Gifts for boys

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From classic building toys to video games, superheroes and more, here's a round-up of the best toys for the little dudes on your list.

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Pie Face Sky High Game

This newest version of the popular Pie Face
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This newest version of the popular Pie Face game, called Pie Face Sky High Game is inspired by carnival games and features a three-foot-tall face mask and pie slammer hammer. To play, one player stands behind the mask and another player winds up, swings the hammer and hits the target, which triggers a whipped cream pie toward the opponent’s face. Whipped cream not included. $24.99. More information: hasbrotoyshop.com

Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally Set

Load the foam car into the clip, pull
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Load the foam car into the clip, pull the trigger and watch it fly. Hasbro's new Nerf set includes one blaster, one high-jump ramp, one long-jump ramp, nine Nerf Nitro foam cars and 12 obstacles. $49.99. More information: nerf.hasbro.com.

Jetson Jupiter

The Jetson Jupiter features 100-plus multicolor LED lights
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The Jetson Jupiter features 100-plus multicolor LED lights that are embedded in the handlebar, wheels and deck. Additionally, the kick scooter is lightweight at six pounds, has a slip-resistant deck, is built with an aluminum design and includes an adjustable handlebar as well as rear brakes. Exclusively at Target, $29.99 at target,com

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Rusty Rivets Rivets Lab

Rusty Rivets from Spin Master is a 21st
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Rusty Rivets from Spin Master is a 21st century kid hero who invents his way out of every jam by repurposing spare parts and objects into the wild contraption. The Rivet Lab comes with an exclusive Rusty figure, a vehicle lift, elevator and workshop full of accessories for all of Rusty's inventing needs. $39.99. More information: spinmaster.com.

Grossery Gang Horrid Hot Dog Playset

This Grossery Gang set from Moose Toys is
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This Grossery Gang set from Moose Toys is even grosser than ever. The hot dog playset includes super sick features and two exclusive Grossery Gang figures. $16.99. More information: toysrus.com.

Sunk!

In the Sunk! game from Winning Moves Games,
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In the Sunk! game from Winning Moves Games, players must add drops one at a time to a cup floating in the water-filled Sunk tank while performing simultaneous tasks such as hopping on one foot. The player whose drop causes the cup to sink loses. $15.95. More information: winning-moves.com.

Marvel Spider-Man Mega City Playset

At nearly 4 feet tall, this Hasbro playset includes
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At nearly 4 feet tall, this Hasbro playset includes more than 20 features and five levels of play, from a subway to a bank vault to Peter Parker''s secret lab. Spider-Man can hook to the web zipline, kids can launch projectiles, and up to six villains can be locked up in the web jail. $99.99. More information: hasbro.com.

Chippies

Chippies from WowWee are robot puppies that are
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Chippies from WowWee are robot puppies that are always ready to play. Three different Chippies are available: light blue, light pink and black. $39.99. More information: wowwee.com/chippies.

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Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster

The Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster,
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The Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster, a Walmart exclusive, will make opponents dart for cover when it blasts out 20 darts in one round. $24.97. More information: walmart.com.

Radio Control DashCam

The Jeep Radio Control DashCam, a Walmart exclusive,
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The Jeep Radio Control DashCam, a Walmart exclusive, allows players to be in full control of the vehicle from the dash cam inside the truck. It has all of the features of an all-wheel drive truck and a VR headset is included. $60. For information: newbright.com.

Monster Jam Grave Digger

The Monster Jam Grave Digger is the perfect
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The Monster Jam Grave Digger is the perfect toy for monster truck lovers. This Walmart exclusive has oversized tires and a real working suspension. $19.55. More information: walmart.com.

Billy and Mason Action Dolls

Billy and Mason Action Dolls from Boy Story
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Billy and Mason Action Dolls from Boy Story are the first two in a line of 18-inch boy dolls. These plush and vinyl dolls have ball-jointed limbs. $99. More information: boystory.com.

