GHRI experts examined hundreds of new playthings and chose 85 contenders for the truest test: a lab full of kids. Next, 115 children played for days to help select these 20 winners. Watch our video for a behind-the-scenes look at our toy testing. And check out the Today show segment about the Good Housekeeping annual toy awards.
The high-flying Waboba Tosy AFO ($20; waboba.com; ages 7+) really soars and (usually) returns, boomerang-like, to its starting spot. Light and flexible, it won't cause damage or injury in a crash landing. LED lights illuminate nighttime takeoffs.