Best Christmas Gifts For 8 Year Old Boys 2018
Finding the best Christmas Gifts for 8 year old boys can actually be an enjoyable experience if you know where to look and what to look for.
It may seem overwhelming at first because there are practically thousands of toys you can choose from.
Toys come in all sizes and forms these days, and that’s a good thing, because it means there’s always something for everyone.
From action figures and racing cars to board games and puzzles, even a trip down a bestseller’s list will give you one too many options. So we’ve picked out a few of our favorites to help you narrow things down.
If the kid loves NERF or toy gun team play, they’ll love the latest in the range – the NERF Mega Mastodon blaster.
To start with, below are some suggestions, for the very best toys for Christmas 2018 for 8-9 year old boys.
Marvel Captain America: Civil War Blaster Reveal Shield
Most boys, at one point in their lives, go through a superhero stage. The overwhelming appeal of superheroes transcends time and space, and this is also partly due to what Marvel has done to expand the franchise.
When the recent Captain America: Civil War movie came out, it was another huge hit and everyone was talking about it. Captain America is as popular as ever, and from action figurines to shields, no toy collection will be complete without Captain America.
Getting Captain America’s Civil War blaster reveal shield is a great gift idea, because not only will it bring you closer to the Marvel universe, it can launch darts as well. Because of this ability, this shield is a really popular option for boys of all ages.
This is especially because there’s nothing more iconic about Captain America than his indestructible shield, which protects him from his enemies as he fights for justice.
This circular shield dons Captain America’s signature colors of blue and red, and has the signature star in the middle. But unlike any regular shield, this one has a special ‘reveal’ function.
Pushing down the star allows the blaster to be revealed. So this is not just a normal shield, but it has the capability of launching 2 NERF darts as well. This toy is perfect for mock battles and living your inner superhero. The phenomenon that is NERF meeting the latest Captain America movie is a perfect blend making this one of the best Christmas Gifts for 8 year old boys in 2016.
Star Wars The Force Awakens Figurine Playset
Star Wars is a classic, and it is a universe that has captured the imagination of multiple generations. Just when everyone thought they were done making Star Wars movies, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is released.
With new characters, a mysterious storyline, and the same blockbuster appeal that has captured the hearts of many, the toy racks are once again full of Star Wars characters.
This 6-piece figurine playset is the perfect gift to give, because this set of highly-detailed figurines brings you the newest characters that were introduced in the movie. If the boy you’re giving it to is really a Star Wars fan, then chances are he will just place them right beside the iconic characters of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, R2D2, and C3PO.
In this set, you basically get figurines that are up to 4” tall. First you get the cute and adventurous orange droid, BB-8, which has captured the attention of so many Star Wars fans because of its antics.
You also get Finn and Rey, the heroes of the new film, with their iconic costumes and weapons of choice. You also get Flametrooper and Captain Phasma in their full armor, to complete both sides of the hero-villain divide.
And lastly, you have the mysterious Kylo Ren, in his signature black costume and with his red lightsaber.
A deluxe version is also available.
LEGO Angry Birds 75824 Pig City Teardown
There’s a reason why LEGO has lasted all these years and maintained its immense popularity among kids and adults alike, no matter how ‘digital’ the world becomes.
There’s just really something fun and enjoyable about these building blocks and the challenge of creating something wonderful out of many tiny pieces.
These days, LEGO sets come in all forms imaginable, and one set you could buy is the new Angry Birds Pig City Teardown. It’s one of the LEGO sets based on the new Angry Birds Movie. LEGO is iconic in itself, but put it together with Angry Birds, and you clearly have a winner.
Measuring 8” high, 9” wide, and 6” deep, this is unlike any other LEGO set you’ve seen, and it’s not only fun to build, it’s also fun to play with once it’s standing. Basically, once this set is built, you get to catapult Red and Stella into Pig City.
It will be fun being able to fire the birds over the boulder, chase the pigs all over Pig City, and recover the eggs. It’s a simulation of what you experience in Pig City, but you get to do it live, which is more fun.
