The Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some of the year’s absolute hottest holiday toys to CityTV Breakfast Television to give us all a little gift-giving inspiration. Any kid, and many adults, would love unwrapping these great toys!

maverixcalbat1Batman California 150W Skateboard (Maverix USA)

  • Ideal for young explorers to glide around, this lightweight easy to use board is stable with moderate speed variations.
  • Maximum speed goes up to 9 mph.
  • Equipped with a wireless remote to control the three positions (Beginner, Medium, and Expert) and brake powered by a simple movement of the trigger.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $349

FisherPrice.ImaginextUltraTRexImaginext Ultra T-Rex (Fisher-Price)

  • With light-up spikes and eyes, scary sound effects, boulder launcher and projectile claw, this big dino is definitely king of the Jurassic jungle!
  • A little dino lover’s imagination gets a gigantic boost from this bony T-Rex, with 3 Power Pads to bring him roaring to life.
  • Turn the Power Pad behind his tail and he starts walking. A turn of the Power Pad above his left hip allows him to stand to his full height of two and a half feet tall – and activates the LED lights in his spikes and his eyes. And when kids turn the third Power Pad, his mouth opens and closes with awesome chomping sound effects – and even fires projectiles! If that isn’t enough to scare away enemies, he has two bouler launchers in his chest that can be fired at the push of a button – and a projectile claw!
  • With realistic sound effects while he’s walking, standing, and firing projectiles, this scary dino makes no bones about it. He’s ready to conquer prehistoric lands – and the imaginations of young adventurers everywhere!
  • Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $100.00

Mattel.DisneyFrozenElsa'sMagicalIcePalaceDisney Frozen Ice Magic Castle (Mattel)

  • Elsa’s icy castle in the mountains, this play set features elements that celebrate the empowering and inspiring scene when Elsa sings “Let It Go”.
  • To channel Elsa’s icy powers, press down on the bottom step, and the snow will transform to stairs.
  • Activate a magical light show by tapping the large snowflake on the floor – just like Elsa does in the movie!
  • Then press a button at the top of the castle to send the icicle chandelier spiraling downward into the main room.
  • Kids ca boost the magic and fun by expanding the size of the castle! Just turn the crank and watch the castle “grow” taller and taller!
  • Specific accents, like a mirror and a window, turn around to reveal a special moment from the film.
  • Of course, what’s a castle without accessories? Kids will delight in extras that includes a scepter, perfume bottle, bracelet, brush, silverware and food, cups, and doll stand, each of which help to tell Elsa’s enchanting tale.
  • With so many magical moments inspired by Disney’s Frozen, this is the ultimate gift for fans of the movie.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $129.99

SpinMaster_BunchEmsBunchems Mega Pack (Spin Master)

  • Squish, Connect, and Create with Bunchems! The colorful little balls that stick to each other and build like no other.
  • The Bunchems Mega Pack allows you to build 36 amazing 3D creations including: owls, bears, octopi, cars, monkeys, and more! Bring your creations to life using your imagination and 36 accessories.
  • Eyes, wings, hats and feet, to make everything you build look super neat!
  • The possibilities are limitless with Bunchems; they stick and stay then pull apart for endless play!
  • Use over 400 Bunchems and accessories to build Mega Pack animals, then take them apart and re-build them as anything you want!
  • There’s no limits to your creativity!
  • And clean up is a breeze; they stick to each other with magical ease. Squish ‘em, connect ‘em and create ‘em – the anything’ems, it’s Bunchems!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99

TheBridgeDirect_ShopkinsKinstructionShopkins C3 Kinstruction: Shopville Town Center (The Bridge Direct)

  • The Shopkins world has been reimagined as buildable and customizable figures and playsets with the new Shopkins C3 Kinstructions line!
  • Now kids can recreate all their favorite Shopkins environments – from the Supermarket to the Bakery to the Beauty Salon – and create mash-up figures by mixing and matching pieces.
  • It’s a whole new way to engage and play with the super cute, immensely popular and highly collectible Shopkins!
  • The Shopville Town Center is a buildable two-level Supermarket and the centerpiece of the Shopkins C3 Kinstructions line!
  • This deluxe set has over 400 pieces and accessories, and features a Sweet Shop, Beauty Boutique and Mini-Mart, along with six buildable figures.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $34.99

Maisto.RockCrawlerRock Crawler 3XL (Maisto Tech)

  • Oversized RC for off-road rock crawling action.
  • Lightweight, but tough, vac-formed body
  • 15” long
  • Front and rear articulated spring suspension
  • Four wheel drive
  • 4 GHz for top performance
  • Up to 8 players can drive at one time and place
  • 164 foot (50 meter) control range
  • Hobby sized controller with proportional speed control
  • Rapid electronic battery charger, only 45 minutes to recharge (included)
  • Steering alignment adjustment
  • Vehicle uses 6.4V Lithium rechargeable battery (included)
  • Controller uses 2 AA batteries (included)
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.99

mariokart_7_radio_control_vehicleWorld of Nintendo Remote Control Mario Kart Racer (Jakks Pacific)

  • The Mario Kart Racer is an incredible feature RC that brings Mario and his iconic kart to life!
  • Have Mario race in standard mode or flip into anti-gravity drugs list.
  • With up to a 100′ range this RC can go the distance.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99

Razor Crazy CartCrazy Cart Drifting Vehicle (Razor)

  • Drive, spin, and drift like a pro – at home! The Crazy Cart is the Ultimate Drifting Machine.
  • With the new Razor Crazy Cart, kids can drive like a go-cart at speeds of up to 12 mph then lift the Drift Bar to kick it into Crazy Cart mode.
  • Crazy Cart’s patented drift system features variable angled rear caster wheels, so you can drive and drift forward, backward, sideways, diagonally, and everything in between.
  • And with a 360+ degree turn radius, you can pivot, spin in place, and turn on a dime.
  • Ages: 10+ (max rider weight of 140 pounds)
  • MSRP: $399


DeltaWing (Razor)Razor.DeltaWing

  • The DeltaWing steps up to the next level of three-wheel action.
  • The drop frame, large pneumatic front tire, and low-angle rear casters make this self-propelled scooter a powerful, yet smooth side-to-side ride.
  • Kids can shred sidewalks and carve up the pavement in style.
  • Max weight 143 pounds.
  • Additional features include a steel frame, high-tech polymer wings, 2-piece “Y” drop handlebars, a 16-inch front wheel, soft rubber grips, and a hand-operated front brake.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $129.99