ROT’s Top 10 Kids Toys 2017 (so far)

It’s July which means we’re at the midway point of the year. It also means it’s time to take a look at Ride On Toys’ picks of the best toys so far this year. Our list comprises some of the most entertaining and innovative kids toys to hit toy shops. We’ve spent a lot of time unpackaging and playing with these top toys to get here.

Here’s a look at the top 10 kids toys we loved getting our grubby hands on.

VTech Kidi Super Star Kids Microphone

The Kidi Super Star Kids microphone is more than just a voice amplifier. Basically it’s a karaoke machine that is very child-friendly. Working on either battery or power adaptor connection, this musical mammoth packs a load of funky features.

First, players can either choose to sing with the Talent Show function or try their hand at some cool Games & Tools. Features such as special effects, a voice changer and the Music Magic feature make each performance memorable. Even singers who can’t sing can end up sounding like megastars. Then when your performance is complete, listen back to it with the record & play function. This is one of those activity toys that don’t tire quickly.

Lego® Dimensions

Lego Dimensions

Lego have a long of imagining the best toys any child will play with. Their playsets are legendary and the constructional nature means you can always build something new. One of their latest (and greatest) packs is the Lego® Dimensions which comes as a starter pack. The pack boasts loads of exciting extensions that “expand the adventure”.

The starter pack comes with Batman™, Gandalf™ and Wildstyle ™ figurines to begin. The additional packs feature more beloved characters like Sonic, Harry Potter and the new Ghostbusters. Construct awesome mythical settings and realms and let your imagination run wild as you jump through the LEGO™ Gateway. Top toys at cracking prices. JERONIMOOOO!

Speak Out

Speak Out

Games make top toys. The funnier, the better too. Speak Out is a super simple, laugh-out-loud game where players divided into two teams must guess phrases. The catch is players articulate the phrases drawn from a deck of cards through giant mouthpieces in their mouths. With the mouthpieces in, words are mispronounced in a spitting, drooling frenzy.  The phrases are already outlandish enough, so the mouthpiece makes a hilarious addition. Try saying “pink puppy picnics” with something preventing your lips from closing – outrageous!

Globber My Free Up Elite Lights Micro Mini Scooter

Globber scooters don’t just appear in our top 10 kids toys list. We’ve spoken extensively about them in other blogs. This is the one we chose as one of our best toys for outdoor play. The My Free Up Elite Lights is a lot like previous models – only it brags light up features. It has an elegant design and smooth coasting. Moreover, it can transform into a compact unit to be transported anywhere – even by young children.

Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

This entry in our top 10 kids toys is like a starter kit for young children entering the tech world. Many of us have tablets, so it’s only right that your little ones have the luxury too. With the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet, you get a safety-savvy high-spec computing machine. The unit is wrapped in a layer of rubber to keep itself, and users, protected.

As far as top toys go, there’s never a dull moment with this one. The tablet comes preloaded with a tonne of games, TV shows and educational material. Watch your favourite series on the 7-inch IPS screen wherever you want. With 8GB of memory to spare, kids have a pocket-sized entertainment module. Parenting just got a lot easier.

Barbie 3-Storey Townhouse

Barbie 3-Storey Townhouse

Dolls houses still make for great activity toys. The best thing about them is how they’ve modernised to suit the modern young audience. Barbie’s 3-Storey Townhouse is a magnificent example of this.

The house comes with multiple accessories to design the house to suit the tastes of Barbie dolls. Each floor displays fine detail that encourages imaginative, educational play. And, to help Barbie get around, the townhouse is installed with a manually-activated elevator.

Whether grubbing in the ground-floor kitchen, bathing before bed on the second floor or sunbathing on the roof, there’s always excitement to be had. This is one of the best toys for creative boys and girls who appreciate home improvements.

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

Number seven on our top 10 kids toys list – the Hatchimal family. Kids who have a maternal or paternal instinct will love this. It’s like the real-life Tamagotchi for this generation. Rub gently on the heart on the egg to hatch the hatchling. The heart will change from purple to pink. When it does, the hatchimal is ready to arrive! Keep buying the CollEGGtibles to you’ve gotten the entire family. These are toys children will get nostalgic about when they’re older.

Sky Viper Streaming Drone w/FPV

So you’re interested in drones? Who isn’t. This is a proper drone equipped with a camera that can record and stream 720p high definition footage. The camera also has Panoramic Video Capture to allow for 360-degree viewing.

For the youngest pilots, automatic flight assistance features make controlling simpler. When the feature is enabled, launching, hovering and landing is automatically controlled by on-board computers. The technology rectifies the user’s abilities so that they are able to achieve stable flight. Attach the control pad to your smartphone (which acts as the receiver screen)  After a few uses, you’ll be piloting like a pro.  

Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen Remote Controlled Car

Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen Remote Controlled Car

Another remote-controlled vehicle that provides hours of excitement. The best toys always remind us of our fave characters and Lightning McQueen is the coolest around. Flick on the Turbo function and take on your friends in some outrageous race action.

VTech Switch & Go Dinos

VTech Switch & Go Dinos

Which Dino’s caught your eye? Each Switch & Go Dino transforms into a feature-filled vehicle quickly. Switch & Go Dinos come alive with animations appearing on their LCD face displays. Listen to the interesting historical dinosaur facts they reveal and play till your heart’s content.