'Ben 10' Rustbucket Transforming Alien Playset

This two-in-one vehicle that transforms into a three-level
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This two-in-one vehicle that transforms into a three-level playset from Playmates Toys is based on Cartoon Network's relaunch of "Ben 10," an animated preschool series. It stands more than 2 feet tall and includes an alien transformation chamber, plasma blaster, grabbing claw, alien lab and more. $49.99. More information: playmatestoys.com.

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Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike

The Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike travels up
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The Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike travels up to 12 mph perfect for any kid looking for an exciting ride. Push the red button and get ready to glide. For ages 8 and older; $199. More information: huffybikes.com.

Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck

Real Workin' Buddies Mr. Dusty will help kids
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Real Workin' Buddies Mr. Dusty will help kids to tidy up their play room with three ways to play with small toys -- he eats them up, sweeps them up and dumps them out. $39.95. More information: jakks.com.

Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway

Based on the Disney Pixar movie Cars 3,
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Based on the Disney Pixar movie Cars 3, this Ultimate Florida Speedway is the perfect track for Lightning McQueen and friends to race around; $99.99. More information: shop.mattel.com

Toilet Trouble Game

To play the Toilet Trouble Game from Hasbro,
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To play the Toilet Trouble Game from Hasbro, players take turns spinning the toilet roll spinner, flushing the handle the allotted number of times and avoiding getting sprayed. The last player to avoid the surprise toilet spray wins. $19.99. More information: hasbrotoyshop.com.

Slither.io Toy Line

The Slither.io app has been downloaded 150 million
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The Slither.io app has been downloaded 150 million times. In the game, the worm-like creatures slide around in different colorful "skins" including rainbow, patriotic and more, while gobbling up glowing orbs. The Slither.io toy line from Bonkers Toys will bring those characters into the real world, starting with Slither.io Bendable Blind Bags, which will hold one of 15 different colored skins. The Slither.io product line also has small and large plushes, collector vinyl figures and more. $5.99 and up. bonkerstoys.com.

Polyester Food Truck

Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids
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Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids want to pretend they run one, too. The Polyester Food Truck from Pacific Play Tents lets them do just that. Head over to the order window and check out the menu. $119. More information: pacificplaytents.com.

Minion MiP Turbo Dave

This personal Minion from WowWee responds to hand
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This personal Minion from WowWee responds to hand gestures and can navigate around a room. To control him, download the Turbo Dave app and you can plan paths and even have him interact with other characters or props from the "Despicable Me" movies. A coding platform is also included. $79.99. More information: wowwee.com.

Fast & Furious Dom’'s Turn & Burn Dodge Charger

Inspired by the hero vehicle from the upcoming
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Inspired by the hero vehicle from the upcoming release of "Fast 8," this car from Mattel is a replica of Dom''s Ice Charger. The vehicle has full-function RC capabilities and even fires 'missiles.' $59.99. More information: shop.mattel.com.

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox

Build and code the ultimate 847-piece robot using
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Build and code the ultimate 847-piece robot using the step-by-step instructions in the free LEGO tablet app; $159.95 at amazon.com.

First Order Star Destroyer

Inspired by the upcoming movie
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Inspired by the upcoming movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the First Order Star Destroyer includes five minifigures: Supreme Leader Snoke, a First Order Officer, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, First Order Stormtrooper and a First Order Shuttle Pilot, plus BB-9E and a medical Droid kids can build. The set also comes with two blasters, two blaster pistols and more; $159.99 at lego.com.

Lightseekers Starter Pack

This new gaming system, built for mobile devices,
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This new gaming system, built for mobile devices, combines fantasy and reality, video games and action figures. A mini-computer is embedded within each figure, kids can add physical accessories to them and scan trading cards with the Lightseekers app; $69.99 at tomy.com/lightseekers.

Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Vehicle

This
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This "Cars 3"-themed vehicle features the iconic details and racing style as seen in the new movie and is the perfect item for fans to add to their Pixar Cars collection; $298.98 at amazon.com.

