Top Ten Toys for Summer!

With so many great summer toys to choose from, it took us nearly 9 years to update this list. Just in time for spring and summer! Get these toys fast before they disappear. Without further ado, the 2020 top ten toys for summer:

  1. Bucket of Floof
  2. Tiki Toss Game
  3. Mermaid Tail
  4. Waboba Pro Water Ball Toy
  5. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
  6. Baby Shark
  7. Play Dirt
  8. Water Balloon Launcher
  9. Summer Stars Pool Light
  10. Stardust Galloping Unicorn

Bucket of Floof

Play visions bucket of floof

An amazing compound that feels lighter than air! Super moldable, super soft! You’ll get amazing details when you shape it with any of our tools or make your own creations using just your hands. One thing’s for sure – once you feel it, you won’t want to put it down!

Tiki Toss Game

Mellow Militia Tiki Toss game

Bring this classic Island hook-and-ring game home and enjoy endless fun while testing your skills. Great fun for all ages. Crafted from 100% Bamboo, big up the environment & post indoors or out. Get hooked up in a few minutes, all hardware and easy setup instructions included.

Fin Fun Mermaid Tail

Fin Fun Mermaiden tail with monofin

The fins look ribbed, realistic, and “fishy.” When stretched, this fabric gives the optical illusion of three-dimensional scales. The dimensional look and shading give the appearance of true, overlapping fish scales. But the real magic happens when the fabric gets wet! In the water, the pattern really develops a beautiful sheen and depth unique to the Mermaiden line of Fin Fun products.

Waboba Pro Water Ball Toy

Waboba Pro water ball toy

The Waboba Pro water ball is this summer’s hottest water game for the beach, pool, lake or pond. And it has been made with the official game in mind. The Waboba Pro Ball is made of polymer gel and has an elastic coating..it is more stable than the Waboba Extreme, making calculating the direction of the bounce easier. The mix of different gels makes the ball bounce and float on water.

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty – Arctic Flare

Arctic Flare Crazy Aarons thinking putty

If you’ve ever noticed a light red sky after a snowfall, you have seen the Albedo effect. Albedo measures the reflectivity of the Earth’s surface. Emulate this fire and ice scenario with Arctic Flare Thinking Putty. Shining white putty gives way to magenta with the included Glow Charger™ and glows amber in the dark.

Baby Shark Sound Book

baby shark sound book

Official baby shark merchandise! Ten press-and-play buttons activate sing-along songs that are paired with matching spreads. Each spread contains lyrics with beautiful illustrations. Optimized for small baby hands and features a sound panel with a child-friendly grip. Also, the specially designed built-in speaker provides 150% fuller, richer audio.

Play Dirt – Special Forces

Play dirt special forces

It looks and feels like real dirt, but without the mess! Soft, pliable and moldable like our original Sands Alive!, now kids can play with the “Cleanest Dirt on Planet Earth” and their moms will love it! Set includes 1.5 pounds of Play Dirt, 16 soldiers and two rock molds in a convenient storage bucket.

Water Balloon Launcher

Water balloon launcher slingshot

The CX Blaster 120 Yard Water Balloon Launcher Slingshot toy is great summer fun. The Water Balloon Launcher is made in the USA with surgical tubing, heavy-duty canvas pouch, and rip-proof vinyl grips.

Summer Stars Pool Light

While the pool light floats, it projects a silhouette of red, white and blue stars on the bottom and sides of the pool. Perfect for Fourth of July and other patriotic holidays. Making this the perfect summer pool toy. Three magical light modes. Operates with 4 AA batteries (not included).

Stardust, the Galloping Unicorn

Stardust galloping unicorn plush toy

Stardust is a pink mechanical Unicorn plush toy that gallops, prances, and makes a sparkling sound. Her sounds and movements will enchant and delight children of all ages. Just press the button on her leash and Stardust comes to life. Stardust requires 3 “AA” batteries for operation (not included). For ages 3 and up.

Enjoy your summer playing with these top ten toys. Find them now at any of our retail locations, or shop our online store! And if you’re look for more fun, check out our events page for things to do on the Outer Banks this summer.

Originally posted on June 29, 2011. Updated on Mar. 11, 2020