Aside from the LEGO pieces, this set includes a catapult, a ladder, an umbrella, 5 eggs, 3 TNT sticks in a storage box, a zip line, a hot dog stand with a roof, hot dogs, ketchup and mustard dispenser, a small house, a zip line, and a falling boulder. The figures include Red, Stella, and 2 piggies.
Angry Birds is huge, so it’s no surprise that a LEGO collaboration happened. And that combo makes it one of the best Christmas Gifts for 8 year old boys in 2016.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows Basic Figure
Michelangelo. Donatello. Leonardo. Raphael. Who could forget them? The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for a while now, but they took back the limelight when the new Teenage Movies Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows movie was recently released.
Appealing to an entirely new generation of audiences, these four superheroes are even more popular than they were when they were first introduced.
Having even just one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is already something, and if you plan to get one for your 8 or 9-year-old, you might as well get the most popular ninja turtle. Michelangelo is higher ranking in the bestseller’s list, but the other ninja turtles are not that far off.
Measuring 5 inches, Michelangelo comes with his signature orange band, 2 nunchucks, and a rocket powered skateboard. Weighing 5.6 ounces, this is the perfect action figurine to fight the villains of New York City with.
The best part of it all is that you can actually buy this as an add on, and purchase the entire set of ninja turtles altogether. You might as well complete the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to get the full effect and to save some money as well.
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Protectobot Groove
When it comes to action figures, the toys from Transformers really stand out. The mere thought of a toy transforming from a vehicle to a robot and vice versa appeals to many. This is why Transformers are so popular.
the popularity of Transformers has skyrocketed. This was helped greatly by the 2007 and 2014 films. And there’s the 2018 adventure that’s on the way. Now everyone wants a Bumblebee, an Optimus Prime, and a Megatron.
You can get the newest offering from Transformers. It is perhaps unlike any other Transformer that has come out in the past. The Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Protectobot Groove figure changes from a robot to a motorcycle in 10 easy steps. It can also become an arm or leg for a G1-inspired Defensor Combiner figure. It comes with a blaster accessory as well as a collectible character card.
Because this one ‘combines’ with others to form a giant super robot, you can actually go for all 5 Protectobots. This will create the G1 Protectobots team. These figures are sold separately but will combine to form something even more amazing. Individually, each figure is 2.5 x 7.5 x 10 inches and weighs 3.2 ounces. It’s truly a toy that makes a statement, so if you want something with a wow factor, this is what you should get.
Pie Face Game Toy
Ultimately, toys must bring some form of fun and laughter for those who play with it, and this is something you should keep in mind as you search for the perfect toy to give a boy aged 8 or 9.
One way to go about is to go for toys that can be maximized when there are other people around, like in the case of a party or when friends come over to hang out.
The hilarious Pie Face Game Toy by Hasbro is one such toy. After a video was posted online and went viral of a grandad and his grandson playing the game, demand quickly outstripped supply. The game was one of 2015’s hits, and remains very much in demand this year too.
Why not? It’s a game that can be played with the family, it’s a bit naughty with putting pie in someone’s face, and its exciting and hilarious to see who gets pied. A great way for a family to let its hair down and bond.
Pie Face Game – What’s In The Box?
The game set includes a chin rest, a splash guard mask, 1 pie thrower, 1 throwing arm, 2 handles, a spinner, and a sponge. First you need to assemble the product, and then you can put the sponge on the ‘hand’ and fill it with whipped cream or any other food item of your choice.
The idea is people take turns putting their face on the hole, and then turn the handle. The pie-throwing arm could go off at any moment, and this suspense is what makes the game so fun.
The material is made of plastic and there are no batteries required for this toy to function, so it’s really low-maintenance. It’s perfect for kids that are aged 8-9 because if the kids are younger, they might need parental supervision. Not that a parent will mind, because they’ll be playing too.
This toy is actually so much fun, you don’t even have to be a kid to enjoy it. In fact it was because a grandfather played the game with his grandson as seen in the video below, why this game has become so popular. It is one of the best Christmas Gifts for 8 year old boys in 2016.
Clue Harry Potter Board Game
Some boys prefer action figures, race cars, and other similar types of toys. Some prefer something more challenging and intellectual. In the latter case, a board game is the perfect gift to challenge the mind.
