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Best Toys and Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys

That time has come in the life of your little boy that you knew would arrive. The final year his age will be a single digit. He gets older every year but this year seems like a bigger transition than the others for some reason. In more ways than one, it is.

He is more his own young man every year. Now more than ever though, he needs parental and playful reinforcement. He’s big, but not as big as he would like to think. One thing is for sure though. As he gets older, he needs bigger and better toys that fit his age. Here are thirty toys and gifts for your nine year old boy.

A Lego toolbox might sound more like a toy for a toddler than a growing nine year old boy, but take a look at this awesome toy. It isn’t just a play toolbox, it is a Lego Boost Creative Toolbox. What does that mean? Well, you’ll be glad you asked.

It is a kit from Lego that builds up to five different models. These aren’t little toddler type builds either, but models for the growing boy. One of them is a guitar. How cool is that? Also, one of the coolest things ever, it builds a Lego factory that actually produces Legos. It makes a working factory.

Key Features

  • Builds Five Models
  • Guitar Build Included
  • Builds Real Lego Factory

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 17101
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs

In the spirit of building and creating things, this set from Klutz and Lego is great. It provides an activity kit that builds eleven different machines. Like many STEM learning toys, this set builds more than a model, but working machines.

This activity kit promotes creativity. It is fun while challenging your nine year old boy. The builds are not difficult with the sets of directions included. It provides fun and a good time while teaching as well.

Key Features

  • STEM Learning
  • Builds 11 Different Machines
  • Promotes Creativity and Fun

Specifications

  • Brand: Klutz
  • Model: 821963
  • Weight: 1.25 lbs

Remote controls are cool and so are model vehicles. This toy group from Think Gizmos combines the coolness of each and provides tons of fun. Your nine year old boy can build up to four models that each move and work as he plays with them. Some models include wheels but some include awesome tractor or tank-style treads. There are hours of creative play to be had.

Key Features

  • Buildable Remote Control Models
  • Tank-Style Treads and Wheels
  • Builds 4 Models

Specifications

  • Brand: Think Gizmos
  • Model: TG667
  • Weight: 2.65 lbs

Board games are a big part of any child’s upbringing but this board game is a brand new spin. First, it isn’t a board. It is a cube. Pegs are placed around the cube in a strategy game that is fun and challenging. What could be more fun than a unique, fun, and challenging cube game? The cube doubles as storage for the game pieces. For parents, that’s pretty fun as well.

Key Features

  • Cube Shaped Board Game
  • Cube Doubles as Storage
  • Both Fun and Challenging

Specifications

  • Brand: PlaSmart
  • Model: SQ001
  • Weight: 1.55 lbs

Some parents might hesitate at the mention of a punching bag for their child, but stick around. This is a much better toy option than some might think. First, it is a great form of exercise for young men. Your nine year old boy would have fun while keeping his fists moving and getting a good workout the entire time.

Also, this has a solid base that allows for your boy to punch hard and steady without worrying about it falling. It doesn’t bounce back and forth either. The punching bag comes with boxing gloves as well. So everything your boy needs to stay fit and active with a punching bag, is included.

Key Features

  • Fun Way to Stay Fit
  • Boxing Gloves Included
  • Standing Base

Specifications

  • Brand: ToyVelt
  • Weight: 2.69 lbs

Everybody loves playing catch. Nine year old boys perhaps love playing catch more than most. Catch is great for many reasons, one of which is that you can play in so many different ways. This offer from Djubi is a great spin on catch in a classic slingball set.

Your nine year old boy will have one catching basket in his hand and whoever he plays with will have one as well. The ball is slung from one person to another and caught in the basket. Play outside or inside and stores it with ease.

Key Features

  • Fun Twist on Catch
  • Slingshot-Type Launcher
  • Ball Flies Up to 100 Feet

Specifications

  • Brand: Blue Orange
  • Model: 1000
  • Weight: 1 lb

Erector sets are a great educational way to build and have fun at the same time. Your nine year old boy will enjoy making a car of his own or a truck of his own handiwork. Whatever he wants to build, this one set likely provides a way for him to do so.

There are ten possible car builds out of this one set. A real motor is included so that whatever racer your boy builds, it will go on its own. Also, the builds are not just different in style but in difficulty levels. The tools are also included.

Key Features

  • Builds up to 10 Different Cars
  • Different Builds at Different Difficulty Levels
  • Real Motor Included

Specifications

  • Brand: Meccano
  • Model: 6044786
  • Weight: 1.25 lbs

K’NEX provides a ton of unique building options for boys who want an option different than little blocks. This set is incredible for one reason above all. It builds 35 different models and includes real moving parts. All total, the set of 480 pieces is educational and fun at the same time. The pieces can also  build unique designs and they come with easy storage.

