The Good Housekeeping best toy awards are out for 2017.
The Good Housekeeping Institute tested more than 500 toys for creativity, educational value and safety. It starts with a drop test.
"It's three feet off the ground…BAM! Then we check it to make sure it doesn't crack or there are any sharp edges for the kids that they could potentially hurt themselves and we make sure it's still operational." Rachel Rothman,
Chief Technologist at Good Housekeeping Institute said.
Then kids, dressed in lab coats and armed with kelly green folders, are called in to test the toys. Good Housekeeping experts return three months later to see who made the grade.
Toys that made it to the winner’s table:
- Paw Patrol My Life Sized Tower
- Build Your Own R2-D2
- No Mess Paint Party (Under $40)
- Leapfrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart (Under $40)
Tyler the Tiger earned the top toy of the year. Engineers were impressed with its more than 100 sounds and animations, but get ready to fork over a lot of cash. Tyler costs $130.