Top 10 Toys for 8 Year Old Boys 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Toys for Boys 8 Years of Age

 
3 8 year old boys playing basketballWhen moving up in age range a bit, toys begin to take on a bit more “character” – toys with more challenge and creativity come into play. This year the toys for boys 8 years of age are an example of this.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best toys for 8 year old boys through the 2016 Christmas holiday season and into 2017, based on “hot toy” tips from major merchants, popularity by sales, as well as considering high overall consumer ratings and good reviews from parents and their kids.

For shoppers: For each of the toys listed on this page, multiple online shopping resources are picked for their trusted security as well as low pricing. Where available, product review links are also provided.

What’s Here:

1. Anki Cozmo
2. NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster
3. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75146)
4. Hot Wheels AI Racing Starter Playset
5. Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter
6. Tyco Terra Climber R/C Vehicle
7. Sphero Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid (with Force Band)
8. Air Hogs Thunder Trax R/C Vehicle
9. Razor Hovertrax 2.0
10. Project Mc2 Way to Glow Science

1. Anki Cozmo

Price: $179.92
You save: $0.07 ( %)
41 new from $179.543 used from $156.53

First up of the top 10 toys for 8 year old boys this year – Anki Cozmo.

Cozmo is perhaps the coolest robot ever. He gets to know his new friends, then reflects off their emotions to develop feelings and reactions of his own. He learns by being observant and attentive. Basically, a robo BFF, for sure.

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COZMO ROBOT by ANKI Apple/Android Controlled Cosmo Brand New Factory Sealed HOT!

$224.99
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 7:09:23 PST
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BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED COZMO ROBOT BY ANKI INTERACTIVE TOY BASE KIT HOT RARE

$279.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 17:12:19 PST
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ANKI COZMO ROBOT BY ANKI INTERACTIVE TOY

$180.00
End Date: Friday Mar-17-2017 3:40:29 PDT
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2. NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster

Price: $39.19
You save: $10.80 (22 %)
1 new from $39.1924 used from $31.96

At #2 of the best toys for 8 year old boys 2016-2017 we have one for the toy blaster fans – NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike.

Tri-Strike is a triple-threat blaster from NERF with 3 different sizes of foam darts, from 10 classics, to 4 MEGAs, and 1 SUPER-MEGA. There are removable and replaceable components for each blaster, and a 10-dart clip for quick blaster shifts.

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NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster New (Box Damage)

$39.95
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 13:07:16 PST
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NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster

$45.99
End Date: Wednesday Mar-15-2017 22:26:39 PDT
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NERF N-Strike Modulus System Tri-Strike Customizable Soft-Dart Gun

$49.99
End Date: Friday Feb-24-2017 5:26:09 PST
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3. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75146)

Third up on the list – LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.

Advent calendars are neat-o because they encourage and build upon the excitement and anticipation of waiting for Christmas. From LEGO, these Star Wars themed advent calendars feature holiday-oriented collectibles, such as weapons and galactic vehicles, behind 24 doors. One for each day leading up to the BIG 25th in December.

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Lego - Star Wars 2012 Advent Calendar #9509 Brand New Sealed! Darth Vader

$54.55
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 17:39:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $54.55
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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016 (75146) White Chubacca 282 pcs BNIB

$28.86
End Date: Saturday Feb-18-2017 8:53:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $28.86
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Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 75146

$37.98
End Date: Tuesday Mar-14-2017 10:35:42 PDT
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4. Hot Wheels AI Racing Starter Playset

Price: $50.47
You save: $49.52 (50 %)
160 new from $49.5226 used from $40.11

Hot Wheels AI Racing Starter Playset also makes a place among the top toys for boys age 8 this year.

High intelligence equals big time amusement for racers with the new Hot Wheels must-have.

The System Starter boasts 16-feet of shifting tracks that emulate obstacles with virtual effects. Talk about high tech gadgets!

Includes 2 remote controllers with corresponding race cars.

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5. Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter

Price: $92.99
You save: $37.00 (28 %)
19 new from $92.991 used from $79.04

Another favorite among 8 year old boys and girls for 2016 and into 2017 is the Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter.

Decked out in either hot pink or neon green accents, the E90 is a lighter-weight revamp of the E100. It boasts 50% more power and strength than the classics, so kids can cruise at top speeds of 10 miles-per-hour for 80-minutes on a single charge. Also includes foldable, stow-away deck.

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Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter Brand New!

