Radio Controlled Cars
Radio controlled cars are powered at a distance from a remote. Gas and electric radio cars are available, with some designed to be off-road, on road, and hybrid (both on and off-road). "Gas" powered cars usually use gasoline, though the benefits of nitromethanol (a mixture of methanol and nitromethane) are now making it a premier option. Electric units do not need to be refueled but removal of the body shell and battery fasteners are necessary to replace a discharged battery. Modifying radio-controlled cars are popular with kids of all ages, usually swapping engines, body shells and tires. Radio cars can be purchased as cheaply as $20.00 and increase into the thousands.
Friendly to girls and boys, electric motor scooters are offering the benefits of their gas counterparts in a more noise and environmentally friendly package. Starting at prices less than a hundred dollars, cheap electric scooters are available online and in retail stores. One charge will allow you hours of riding fun and a simple "plug into the wall" charging system. Like their gas cousins, kids electric scooters are available with fundamentals, brakes and throttle control. Many parents prefer their child stay far away from flammable risks and electric scooters offer the fun of gas scooters without the hazard.
Indoor safe play and reloading fun over and over again is what Nerf guns are all about. Nerf makes products from footballs to guns that guarantee hours of family and friend playtime. Blasters that can shoot a volley of foam darts within seconds to large squishy foam missiles add to the mix. Water guns in the spring and summer have been a longtime favorite and show no signs of slowing. Like the foam guns they offer a myriad of gun sizes to large water blasters to smaller pistols. The benefit to both water and foam guns are their affordable pricing, ranging from a couple of dollars to less than a hundred.
Barbie has been the namesake of the doll world for countless decades. With its popularity comes a flood of rivals including 2009 Toy of the Year Award, Best Friend Clubs dolls. It is not just the dolls themselves but the plethora of accessories that accompany each doll (fashionable outfits, games, and journals). The leader in this pack is undoubtedly Barbie that offers much more than their doll lineup. Barbie bedroom, games, and virtual world are just some of this manufacturer's offerings. Other manufacturers like American Girl, Manhattan Toy will all be contending against Barbie for this year's Toy of the Year Award.
Some of the best entertainment for friends and family are board games. There are literally too many to mention in this paragraph but the classic games, often "modernized", are still holding their own. It seems every blockbuster movie comes with its own board game, but those come a dime a dozen. Excellent two player games, like Battleship is a fun classic that has been revitalized for the millennium. For full fledged family fun the ten classic games listed here are sure winners for you and the family: Scrabble, Sorry, Twister, Yahtzee, Clue, Pictionary, Boggle, Monopoly, Candy Land and Connect Four.