Culture | July 28, 2014 9:00 am

The Toys of Summer

By The Editors

If the window decals and novelty license plates of the ’80s are to be believed, “He who dies with the most toys wins.”

We can’t speak to that scoreboard — or grammatical construction.

But we can vouch for the fact that the right toys do, indeed, make for damn fine summer days.

Here, for your viewing and planning pleasure, are 16 of our favorites: these are The Toys of Summer.


Inside you’ll find all the horsepower necessary for an amphibious assault on the year’s longest, hottest and most open-ended days.

Along with a little shelter — should you venture far.

These are your Toys of Summer.

Rev ’em if you’ve got ’em.

Get ’em if you don’t.