Power Rangers Ninja Steel Ultra Fire Fortress Zord

This Toys R Us exclusive playset features three
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This Toys R Us exclusive playset features three modes of play: Megazord, Ultra Megazord and Fortress. It's compatible with select Power Rangers Action Hero figures, which are sold separately. It comes with dual cannons that fire, a helipad and a prison cell, as well as 20 battle sound effects; $99.99 at toysrus.com.

Nerf Nitro FlashFury Chaos

Perform car stunts with this Nerf Nitro set
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Perform car stunts with this Nerf Nitro set with pop-up targets and six obstacles. The set includes a long-jump ramp, three foam cars with plastic wheels, two targets (eight pieces), six obstacles and instructions; $29.99 at amazon.com

Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Playset

Start your engines and cheer on Lightning McQueen
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Start your engines and cheer on Lightning McQueen and rival Jackson Storm while they race on the 5-foot long Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Playset; $99.99 at amazon.com.

LEGO Ninjago Destiny's Bounty 70618

Help build Wu's ninja training base, Destiny's Bounty
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Help build Wu's ninja training base, Destiny's Bounty and join in on the Ninjago adventures. The set includes seven minifigures: Wu, Kai, Lloyd, Zane, Nya, Jay and Cole; $159.95 at amazon.com.

Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8

Standing more than 16-inches tall, the BB-8 Droid
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Standing more than 16-inches tall, the BB-8 Droid features built-in voice recognition, a two-stick remote and more. The "Follow Me" mode allows BB-8 to roll beside kids and he also comes when called and reacts to key phrases and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" characters; $299.99 at spinmaster.com.

Escape in the Forest Playset

New Pokemon playsets geared toward girls include the
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New Pokemon playsets geared toward girls include the Escape in the Forest Playset from TOMY. Comes with furniture and accessories, three Pokemon and an exclusive Serena figure. $24.99. More information: toysrus.com.

Power Wheels Boomerang 12 Volt Ride On

Kids can control, tilt and spin this ride-on
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Kids can control, tilt and spin this ride-on toy, which features all-wheel drive that lets little ones navigate over grass, rough terrain and hard surfaces. This Toys R Us exclusive also includes power-lock brakes, a seat belt, high sides and an adjustable seat; $399.99 at toysrus.com.

Magnaflex

These multi-piece kits from WowWee feature flexible magnetic
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These multi-piece kits from WowWee feature flexible magnetic strips in bright colors. They can easily bend, zip, connect or stack so kids can create 2-D or 3-D objects. $19.99-$49.99. More information: wowwee.com/magnaflex.

Disney Pixar Coco Guitar

Inspired by the new Disney Pixar animated film
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Inspired by the new Disney Pixar animated film "Coco," this interactive guitar features strummable strings, working lights and sheet music, so kids can learn hit songs from the movie. The skull at the top of the guitar makes a chomping sound when the first cord is pressed; $29.99 at toysrus.com.

Fingerling Baby Monkey

Fingerlings Baby Monkeys hang onto your finger and
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Fingerlings Baby Monkeys hang onto your finger and know when they're being touched and spoken to, and even hung upside down. They come to life with 40 ways to play and 50 sounds to let you know how they are feeling. They make realistic monkey sounds and have blinking eyes and a curly hanging tail. Six different Fingerlings to share and collect; $14.99 at toysrus.com.

Tumble Tree

The Tumble Tree game from Blue Orange Games
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The Tumble Tree game from Blue Orange Games is a balancing card-placement game. Players add cards to the ever-growing canopy of the baobob tree, but if the branches get overburdened they will fall. $12.99. More information: store.blueorangegames.com.

Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme

Standing over 2-feet tall, the Batbot Xtreme comes
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Standing over 2-feet tall, the Batbot Xtreme comes with wings, punching fists, projectile launchers, a motorcycle and a voice changer; $99.99 at toysrus.com.

