Live from the Javits Center in New York City, it’s the Toy Insider at the North American International Toy Fair! In today’s segment, Toy Insider’s Associate Editor Maddie Michalik and Assistant Editor Kristen Nelson talk about the most adorable animal toys that kids will love.

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  • Low-tech enhancements provide a gentle vibrating purr to the lovely Folkmanis Purring Cat puppet.
  • This mellow and easy-going gray British Shorthair also has a movable mouth and swishable tail that will captivate any feline fan.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP $63.99
  • Available: Spring 2018


  • Twisty Petz are cute collectibles that transform from adorable animals into beautiful bracelets with a simple twist! Featuring beautiful gem details and sparkling finishes these stylin’ bling bracelets are the perfect fashion statement.
  • Simply twist your bracelet back to your pet friend to bring your Twisty Pet back to life! There are so many Twisty Petz to collect including Limited Edition Fuzzy in the Three Pack!
  • Wear as a bracelet, necklace or put them on your backpack for
  • the perfect bling accessory.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $5.99 Single Pack / $14.99 Three Pack
  • Availability: Fall 2018


  • Introducing the new Flipazoo Flip Box Surprise!  Unbox your Flipazoo Puppy and Flip for a Surprise!  What character will your Puppy flip to?  
  • Over 20 different styles to collect.  
  • Plus, unbox for more surprises inside – from sunglasses, to stickers, a dog bowl and so much more!
  • Ages 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99 Retail
  • Available Early 2018


  • Pomsies are loveable, and fashionable interactive plush pets that you can wear and take anywhere. Inspired by the pom-pom fashion trend, each Pomsies pet has a soft, cuddly fur face and tail you can wrap around your wrist, hair, backpack, clothing and more – they are the ultimate accessory!
  • Pomsies are interactive with two modes of play – Virtual Pet Mode and Freeze Dance Mode.
  • Pomsies are interactive and will tell you when they feel happy, sleepy, or hungry with the way they react and the adorable sounds they make, or as their eyes light up in different colors.
  • Pomsies can have up to 50 different reactions with sounds only you can make happen.
  • Care for your Pomsie long enough and you will be rewarded with colorful rainbow eyes, purring and other sweet sounds.
  • There is also a special freeze dance mode to play together with your friends
  • There are six characters in the first Series.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: July 2018


  • Looking for a new best friend? Furreal Ricky, The Trick-Lovin’ Pup Pet is the pet for the job, eager to try new tricks with his new friend! Ricky is the ultimate BFF companion and kids will have a blast showing off all of his cool tricks to family and friends.
  • Kids can help this clever pup to do fun tricks, from flipping his bone, to shaking “paws”, and even shuffling eagerly for more
  • Feed him treats to reward him for his tricks, or pet his back for a job well done, but be careful…he might need a bathroom break!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Fall 2018