Best Toys for a 12 Year Old Boy

Are you looking for the ideal gift for a 12-year old boy? If so, take a look at the incredible assortment of modern, classic, and decidedly vintage toy options from Tin Toy Arcade. Remember, 12 year olds are at an important age – not really youngsters anymore, but not quite at the teenager level yet. These ‘tween years are fun because kids at this age tend to enjoy a variety of toys – from cap guns to rubber band shooters, science gifts to mind-teasing games. The options are limitless, so buy one gift for him to play with, and then another that he can involve the whole family with! Browse our catalog of cool and unique gifts for 12 year olds and you’ll find something that will speak to you – and thrill him! As always, you’ll have almost as much fun shopping for a vintage toy as he will have playing with it!
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Cowboy Cap Gun -10%

Cowboy Cap Gun

A classic real metal Western-style toy gun from the 1950's. Maybe the West was not really as exciting as in the movies, ..

$19.98 $17.98

Fish Food Aqua Arcade Game Mini -30%

Fish Food Aqua Arcade Game Mini

Remember the classic Aqua Arcade game? Just add water and push the buttons to throw the hoops up in the water. How many ..

$9.98 $6.98

Rubber Band Shooter Wood Toy Gun -23%

Rubber Band Shooter Wood Toy Gun

The Original Rubber Band Cowboy Gun loads and shoots 5 bands for rapid fire action! Our classic rubber band shooter feat..

$10.98 $8.50

Original Drinking Bird Scientific Toy -11%

Original Drinking Bird Scientific Toy

The Original Drinking Bird has been a scientific novelty favorite for decades. Our amazing drinking bird bobs his blue t..

$13.98 $12.48

AquaZone Water Rocket Science Space Set -17%

AquaZone Water Rocket Science Space Set

Explore the the power of the Rockets with our Water Rocket Science Set. Our yellow rocket includes instructions and a po..

$11.98 $9.98

Amazing Monkey Multiplication 1916 -13%

Amazing Monkey Multiplication 1916

As seen in the toy shop in Scorsese’s wonderful 2011 film, Hugo - Can our Amazing Monkey teach Multiplication? Yes! Cons..

$31.98 $27.98

Wild West Metal Cap Gun -10%

Wild West Metal Cap Gun

A classic real metal Wild West style toy gun from the 1950's. Maybe the West was not really as exciting as in the movies..

$19.98 $17.98

Outlaw Black Replica Revolver Cap Gun -6%

Outlaw Black Replica Revolver Cap Gun

Our beautifully detailed die-cast Outlaw gun set features a heavy black barrel with a white pearl handle . This Spanish-..

$31.98 $29.98

Paddle Ball BoLo Blue Wooden Game -14%

Paddle Ball BoLo Blue Wooden Game

Remember our classic wooden paddle ball with its retro graphics! Our classic BoLo paddle ball features a blue retro prin..

$6.98 $5.98

Retro Cap Bomb -11%

Retro Cap Bomb

Do you remember cap bombs from the age of rockets and the space race? The classic Cap Bomb is all metal with sonic loud ..

$8.98 $7.98

Thinking Putty Arctic Flare with Blacklight -6%

Thinking Putty Arctic Flare with Blacklight

This amazing UV reactive icy white putty changes to purple-pink when exposed to a "black light".  You get a Blackli..

$17.98 $16.98

Zoom Helicopter Pull String Classic -15%

Zoom Helicopter Pull String Classic

It’s a real Flying Helicopter that flies up to 100 ft with 3 big propellers! Our Zoom Helicopter really flies with one p..

$12.98 $10.98

Desktop Drum Set Mini Musical Kit -23%

Desktop Drum Set Mini Musical Kit

Keep the beat with our cool Desktop Drum Set ! Play along with your favorite songs with 2 red and silver tom toms 1 larg..

$21.98 $16.98

Magic Drawing Slate Traveling Classic -14%

Magic Drawing Slate Traveling Classic

The original Magic Slate Toy! Just draw or write on the grey plastic with the yellow magic wand. Then slide out the draw..

