Shopping for boys for the holidays is made simple thanks to the great selection of premium toys on the market. As you shop for boys this year consider some of the best toys for boys 2012, which include everything from tool sets to dinosaurs.
Doctor Who 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver
Recommended age: 5 years and up
Pretending to be Doctor Who will be easy as pie thanks to the 11th Sonic Screwdriver. Keep your mission in focus with the eerie green glow of the LED light that shoots out of this multipurpose tool. Tack on the sound effects straight from the hit television series to create a fan favorite. Another special feature is a spring loaded extender that really works. Best suited for ages 5 and up, find your passion for exploring the universe just like Doctor Who.
Vtech Brok the Brachiosaurus Dinosaur
Recommended age: 3 – 8 years
A toy that combines dinosaurs and motor vehicles is destined to be a popular choice for boys. Check out this elaborate transforming toy that comes with a car carrier complete with a bright blue sports car. Additionally the Vtech Switch and Go looks like a Brachiosaurus and it includes a Pterodactyl for unlimited action at playtime. Hear more than 80 sounds and funny phrases while you watch the interactive features on the LCD screen. Discover interesting details about dinosaurs in this action filled toy. A part of the Vtech Switch and Go series, this unit is compatible with other Switch and Go Dinos.
LEGO Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle
Recommended age: 6 – 14 years
Choose your side in the epic dragon battle, whether you want to go rogue with the Hypnobrai clan or fight a fair fight with the just Ninjago warriors. A part of the LEGO Ninjago series, this set of 915 pieces is fully compatible with other Ninjago units. Check out the vicious four-headed Ultra Dragon that measures 20 inches from snout to the tip of its tail. Fight the Ultra Dragon against the slithering Great Devourer thanks to the movable pieces. To get the fighting started, whip out the 8 mini figures along with 13 weapons including 4 golden Spinjitzu weapons.
LEGO Star Wars Tie Fighter
Recommended age: 8 – 14 years
Bring out the Star Wars fan in your child with this detailed depiction by LEGO. Starring the infamous Imperial fleet, this cool set comes with the Star Wars iconic star ship called the Tie Fighter. Add in the details with a Tie Fighter pilot, Death Star Trooper, Imperial officer and an R5-J2 droid for a set to please any Star Wars fan. Fight the battle of the galaxy by blasting the dual flick missiles of the Tie Fighter as you flip open the cockpit for an emergency exit by your mini figures.
LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer
Recommended age: 3 – 9 years
One of the best toys for boys 2012, the LeapPad2 encourages learning and cognitive development through technology. Let your child expand his horizons while playing a game, and he’ll never even realize he is learning. This tablet includes more than 2500 lessons in science, language arts, cultural studies and math. Fire up your son’s imagination with a two-way camera that captures both still shots and video recordings. Tack on more than 325 apps and you have an educational yet entertaining toy for your child.
LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Palace
Recommended age: 9 – 14 years
Add Jabba the Hutt’s palace from the desert to your collection of Star Wars settings wit this intricate official LEGO set. Save carbonite-frozen Han Solo from Jabba’s fortress on Tatooine, along with the aid of Chewbacca and Princess Leia who is dressed as Boushh. In this set you get 9 mini figures including B’omarr Monk, Salacious Crumb, and Oola, as well as disguised Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca. You’ll also get an arsenal of weapons, such as a blaster rifle and Boushh’s lance blade. Jabba the Hutt’s palace features a trap door, hidden entrance, detachable roof and flick missile to provide any boy with plenty of opportunities for creating scenarios.
Take-A-Part Vehicle Building Toy Set
Recommended age: 3 – 10 years
Every little boy loves to take things apart and to play with moving toys. Dismantling this toy vehicle requires the use of an included power screwdriver. Encourage the development of your son’s fine motor skills with the three basic bits including a wrench, flat screwdriver and a Philips head screwdriver. Built to last, this toy set comes with chunky nuts and bolts to help little hands keep hold of them. You will need 2 AA batteries, which are not included, to power up the screwdriver.
Ticket To Ride Game
Recommended age: 8 – 12 years
Spend countless hours playing this cross-country train ride game of strategy and adventure with your son. As one of the best toys for boys 2012, the theme of train rides and adventure travel come to life. Determine the best route by rail for traveling to as many cities across North America in this board game. Suited for 2 to 5 players who are at least 8 years old, this game also includes an access number for 1 Day of Wonder Online.
LEGO City Police Forest Station
Recommended age: 6 – 12 years
Explore the world of interactive play with this LEGO set. Featuring 5 mini figures including a bear, pilot, a pair of forest police officers and a duo of robbers, your son can recreate his favorite scenes from crime fighting shows. Measuring approximately 12 inches long, the City Police Forest Station comes fully equipped. Position your robbers along the jail cell beds, or let the police officers watch out for escapees via the watchtower. Situate the pilot in the cockpit of the helicopter so he can fly overhead in search for a wild bear. Dozens of other accessories complete the kit, including handcuffs, money bills, a beehive and movable rocks.
Mindflex Duel Game
Recommended age: 8 years and up
Go head on with your opponent with the mental acuity called Mindflex Duel. Perfect for boys ages 8 and up, this game comes with two headsets that allow players to perform awe inspiring feats. Move or levitate a foam ball across the provided platform using nothing more than your mind. Compete to see who has the greatest amount of concentration. The game includes five challenges ranging from solo play to group competition.