Looking for the hottest new toys, but not sure where to start? Our Christmas list for boys is packed with the best new toys for boys of all ages. Our list includes toys, games, and video games that should appeal to boys between the ages of three and 15. Whether you’re shopping for a playful kid, or an older boy on the cusp on manhood, there’s something on this list that will fill him with Christmas glee. Our list of the best new toys for boys includes some of the hottest toys for 2015: video games, Star Wars LEGO sets, dinosaur toys, Marvel superhero toys, STEM toys, and much more. You can shop today’s hottest deals in Toys & Games, or read on to see our carefully selected gift guide for boys.
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1. LEGO Millennium Falcon Building Kit
There are lots of LEGO sets inspired by the new Star Wars movie, but the best set is definitely the Millennium Falcon. There’s a lot to like here, but we think the secret compartment for cargo and weapons is an especially cool feature. Kids will love reenacting their favorite scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this LEGO set.
If you need a Star Wars gift for a boy that’s slightly too old for LEGOs, consider the Star Wars: The Force Awakens X-Wing Miniatures Game Core Set. This is an advanced tabletop strategy game for two players, allowing boys to pretend they are flying in dogfights set during The Force Awakens. Still need to see more options? Shop more Star Wars toys here.
2. Playmation Marvel Avengers Starter Pack Gamma Gear
Shopping for a kid who’s crazy about superheros? This starter pack immerses them in the world of Marvel. The Gamma Gear set up reacts to player movements, letting users feel like they’re part of the Avengers action. The set includes Gamma Gear, one Power Activator, one Loki Smart Figure, instructions, and 25 embedded missions. Additional missions are available for download for Gear units registered with the AvengersNet app. If he’s more into Captain America or Iron Man, this set may be the better starter pack.
Want to see even more gift ideas? Browse our thoughtfully curated guide to the best Christmas gifts for boys.
Price: $49.99 (58 percent off MSRP)
3. ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Galloping Butch
The Good Dinosaur is very popular right now, and there are plenty of boys who want toys inspired by this movie. This Galloping Butch toy gallops at the press of a button. It also boasts 10 different sounds and phrases as heard in the movie.
Price: $24.98 (38 percent off MSRP)
4. Officially Licensed ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ 10″ Boxed Freddy Fazbear Plush Toy
While this plush toy is probably a little too big for a stocking stuffer, it’s a relatively small toy that will amuse fans of this game series. With a film adaptation in the works, you could also buy this toy now and stash it away for next Christmas. We’ve also seen plush versions of Foxy and Bonnie.
5. LEGO Minecraft ‘The Mine’ Kit
Shopping for a kid who loves Minecraft? This LEGO set brings Minecraft into the real world. It includes a Steve with weapons and accessories, plus a Creeper, zombie, skeleton, spider, a huge mine cart track, mine cart, chest, TNT, a rock face with explosion function and lots more.
Price: $91.99 (16 percent off MSRP)
6. ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt topped so many “best of lists” this year, it would be crazy not to include it here. While this game is definitely more appropriate for older boys and teens, don’t let the M rating scare you off. The story is deeply influenced by player decisions. Each action will have consequences which change the story and the game world. NPCs, communities, monsters and locations all change, based on player choice. This is one of the rare video games where your choices have consequences, which is a feature that should appeal to parents. If you’re shopping for an older boy or teenager who loves fantasy movies and fantasy novels, he’s really going to love this game. The open world and choice-driven gameplay ensure epic replay value.
Looking for a video game suggestion for younger boys? If he doesn’t already have Splatoon, he needs it. It’s so much fun, you might even get into the action. Need more gift ideas? Check out our guide to the best gifts for gamers.
Price: $39.88 (20 percent off MSRP)
7. Funko POP Marvel Ant-Man Action Figure
Ant-Man was the last Marvel hero to hit the big screen in 2015, so lots of little boys are still pretending to be Scott Lang. This cute figurine is a nice gift for any kid (or adult) who loves Marvel movies. Not quite what you had in mind? Shop more Ant-Man toys here, or browse more Funko POP figures here.
Price: $8.95 (19 percent off MSRP)
8. PlayStation 4 500GB Console – Star Wars Battlefront Limited Edition Bundle
Shopping for a boy who loves Star Wars and video games? This bundle is an awesome gift idea. He’ll get a customized 500GB Darth Vader PlayStation 4 System, a customized DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, AC Power Cable, HDMI Cable, USB 2.0 Cable, Mono Wired Headset, a physical copy of Star Wars Battlefront – Deluxe Edition, and digital voucher for four Star Wars Classics.
Want a cheaper option? Get this bundle without the custom graphics on the console for just $299.
9. Ultimate Dinosaur Science Kit
Looking for an inexpensive gift? This toy is not only cheap, but it’s also educational, making it a real home run. This teacher-approved kit includes everything he needs for an at-home “dig”, including a written guide, a dinosaur bone, dinosaur tooth, and dino poop fossil. This cool toy was named Kid’s Product of the Year by Creative Child Magazine.
10. Power Wheels Lil Harley
Pretty much all of the Power Wheels toys we looked at this week were on back order, which means they may or may not be back in stock in time for Christmas. One of the few Power Wheels you can still buy that’s in stock right now is the Power Wheels Lil Harley. It’s just the right size for younger boys, or older boys who are a little small for their age. This ride-on toys includes a 6-volt battery and charger, and has easy push button operation. The max speed is 2 mph (4km/h) max speed, in forward motion only. There are built-in footrests for a safe, comfortable ride, so even uncoordinated kids can balance with ease. You can shop other Power Wheels toy options here.
Price: $92.99 (2 percent off MSRP)
Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women, Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.
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