Who doesn’t like taking control of an rc Toy whether it be an Remote Control Car, rc Helicopter, rc Boat or rc Plane. There is something joyous about taming a speeding machine and stopping it smashing to bits as it careers out of control to its inevitable end! Prices have come down a lot from the initial launch of the rc helicopter and have now been superseded in popularity by drones.
One of the most highly rated rc Cars on Amazon with tons of 5 STAR Ratings is the POBD RC Car High Speed Racing Vehicle with speeds of upto 15.5MPH+ 2.4Ghz this little trucks 4×4 system makes this Remote Control Truck really fast! Most buyers are delighted with this Off-Road Monster! As with most of rc models the battery life is normally and issue but with this one a charge of 4-5 hrs will give you 20-25 minutes of non-stop action!!!
There are a vast array of rc toys available on Amazon to suit all ages and every budget including trucks, tanks, snakes there is even a Remote Control Inflatable Flying Fish – Bizarre but fun!!!
Most boys and (some girls) like Scalextric although a lot of Car games are played through consoles these days there is nothing quite like controlling a miniature Lewis Hamilton (AKA the 10 year old) driving a Mercededes getting the edge on a Miniature Sebastian Vettel (AKA Dad) driving a Ferrari! There are so many different sets available these days it can be difficult to know which one to choose. I used to like the Le Mans versions where the cars had lights and you could turn the lights in the room off and experience night driving at speed!
There are tons of Scalextric sets to choose from and lots of accessories to get to build the set up. The micro sets are now popular as well as themed sets like Scalextric 1:32 Scale Monster Truck Mayhem Race Set.
There is also a is a revolutionary new Toy Car Racing set namely the Scalextric C1359 ARC AIR 24h Le Mans Porsche 911 Race Set where you can choose your desired race mode from up to eight different options including Quick Race. The set comes with 2 Cars, track, 2 controllers, power supply & accessories the sets are easily scaleable with more track, cars and controllers available. The system allows users to wirelessly create and manage races with a handheld smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Download the ARC app, then connect your smart device via Bluetooth to the new ARC Powerbase, unlocking unique features and control of your Scalextric races.
Quick tip: Users have suggested that the purchase of Guard Rails is a good addition to stop the cars coming off the track as they are so fast! You can get them from eBay.
An interesting twist brought out recently are the slot-less sets. These don’t have the traditional slot in the track the guides the car round the circuit. A highly rated producer of this type of system is Anki. Their Anki Overdrive Starter Kit has great reviews on Amazon. Another supplier with a host of accessories is Real FX Slotless Racing, although not quite as popular it is catching up fast.
STEM stands for Science, Technology Engineering and Mathmatics. For 10 year olds there are an absolute plethora of STEM toys available, and loads of them look like great fun and make an ideal inexpensive present!
How about a Robot Spider Toy? As the box says you can build it then play with it. For a 10 year old this is super fun time. My ten-year-old says he would use the Spider Robot Kit to torment other people by sending it crawling towards them, and he would call it Purple Betty. Of course, before he could do all that he would need to build it, which involves honing his engineering skills. A great way to help children learn as well as providing them with super fun and a great stocking filler at Xmas!
Be aware, it does need an AA battery which is not supplied with the toy (so annoying when they do that).
Star Wars Toys
Star wars seems to be one of those film franchises that never diminishes in popularity. You can buy highly detailed figurines of the main characters, App Enabled Droids and lots of cool accessories from the films. One of the cool Droids is the BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with Droid Trainer by Sphero, a robot in white and orange, shaped like ball with a dome shaped head. It also has antennae, which lends itself to becoming a remote control toy. He is very cute, and uses his sweet personality to get what he wants.
You can also get him as a LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi 75187 BB-8 Toy, which are always popular with ten year olds.
BB8 now has an advisory in the BB-9E! This menacing black App Enabled Droid is equipped with Droid-to-Droid Experience – Watch BB-9E interact with other Sphero Star Wars App-enabled Droids. Control this black menace with your smart device and keep it rolling optimally with the augmented reality Droid Trainer. Experience Holographic Simulation and Explore the Star Wars Galaxy with the app and the Droid Trainer.
