When moving up in age range a bit, toys begin to take on a bit more “character” – toys with more challenge and creativity come into play. This year the toys for boys 8 years of age are a great example of this.
Delve into the top 10 toys for 8 year old boys and find the perfect gift for your precocious little guy. We always try to make our lists as diverse as possible to appeal to a wide variety of children, which is why this collection includes robots, radio-controlled vehicles, car racing sets, hoverboards, science kits, and LEGO advent building sets among other too-cool items. Find the gift that will set your young one’s imagination ablaze and result in hours of creative, active play.
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best toys for 8-year-old boys was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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First up of the top 10 toys for 8 year old boys this year – Anki Cozmo.
Cozmo is perhaps the coolest robot ever. He gets to know his new friends, then reflects off their emotions to develop feelings and reactions of his own. He learns by being observant and attentive. Basically, a robo BFF, for sure.
Tri-Strike is a triple-threat blaster from NERF with 3 different sizes of foam darts, from 10 classics, to 4 MEGAs, and 1 SUPER-MEGA. There are removable and replaceable components for each blaster, and a 10-dart clip for quick blaster shifts.
Advent calendars are neat-o because they encourage and build upon the excitement and anticipation of waiting for Christmas. From LEGO, these Star Wars themed advent calendars feature holiday-oriented collectibles, such as weapons and galactic vehicles, behind 24 doors. One for each day leading up to the BIG 25th in December.
The System Starter boasts 16-feet of shifting tracks that emulate obstacles with virtual effects. Talk about high tech gadgets!Hot Wheels AI Racing Starter Playset also makes a place among the top toys for boys age 8 this year.
High intelligence equals big time amusement for racers with the new Hot Wheels must-have.
Includes 2 remote controllers with corresponding race cars.
Decked out in either hot pink or neon green accents, the E90 is a lighter-weight revamp of the E100. It boasts 50% more power and strength than the classics, so kids can cruise at top speeds of 10 miles-per-hour for 80-minutes on a single charge. Also includes foldable, stow-away deck.
The Terra Climber, admittedly, was a little scary the first time I saw it. But now, after researching all of the awesome features, I think this RC monster is oh-so cool. Kids can clear indoor or outdoor obstacles on all terrains with spike-style wheels for rough and tumble drivin’ action.
I have yet to see the entirety of the new Star Wars movie. But judging from BB-8, I really need to step up my A game and finish it. This cool rollin’ robot is smartphone and tablet compatible with an interactive, high-intelligence app that brings its unique personality to life.
One of my favorites. Thunder Trax is an all-terrain RC. And I do mean ALL terrain. This vehicle shifts from a tank with thick, rollin’ wheels, to a boat with flippers. The precise radio signals are cleared for long-range missions. Operates on either batteries or a charge on the controller.
Hoverboards were all the rage last year, but they dropped off the radar a bit after a few fiery incidents. But Razor has revamped the original concept of a Hoverboard, making it MUCH safer and family-friendly. Features include self-balancing tech and 60-minutes of constant riding at a max 8 miles-per-hour.
Way to Glow, Science! I love the play on words. You know…glow instead of go. Wink, wink. But seriously, this set is awesome because glow-in-the-dark stuff is uber-cool. Kids can make atoms that glow in rainbow colors under an included black light. Plus, there are glow-in-the-dark stickers for bedroom décor.