The Hottest New Toys on Better Connecticut

 

 

 

Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Connecticut in New Haven to talk about the best new toys that made their debuts at the 2017 North American International Toy Fair. For more on our favorite new toys at this year’s North American International Toy Fair, click here.

    Play-Doh Shape to Life Studio (Hasbro)

  • Kids can see their PLAY-DOH creations come to life in ways never imagined before. To start, simply download the PLAY-DOH Touch app (available on the App Store and Google Play), shape a PLAY-DOH creation, place it on the SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO, and scan it into the app with your tablet or smartphone.
  • The creation will come to life on screen, letting kids enjoy a virtual PLAY-DOH world! Kids can use the character stampers to create friends that will unlock their own unique worlds and personalities when scanned into the app.
  • Scan more creations made with the action stampers to see the surprising effects they have on other creatures in the app. When it’s time for PLAY-DOH creations go back in the can, save them in the app to play another day!
  • PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO set includes five character stampers, five action stampers, four tools, fifteen cutters, and seven cans of PLAY-DOH compound.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Now

Cuppatinis (Jakks Pacific)

  • Cuppatinis dolls, from Jakks Pacific, are 3.5-inch dolls that transform into teacups with a quick flip of their skirts.
  • The first assortment features six dolls: Cha Cha Chai, Carmela la Crème, Rose Hippensip, Mocha Lisa, Lola Vander, and Jasmint
  • The Cuppatinis Spinning Tea Party Playset is shaped like a teapot. The including Jasmint doll can glide and twirl down the staircase, spin around on one of the three spinning floor areas, or head to the kitchen stove to make a cup of tea.
  • The second assortment is set for release in the fall, and will include six dolls, each with a two-piece parasol.
  • MSRP:
  • Ages: 4+
  • Available: Spring 2017 (Walmart)

Hatchimals Colleggtibles (Spin Master)

  • Introducing Hatchimals Colleggtibles, a spin-off of Spin Master’s incredibly popular Hatchimals from 2016.
  • These adorable Hatchimals come inside of small, speckled eggs; and they need your help to hatch!
  • Hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart, and when it changes from purple to pink, you know it’s ready to hatch! Gently crack the egg to discover the Hatchimal inside!
  • Each Hatchimal has a set of magical, glittery wings!
  • With over 70 to collect in Season One, finding the ultra-rares is half the fun!
  • A beautiful collectors map introduces you to their home! With landmarks like the Giggling Tree, Lilac Lake, Fabula Forest, and more, there’s so much to explore!
  • MSRP: $2.99-$9.99
  • Available: Spring 2017

Disc Jock-e (Tucker Toys)

  • What’s the ONE thing kids can’t live without? Their music!
  • The Disc Jock-e gets kids off the couch but lets them continue to stream their music while playing outside.
  • Blue tooth streaming to your disc while playing at the beach, pool or park.
  • The Disc Jock-e is water-resistant and provides the ability to sync any playlist from your phone to the disc via Bluetooth technology.
  • The Disc Jock-e’s cool and sophisticated design will have kids active while they play.  Even if just relaxing, the unique design makes this the best outdoor speaker ever!
  • Keep the tunes spinnin’!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99

The LEGO Batman Movie Batcave Break-in (LEGO)

  • Defend against The Penguin’s Duckmobile invasion of the Batcave in the LEGO BATMAN MOVIE: Batcave Break-in set.
  • The highly detailed Batcave features a rotating transformation chamber for Bruce Wayne to ‘transform’ into Batman, rotating Batcomputer control center with multiscreen elements and elevating platform function, and a prison with an exploding escape wall function.
  • The Batcave also has a rotating wardrobe with alternative Scu-Batsuit, Raging Batsuit, or the Bat-Pack Batsuit minifigure bodies for Batman.
  • Dial up the conflict by using the Batboat’s spring-loaded missiles against the Duckmobile’s dual stud shooters and flick missiles.
  • Includes four minifigures plus two Hench-Penguins. Includes four minifigures: Batman, The Penguin, Bruce Wayne, and Alfred Pennyworth.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Now

Balloon Bot Battle (KD Games)

  • Don’t let your balloon bot pop in Balloon Bot Battle! Two players go head-to-head trying to pop the other player’s balloon before theirs is popped.
  • When the balloons are outfitted with the punching arms, kids can move the levers back and forth to punch their opponent’s balloon
  • When one balloon pops, the game is over.
  • Age: 8+
  • Approximate Retail Price: $19.99
  • Available: Fall 2017

A5 Air (Razor USA)

  • The A5 Air scooter will transform your commute – it’s uniquely smooth and comfortable operation and easy fold design make it ideal for both long and short commutes.
  • Whether you’re riding to work or running errands, the A5 Air’s super-strong construction, shock absorbing pneumatic tires, anti-rattle folding system and soft grips, make this perfect for daily commuters or those wanting to ride long distances.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Now

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