Cheapism.com Announces Kids’ Choices for Best Cheap Holiday Toys

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Moshi Monsters, Nerf Vortex Vigilon, Under-$40 Lego Sets, Budget Bikes & More

Cheapism’s top choice for cheap kids’ bikes is a 12- or 16-inch Huffy bicycle for kids ages 4-6. NEXT bikes and Avigo bikes are recommended for more experienced riders 6 and up.

Sick of buying toys that fit your budget but are a bust with your kids? Cheapism.com, a review site dedicated to finding quality low-cost products, has put some top cheap toys to the ultimate test - appraisals by children who have played with them – and come up with a list of winners that make the grade on both the price and popularity scales.

In video reviews, children ages 5 to 8 give a thumbs-up to a Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Train Kit for craft-oriented sub-tweens ($7); Zoobles plastic pets for girls ages 5-7 (from $5); Spot It, a card game for children ages 5 and up ($12); and the Nerf Vortex Vigilon for pre-teens ($16).

For Lego lovers, Cheapism recommends several cheap Lego sets based on reviews by Lego builders. Top choices include Luke’s Landspeeder from the Star Wars collection, the Lego City Power Boat Transporter, Hagrid’s Hut from the Harry Potter series, and Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter from Star Wars – all under $40. Bonus: these sets appeal to collectors and children alike.

Among toy collectibles, Moshi Monsters Moshling figures (under $10) take center stage. The eight-year-old reviewer was slightly disappointed by the size and color variety of the toys but appreciated the connection to the online game. Other budget options are Squinkies, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Tops, all under $10.

Cheapism’s list also includes a selection of educational toys such as the Mind Blowing Science Kit ($14), appreciated by the reviewer who liked showing off results such as test tubes full of colorful crystals. Another pick, Scrambled States of America ($12), is a good choice for family game night.

And in the perennially popular bike department, Cheapism’s top choice for cheap kids’ bikes is a 12- or 16-inch Huffy bicycle for kids ages 4-6, available in a range of colors and styles starting at $60. NEXT bikes and Avigo bikes are recommended for more experienced riders 6 and up, with prices starting at $44.

About Cheapism.com
Called by The New York Times “a Consumer Reports for the cheap,” Cheapism.com is a review site that serves consumers on a budget who want the best value for their money. Cheapism is the only review site that focuses exclusively on low-price products, a part of the market often overlooked by experts.

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