There are toy figures available for nearly every character in the films, also the LEGO Star Wars 75105 Millennium Falcon which measures over 14cm high, 47cm long and 32cm wide and is made up of
1329 pieces. For boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 years old. If your’e looking for a gift which will help the kids bond with Dad then the huge Lego Millenium Falcon could just be the ticket!!!
Featured in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens the Millennium Falcon Model comes with Han Solo, Chewbacca, Rey, Finn, Tasu Leech, Kanjiklub gang member and BB-8 Astromech Droid
Lego Technic Gift ideas For 10 Year Old Boy
By the time a boy hits 10 some of the standard lego for 10 year old may seem a bit too childish unless it is a monster build, but if the child is a bit technically minded then Lego Technic is a great option. One of the easier lego Technic sets will be a great introduction into the amazing world of these cool lego sets. By the time children get to ten often they are more interested in electronics and Lego Technic Models feed into that but in a positive way, the children can use their skills they may have learned at school in engineering and technology to build and operate these creative toys.
When looking for toys for 10 year old boys there are many factors to consider but one of the main ones, having had 2 boys myself, is to stimulate their imagination and give them a sense of accomplishment when a task is complete. The easier Lego Technic Models are legos for 10 year old boy that can achieve this and when complete can be kept in their bedroom as some of the models are quite stunning! As your child becomes more confident there are a number of models that can be tackled which will build on their new found skills!
The Lego Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter | lego 42052 is a great example of such a Lego Techic Kit! It comes with an awesome orange & white colour scheme and includes a LEGO Power Functions motor for an array of motorized functions, including contra-rotating rotors, working winch, and opening loading ramp and cargo bay doors. Features include huge double rotors, 2 large engines, movable elevator and rudders, build-able cargo accessory and a multi directional nose wheel. All in all the LEGO-Technic-42052-Heavy-Lift-Helicopter-Set is an awesome introduction into what is possible with legos for 10 year old boy.
When you look at some of the more complicated sets you can see why adults enjoy building them as they can act as a real therapeutic alternative to the normal working day and can develop into an interesting hobby to enjoy with their 10 Year Old Boy!
Another good toy for a ten year old boy or girl would be a pair of binoculars. We live out in the country so my son would love them for our walks over the hills. If your child was into bird watching or something similar these would make a great present. Getting a pair that are not too big and heavy but still work well is important so bear that in mind. Waterproof binoculars are a great idea too, so that if there is a shower of rain or they drop them in a pile of snow, they will stay intact. Some children that go out hunting would find these useful, as well as camping.
We mustn’t forget the old favourite the BMX Bike. Available for both boys (and girls) some of the best BMX bikes are available with FREE expedited delivery on Amazon if you are a Prime member. One of the most popular at the present time is the Flite Panic BMX.
Below are some of the best selling Toys for 10 Year Old Boys available on Amazon at the moment with the best reviews from people who have already purchased. ( I have upped the search to 14 years old as some of the results where for younger kids!)
POBD RC Car Amphibious Waterproof Stunt Remote Control Vehicle
Kids Remote Control Helicopter, Indoor 3.5 Channel, 2 Extra Blades, Crash Resistance，Built-in Gyrot
RC Boat SZJJX Remote Control High Speed Electric Race Boat for Kids 4 Channels for Pools, Lakes and Outdoor Adventure JX802
Luxon RC Planes Boys Toys Quadcopter Mini Drones Gifts for Kids
Scalextric Arc Air Track Day Set
LEGO 31313 Mindstorms EV3
Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
LEGO Technic 42046: Getaway Racer Mixed
LEGO Technic 42047: Police Interceptor Mixed
Lego Technic 2-pcs. set 42046 42047 Getaway Racer Mixed + Police Interceptor Mixed
LEGO 42062 Container Yard Building Set
LEGO Technic Helicopter | 42052 Heavy Lift Set
Lego 42066 | Lego Technic 42066 Lego Jet
LEGO RC Tracked Racer | Lego 42065
LEGO 42006 | LEGO Technic 42006 Excavator
Flite Panic 20 “BMX Bike – Green