NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Kids will be clamoring for more than just chalk and bubbles come summertime. With the release of major blockbusters including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World and Minions, movie-based toys will be on many children’s summer wish lists.
Jurassic World opens June 12, followed by Minions on July 10, but many products based on these two movies have already hit toy shelves. Some early favorites include the Jurassic World Chomping Indominus Rex Figure and the Minions Movie Spinnin' Stuart.
At Toys“R”Us, some of the best-selling toys based on the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron movie are exclusive products from Hasbro (HAS) such as the Titan Hero Series Captain America Figure, Hero Mask Assortment and Titan Hero Hulk.
TTPM, a consumer website publishing reviews, videos and live price updates for toys, baby gear and all things play, has come up with its own list of top movie toys. Reviewers looked at the movie and how well the essence of the movie is reflected in the toys.
“It’s not just about replicating the storyline,” says Chris Byrne, content director for TTPM. “Children don’t really play that way. Instead, they use the narrative and the characters as a springboard for their own individual creativity.”
From role-play items that allow kids to transform themselves or LEGO sets that encourage creating storylines, here are the 10 movie toys of summer 2015 that according to TTPM provide the best play experience.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Titan Hero Tech Interactive Hulk Buster (Hasbro)
$31.49 / Recommended for ages 4+
This is a 13-inch electronic Hulk Buster from the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. It says phrases such as "Avengers, assemble!" and when he's near other Titan Hero Tech figures (sold separately), he recognizes each one and reacts to them, saying "Thor, you've got the power; I've got the tech” or "Mark 43, hit Ultron now."
This interactive figure from Hasbro has a jackhammer punch feature that is activated by pressing the button on his upper arm.
TTPM reviewers say this toy is fun because kids can recreate scenes from the movie or imagine their own Avengers battles.