Last Minute Gifts on NBC Chicago


Looking for great gifts at the last minute?  Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC in Chicago to show off some great toys that you can still buy.  For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the items below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.


baby-so-real_wicked-cool-toys2Cabbage Patch Kids Baby So Real (Wicked Cool Toys)

  • CPK Baby So Real allows you to enjoy one of the most magical and interactive experiences in the history of the baby doll category. These life-like babies combine traditional play patterns with groundbreaking technology.
  • Baby So Real’s interactive sweet baby sounds and random reactions are designed to surprise and delight.
  • With your touch, Baby So Real comes to life with beautifully animated LCD eyes that open, close, and look around.
  • Loaded with realistic features that encourage interactive nurturing play, Baby So Real has sensors for peek-a-boo and tickle play, feeding from a special bottle, burping, diaper changing, and rocking to sleep.
  • If your baby should develop a fever, you can calm those red cheeks by administering TLC from a magical spoon. Just like the original Cabbage Patch Kids, Baby So Real is soft and cuddly with removable clothes.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

    cognitoys-dino_cognitoys-by-elemental-path2CogniToys Dino (Elemental Path)

  • CogniToys are internet-connected smart toy Dinosaurs that are changing the way kids learn and play.
  • The Dinosaurs are smart devices in toy form, tailored just for kids to provide an educational and entertaining experience without the need for a screen.
  • Powered by Elemental Path’s “Friendgine” and IBM’s Watson technologies, CogniToys respond to thousands of questions across multiple topics with age appropriate answers.
  • Additionally, the Dinos explore educational subjects like spelling, geography and math through games and stories designed to challenge kids’ problem-solving abilities.
  • While other tech toys rely on pre-programmed responses, CogniToys listen to kids’ questions and adapt to their interests, creating a unique opportunity for interactive learning.
  • The cute and curious 7-inch Dinos are Wi-Fi-enabled and Cloud-based and update regularly as new content becomes available.
  • The toy explores favorite colors, animals, and more to customize engagement as well. Each toy comes with access to the CogniToys Parent Panel, a platform that provides analytics on a child’s progress across content modules for parents to review.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

kurio-watch_kd-group1Kurio Watch (KD Group)

  • This Bluetooth smartwatch is made specifically for kids and features a sleek, modern design with smooth rounded edges,  an adjustable soft silicone band, and a responsive touchscreen with excellent resolution.
  • Features an alarm, calculator, music and video players, front-facing camera, activity tracker, and mini games that detect precise wrist movement thanks to its built-in accelerometer.
  • Kids can also message friends and family via other Kurio or Android devices, all within a safe distance using Bluetooth technology.
  • When connected to a parent’s smartphone, Kurio Watch also becomes a hands-free way for kids to take phone calls.
  • Parents can also enter vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) information, including blood type, any allergies and an emergency contact.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon

skylanders-imaginators_activisionSkylanders Imaginators (Activision Publishing)

  • Skylanders Imaginators gives kids the power to create Skylanders and bring them to life for the first time in an all-new adventure with a compelling storyline, puzzles, battles, and a new lineup of heroes and villains.
  • Skylanders Imaginators introduces a new toy type — a Creation Crystal. This vessel allows players to create and transport their unique Skylanders to consoles at anytime, anywhere! Creation Crystals are elementally aligned. Portal Masters can create one character per Creation Crystal.
  • Skylanders Imaginators introduces new guest stars to Skylanders called Senseis. Skylanders
  • Senseis include 20 new characters, including Crash Bandicoot, and 11 former villains
  • Ages: all ages
  • MSRP: $74.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us

 

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