Great Toys for Under $20
You spend a paycheck on a brand-new electric train set with robotic arms and flashing lights—and your kid takes one look at it and then goes nuts over a ball from the dollar store. More expensive doesn't always mean better—and with these $20-or-less toys, skimping on cash doesn't necessarily mean skimping on excitement.
: Steady hands, smooth movements, emotions of steel. Hey, it could happen.
UglyDoll Big Toe
Ugly never looked so cute. (Hey, isn't that what you used to say about your newborn?)
Repulsor Power Iron Man Action Figure
: Perhaps hearing him chant "I am Iron Man" with lights and whistles will inspire you to head to the gym (if not to work out, then to get away from the lights and whistles).
: Your kid loves bowling over plants, dogs, his friends ... so he's sure to love bowling over these not-so-scary monsters.
Bugville Butterfly Treehouse
: Your kids will watch caterpillars turn into cocoons and then into real live butterflies with this toy. Wait until your kid's teacher hears about this.