The holidays are right around the corner, and to help us all get our shopping done early, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some great gift ideas to ABC World News Now. No matter who you’re shopping for, the Toy Insider Mom has the perfect toy for you!

MadameAlexander.MuppetsPuppetMuppets Puppet Collection (Madame Alexander)

  • Madame Alexander brings the iconic Muppets cast of characters to its fans with a playful new collection of hand puppets and soft cloth dolls.
  • Designed with keen attention to the costuming and character details portrayed in the movie, these products are crafted using fine fabrics and quality cloth to be played with and cherished for years.
  • The collection comes in Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Animal, and Fozzie Bear.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $29.95-$34.95


The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch (TOMY)Tomy,DisneyPixarTheGoodDinosaurGallopingButch

  • Watch out! It’s rough and tough Galloping Butch!
  • Press the button and Butch gallops just like in the movie!
  • You can also hear his mighty roar and watch his jaw open in biting action when you lift up either of Butch’s arms.
  • Butch says 8 sounds and phrases from the movie, such as “We got longhorns to round up.” and “Head off those longhorns!”
  • This T-Rex does not mess around!
  • Galloping Butch is in scale with figures and large figures (sold separately)
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99

Mattel.SaddlenRideBarbieBarbie Saddle ‘N’ Ride Horse (Mattel)

  • Watch Barbie go horseback riding with the Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse, which features integrated mechanisms that enable Barbie to swing onto the horse automatically as it begins to walk with the push of a button.
  • Barbie is released by pushing the button on her horse’s ribbon, and a horse brush is included for even more fun.
  • The doll wears a patterned tunic, a denim cropped jacket, pink plastic pants, and tall brown riding boots for a full equestrian ensemble.
  • A removable pink helmet matches the pink saddle and reins for a complete fashionable look.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $49.99

Flipsies Clementine’s Birthday Party & Bakery (VTech)VTech.FlipsiesClementinesBakery

  • Clementine dreams of becoming a baker! Flipsies Clementine’s Birthday Party & Bakery is a 2-in-1 playset that transforms from a birthday party where she can entertain all of her friends to a bakery where she can sell her yummy treats!
  • Collect Clementine’s friends, and they can switch clothes, wigs and accessories for more fun styles (each sold separately).
  • Press the charm on Clementine’s necklace to see it light-up and to experience her friendly personality.
  • Place Clementine on the three MagicPoint locations on her playset or other MagicPoint locations on Flipsies playsets (each sold separately), and she’ll respond with playful phrases unique to her own personality.
  • When Clementine and one of her friends are on the MagicPoint™ locations by the baked goods counter or the stereo, they will chat with each other. Let your dreams shine with Flipsies!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $29.99

DisneyInteractive.DisneyInfinity3.0Disney Infinity 3.0 (Disney Interactive)

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest addition to the best-selling toys-to-life video game series.
  • Players will be able to experience their favorite Star Wars characters battle, fly and drive authentic Star Wars vehicles and more.
  • Includes characters and themes from multiple feature films and the Star Wars Rebels animated TV series.
  • Characters include Darth Vader, Yoda, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Obi Wan Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus and Zeb Orrelios.
  • Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic power discs will give players cool character upgrades and boosts.
  • Play with Marvel, Disney•Pixar and Disney classic characters together in Toy Box mode.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $64.99

Star Wars BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber (Hasbro)BladeBuilders

  • The definitive Lightsaber of the BladeBuilders system provides kids with the unique components needed to create more than 100 combinations from their imagination.
  • The Jedi Master Lightsaber comes with a main Lightsaber featuring lights and sounds, two independently lit lightdaggers, an expansion hit, two elbow connectors, a dual connector, and a cross connector.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $49.99