Ground Force Drifter, Razor USA LLC, $299.99; age 8 and up. This steel-framed, electric go-kart zips through neighborhoods at speeds of up to 12 mph. Thumb-tab acceleration and a rear-wheel hand brake put control in the palm of kids’ hands; a high torque motor and Super Slider rear tires give the power and precision for spin-outs, fish-tales and 360s.
Perplexus, PlaSmart Inc., $24.99; age 6 and up. Methodically rotate and tilt this 3-D labyrinth-like maze, encapsulated in a clear plastic ball, to move a small metal marble through an intricate web of shoots and track. Totally addictive!
Potato Chip Science, Workman Publishing, $17.95; age 9 and up. “High in saturated facts,” as the package states, this is not your typical science kit. Packaged in a potato chip bag, this set uses potato chip bags, tubes, lids, spuds and chips to conduct experiments with immediate results.