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30 Best Toys for 11-Year-Old Boys in 2020

Updated 15 June 2020

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The tween years are upon us and finding toys for this age group can be tricky. At this age, they are no longer interested in their childhood activities and toys that used to be so special. They want to spend more time with friends and exploring the outside world far more than before. Sports or hobbies become more important than ever.

We have reviewed and researched the best toys that appeal to 11-year-old boys. We make sure to only include toys that have authentic and up-to-date parent recommendations. We analyze each toy for signs of review manipulation to make sure we’re only offering the best options.

1LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader 75534

This is an excellent addition to every Star Wars fan’s toy collection. With this kit, your little boy can build an authentic-looking Darth Vader figure that has a functioning arm and red lightsaber. Being a LEGO figure, this kit is compatible with any LEGO construction set.

What we love

  • It has easy to follow instructions
  • The kit comes with 168 pieces to allow them to build to their heart's content

We dont like this as much

  • The lightsaber could do with additional LED lighting effect

2Moving Parts X-Cube

The X-cube is an old puzzle game that is designed to test kids’ puzzle-solving abilities. It is used to help develop logic skills and can provide hours of fun logic times for your son to enjoy anywhere.

What we love

  • It has a compact design for travel
  • It uses colors and shapes to provide a logical puzzle to solve

We dont like this as much

  • Once mixed up it can be difficult to work through

3Fortnite Kids' Big Multiplier Backpack

Fortnite is a fun game that allows kids to engage in a virtual world of building, fighting, and troubleshooting. With this multiplier backpack, they can show off their love of Fortnite anywhere they go. The convenient front pocket is designed to carry their handheld electronics or school supplies.

What we love

  • It is made from quality imported polyester
  • It has a strong zipper closure

We dont like this as much

  • It has to be hand washed

4Rotor Riot Mfi Certified Gamepad Controller for iPhone

This gamepad controller will allow kids to enjoy their favorite iPhone games without having to worry about it dying. The controller is compatible with most iOS devices that run iOS 7 and later. It has L3 and R3 buttons that allow for game mobility and it even has power pass-through charging, which means your iOS device can charge while being played with.

What we love

  • It is compatible with over 1,000 popular games
  • It provides an uninterrupted gameplay experience

We dont like this as much

  • It has to be wired in to work properly

5Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster

This Nerf blaster comes with a banana clip, a dual-rail barrel, a targeting scope, and 10 Nerf darts. It has a fun and entertaining feel and it will allow him and his friends to play for hours without risk of getting injured thanks to these soft-tipped darts.

What we love

  • It can shoot darts up to 90 feet
  • It has more than 30 combinations

We dont like this as much

  • It requires four AA batteries, but they are not included

6Drone with Camera for Kids

This is a fun drone toy that will also allow kids to take pictures while it is in flight. It uses an HD FPV camera that is capable of snapping pictures and recording real-time video. Plus, it comes with a removable and chargeable battery that is designed for longer flight times.

What we love

  • It has a one-button take-off and landing
  • It has an emergency stop feature

We dont like this as much

  • The speed control can be a little technical when learning

7Albott Pro Scooters Stunt Scooter

This scooter is designed for kids to have fun outside. It has durable PU wheels that are easy to maneuver and the scooter is lightweight, which makes it easy to transport. Plus, unlike most scooters, the handlebar can be rotated 360 degrees for easy stunts for beginner riders.

What we love

  • It has a MN steel brake for fast stops
  • The handlebars have TPE grips that are non-slip and soft for comfort

We dont like this as much

  • The scooter needs to be ridden on solid terrain

8Hasbro Gaming Risk Game with Dragon

If your kid loves strategy games, then RISK is the perfect game for him. It will allow him to conquer the world from anywhere with the help of his armies and the luck of the dice. Plus, this game contains a fun dragon token that adds an extra element to the game.

What we love

  • With the dragon token, he can practice the rules of the game solo or with friends
  • It has an Alexa game mode that will add extra twists to the game

We dont like this as much

  • The Alexa mode requires the Alexa Amazon device

9Teenii STEM Physics Science Lab Basic Circuit Learning Starter Kit

If your kid enjoys tinkering with things, this is the perfect kit for him. This kit comes with everything that he needs to learn about and experiment with electricity and magnets. The instruction manual is detailed to show him how to follow the experiments and includes full illustrations.

