There are a ton of toys on the market but this toy list is all about cool toys. We are talking unusual toys, toys with character, toys that kids will play with over and over and over again. We are talking about the best toys children will love for a long time. I have rounded up 10 cool toys for boys that are sure to be a hit. The first five are perfect toys for those wanting more unique finds.
Wicked Cool Toys For Boys
Boys of all ages love to build (girls do too for that matter, but boys have the stronger reputation). Building is such a great activity for kids because it gives them a chance to discover the world and how it works in a hands on way and in a way that they can express their creativity. These cool toys for boys will let them build in new and fun ways. Your kids will love these imaginative, unusual building toys. This post was originally brought to you by Oh! Toys and the first 5 cool toys for boys that I mention are all available through Oh! Toys. It is a small business run by a Boston father who is very enthusiastic about unusual toys that make the brain work.
Korxx Building Blocks
These are great toys for younger kids. While they are not a plush toy, the Korxx Building Blocks are made out of cork so they are soft-ish. This makes them feel great, look cool, and the cork’s traction enables cool new designs that regular blocks don’t. There are many benefits to playing with blocks and these cork blocks are quiet, safe, eco-friendly (made from ecologically harvested cork). The German Korxx come in all kinds of cool sets, shapes and colors. In fact, Oh! Toys carries 22 different Korxx sets! Building block sets are always a favorite with younger children but this one is sure to be the coolest.
Kellner Steckfiguren (Kellner Stick Figures)
This classic European toy combines building with imagination and character. Kellner uses clever joiner pieces and whimiscal faces to let your child’s creativity loose as they build their own characters and involve them in fantasy play. These top toys for boys are as cool to play with as they look! You can find three different fantastic Kellner sets at Oh! Toys. These whimsical wooden action figures are unique toys that will stimulate the child’s imagination for hours of fun.
Wodibow introduces a new element to building- magnetics! Woodibow is a Spanish toy that and the magnets help the pieces click into place as they build. It is a bit of building with a puzzle element mixed in since they can build various fun shapes. There are several fun Wodibow sets to choose from. They make a great gift for the holiday season.
From German designer Christian Lessing, these unusual blocks are more nature inspired with a variation in size and shape so that building becomes a greater challenge that even adults will enjoy. The Lessing Build-a-Wall set involves constructing wooden “brickwork” without the help of mortar do required patience and skill. These are fun toys for the whole family as everyone will want to try their hand at stacking them.
Cuboro combines building with the marble run for endless fun for all ages (3+). This award-winning block and marble run toy from Switzerland caps off my list of cool toys for boys because it is just about the coolest toy ever. Cuboro is good for years of fun. As the children grow older so can their creations become more complex. It is also a fun toy for adults. It works well for group play or independent play. This heritage toy is really great for getting the brain working, planning ahead, problem-solving, and being creative.
Cuboro marble run is unique because kids actually use wooden blocks to build the marble run themselves. The blocks have marble run tracks and tunnels bored in them and through them in unique ways that make the children think about how they can assemble a passageway that will roll. Cuboro uses only FCS certified wood to make their wood blocks so you can be certain that this wooden toy is created in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. The Cuboro Standard and Cuboro Basis Starter Kits allow a huge number of possibilities but they also offer supplemental sets and sixpacks! They are great STEM toys as they encourage kids of all ages to think about how to build and design things.
All of the toys featured above can be found at oh-toys.com
More Cool Toys
Those were my original top 5 suggestions but since this post is so popular, I decided to go ahead and add 5 more favorites to the list of cool toys.
Magformers are magnetic building blocks in pretty colors and all kinds of cool shapes. My son loved these and so did my daughter and well, I did too! This particular set even came with gears. You can read our review here. These are great for imaginative play as there are so many different ways to put them together.
Bruder Construction Toys
The smile on my son’s face says it all! Somethings like cars and trucks get automatic enthusiasm from a boy. Add the construction features and the coolness becomes overwhelming. Just look at his little hands clenched in anticipation for ripping that box open! He loved this logging truck and played with it for many hours imagining different scenarios and working them out. He had so much fun with his pretend play making his own sound effects for all the action.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Year after year, my son adds a new Lego set to his holiday wish list. He LOVES his Legos and in particular the Ninjago sets are some of his favorites. Let’s face it. Legos are some of the hottest toys for older children who love to build.
If you have a brainy child, they will love a challenging 3D puzzle. Kids can work through these again and again and try to improve their time. Here are some great ideas for 3D puzzles. This is the best gift for someone who loves fun challenges and fidget toys.
Finally, I don’t know why but boys seem to love Nerf guns. If you want the right toy to get them outside running around, you have found it. The Nerf guns themselves will provide specific age group guidelines. I personally think they are an amazing toy for 8-14 year olds. Here is a review of my son’s new Nerf Rival Saturn Blaster.
When it comes to new toys, they probably already have plenty of board games and video games. Why not add something original to their toy collection?
I hope you enjoyed my list of top toys for boys and that you found some unusual, cool toys for boys to inspire your family in play! These educational toys are great for developing problem solving and learning how things work. The toys these skills help develop can have an impact on future career interest, such as an interest in engineering.
While the first 5 toys were wooden and more educational, the last 5 toys are also great choices. Which of these cool toys for boys is your favorite?