Key Features

  • Builds up to 35 Different Models
  • Includes Real Moving Parts
  • 480 Pieces

Specifications

  • Brand: K’NEX
  • Model: 6044786
  • Weight: 1.25 lbs

A lot of boys like building with blocks or with K’NEX. For those who enjoy building, this set from Thames & Kosmos is a new level. It allows your nine year old boy to build bridges and skyscrapers. This will challenge his mind, creativity, and provide hours of fun as well. This builds 20 different model buildings or bridges. The set includes a large instruction booklet with easy to follow instructions.

Key Features

  • Great Educational Value
  • 323 Pieces
  • Builds Using Real Structural Engineering

Specifications

  • Brand: Thames & Kosmos
  • Model: 625414
  • Weight: 1 lb

Some parents might enjoy the idea of having their nine year old boy pounding a drum set. That’s fine, but for those who wish to have a volume control on that drum set, this is a better option. It isn’t simply a drum set with pads and a volume knob though. It has many more options.

It includes nine drum pads that direct towards a specific drum set sound. The pad isn’t alone as there are two pedals as well for more realism. It comes with a rechargeable battery as well. Don’t forget the most important feature for parents. It does come with a volume control knob.

Key Features

  • 9 Drum Pads
  • Two Pedals
  • Rechargeable Battery

Specifications

  • Brand: KONIX
  • Weight: 4 lbs

Since you have a nine year old boy running around the house, Hot Wheels have been fun for quite a while. Everything you can buy that makes them more fun just adds to what your son can do with them. This raceway is super cool for any boy.

It is a slanted drag strip track with six lanes. The cars line up in the starting blocks and then race towards the end, down the slope. It comes with actual starting blocks so that all the cars start at the same time. Also, it includes an interactive finish line.

Key Features

  • Starting Blocks
  • Interactive Finish Line
  • Easy Storage

Specifications

  • Brand: Hot Wheels
  • Model: V1983
  • Weight: 0.96 ounces

We all know what the standard flying discs are called and how much fun they can be. Your nine year old boy might not be able to throw them quite as far or quite as well as he wants yet. Enter the Flying Rings from Activ Life.

These rings fly up to eighty feet and are easier to throw and catch than the standard flying discs. The softer build and ring-style design make them easier to catch and less painful if they hit you. It is a great alternate option for disc flying fun.

Key Features

  • Fly Up to 80 Feet
  • Softer Than Standard Flying Disks
  • Easier to Catch and Throw

Specifications

  • Brand: Activ Life
  • Weight: 5.9 ounces

Anyone who lived through more than the last decade, knows about the Simon games. This is a new spin on the old Simon game that makes it easier for your nine year old boy. It is smaller, as the name suggests, but also easier to carry and hold.

It includes solo and pass modes so your boy can enjoy playing with siblings or friends. Also, the game itself is a classic. That means it is likely you’ll be able to take it and show him how a veteran plays the Simon game. You can’t go wrong with this great classic game.

Key Features

  • Solo or Pass It Modes
  • Small and Easy to Hold
  • Classic and Compact Fun

Specifications

  • Brand: Hasbro Gaming
  • Model: B0640000
  • Weight: 6.4 ounces

Some toys can be education and creative and fun all at the same time. There is also a place for toys that are just fun. That is the category the Phlat Ball falls into. The cool looking disc you take from the package is simple to hold and throw. When thrown, it swells into a ball.

It is almost a cross between a spinning disc and a ball with a cool colorful design. It is available in various color combinations. Also, the flattened nature of it makes it much easier to store than a standard ball. If your nine year old boy can’t decide whether he wants to throw a disc or a ball, this is the perfect solution.

Key Features

  • Compact and Flat Ball
  • Throw it Flat, Catch it Round
  • Stores Easily

Specifications

  • Brand: Goliath
  • Weight: 10.7 ounces

K’NEX are always fun but they might be at their most creative fun when they build a roller coaster. This set builds a coaster that stands over two and a half feet tall.

Also, because it is built with standard K’NEX, it is always possible to add to it or build other creations next to it. The awesomeness of building a roller coaster isn’t where the fun stops. This one includes a unique car lift feature that adds to the entire package.