What we love

  • The kit contains 50 items to help with various experiments
  • The manual is in full color

We dont like this as much

  • Some of the experiments require things that are not included with the kit

10Easy_way Complete Skateboards

Whether a beginner or a knowledgeable skateboarder, this will make an excellent addition to any skaters collection. It has a durable aluminum alloy truck that helps to support more weight and the wheels are designed to ride over most kinds of roads.

What we love

  • The wheels flash lights when in movement
  • It has an 8" wide non-slip dull polish wooden deck

We dont like this as much

  • The included carry bag could be made of sturdier material

11Uplayteck Light Kids Alarm Clock, Bluetooth Speaker

If your kid hates alarm clocks, then this one will help to change his mind. Although it does provide three alarm ringtones to wake him up, it also works as a fun lamp that changes colors. Plus, it also works as a Bluetooth 5.0 speaker for him to listen to some of his favorite music.

What we love

  • It has a large digital clock LED display
  • It has four brightness levels and five color changes

We dont like this as much

  • The chargeable battery can be difficult to replace if damaged

12Franklin Sports Table Tennis To-Go – Complete Portable Ping-Pong Set

If he loves table tennis but you just don’t have enough room for an actual table tennis table, then this is an excellent alternative. This is a portable table tennis set that is designed to fit on any table to allow them to play a full round of table tennis with friends or family.

What we love

  • The net can extend up to six feet to fit most tables
  • The kit comes with the net, two paddles, and two table tennis balls

We dont like this as much

  • It could come with a few extra balls in case of accidents

13WINZZ 30 Inches Real Kids Electric Guitar

With this kit, you get all the necessary tools to begin a journey to learning the electric guitar. It has a beautiful high gloss varnish and is made from high-quality materials that help the guitar give off an amazing sound. Plus, you can purchase the guitar in a variety of colors to fit any personality.

What we love

  • It comes with a gig bag to carry everything
  • It comes with its own amplifier

We dont like this as much

  • The amplifier requires a 9V battery, but it is not included

14 LG Rebel 4 4G LTE Prepaid Smartphone - Black

With this phone, you can give kids a sense of independence and use it to keep in touch with them no matter where they are. It has a 5″ touchscreen and a 16 GB internal memory. Plus, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities that will allow him to hook up to nearby Wi-Fi signals and save on his data usage.

What we love

  • It uses the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system
  • It contains a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor

We dont like this as much

  • This phone is a functional but calling plans are sold separately

15Minecraft: The Survivors' Book of Secrets: An Official Mojang Book

If your kid loves Minecraft, then this will allow him to experience a new and fun way to play Minecraft with a Mojang twist. This book is hardcover and it is filled with 114 pages of helpful information that is designed to help them find his way through the Minecraft: Mojang gameplay.

What we love

  • It has extensive guide instructions to the game
  • There is also a Kindle version

We dont like this as much

  • It could be fun to have the illustrations in the book in color

162.4Ghz High Speed Remote Control Car

This is a fun remote-controlled car that will allow kids to drive and race against other cars with friends or family. It comes with a high-powered battery that is rechargeable and when fully charged, the battery can last between thirty to forty minutes of playtime. Plus, it has an easy to control remote that makes driving easy.

What we love

  • It comes with a spare rechargeable battery
  • It is made from non-toxic plastic materials and electronic parts

We dont like this as much

  • The controller takes batteries, but they are not included

17Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)

With this game, kids can experience all of the fun of the traditional Mario Kart mixed with various new features and five new exclusive characters for this version. This game provides an online experience and it is designed to work with the Nintendo Switch. It can be played in different modes that provide various options.

What we love

  • This game can support up to 12 players depending on the platform
  • It is compatible with all downloadable content from the Wii U version

We dont like this as much

  • Can take a lot of practice to get good

18T.J. Wisemen Remote Control Fart Machine

Perfect for pranksters, this fart machine is a rework of the traditional fart machine and it uses boombox technology to make his jokes explode. Plus, it has 15 sounds that are louder than the previous version and the remote works from up to 100 feet away.

What we love

  • Makes for a hilarious toy
  • The technology allows the sounds to be heard from further away

We dont like this as much

  • This toy does require Alkaline batteries, but they are not included

19Goosebumps Classic (Series 1)

With this box set, you can allow kids to experience the fun and creepy world of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. This is a collected edition of his Series 1, and it contains 10 different Goosebumps stories that are designed to terrify and give your son a thrill using his imagination.