And basing it off one of the most successful recent franchises, Harry Potter is even better.
The best thing about a board games is that it can be shared with family and friends. So it becomes instant fun for everyone.
While you could take your pick from a number of available board games, there are those that really made their mark. There are classics like Monopoly and Scrabble, but one relatively recent one is Clue.
The ultimate mystery board game, Clue has really impressed itself in the hearts and minds of many, and boys (and girls) of all ages will enjoy it. But what if you take something as popular as Clue and combine it with something even more iconic, like Harry Potter? Then you’ll really have a winner.
The Clue Harry Potter Board Game operates in the same way as Clue does, but it brings you to the magnificent world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You get to play a Harry Potter character (Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood, and Neville Longbottom).
You will move through the mysterious rooms and secret passages of Hogwarts. You’ll come across moving staircases and the occasional spell. In true Clue fashion, one student will mysteriously disappear. The objective of the game is to discover who did it, what spell or item was used to do it, and where the student was attacked.
JJX-TECH RC Rock Off-Road Vehicle 2.4Ghz 4WD High Speed
Just as most boys go through a superhero phase, there’s also the remote control phase. There’s something about boys and remote control cars (or trucks, or any type of vehicle for that matter) that just mix.
This off-road truck from JJX-TECH measures 28 x 16 x 15cm. It is the perfect RC car available in the market, for a price that won’t break your budget.
This truck is made of PVC rubber wheels, which make it shock-proof and skid-proof. Each wheel has a spring with suspension, so the truck can run safely and can even run on sand, grass, or marshy land.
Being a 4-wheel drive, this one is a lot faster and brings you all-weather fun, even when it’s wet. It can climb with force, and has the ability to protect itself from abrasions and crashes. The remote control is 2.4GHz and wireless, giving you a control distance of 60-100m. It can go forward, backwards, left, right, or climb a slope.
The RC truck comes with one transmitter, 3 AA batteries (1.5V each), a 4.8V 700MAH battery, a charger, and a user’s manual. Once you give this to an 8 or 9-year-old or even someone older, it’s guaranteed that he will be all around the house, or the yard, or everywhere he can drive this remote control car too. It’s the perfect toy to give!
Marvel Legends X-Men
Marvel has many characters in its universe, and many of them have become popular through the years. The X-Men franchise is one that’s insanely popular among young and old alike.
Beingswith superpowers are always fascinating, and the universe of the X-Men has these beings – mutants, in abundance.
The comics are of course still popular. But the newest movies, 2011’s X-Men: First Class, 2014’s Days of Future Past, and 2016’s Apocalypse, made it even more popular.
A great gift idea would be to get Marvel’s newest 6-inch Legends series, starting with Cable. This action figure has amazing detail, with 2 accessories and 1 Build-a-Figure piece. The fact that it only stands at 6 inches high also makes it the perfect size to play with. It’s also great to collect.
Cable is known to be a lifelong soldier so it’s really an epic addition to the Legends series. He’s one of many characters in the Legends series. You can purchase him along and collect the other X-Men characters that are sold separately.
Other X-Men Characters
You can buy Iceman, Havok, and even others like Phoenix, Rogue, and Wolverine, to complete the heroes and villains in the X-Men Legends universe.
With all of these toy ideas, there’s only thing left for you to do. That’s pick the one that will really fit whoever you’re giving it to. Remember that in picking a toy, the important thing is for that person to have fun with it.
Toys are supposed to be enjoyed and cherished. They’re also supposed to bring excitement. So base your pick on what you know about his personality, what he likes and doesn’t like. And also importantly, what excites him. That’ll help you to pick one that he’ll enjoy.
Thanks for checking out our selection of the Best Christmas Gifts For 8 Year Old Boys 2018. This is of course a small handful of option.
For more ideas, you can also look at the next age group down or up for both boys and girls. Yes you can look at the girls categories too – most featured toys are unisex.
You can also look at previous editions of the best Christmas Gifts for 8 year old boys. Many popular toys still remain popular and on sale.