Key Features

  • Stands Over Two and a Half Feet Tall
  • Built With Regular K’NEX Pieces
  • Includes Unique Car Lift Feature

Specifications

  • Brand: K’NEX
  • Model: 15406
  • Weight: 1.37 lbs

Part of the fun of being creative is building things that are fun to pretend play with. The imagination of a nine year old boy can have a blast building a castle and then pretending with what he built. The Space Station from Lego is a perfect example.

The pieces of the station attach just like the real Space Station does, end to end. Also, it comes with a space shuttle that attaches to the end in a similar way to the real space shuttle. The set includes four miniature figures and the designs are realistic.

Key Features

  • Versatile Space Station Build
  • Realistic Designs
  • 4 Figures Included

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6287435
  • Weight: 2.85 lbs

When cars and models fall short of satisfying your child’s play time, you might have to go to another level. This remote control model helicopter from EXCOUP looks amazing and operates easily.

The blades are soft and flexible, yet provide stable flight for the helicopter. For added safe flying, it has automatically programmed protection. It might be the wildest remote control your nine year old boy will ever own. It will be a ton of fun.

Key Features

  • Easy to Operate
  • Stable Flight
  • Automatic Protection Devices

Specifications

  • Brand: EXCOUP
  • Weight: 1.05 lbs

Baseball is so much fun that people like to play it even after they grow up. Grown men play baseball for the pure enjoyment of it all the time. There is a great chance your nine year old boy likes swinging a baseball bat as well.

Tennis rackets can be just as much fun to swing at tennis balls. The pitching machine automatically feeds baseballs or tennis balls and launches them. Your boy then can swing his day away. He’ll get practice, exercise and have fun. It’s a great addition to your outside toy box.

Key Features

  • 5 Baseballs Included
  • Easy to Use
  • Automatic Feeder

Specifications

  • Brand: iPlay, iLearn
  • Weight: 2.36 lbs

Lego includes a wide range of products. Lego Ninjago are a more eastern design and they look awesome. Masters of Spinjitzu: Stormbringer is a great-looking set, themed after an animated series. This set has a dragon whose tail swipes from side to side.

It includes four Ninjago figures and each look super cool. The figures, dragon, and the set pieces that come with it total 493 pieces. Lego Ninjago are legos built for older children. It’s a good bet they will be a perfect match for your nine year old boy.

Key Features

  • Dragon Jaws Open
  • Dragon Tail Swipes
  • Includes 4 Lego Ninjago Figures

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO NINJAGO
  • Model: 6216292
  • Weight: 1.45 lbs

Buying remote control toys for a nine year old boy can be more challenging than it was for younger boys. This motorcycle is a nice addition to any toy box and it will hold a nine year old’s attention for plenty of time. Though the design is awesome, it includes features that make it even better than it looks.

The tires are wide-set so that the motorcycle balances well on any surface your boy would want to drive it over. The battery is huge, capable of running for half an hour on a full charge. Not only does it roll well and run for a while. It also does three stunts to complete a wonderful remote control toy.

Key Features

  • Rolls Over Many Surfaces
  • Does 3 Stunts
  • Runs for 30 Minutes on Full Charge

Specifications

  • Brand: Roterdon
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs

Racing cars is great fun for anyone but especially for growing boy. Your nine year old boy will enjoy this outrageous racetrack from MAOXIAN. It isn’t a regular track where the cars just turn with the track along the floor. This one is a slot car track which allows the cars to remain attached to the track even upside down.

The track has two loops for each of the two remote controlled cars to zoom around on. Which car will take the loops faster? Which one will win? The track is easy to put together. Keep it in the side of the room or put it away and get it out whenever he wants, either way it will be racing fun for years to come.

Key Features

  • 2 Cars Included
  • Two Loops in Track
  • Easy to Put Together

Specifications

  • Brand: MAOXIAN
  • Weight: 7 lbs

With every Star Wars movie comes new Star Wars toys. Fans might disagree on whether they enjoy the movies but the toys are awesome. Everyone enjoys them. That is especially true of the younger fans. If your nine year old boy likes Star Wars at all, this is a great Lego set.

Not only is it a great design, an awesome Black Ace Tie Interceptor, but it comes with working guns. The spring-loaded make the toy come alive even more than the look of them. Add in the included mini-figure and this set has everything that any Star Wars or Lego fan could want.

Key Features

  • Minifigure for Cockpit
  • Ammo Storage on Fighter
  • Spring-Loaded Shooters

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6251723
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs

K’NEX always produces great builds but this one is a little different than a simple structure. Instead of a regular building or roller coaster, this set builds a motorcycle. It is the Mega Motorcycle set from K’NEX.