What we love

  • The covers are brightly illustrated
  • The set contains the entire Goosebumps Series 1 collection

We dont like this as much

  • This set only comes with paperback

20KPTEC [Volume Limited] Kids Safety Foldable On-Ear Headphones with Mic

With these headphones, he can enjoy listening to his favorite music and videos and stay connected with his friends. We like that there is an internal mic. It has a soft material at the headrest to make them more comfortable for him to wear for longer periods.

What we love

  • The headphones can fold in for easy traveling
  • It has limited volume settings to help protect hearing

We dont like this as much

  • These are wired headphones, rather than bluetooth

21Yomega Power Brain XP yoyo

With this exciting Smart Switch yoyo, you can learn how to yoyo properly. This yoyo is great for beginners or intermediate yoyoers. It comes with two extra strings to make sure that he can continue playing with the yoyo even if the original string breaks or gets worn thin.

What we love

  • It comes in various colors and designs
  • It comes with a three-month warranty

We dont like this as much

  • It would benefit from an instruction manual for different tricks

22SKL Kids Boxing Gloves

Boxing is a fun and athletic way for kids to relieve stress in their life and it’s fun. These boxing gloves are designed to help your son train to become a boxer and have a comfortable strap that helps to fit the gloves to his wrists to help prevent any sort of injury.

What we love

  • They have a fun cartoon design on them
  • It has a curved thumb with padding to help protect your son's hands

We dont like this as much

  • Needs a bag to keep the leather safe during travel

23Capture the Flag REDUX

If you are looking for a fun and engaging game for kids to play with his friends, then this capture the flag game is an excellent choice. It is the classic capture the flag game with the twist of glow in the dark features, that makes it possible to play the game even at night. All that is required for this game is an open area that provides room to run.

What we love

  • It can be played by four to 20 players
  • It comes with different game variations to make it interesting

We dont like this as much

  • The territory lights could be larger to make them easier to see

24Beginner Microscope STEM Kit

If he likes science or if you want to help get him interested in science, then this will make an excellent addition to his toys. It contains a metal body microscope that will allow him to see a whole new world. The rotating turret provides different magnifications for him to explore.

What we love

  • It comes with a portable case to keep everything in
  • It has a fun LED lighting system

We dont like this as much

  • The microscope does require batteries, but they are not included

25Blank Flipbooks (Flip Book) for Animation

Flipbooks are always fun. With these books, you can create his illustrations to portray and set into live-action. This pack comes with a total of six flipbooks and each one has 90 sheets that will allow any imagination to run wild.

What we love

  • Encourage creative play
  • Excellent for kids who enjoy drawing

We dont like this as much

  • It could come with a guide to help beginners

26OWI Robotic Arm Edge

This is a fun robotic arm edge that he can enjoy controlling without having to worry about any sort of soldering. He can rotate the wrist 120 degrees and the elbow range has an extensive range of 300 degrees. The arm requires a D battery to operate.

What we love

  • It comes with everything needed to build the robotic arm edge
  • They can command the arm to move and grip different things

We dont like this as much

  • You can add a USB interface cable, but it is not included

27The Night Sky 30°-40°

Night Sky is a fun way to learn about the stars and the different constellations that appear in the sky. Plus, it has a fun latitude and longitude feature that will help you find what you are looking for regardless of the time of day or night.

What we love

  • It works all year round to find different stars and constellations
  • It is designed to help beginners

We dont like this as much

  • You have to know what lat and long zone you are in and purchase the right version for it to work properly

28WIN.MAX Electronic Dart Board

This is an electronic dartboard that is designed with soft tip darts to make it fun and safe to learn how to play darts. It can help with their aim, and it comes with everything needed to have a fun and engaging game of darts. Plus, it has an easy to read LCD screen to help keep track of score automatically.

What we love

  • The board is designed with different scoring modes for team and solo play games
  • It has a voice announcer to make it more fun

We dont like this as much

  • It has to be plugged into a wall

29BEYBLADE Bey Ss Dead Phoenix P4

These are a twist on the old tops game that used to be played by every child. With these fun tops, he can have fun collecting and customizing his battle strategy. Plus, your kid can have fun setting up battles with his friends to see whose battle strategy and collection are superior.

What we love

  • It comes with its own launcher
  • You can have beyblade battles online

We dont like this as much

  • Each top is sold separately from the rest of the collection

30Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines

This is a fully functional engineering kit and it will allow you to build vehicles and machines that are remote-controlled. Each kit comes with three motors and you can build things to play with.

What we love

  • The kit comes with pieces to assemble 10 different models
  • It can make various types of motorized vehicles and machines

We dont like this as much

  • These machines and vehicles are not capable of running over all types of carpet