Do you remember that one toy that you or perhaps your brother couldn't put down? I have fond memories of my cousins staging battles with tiny plastic soldiers and racing each other on their prized Hot Wheels Track.
Hailing back to 1984, the Transformer toy has been a perennial favorite little boys’ toy for generations. These ‘more than meets the eyes’ toys, which transform from vehicles into robots, have featured in no less than 6 modern Hollywood blockbusters. A huge hit for young robot fans. Around $30.
You’d need to time travel back 40 years to get your hands on an original BigTrak programmable vehicle. Excited boys would tap commands into the futuristic keypad in an attempt to plot a route towards an unsuspecting sleeping pet. The good news is that it's still made today so your kids can relive the fun of navigating around the family dog while learning to code! Around $39.
Which little boy doesn't love his toy cars and even more so, crashing them into each other. Kids went crazy for the Hot Wheel Criss-Cross track in the late 1970s and it's still going strong today. Recently updated, this super popular toy car track propels toy cars around two tracks that cross in the middle. Whose cars will survive the longest! Around $50
The Rocking Horse has been around since the 17th Century, entertaining little boys and girls (in varying levels of comfort) since. It was always the toy that I wanted but could never afford. Thank goodness for technology and Radio Flyer making it comfortable, stylish and affordable! Around $105.
I can remember climbing to the top of trees to release these little flying plastic wonders to watch them slowly drift to the ground. I would then spend 10 minutes with my dad, trying to untangle the impossibly small strings. Well, the good news is that you can still pick these up and they have been redesigned to be tangle free. Good times. Around $7.
A great way to get boys to use their imagination is with a good old bucket of model army soldiers. These little green plastic men have changed little over the past 50 years and still entertain budding future military generals (and us dads) today. Around $20.
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