This year’s North American International Toy Fair was in a league of its own. The biggest names in the toy world not only showcased their biggest products hitting stores as early as this spring, but they also gave a sneak peek to what will be their most buzzed about toys for the holiday season. Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, was hard at work the entire weekend to show off the coolest toys kids will be wishing for later this year. She stopped by ABC World News Now to fill them in on some of the best highlights. See the entire list below to find out what prototypes caught her eye.
Kurio Drum Shape Sorter (Kidz Delight)
- KD’s Drum Shape Sorter is perfect for animal-loving and music-obssessed kids.
- A combination of colors, shapes, and sounds will help children to interact and learn through play.
- The Drum Shape Sorter also includes different modes of play, including Quiz Mode, that’ll help sharpen toddlers skills.
- Ages: 12+ months
- MSRP: $29.99
Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe (VTech)
- The Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe is a three-in-one learning desk with interactive activity cards that’s expandable for more learning fun!
- The desk features an interactive desktop and five pages to explore that are filled with engaging content including letters, numbers, music, animals and more.
- Choose from eight expansion packs (each sold separately) that each focus on a specific curriculum like nursery rhymes, vocabulary, animals and numbers.
- It also transforms from a desk into an easel and chalkboard with plenty of storage space for art supplies to encourage natural play and learning. The LED display illustrates letter and number stroke order and how to draw basic shapes.
- For even more fun, your toddler can play with the toy telephone or listen to fun tunes on the music player. Enjoy hours of fun with this creative and interactive learning system.
- Ages: 2+
- MSRP: $54.99
Leap ‘N Roar Kion (JustPlay)
- The action-packed adventures and engaging characters from the new Disney Junior series, The Lion Guard, come to life with the new toy collection from Just Play.
- This 14-inch feature character plush has a motorized roaring action and mechanical leaping action.
- MSRP: $29.99
Real Cooking (Skyrocket Toys)
- Aspiting chef’s will love Real Cooking’s baking kit.
- Equipped with cake sets, cake pop sets, and more it also comes with all the cooking tools in just the right sizes.
- With fun and simple mixes included, the only thing parents will need is milk and butter.
- Ages: 6+
- MRSP: $29.99
Mega Tracks (Lionel)
- A revolutionary rail system from Lionel that allows kids to design and build their own race courses virtually anywhere!
- New clamp and construction system allows kids to build anywhere, including on the floor or attaching to furniture to create amazing race courses.
- Once the layout and stunts are built, kids can send the rail racer vehicle into high speed action by using the handheld RC controller to adjust the speed of the vehicle and keep it on track.
- Mega Tracks Corkscrew Chaos pack includes 20 feet of track, 55 construction pieces to build different layouts (including track clamps and connectors), Rail Racer vehicle and charger, handheld RC controller.
- Ages: 8+
- MSRP: $99.99
Air Hogs Star Trek Enterprise (Spin Master)
- The Air Hogs Star Trek Enterprise has an integrated light system, more than 10 sounds, as well as advanced quadcopter technology.
- The remote control has is nearly limitless and has a range of up to 250 feet.
- Built with landing gear, it also includes LED thruster lights for an authentic look.
- Ages: 10+
- MSRP: $119.99