$6.98 $5.98

Mystical Colorful Tree Magic Retro Kit -33%

Mystical Colorful Tree Magic Retro Kit

Watch a tree start blooming in about 1 hour to be fully grown in about 10 hours. Do you remember the classic Japanese Ma..

$8.98 $5.98

Blue Space Gun Atomic Alien Spinning -25%

Blue Space Gun Atomic Alien Spinning

Our large Atomic Alien Blue Spnning Space Gun makes a fantastic neon multi-color light display in its sphere, front cone..

$13.98 $10.48

Rattlesnake Eggs Practical Joke 1929 -14%

Rattlesnake Eggs Practical Joke 1929

Do you want to see my Rattlesnake Eggs? ZAP-ZIP-ZAP! Our classic Rattlesnake Eggs practical joke always surprises your f..

$6.98 $5.98

Gumby and Friends Complete Set Bendable -8%

Gumby and Friends Complete Set Bendable

Hey Kids, Gumby and Pokey and the whole gang are here! Our Gumby & Friends Set includes Goo, Minga, Gumby, Prickle a..

$39.98 $36.98

Wooden Dominoes Classic Game Set -20%

Wooden Dominoes Classic Game Set

Our Black Wooden Dominoes Set includes 28 double 6 dominoes, brief instructions and a wood storage box. Our set looks an..

$9.98 $7.98

Smart Robot Bump and Go Experimental Kit -11%

Smart Robot Bump and Go Experimental Kit

Make a real working robot turns left and right around your house! Our Smart Robot Kit contains everything you need to bu..

$18.98 $16.98

Rubber Band Race Car -17%

Rubber Band Race Car

Our retro red Rubber Band Race Car features a classic plastic body and a rubber band engine. To wind up the Rubber Bans,..

$11.98 $9.98

Boris Blue Robot Junior Wood Posable -27%

Boris Blue Robot Junior Wood Posable

Boris Blue Robot Junior poses in hundreds of funny ways. He’s a cute and small version of our large wooden posable robot..

$10.98 $7.98

Crazy Aaron Heat Changing Putty Orange -11%

Crazy Aaron Heat Changing Putty Orange

This amazing Surburst Hypercolor yellow-orange putty is heat sensitive.  Crazy Aaron has invented a color changing ..

$18.98 $16.98

Soda Can Robug Recycle Green Kit -11%

Soda Can Robug Recycle Green Kit

Make a real working robot that emits sound and moves with vibrations! Our Soda Can Robug Kit contains everything you nee..

$18.98 $16.98

Stomp Rocket Jr Glow Science Set -10%

Stomp Rocket Jr Glow Science Set

Explore the power of the rockets at night with our Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Set! Our deluxe science set includes 4 glow ..

$19.98 $17.98

Spy Pen Listening Device Secret -17%

Spy Pen Listening Device Secret

Every spy needs a secret Spy Pen Listening Device! Write down the secrets that you hear with this real blue ballpoint pe..

$11.98 $9.98

Blue Bucket of Paint Slime Clean Toy -14%

Blue Bucket of Paint Slime Clean Toy

Oops, its another paint spill! Our Blue Slime comes in a cute paint bucket with a real handle. This blue slime is bright..

$6.98 $5.98

Tin Can Robot -5%

Tin Can Robot

Make a real robot from your favorite beverage can! Our Tin Can Robot Kit contains everything you need (except your recyc..

$19.98 $18.98

Brain Tester Tricky Triangle Deluxe Game -13%

Brain Tester Tricky Triangle Deluxe Game

Can you master our classic Triangle Peg Puzzle? Test your brain - Just jump the color pegs to remove all but one. You ca..

$7.98 $6.98

Darth Vader PEZ Candy Dispenser Star Wars -14%

Darth Vader PEZ Candy Dispenser Star Wars

Darth Vader uses the power of the force to hide his PEZ candy. Just tilt his mask to overcome his dark powers and find t..

$6.98 $5.98

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