If your eight year old loves playing with racing cars, ultra cool Nerf Elite guns, or the classic favorite: LEGO, then take a seat and read through this helpful list, full of the best gifts and toys for 8 year old boys. Birthdays and holidays certainly come around fast, so you’re right to get prepared.
All toys on this list have been tried and tested by me (read more about me here).
Fisher-Price Imaginext Robo Batcave
In keeping with the Imaginext series, this version of the famous Batcave is incredibly intricate. Purely mechanical, parents will love not having to replenish batteries and kids will enjoy finding the multiple ways to play.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Series Tactical Vest
This vest is made to help you and your kids get a one up in nerf gun battles with the bonus of being resizable. It’s also great for inspiring post-game clean up by seeing who can fill their vest back up first.
HEXBUG Battle Ground Tower
If you loved Beyblades as a kid, you are going to want in on the highly addicting fun of HEXBUG. You’re family will fall head over mechanical heels in love with exploring, racing, and battling using these robotics.
Star Wars Kylo Ren Voice Changer Helmet
Just because the latest Star Wars trilogy is over, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. This next level Kylo Ren voice changing helmet is a must have for any family with a connection to the Torce.
Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger
You and your family are going to love the high level strategy required for winning this Nerf Lazer Tag game and honing your reflexes by choosing to either shoot your opponent or shield your own vulnerabilities.
Zing Stikbot Studio Pro
By staging their own green screen adventures with robots, your kids will learn the amazing relationship between technology and cinematics. Whether you help them make their own movie magic or just enjoy the show, your kids will be filled with an intense sense of satisfaction when they watch their stories come to life.
Hyper Toss Action Game
With multiple game modes and levels, this leveled up version of catch is great for solo and competative play.
Makey Makey Invention Kit
Introduce your family to the magic of computer engineering and experimentation with this fascinating invention kit
Osmo Starter Kit
If you’re looking to get rid of your digital clutter, Osmo is the only app you’ll need to keep your older kids entertained for hours. Not only is Osmo an infinite source of fun, it’s also a great combination of tech and physical toys.
Matchbox Elite Marine Mayhem Rescue Sea Adventure Vehicle
It’s usually hard to satisfy a group of kids with one matchbox set, but this sea adventure kit has everything! Kids will love having their own jobs and vehicles with which to perform daring marine rescues..
Nerf N-Strike Mega Mega Mastodon
Once again, Nerf has outdone themselves with this ginormous addition to your arsenal.
Seedling Design Your Own Marble Maze
The classic marble maze gets a pretty unique level up with this kit by adding of VR, graphing, and turnstiles.
Tyco Terra Climber Radio Control Vehicle
Remote Controlled Vehicles have never looked as fearsome as this one. For extra levels of learning have your kids help put their new machine together and remember to charge the batteries while you are tinkering.
Spy Gear Video WalkieTalkies
Video capable walkie talkies… yes please. Your kids will feel super official with this high tech spy gear so make sure to figure out what their codenames might be.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Solid-Wood Magic Set
With the rise in popularity of fantasy role playing games, your growing wizards and rogues are going to love practicing their sleight of hand with this magic set.
VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix
Old school is becoming new school again and there’s no better way to bring back the magic of digital cameras than with this Kidizoom Camera. This multifuncitonal camera, complete with video feature and picture editor, also comes installed with some games.
National Geographic Geode Kit
Not only is this geode kit a wonderful science tool, it’s also a great way to teach kids about how it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Nerf Nitro DuelFury Demolition
These car launchers are a heart poundign good time. Your kids might not know who Evil Knevil is, but they are sure to channel his levels of adrenaline while jumping their foam cars through rings of fire.
Creativity for Kids Origami Kit
With helpful to read instructions, colorful prints, and a bunch of stickers this orgami kit is great for crafty kids and parents to have a wonderful tim together with.
Doctor Dreadful Alien Autopsy
Edible science is always the best kind and this motorized Alien Autopsy does not dissapoint. You’ll want to keep this on hand for a rainy day and come up with a creative story to go along with the activity.
Ozobot is the itty bitty robot with infinite possibilities for fun. You and your kids will enjoy learning the robot’s coding language and watching it do your commands.
Circuit Maze Board Game
This game will not only start your kids off on how circuitry works but also provide them with different challenges to solve.
MOTA JetJat Ultra Drone
Instead of having to keep track of everything that goes with a drone, this compact feat of robotoics has a storage compartment for the drone inside of its controller.
3Doodler 3D Printing Pen
No longer does drawing have to stay on paper or a screen, this 3Doodler literally brings a new dimension to bringing your kids creations to life.
Melissa & Doug Suspend Game
Whether you’re playing solo or competatively, kids and parents will love this wirey version of classic Jenga.
Crayola Crayon Factory
Teachers and parents can always agree that having a collection of broken crayons can be heart breaking. This factory will bring a new life to your left over crayons while also teaching kids about wax.
Star Wars Furbacca Furby
Have your kids grab their vests and laser guns they’re about to make a friend for life in Furbacca.
Backyard Safari Cargo Vest
With tons of pockets and accessories, this safari vest is perfect for curious and outdoorsy kids looking to explore the world.
WowWee COJI The Coding Robot Toy
Bring the interest and power of coding into your home with Coji. Your kids will love their new pal and you’ll love the applicable skills they learn through playing with this robot/app combo.
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