Remote-controlled helicopter and a trampoline: this week's top toy deals

As the school year wraps up, here are this week's deals in toys that will keep your children entertained. Deals include a remote-controlled helicopter and a small American Girl doll for less than $20 each.

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Tristan Robertson Jeyes drives a pink Cadillac next to Jayla Silvamini dodgem in Hamleys toy store in London, June 2013. This week, shoppers can save big on toys for their children.

Another school year has come to a close, and that means you've probably got bored kids hanging around your house. To save your sanity, we've rounded up the week's best boredom-busting toy deals. Save $9 on an RC helicopter, score a $12 price low on an Imaginext dinosaur, and pick up a kid-sized trampoline for $45.

  • Syma 7.5" 3-Channel Remote-Controlled Helicopter
    Store: Battery Superstore via Amazon
    Price:$14.95 with free shipping via Prime
    Lowest By: $9

    Is It Worth It?: Send your kid's imagination soaring with the Syma 7.5" 3-channel RC Helicopter in Green. The built-in gyroscope stabilizes this helicopter's flight, making it easy for anyone to keep it in the air for up to seven minutes per charge. You'll save $9 on this Editors' Choice RC toy, which is a buck under our previous mention and the lowest price we've seen.

  • Fisher-Price Imaginext Mega Apatosaurus
    Store: Kmart
    Price:$15 with free shipping via Shop Your Way Max
    Lowest By: $12

    Is It Worth It?: Every child knows that dinosaurs are cool, but the Fisher-Price Imaginext Mega Apatosaurus is even cooler for its transforming tech armor and mounted canons. It even roars and makes stomping sounds! SYWM members can get this Editors' Choice set for just $15 shipped, a $12 price low. (Amazon offers it for the same price with free shipping via Prime.)

  • American Girl Caroline 6" Mini Doll
    Store: American Girl
    Price:$10 with $5.95 s&h
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: Doll fans and their parents have long treasured the American Girl line, as these toys are both beautifully crafted and educational. Caroline is a little girl growing up during the war of 1812, as your child will learn from the miniature book that comes with this 6" Mini Doll. At $10, this Caroline doll will save you $6.

    You can surprise your little one with more new friends, as American Girl has cut prices on a selection of its American Girl Mini Dolls. Each 6" doll is a $6 price low at $10, and comes with her own abridged book. Shipping adds $5.95.

  • Skywalker 38" Bounce-N-Learn Interactive Trampoline
    Store: Walmart
    Price:$44.99 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $18

    Is It Worth It?: When your kids are literally bouncing off the walls this summer, you'll be glad you got them the Skywalker 38" Bounce-N-Learn Interactive Trampoline. An $18 price low, this Editors' Choice trampoline features a padded safety handle and an interactive color game that teaches children to identify colors and follow sequential instructions.

  • KidWise Little Star Bouncer
    Store: Walmart
    Price:$249 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $30

    Is It Worth It?: You'll be the coolest parent in the world when the KidWise Little Star Bouncer arrives. This inflatable bounce house features a ball pit, 50 balls, and a slide, and comes with a blower, carrying bag, and repair kit. You'll save $30 on this bouncer, but more importantly, think of all the free time you'll have when the kids are outside playing in it!

  • Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for, where this article first appeared:

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