The editors of Ocala Style have once again selected their favorite toys of the season. Some you may have heard of, some maybe not! But we promise, they’re all cool and all worth checking out!
American Girl Nanea Doll & Book
The 18-inch Nanea (pronounced nah-NAY-ah) Mitchell doll by American Girl has a huggable cloth body and is dressed to the nines in an authentic 1940s-style Pacific Islander outfit. Why we love it: The doll comes with the book Growing Up with Aloha, the first novel-length volume of the Nanea’s classic series.
KD Interactive Aura Drone with Glove Controller
The fear of crashing your drone has been put to rest. Suit up with the GestureBotics glove controller to fully control your Aura Drone using hand commands. Fly forward, backward, left or right—all with a simple wave of the hand. Why we love it: Glove control eliminates the frustrations of traditional joysticks.
LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ice Rink & LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon
Skate up a storm in the Snow Resort Ice Rink, featuring an outdoor rink with opening doors, hockey goals and a seating area, or outsmart the Green Ninja’s evil father with the Green Ninja Mech Dragon. Why we love it: Kids will have fun building these sets—and a blast playing with them!
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope
Look, listen and discover as wildlife expert Bindi Irwin shares her kid-friendly facts about nature, complete with over 20 slides and 100 facts and questions. Why we love it: It’s packed with photo-quality images and audio clips.
Educational Insights Smash Pong!
Choose a challenge card, and aim for the target! This game discreetly teaches velocity, precision and spatial reasoning. Why we love it: The storage bucket is included.
JAKKS Pacific Disney Pixar Cars 3 Max Tow Mater
This goofy tow truck can push and pull up to 200 pounds using max power. Why we love it: Switch to turbo mode, and watch him zoom around at max speed.
JAKKS Pacific Real Workin’ Buddies – Mr. Dusty
This garbage truck helps kids clean up their toys. He can eat it up, sweep it up and dump it out. Why we love it: Dusty has over 50 phrases, lights, and sounds.
JAKKS Pacific XPV RC Skateboard
The XPV Xtreme Performance RC Skateboard is an innovative, new RC vehicle designed for high levels of speed and real skateboard stunts. Why we love it: The 8.4-volt NiMH rechargeable battery and USB charging cable are included.
YVolution Y Glider Deluxe Kids Scooter
Perfect for first-time riders, the Y Glider Deluxe is designed to teach kids to steer correctly and comes in many fun colors. Why we love it: The wide deck makes for a safe, comfortable ride.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2
This smartwatch lets kids take pictures and videos, play games, tell time and more and features a stylish design. Why we love it: Includes 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces.
Hasbro Beyblade Burst Avatar Attack Battle Set
Be careful—your Beyblade just might burst into pieces if hit just right! Why we love it: Scan the included code to play in a virtual world.
Just Play PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset
Zoom through the race track to save the museum from the Night Ninja. Why we love it: Mega-launchers, curves and a huge loop make this set fun.
Zuru X-Shot Turbo Advance Dart Blaster Set
The Zuru X-Shot Turbo Advance Dart Blaster Set is a 40-dart blaster gun, with an easy-to-prime mechanism to make it rain darts and hit your target up to 80-feet away. Why we love it: The Zuru X-Shot Turbo Advance Dart Blaster Set holds two rounds for a total of 96 darts.
Fun at your fingertips! Fingerlings respond to sound, motion and touch. Why we love it: They are all super cute and make adorable monkey sounds.
Learning Resources Smart Market
Grocery boxes and cans, play money, coupons, grocery list and shopping basket make learning about math, writing and counting fun. Why we love it: You can use this set with your Learning Resources cash register!
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi
Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi encourages preschoolers to follow directions and get silly on the dance floor. Why we love it: Movi’s facial expressions change during play.
The Bridge Direct Atari Plug and Play Joystick
The Atari Classic Games Joystick plugs directly into your TV and offers 10 classic games, including Asteroid, Breakout, Centipede and Missile Command. Why we love it: Every youngster needs a little blast from the past.
Alex Brands Brainy Bucks Time To Save ATM
Keep up to date with your savings with this convenient PIN-enabled ATM bank. Why we love it: You can deposit and withdraw money as needed, and an alarm sounds if the wrong PIN is entered.
MGA Entertainment L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise Doll
The ultimate unboxing experience for your favorite girl. Check out more than 50 special prizes as the ball is unwrapped. Why we love it: It’s like 50 gifts in one!
Fisher-Price Shimmer and Shine Magical Genie Dream Palace Set
This palace comes to life with three levels of play, more than 100 phrases, music and a fun light show. Why we love it: Dolls and lots of furniture are already included.