Get Out!

Well, we’re already a month into Spring, and isn’t it about time you started taking advantage of all that extra daylight? Not sure what to do? We’ve got you covered. Just grab one of these great toys and you’re good to go.

Helix Power Swing (Yulu)

helix power swingIf you’ve ever dreamed of throwing a football (or anything else) up to 350 feet (which is a long, long way), now’s your chance. Just pull out the Helix’s retractable cord, swing it around, gradually building momentum, and let ‘er rip. And in the unlikely event that no one noticed, Helix makes a howling sound as it floats through the air in a perfect spiral. Ages 6+. About $20.

Aerobie Skylighter Lighted Flying Disc (Aerobie)

aerobie skylighterSpeaking of impressive throws, get ready to be wowed. Aerobie’s 12-inch diameter disc features a sleek, aerodynamic design that make accurate, long-distance throws easy to make, and soft rubber edges that make those same throws easy to catch. Comes in a variety of colors. This particular model includes LED lights that create very cool effects and let you keep the fun going long after the sun goes down. Replaceable, long-life batteries included. For ages 10+. About $20.

Sling Stix (Yulu)

sling stixWhat’s more fun than a good, old-fashioned game of catch? How ‘bout catch with suction cups? Yep. You get a medium-sized bouncy ball and two suction-enabled Stix. When you’re ready to throw, press the trigger, which releases the suction, and sling away (the ball can travel up to 30 feet). Play traditional back-and-forth catch or make up your own games. For two or more players, ages 6+. Prices vary. Two players, ages 6+.

Bunch O Balloons Slingshot (Zuru)

sling shotWe’ve reviewed a lot of Bunch O Balloons products here and we’re sure you remember that BoB lets you fill and tie 100 Water Balloons in less than a minute. But the big questions are, how fast—and how far—can you throw them? With this clever slingshot, you’ll be able to launch balloons up to 100 feet, which will enable you to soak your opponents while they’re still filling up their arsenal. Includes 105 self-tying Bunch O Balloons. About $18.

Bunch O Balloons Water Slide Wipeout (Zuru)

water slideRemember Wham-O’s Slip ‘N Slide from when you were a kid? Well, Water Slide Wipeout is similar, except that at the end of this 16-foot slide, you plow into a pile of water balloons. Great for the whole family—especially one with a large, flat grassy area with access to a hose. Includes more than 100 quick-filling, self-tying balloons. For ages 5+. About $30.

Z-Tek Bow (ZingSportsz)

z-tek bowFor long-range battles, check out the Air Storm Z-Tek Bow, which comes with three suction-cup “arrows,” three whistling ones, and a target. The cool-looking design and durable construction make this arrow fun to play with solo or with others. And, given enough strength, you can launch those arrows more than 130 feet. For ages 14+

Flying Bug Attack (Zuru)

flying bug attackIf you’re not a fan of bugs, here’s your opportunity to get your revenge. Put your bugs on to the motorized launchers and stomp on the pedal to set them free. Then grab your blaster (with its 10-dart magazine) and take ‘em down before they land. Great fun for solo or competitive play. For ages 8+. Prices vary.