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

This new set from the hit television series
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This new set from the hit television series "Paw Patrol" features flashing lights, sounds, drop-down wheels and a moving crane. Kids can store up to two Paw Patrol vehicles on the deck. It comes with Ryder's Rescue ATV vehicle, a Ryder figure, an exploration platform, an octopus, two lifesavers and a detachable anchor; $59.99 at toysrus.com.

Merge Cube

The Merge Cube is the first holographic object
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The Merge Cube is the first holographic object kids can hold in their hands. Simply download the app to view the cube through the device's camera and watch it come to life; $14.99 at mergevr.com.

Sky Viper v2450 GPS

This GPS streaming video drone is lightweight and
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This GPS streaming video drone is lightweight and can maintain its coordinates in a hover without drifting away. It also features a "Return to Home" feature so the drone can fly back to its launch point; $149.99 at toysrus.com.

Aura Drone with Glove Controller

Aura is a gesture-controlled drone with a wearable
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Aura is a gesture-controlled drone with a wearable glove controller. The flying robot is controlled by hand motions made inside the glove, and the rolling cage protects the robot from crashing; $99.99 at toysrus.com.

LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition

The new tablet from LeapFrog includes 20 educational
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The new tablet from LeapFrog includes 20 educational games that incorporate spelling, reading, math, coding, science, music and more. It comes with a removable silicone bumper, stylus, LeapSearch Web browser, which allows kids to safely surf the internet, parental controls and more; $119 at leapfrog.com.

Nintendo Switch Console with Gray Joy-Con

This new home video game system provides single
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This new home video game system provides single and multiplayer games, and can be taken on-the-go.The two new Joy-Con controllers allow the mobility of a handheld. Slip a set of Joy-Con into the Joy-Con grip to mimic a traditional controller. It features a Capture Button, motion control with a gyroscope and accelerometer, HD Rumble, IR Motion Camera, amiibo and Release Button; $299.99 at nintendo.com/switch.

Power & Play Motorized Building Set

With this unique building set, kids can construct
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With this unique building set, kids can construct 50 different things, such as cars, planes, robots and more. It comes with more than 500 pieces; $49.99 at knex.com.

SoundMoovz

The motion-activated device plays music and sound effects
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The motion-activated device plays music and sound effects as kids move and dance. Using Bluetooth technology, download the free app and choose from more than 400 sounds, such as Robot, Karate, Instrumental and Musical. The set comes with two bands; $79.99 at cra-z-artshop.com.

Soggy Doggy Board Game

The Soggy Doggy is a shaking doggy-bathing game.
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The Soggy Doggy is a shaking doggy-bathing game. Players race around the board washing Soggy Doggy, but watch out -- if he shakes, a player gets a little wet. For ages 4 and older; $18.99 at amazon.com.

Cozmo

Cozmo is a real-life robot that evolves the
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Cozmo is a real-life robot that evolves the more you play with it. This robot has a one-of-a-kind personality and shows real life emotions. The robot requires a free app and upgrades, and new games are unlocked over time the more you play; $179.99 at amazon.com.

Mayka Toy Block Tape

Kids can decorate notebooks, pencil cases, lunchboxes and
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Kids can decorate notebooks, pencil cases, lunchboxes and more with the Mayka Toy Block Tape. The toy construction brick tape features a bendable, flexible surface that is compatible with LEGO toys and other construction brands. The other side has a reusable adhesive backing to stick on objects, around corners and on curved surfaces to create 3D creations. Available in small, medium and large; $6.99. More information: maykaworld.com.

Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game

Build the ultimate roller coaster while attempting to
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Build the ultimate roller coaster while attempting to solve 40 coaster challenges along the way. Once you think you have built a successful ride, test out your creation; $29.99 at amazon.com.

VRSE

With this all-in-one VR gaming system, kids can
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With this all-in-one VR gaming system, kids can play Jurassic World VRSE or Batman VRSE. Simply download an app onto a smartphone, which is then inserted into the headset to begin the VR experience; $59.99 at amazon.com.

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