Activity Toy of the Year

And the winner is... 

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

WINNER:Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit by LittleBits

Kids can create their own custom Droid™ and bring it to life! Using littleBits electronic blocks and the free Droid Inventor app, they’ll teach their R2 Unit new tricks and take it on 16+ missions. Then, kids can level-up their inventor expertise, reconfiguring their Droid to give it new skills, or design any Droid they can dream up.

MSRP: $99.95 | 8+ |

3Doodler Start Powerpuff Yourself Pen Set

3Doodler Start Powerpuff Yourself Pen Set by 3Doodler

With the Cartoon Network themed 3Doodler Start Powerpuff Yourself Pen Set kids can create their own unique Powerpuff characters in 3D! They can now design and lift their personalized ‘Powerpuff Yourself’ avatar off the screen and into their hands. This kid-safe 3D printing pen uses BPA-free compostable plastic which melts at low temperatures so it's completely safe. Each set contains: Special edition 3Doodler Start x The Powerpuff Girls 3D Printing Pen, 4 packs of Plastic in 12 colors, special DoodleMold to easily create a hero’s head and eyes, four unique DoodleBlocks, Powerpuff Yourself Activity Guide, and Micro USB Charging Cable.

MSRP: $89.99 | 8+ |

K'NEX Imagine: Power & Play 50 Model Motorized Building Set

K'NEX Imagine: Power & Play 50 Model Motorized Building Set by K'NEX Brands

The Power & Play Motorized Building Set comes with a motor, 50 unique building ideas and a reuseable suitcase style package! Use the included full-color instructions to construct models that really move such as, cars, planes, robots and more, or use your imagination to create your own exciting models. 529 classic made-in-the-USA pieces included.

MSRP: $49.99 | 7+ |

LEGO Make Your Own Movie

LEGO Make Your Own Movie by Klutz

LEGO Make Your Own Movie is a beginner guide to stop-motion animation. Use your phone, tablet, or computer to make short, funny clips with these instructions, background settings and 36 LEGO elements. Then, dive into more advanced skills, such as lighting, sound effects, and camera angles.

MSRP: $24.99 | 8+ |


Magnaflex by WowWee USA, Inc.

Magnaflex creative construction kits inspire kids of all ages to build anything they can imagine.The multi-piece kits include flexible magnetic strips in vibrant colors, and black and white connector pieces.The unique shapes and material allow to easily bend, zip, connect, and stack these magnetic strips together to create unique, colorful designs and objects. The connector pieces add structure to creations and can also be used as decorative accents such as eyes, wheels and more. Neodymium rare-earth magnets safely enclosed inside the Magnaflex strips ensure strong magnetic connections. Innovation meets Visualization in 6 multi-themed kits.

MSRP: $19.99-$49.99 | 4+ |

Nickelodeon Slime Deluxe Slimy Creations

Nickelodeon Slime Deluxe Slimy Creations by Cra-Z-Art

Make your own slime with this Nickelodeon Super Slimy Slime making kit. Experiment with glitter, glow, neon, scented, and foam slime! Mix and match, or keep it simple, it’s up to you! This kit includes everything you need for ooey gooey, stretchy, squishy fun!

MSRP: $15.99 | 6+ |

Oonies Starter Pack

Oonies Starter Pack by Moose Toys

Oonies are the coolest way to create. Making Oonies are easy - kids can take an Oonies pellet, place it in the inflator and watch it magically grow into an Oonie! They stick to each other so you can make amazing creatures and designs. No glue, no water, no mess.

MSRP: $19.99 | 5+ |

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