the first time we used it and the kids had an absolute blast using the launcher. This is a summer party must! Ages 3+, SRP $12.99 For tips on filling the balloons, check out their YouTube video.
Finding Dory is definitely going to be the hit kid’s movie of the summer. Along with a new movie comes lots of cool new toys and accessories. The new Finding Dory Robo Fish Collection is really neat! It recreates all the best scenes from the movie. When kids submerge the swimming Finding Dory Robo Fish characters underwater they begin to move just like a real fish. From individual characters to complete playlets. Ages 3+, Line SRP range from $11.99-$29.99
One of my favorite toys as a kid was my Big Wheels. I love that they’re back! This summer, the classic 16-inch ride-on now features kids favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character or Marvel superhero.
So my kids have been begging for a hamster lately. We are not getting any pets any time soon. When I saw the new toy Hamsters in a House I thought this might buy us some time on getting live hamsters to take care of. The kids love them! They are fun, multi-colored, unpredictable miniature Hamsters that buzz, scoot, scurry and zoom through their customizable “hamster-sized” worlds. The tracks are a lot of fun to built and change. The girls love setting these up and play for hours with the hamsters. Their little brother thinks they are hysterical to watch. Ages 4+, Line SRP range from $9.99-$29.99
These little wagons are perfect for toddlers to wheel around the yard and great for the beach too. Tommy loves filling this wagon with toys and pulling it all around the neighborhood. His sisters like to use it to pull their dolls around. The wagon comes in a variety of characters like Frozen and (soon) the new Lion Guard.
Back to Bunch O Balloons! This summer Bunch O Balloons as an awesome contest on Facebook and Instagram. Here are the details:
- www.facebook.com/bunchoballoons under page labelled “Video Contest” or accessed using this link: bit.ly/BOBSecretWeapon
- Create a video using Bunch O Balloons, post it to either Instagram or YouTube, using #BOBSecretWeapon, and then upload the link to the contest form. Share with their friends to get votes.
- Contest is open only to USA and UK
- Contest period ends on August 21st at 11:59pm EDT
- 1st place: $2500 USD
- 2nd place:
- Pack of 10 Bunches + Pack of 2 launchers, 4 Bunches and 2 Bags + Pack of 3 bunches (525 Balloons Total)
- 3rd place:
- Pack of 2 launchers, 4 bunches and 2 Bags + Pack of 3 Bunches (210 Balloons Total)
- Users post photos with hashtags #BOBSecretWeapon and #BunchOBalloons to Instagram.
- 1 Winner per month for 3 months.
- 1st Winner: June 20th
- 2nd Winner: July 18th
- 3rd Winner: August 22nd
- Prize packs:
- Set of 2 Launchers, 4 Bunches and 2 Bags + Pack of 3 Bunches