We have reviewed several online toy stores to identify the most popular best outdoor toys for 2011. Top 10 toys presented here are the hot bestsellers for 2011 season and all of them have received the best reviews from the customers.
For your shopping convenience we have presented the current pricing information and added the direct links to the Amazon product pages for each outdoor toys.
1. Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX Ninja
The Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX Ninja lists for $229.99. On this incredible toy, kids can experience the thrill of a real ATV. It will obtain speeds of 5 mph from the 12-volt battery. It has 2 forward speeds and 1 reverse. It also has a power-lock brake system. It has a 4.5 star rating at Amazon from approximately 70 reviewers. Comments were favorable from parents who say their small children love the 4-wheeler and drive it until the battery dies, but a couple of owners say theirs did not work or quit working shortly after receiving it. Find out more here.
2. Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon
A tough plastic wagon, The Radio Flyer Pathfinder is good for transporting two small children or light enough for the children to use on their own. The MSRP on this toy is $119.99. It has rubber tires for a smooth and quiet ride. Almost 300 reviewers have given a 4.5-star rating on Amazon. Positive comments were that the wagon is durable, comfortable, has large capacity, price is competitive, and it is very safe. One of the negative comments was that the front tires worked independently of each other making it hard to pull. You can read more comments by going here for Amazon reviews.
3. RipStik Caster Board
The RipStik Caster Board lists for $99.99 and comes in numerous styles and colors. The toy is designed for children of 8 years and up and will carry a load of 220 pounds. The 2-wheel design allows for a much different form of control than the skateboard. In over 300 reviews, the RipStik maintains a 4.5 star rating. It is a toy that takes skill to operate, but riders said once you get the hang of it you can’t stop smiling. Negative comments concerned the inability of some children to operate the board and there were some reports of injury for that reason. Read more reviews here.
4. Step2 All Star Sports Climber
The Step2 All Star Sports Climber gives small tykes a place to toss a basketball, slide, climb, and learn about sports early. It comes with inflatable junior size soccer ball, basketball, and football. The MSRP for the Step2 All Star Sports Climber is $99.99. Almost 70 reviews at Amazon leave the Climber at 4.5 stars. Although many small children have fun with this toy, some parents claim that it is too small for children to get much use out of. Reviewers said it is durable and easy to assemble. Read all the reviews for yourself here.
5. Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table
The Naturally Playful Sand Table is just the right height for toddlers to stand and play in the sand, and it’s much more comfortable to play that way than sitting on the ground. Mothers like it because it keeps some of the dirt out of their kids’ clothes. The list price of this toy is $54.99. Over 60% of those giving reviews gave 5-stars for satisfaction. The negative comments were few, but some people complained that the lid for the table did not keep the rain out of the sand because there were holes in it. Reviewers commented it was durable and less mess than a regular sandbox. Find out more by going here to Amazon.
6. Razor Rip-Rider 360 – Drifting Ride-On
This super all steel frame tricycle has small wheels on the back that allow young drivers to spin around at will. The Razor Rip-Rider 360 lists on Amazon at $129.99. Over 160 reviewers averaged a 4.5 star rating for the Razor Rip-Rider 360. One commenter said several adults had said they wish they made a Razor Rip-Rider for adults because it looked like so much fun. Two negative comments concerned there not being a seat adjustment for shorter children and the back wheels wearing out rather soon. Reviewers liked the solid front tire (no flats!) and kids love it. You can go to Amazon and check out all the info here.
7. Nerf Supersoaker Wars Rattler Water Blaster
This Nerf Supersoaker Wars Rattler Water Blaster is sure to be a summer hit as it was with the dozen or so people who gave reviews. It is said to be very accurate and the spray of water remains in a tight stream so it doesn’t spread out a great deal. The pump up action is what makes this weapon so grand. Currently there are no negative reviews on the product. Reviewers say it is a powerful soaker and delivers plenty of both water and fun. One reviewer commented the range was lacking but not enough to matter. If you need to know more, just check out the reviews and specifications here at Amazon.
8. Step2 Skyward Summit
The Step 2 Skyward Summit is built for 4-year olds and allows for four children to be on it at the same time. It is a large toy, standing almost 7 feet high. The Summit has four unique climbing surfaces to provide various challenges. Kids also love reaching the Summit where they can peek out the hole. Only 11 people have reviewed this item, but the 5-star and the 1-star reviews are about even, leaving overall 3.5 stars. The largest complaint has to be the shipping cost. One customer complained that shipping was $640. Positive reviewers said it is a durable awesome climber and easy to assemble. Find out more from Amazon by going to the link here.
9. Blongo Ball Complete Game Set
Blongo Ball combines several lawn games into one, including croquet, horseshoes, and bocce. With over 100 reviews, almost all the comments about the Blongo Ball Complete Game Set were positive. Negative comments had to do with the inability of the units to withstand the heat from the sun and pieces coming apart when the frames were moved. Adults and children both seem to love this game, and many reviewers said that these units are better than some other brands of Blongo they have owned in the past. Great for camping trips, reunions, and physical education classes. Read all the comments at Amazon by going here.
10. Fisher-Price Grow-to-Pro Basketball
The Fisher-Price Grow-to-Pro Basketball goal adjusts to four heights so your small one can advance as he or she gets taller. Heights are 3, 4, 5, and 6 feet. The MSRP of the product is $79.99. Over 70 satisfied customers have rated the basketball goal at Amazon, where the lowest rating was 4-stars giving it an impressive 4.7-star rating overall. There were really no negative comments, although one reviewer commented she had trouble with the assembly but it was well worth it. Many reviewers favored it based on the cost and the durability. If you want to check them out and read about specifications, visit the Amazon site here.