Tough Boys Toys That Last

A Listmania! list by lrmillen
The list author says: "These are the toys that I'd buy again and in abundance. So far they have withstood eight years of rough boy play and they are ready for eight years more. This list is based on quality and durability, but also on the lasting interest level for my boys during all ages."
Rescue Heroes Nature Crew - Billy Blazes & Smokey
1.  Rescue Heroes Nature Crew - Billy Blazes & Smokey by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Any and all of the Fisher Price Rescue Heroes action figures with their vehicles and accesories. At our house, they've been used in the pool, the woods, and everywhere in between. The movies are good as well. Buying these used is more of a bargain."
Used & New from: $15.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Fisher-Price Geotrax Rail and Road System Grand Central Station
2.  Fisher-Price Geotrax Rail and Road System Grand Central Station by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Great as a starter kit, but definitely better to add on with more tracks and trains. Easy enough for an 18 month old to snap together, but engaging enough for a 9 year old to spend time building his own track. It's a treat to get the batteries in the controllers replaced. This is a great alternative to that other blue engine out there and I was glad I did not start down that path."
$224.99   Used & New from: $119.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

DC Comics Boys Action Trio Superhero Costume Set
3.  DC Comics Boys Action Trio Superhero Costume Set by Rubie's Costume Co
The list author says:
  "Our dress up trunk gets used heavily by all ages. Fill a big bin with capes, hats, costumes bought after Halloween, and provide years of imaginative play."
$23.64   Used & New from: $18.06
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks
4.  Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "Big standard wooden blocks are the best. Just try to dent one of these things, they are made to fall down. Get a set of colored ones too to add variety."
$54.99   Used & New from: $40.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (791 customer reviews)

Little Tikes Baby Tap a Tune Piano
5.  Little Tikes Baby Tap a Tune Piano by Little Tikes
The list author says:
  "We cycle through so many plastic toys, but this piano (along with the tap a tune drum) has stood the test of time."
$29.99   Used & New from: $9.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Hess 2005 Emergency Truck with Rescue Vehicle
6.  Hess 2005 Emergency Truck with Rescue Vehicle by Hess
The list author says:
  "All of the Hess trucks are quality and engaging, with or without the batteries. I'd recommend starting a holiday tradition by leaving this under the tree each year. Our favorites are the '05 fire truck and the '08 truck with the front loader."
$34.47   Used & New from: $24.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Tonka Classic Mighty Dump Truck, Model# 93918 [Toy]
7.  Tonka Classic Mighty Dump Truck, Model# 93918 [Toy] by Tonka
The list author says:
  "This is a no-brainer for this list. Get one for each boy!"
$29.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

Nerf N Sports Weather Blitz Youth All-Conditions Football (Green)
8.  Nerf N Sports Weather Blitz Youth All-Conditions Football (Green) by Nerf
The list author says:
  "All rubber and/or leather sports balls. Pros: can't bite chunks out (like the foam balls), stand up to the harsh weather. Cons: Hurt more when you get pegged with one, they need to be pumped up all the time (invest in a quality air pump)."
$45.78   Used & New from: $35.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike XL
9.  Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike XL by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "This thing definitely stood up to the test."
$49.59
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (617 customer reviews)

Alphabet Blocks
10.  Alphabet Blocks by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "These peek a boo blocks beat the wooden ones for toddlers."
$197.99   Used & New from: $36.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

LEGO Brick Box (6161)
11.  LEGO Brick Box (6161) by LEGO
The list author says:
  "I would be remiss if I didn't add these to a list of tough boys toys."
$49.61   Used & New from: $38.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Green Army Men - 40 Piece Bag
12.  Green Army Men - 40 Piece Bag by Schylling
$8.09   Used & New from: $5.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Supersoaker Wars Rattler Water Blaster - Red
13.  Supersoaker Wars Rattler Water Blaster - Red by SUPERSOAKER
The list author says:
  "We have four super soakers (similar to the one pictured) as well as the Super Soaker Hydro Fury Water Blaster 2-Pack. They have held up very well for a product I thought I'd have to replace every summer."
$29.99   Used & New from: $21.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Bendomino
14.  Bendomino by Blue Orange
The list author says:
  "You won't find any other games on this list (not that we don't love games). We've had countless smushed game board boxes, ripped cards and lost pieces. The real dominoes are the only things that last in my experience and ages 2 - 102 can play."
$10.67   Used & New from: $4.21
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Rhode Island Novelty Assorted Jumbo Dinosaurs Up to 6" Long Toy Figures, 12-Pack
15.  Rhode Island Novelty Assorted Jumbo Dinosaurs Up to 6" Long Toy Figures, 12-Pack by Rhode Island Novelty
The list author says:
  "Dinosaurs, sea creatures, dragons, jungle animals, insects, etc. We have a crate just for these rubber creatures."
$7.08   Used & New from: $5.54
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

Travel Magna Doodle (Colors May Vary)
16.  Travel Magna Doodle (Colors May Vary) by Ohio Art
The list author says:
  "Stepped on a trillion times...still going strong."
$13.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Play-Doh: Fun Factory Super Set
17.  Play-Doh: Fun Factory Super Set by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "All the play dough toys last."
$23.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

My First ABC Board Book (My First Books (Board Books Dorling Kindersley))
18.  My First ABC Board Book (My First Books (Board Books Dorling Kindersley)) by Jane Bunting
The list author says:
  "I know this is a toy list, but I couldn't resist a book. Most of our board books, particularly the dk publications, have maintained interest and lasted despite teethers and run-ins with water."
Used & New from: $1.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 11/6/10
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