It is great for display purposes and would look amazing on a shelf. If your nine year old boy wants to play with it, no problem. This set moves and even includes a working suspension for added awesomeness. It’s a great looking, challenging, and rewarding build.

Key Features

  • Great for Display and Play
  • STEM Learning
  • Working Suspension

Specifications

  • Brand: K’NEX
  • Model: 15149
  • Weight: 1.72 lbs

It might seem that nine years old is too young to get into playing chess but this one is worth the buy. This is a golden opportunity to get your boy something amazing. If he usually does not like chess or has never even heard of chess, he’ll still love this one.

That’s because it isn’t simply a chess game. This one comes with lasers. Laser beams on each side of the board bounce off mirrored surfaces on the playing pieces. Depending on how the pieces are placed, the beam either gets to an opponent’s piece or misses it. What a great twist on a classic game.

Key Features

  • Unique Chess Game
  • Add Laser Beams to Chess Strategy
  • Two Player Game

Specifications

  • Brand: ThinkFun
  • Model: 1034
  • Weight: 1.75 lbs

Many of the toys on this list are toys you have played with or that everyone has loved for more than a generation. This toy might be a new one for you but that doesn’t mean it won’t strike you as fun the moment you hear about it. It’s a catapult. Yes, a real one that actually catapults things across the room.

Not to worry, your nine year old boy will not be taking out a wall with this one. It is small and made to be a fun but safe catapult. It suctions down to any flat surface. Like it should be for a medieval device, no power is required. Simply stick it to a surface and soft projectiles will zoom around the room.

Key Features

  • Suction Cups Stick Catapult to a Surface
  • Soft Projectiles are Safe
  • No Batteries or Power Required

Specifications

  • Brand: Perfect Life Ideas
  • Weight: 6.4 ounces

Lego Ninjago makes awesome looking toys that boys love. In this offer, Ninjago offers something that looks like a truck but it is so much more. Look at the pictures if you want to see it for yourself.

In this set, your nine year old boy will build a super truck that has many features. It comes with multiple ninja mini-figures as well. All total, in the 1178 pieces of this set, there is a ton of fun to be had. After it’s together, your boy could roll it around and then put it on a shelf for decorative safe keeping.

Key Features

  • Ninja Minifigures Included
  • Multiple Features and Vehicles
  • 1,178 Pieces

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6287470
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs

If your nine year old boy enjoys the outdoors, this is a great toy for him. The slingshot is well made out of sturdy and attractive material. It’s themed after a wooden bear. This comes as a set with a whistle, designed as a wolf’s head. This is a great gift for any boy who loves the outdoors. It could also be great for the backyard, a hunting trip, or a fishing trip with supervision.

Key Features

  • Light and Compact
  • Great for Outdoor Lovers
  • Whistle and Slingshot Match Themes

Specifications

  • Brand: AGREATLIFE
  • Weight: 6.4 ounces

Another offer from Lego Ninjago. This set is a prison building that is designed to be a prison breakout. It comes with 207 pieces that make up 2 prison cells, the surrounding building, and 5 figures. One figure is a prison officer and the rest are prisoners ready to break and run from the Ninjago prison.

The escapes are exciting as well. Your nine year old boy will have fun using the toilet rope to have someone escape. Better than that, or more exciting perhaps, is the exploding door function in one of the prisons. The set also comes with a little catapult for added fun and excitement.

Key Features

  • 5 Figures Included
  • 207 Pieces
  • 2 Prison Cells

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6144775
  • Weight: 11.2 ounces

Children who enjoy matching games and challenge games might get a kick out of this game from Moose Games. Flipside Game has a series of lights that light up in colors and patterns. The player then uses the outside pieces to match color to color in the correct pattern.

If your nine year old boy enjoys the idea of brain games like this, Flipside Game might be the perfect toy. It is addictive in a good way and has a way of building brain power at the same time. The combination of challenge and fun could lead to hours of play either in his room or on a car ride.

Key Features

  • Speed Mode
  • Puzzle Mode
  • Simple but Versatile Game

Specifications

  • Brand: Moose Games
  • Model: 25254
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces

There has to be room in the fun time of a nine year old boy for reading. Books are fun and educational of course and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are some of the very best. This set includes twelve books that follow the wimpy kid through several fun adventures. Your nine year old boy will identify with some of the challenges shown in these books. At the same time, he will have a blast reading them.

Key Features

  • 12 Book Set
  • New Collection
  • From #1 Bestselling Author

Specifications

  • Brand: Author Jeff Kinney
  • Weight: 10.1 lbs