$113.76
End Date: Saturday Mar-4-2017 20:08:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $113.76
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Razor E90 Power Core Electric Scooter - Green 13111416

$119.00
End Date: Sunday Mar-12-2017 5:05:25 PDT
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Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter Green

$114.58
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 2:30:27 PST
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6. Tyco Terra Climber R/C Vehicle

Price: $44.98
You save: $55.01 (55 %)
96 new from $40.006 used from $39.57

The Tyco Terra Climber RC Vehicle arrives at #6 on the list.

The Terra Climber, admittedly, was a little scary the first time I saw it. But now, after researching all of the awesome features, I think this RC monster is oh-so cool. Kids can clear indoor or outdoor obstacles on all terrains with spike-style wheels for rough and tumble drivin’ action.

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Tyco Terra Climber Radio Control Vehicle

$39.75
End Date: Wednesday Feb-22-2017 15:59:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.75
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Tyco Terra Climber Radio Control Vehicle

$50.84
End Date: Thursday Mar-16-2017 17:47:53 PDT
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Tyco Terra Climber Radio Control Vehicle, New And Sealed

$35.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-15-2017 18:21:53 PST
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7. Sphero Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid (with Force Band)

Price: $197.98
You save: $2.01 (1 %)
32 new from $195.551 used from $166.56

Also managing a place among the best eight year-old boys’ toys is a returning favorite with a special twist – Sphero Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid, complete with force band.

I have yet to see the entirety of the new Star Wars movie. But judging from BB-8, I really need to step up my A game and finish it. This cool rollin’ robot is smartphone and tablet compatible with an interactive, high-intelligence app that brings its unique personality to life.

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NEW Sphero Star Wars SPECIAL EDITION BB-8 App Enabled with Star Wars Force Band

$139.99
End Date: Monday Mar-6-2017 9:48:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $139.99
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Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot With Star Wars Force Band

$172.00
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 13:36:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $172.00
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Sphero - Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with Force Band *NEW*

$129.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Thursday Feb-16-2017 23:12:07 PST
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8. Air Hogs Thunder Trax R/C Vehicle

Price: $58.00
You save: $16.99 (23 %)
42 new from $58.009 used from $44.66

Another super-cool RC favorite makes it to the “best of” toys list for 8 year old boys – sure to be a hit for Christmas 2016 – Air Hogs Thunder Trax RC Vehicle.

One of my favorites. Thunder Trax is an all-terrain RC. And I do mean ALL terrain. This vehicle shifts from a tank with thick, rollin’ wheels, to a boat with flippers. The precise radio signals are cleared for long-range missions. Operates on either batteries or a charge on the controller.

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Air Hogs Remote Control Vehicle - Thunder Trax

$59.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-21-2017 5:33:12 PST
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New Air Hogs Remote Control Vehicle - Thunder Trax Model:24132943

$59.99
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 8:07:43 PST
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Air Hogs Thunder Trax RC Vehicle 2.4 GHZ

$91.99
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 18:25:54 PST
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9. Razor Hovertrax 2.0

Price: $399.99
You save: $60.00 (13 %)
1 new from $399.990 used

Falling in at #9 on the list – Razor Hovertrax 2.0.

Hoverboards were all the rage last year, but they dropped off the radar a bit after a few fiery incidents. But Razor has revamped the original concept of a Hoverboard, making it MUCH safer and family-friendly. Features include self-balancing tech and 60-minutes of constant riding at a max 8 miles-per-hour.

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New Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Electric Scooter-Red/UL 2272 Certified

$300.00
End Date: Monday Mar-6-2017 13:19:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
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Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Green Balancing Electric Scooter Battery Operated For 8+ Age

$495.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-18-2017 5:44:58 PST
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BRAND NEW RAZOR HOVERTRAX 2.0 WHITE w/ LED LIGHTS NIB

$339.99
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 15:28:50 PST
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10. Project Mc2 Way to Glow Science

Price: $11.68
You save: $0.32 (3 %)
13 new from $8.390 used

And – the final item on the 2016-2017 list of the top ten toys for eight year old boys — Project Mc2 Way to Glow Science.

Way to Glow, Science! I love the play on words. You know…glow instead of go. Wink, wink. But seriously, this set is awesome because glow-in-the-dark stuff is uber-cool. Kids can make atoms that glow in rainbow colors under an included black light. Plus, there are glow-in-the-dark stickers for bedroom décor.

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New Project Mc2 Way to Glow Science Model:24714681

$13.32
End Date: Tuesday Feb-21-2017 7:43:10 PST
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Project Mc2 Way to Glow Science

$20.69
End Date: Saturday Mar-4-2017 18:15:41 PST
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Project Mc2 Way to Glow Science

$7.99
End Date: Saturday Mar-4-2017 1:53:35 PST
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 09/19/16.

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