Top Ten Coolest Toys Under $25

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With the economic downturn happening before our eyes a lot people are going to be on a tight budget. If you want to buy a great toy for that special little one but don’t feel like spending too much, we have complied a great list for you. Here is the top ten coolest toys under $25.

If you’re still looking for cool toys, Here is a list of the other coolest toys of the year:

Crayola Color Explosion Glow Board

Crayola Color Explosion Glow Board

Kids love to draw and having that art work come to life will keep them coming back for more.

With the Crayola Color Explosion Glow Board, kids can take their creations to a whole new level of fun. The glow board comes with six vibrant neon markers, which can be used to draw on either of the board’s two drawing surfaces. Once their drawing is complete, kids can illuminate the colored inks with the touch of a button, as the board’s lights give the ink an intense glow.


Master Moves Spiderman Training Studio

Master Moves Spiderman Training Studio

Pretending to be my favorite super hero growing up was one of my favorite past times and this toy takes it to the next level. The 30 min training video will get your kid off the couch and moving, that alone is worth the $6 for the complete training studio.

Train to be your favourite Super Hero with Spider-Man himself and learn how to fight off Venom and other villains. Learn the secrets of Spiderman’s web crawl, sling and swing. The real Spiderman actually trains you! Includes 30 minute interactive teaching DVD, two-sided bop bag with sound as well as a Spider-Man “wall” mat to practice your web crawl and sling!

List Price: $35  Sale price $5.74

Dueling Galactic Marines Copter Set

<br /> Dueling Galactic Marines Copter Set

Everyone knows that Galactic Marines are the toughest fighters this side of the Quark Nebula… but equip them with blasters and helipacks and you’ve got something deadly enough to take out a queen alien with no power-loader required. This Dueling Galactic Marines Copter Set gets you a set of two mini r/c helicopters with infra-red laser tag style battle action. Take to the air from the palm of your hand then use the shoulder button on the remote unleash a plasma blast your opponent copter. Each shot causes the gun of your galactic marine to flash with simulated gunfire. The first hit causes your enemy to spin. The second makes the enemy copter lose power… the third cuts rotor power completely as your opponent plummets to the ground and you gloat in victory. However to truly dominate the sky, you’ll need to practice up on your flying skills. With stable flying characteristics and forgiving crash dynamics these diminutive galactic copters are perfect for that impending battle against the betentacled alien planet hopper that awaits when you level up.

Important Note
You will need to practice up to get good control of these little copters. Dueling can be a tricky business when you’re not an expert pilot. You have been warned!

List Price: $50 On Sale Now for $20

Martian Matter Alien Maker Playset – Spaceship

Martian Matter Alien Maker Playset - Spaceship

From the Manufacturer: Get ready for some creative fun thats totally out of this world! Pop open this alien spaceship to discover all sorts of alien-making technologies, including LUNAR LAVA gel and reusable METEOR MUD compound, which are used to create alien forms! Mix and match the 14 different half-molds to create more than 90 different wacky alien combinations! Place your finished alien creations in the spaceships pods to fly the aliens home! Or use the tools to flatten or dissect your alien creatures! Dream up endless adventures and experiments for your aliens and creative fun thats completely cosmic! Spaceship playset comes with 14 alien half-molds, plastic knife, roller, tweezers, cutter, 3 two-ounce bottles of LUNAR LAVA gel and 3 two-ounce cans of METEOR MUD compound.

On Sale for $9

Video Journal

Video Journal

For less than $20, you get a digital video camera and a still camera in one unit that easily connects to your PC.

Girls, put down your old diary and start keeping an interactive journal. Create and customize your journal entries with great features like a digital camera, a daily calendar, a drawing tool and creative templates. Capture pictures and videos with the digital camera to add more about your life to your journal, use the creative templates to express yourself through poetry and prose, and protect your privacy with the hide button. The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild.

Price: $19.43

Wild Planet Hyper Dash

Wild Planet Hyper Dash

Any game that can promote exercise and fun and cost $20, easily makes this list. Combine those facts with glowing online reviews, awards and you end up with one of the best toys on the planet.

Hyper Dash is an award-winning fast-paced race course game from Wild Planet that encourages kids to be active and think on their feet. Designed to improve listening, coordination and math skills, this exciting game is easy to set up and is an ideal way to help kids aged six and above to practice addition and subtraction while exercising and having fun.

List Price: $30 On Sale for $20

Play-Doh Creativity Center

Play-Doh Creativity Center

Kids can never get enough of Play-Doh. Give a child Play-Doh with 45 accessories and they will be entertained for hours.

This activity-filled table comes with more than 45 accessories for plenty of open-ended imaginative play  and lots of easy-cleaning and storage features, too! A 4-picture activity mat encourages kids to mold meals, make faces, decorate a party scene and create jungle friends! Kids can shape their own creations or use the 26 built-in molds! There are plenty of cutters, extruders and additional molds to keep the creative juices flowing for quite some time. Built-in storage compartments and a special PLAY-DOH PICK UP STICK tool make for easy clean-up! Perfect for a rainy afternoon, a scheduled play date or keeping kids engaged in creative thinking, the Creativity Center is more than enough fun for one, or many!

Price: $20

Hasbro Nerf N-Strike Disk Shot

Hasbro Nerf N-Strike Disk Shot

This is the one toy I wish I had growing up.

Get ready for some seriously fun target practice with the Nerf N-Strike Disk Shot. This set lets you take your shot at three different games, loading the disk launcher and shooting disks with your blaster gun. Recommended for children ages six and older, the ultimate targeting challenge is now safe and fun for kids.

Price: $25

Discovery Kids – Smart Animals Electronic Scanopedia

Discovery Kids Smart Animals Electronic Scanopedia is the ultimate electronic animal encyclopedia. It scans any smart animal to unlock sound effects, and facts. Quiz and learn about your favorite animals. This comes with two smart animals and scanable images of over 200 animals.

Price: $25

HotWheels Turbo Driver Controller

HotWheels Turbo Driver Controller

Hot Wheels has finally joined the new millennium and has done a great job incorporating the new with the old.

The XR Player is an online game controller that gives boys access to “Race the World”, an exclusive 3D racing game, and also works with more than 20 cool games hosted on The player works with 8 different Car-Tridges (one comes with the controller, 7 are sold separately). Each Car-Tridge, when loaded into the controller, shows up on screen and enables a boy to race with all the attributes of that exact car. Each car works best in one of 8 environments in the 3D game, so choose the best Car-Tridge and conquer each level of the game to become the ultimate Xtreme Racer.


PLEASE NOTE: All the prices listed are the sale price from the seller at the time of posting (November 24, 2008 @ 2300 hrs).  The seller may change prices at anytime ( and I hope they don’t) without notice. We have no control over their prices.

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