4 Fun Ways to Have Fun Inside This Summer with Mattel


police station toy

This summer has been a hot one and we have been looking for some fun ways to play inside while still having fun. Luckily, Andrew is in love with Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys! This task was an easy one.

The Matchbox Cliff Hanger is the perfect toy for any boy’s imagination:

car garage

Play on the floor, or hang it from a table, adventures are ready to be had all around. Andrew and I love to play cops and robbers with each other while our cars chase up and down the ramps and through the garage.


When Andrea’s asleep, it’s time to pull out the Matchbox Boots Fire Truck! The big foots figurines are a little small for our baby girl, however Andrew has no problem finding fun with this big truck.

fire truck

These fun little big boots guys always land on their feet when thrown. It’s fun to make them walk up the ladder and catapult the big boots guy into the fire to save the day! There is room for lots of these big boots guys on the truck so the party can go on and on.


Then, just when you think the fun is over, Hot Wheels Ballistiks will bring you hours and hours of fun! These cars roll up into a little ball, then place them into the Ballistiks launcher and pull the trigger.

hot wheels launcher

We had so much fun launching the Ballistiks out of the launcher and watching them expand and roll across the floor. Andrew loves to launch the balls and Andrea chases after them. Each launcher only comes with 1 ball though, so until you buy more race cars each child will have to share.

hot wheels car

For a hot summer day or even the upcoming rainy and snowy days that are right around the corner, every little boy can find their own adventure.

 All of these fun Mattel toys can be found online or at a toy store near you!

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3 thoughts on “4 Fun Ways to Have Fun Inside This Summer with Mattel

  • August 23, 2012 at 1:43 am
    These toys would be perfect for my son since we don't get to come out much. Reply
  • August 16, 2012 at 6:26 am
    When it's so hot outside it may has well be winter! This has been a strange summer with the hot, rain and now it has finally cooled...in August. Reply
  • August 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    How cute! He is just adorable. Great ideas for the kids thanks for the information. Love Mattel Reply

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