Wondering what the hottest holiday toy trends are? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Good Day on Fox 4 in Dallas to talk about the industry’s biggest trends this holiday season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holi


  • VRSE is an all-in-one VR gaming platform for kids.
  • Kids can play Jurassic World VRSE and fight off hungry T-Rex and Velociraptors, or play Batman VRSE and head to Gotham City to become Batman and defeat the Joker’s evil plot to take over the city.
  • Kids can download an app on their smartphone, which is then inserted into the headset to begin the VR  experience.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • It’s the showering, shaking doggy bathing board game! Players race around the board washing Soggy Doggy, but watch out – if he shakes, a player gets a little wet then they go back to the start. Be the first to make it around the board to the doggy basket to win!
  • Easy to clean.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart


  • The hit Escape Room concept for home use, now you can escape anywhere with this party game for up to six players.
  • Players must solve a series of riddles and puzzles to escape from a room. Each correct solution brings you to another riddle. How fast can you escape the room?
  • Available now in three versions: Pharaoh’s Tomb, Secret Lab, and Abandoned Cabin.
  • Each unique game involves strategy, skill, and teamwork.
  • Age: 12+
  • MSRP: $14.95
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us


  • From the world’s number one-selling 3D pen brand, RedwoodVentures introduces IDO3D Print Shop, a battery-operated tech device that provides a simple-function 3D printing experience for kids.
  • From jewelry to vehicles, construction bricks to collectibles, fashion accessories to figures and more, the IDO3D Print Shop empowers kids to imagine and create any 3D object they desire or to clone those they already own.
  • Without the need for complicated 3D modeling software, the 3D Print Shop builds objects in just minutes using 3D printing ink, LED light, and a “Formula 4D” system, designed to form and then reform molds into any shape .
  • Press desired object into the mold and create an exact replica in a variety of different colors in just one minute.
  • Each 3D print shop includes one 3D Print Shop machine, numerous assorted 3D Printshop accessories, assorted 3D Ink cartridges, and the infinitely reusable “Formula 4D.”
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • The Smart Cycle creates a physical play experience on a tablet or a TV, putting kids in control of racing and learning games full of kindergarten-readiness curriculum. The more they pedal, the more they can learn.
  • Adjustable tablet holder for various-sized tablets.
  • Multi-position handlebars with input controls, LEDs & joystick.
  • Adjustable seat makes play comfortable for kids of different sizes.
  • Bluetooth technology allows for play on tablet or TV for an even more immersive experience.
  • The free Smart Cycle Mission to Tech City app is available for download and features 15 different levels of play.
  • Additional apps are available for purchase, featuring characters from some of your child’s favorite Nickelodeon shows focusing on different subjects, like math, STEM, natural science, and more.
  • Age: 3-6
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Available: Amazon