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Best Toy Gifts for 8 Year Old Boys - 2016-2017 Top-Reviewed List

There are so many toys available for kids these days - it can be tough to tell which ones are the "best." After all, what you see displayed on store shelves may or may not be to a specific kids' liking.

This page is designed as a gift-giving guide - to answer the question, "Which toys do 8 year old boys love the most?" Or - "Which toys are the best for boys in this age range?"

Here are some great tips - top picks (with great reviews), lists and other resources to help you find just the right toy for the Christmas holidays of 2016 and into 2017.


LEGO STAR WARS AT-ST Walker - #75153

Join the hunt for rebels aboard the AT-ST Walker, featuring posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front. Includes 3 minifigures...




Say hello to Cozmo, a gifted little guy with a mind of his own. He's a real-life robot like you've only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. He'll nudge you to play and keep you constantly surprised. Cozmo’s your accomplice in a crazy amount of fun...

Nerf Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster

Defend the world from the zombie hordes with Nerf Zombie Strike blasters! Slice a path to shelter with the Brainsaw blaster. This dart-firing blaster also has a spinning foam saw blade for 2 ways to keep zombies away. Load the darts into the blaster to be ready for an attack whenever you venture into zombie-infested territory...

LEGO Creator Vacation Getaways - #31052

Enjoy travelling adventures with this amazing 3-in-1 LEGO Creator set, featuring an awesome camper packed with everything you need for the perfect vacation, including a luxurious interior with toilet, fold up bed, kitchen, sofa and TV. Unpack the foldout table and chairs from the camper's roof...

Gravity Maze

We love games that are as fun for kids as they are for parents! The towers in this game can be arranged in a variety of structures but, for each challenge, you'll have to to build a path that will carry your marble to its target. This game is just as fun for a single player as it is for small groups...

Top 10 Toys for 8 Year Old Boys

When 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...

Best LEGOs for 8 Year Olds - Top 10 List

When “graduating” up into LEGO sets for 8 year olds from those geared toward lower ages, we enter into a whole new level of potential creativity. For both boys and girls, the sets available are a bit more complex – more fitting for abilities of the age in general – and are laden with both “real life” and imaginary situations, and room for young imaginations to soar.

Where to Buy Toys for Boys Online

Online shopping tips – top places to find and buy boys’ toys

Top 8 Year Old Boys' Toys - 2016-2017 Top 5 List and Reviews Guide

There are quite a number of wow-worthy favorites among toys for 8 year old boys, but it can be tough to decide which ones most kids in this age group would love. There are many, many great ones to pick from! From an elite list I have gathered together 5 of the 2016-2017 top-sellers.

Best Toys for 8 Year Old Boys 2016

For those lads out there age eight - in this year of 2016, I have seen quite a number of creative toys that will incite lots of imagination and most of all - they're fun! Here is a gathering of resources (lists, reviews, hot tips) on the top toys for 8 year old boys this year...

Top-Reviewed Toy Gifts for 8 Year Olds – Boys’ Favorites for 2016

Moving along on a search for great toys for eight year olds, here is a list with some wonderful picks for boys…

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Compare prices on the top picks in boys age 8 this year...

10 Kid-Friendly Projects You Can Build Now

Stuck at home and bored with the kids? Why not try out one of these easy-to-follow plans for building your very own toys?

50+ Great Homemade Kid Gift Ideas | Make It and Love It

We are snowed in today.  HOORAY!!  Well, except for Steve.  He still had to ice-skate his car down the freeway to his job this morning.  I think we’re going to find some hills to sled down after nap/quiet time.  Wish us luck! ;)

Boys Crafts

Boys will be boys no matter what they say and these Boys Crafts are sure to stir their imagination. Dad is just a big boy too so let him join in the crafting fun. I’m sure the girls will love them too!  

Indoor Activities

A rainy day or snow day can be fun, with these indoor activities for your school-aged child!

  • Tonya is a mother, online writer, fan of natural and healthy solutions and toy lover extraordinaire. =)

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