Looking to make a big splash with your holiday gifts this year?
Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Good Morning Arizona to show off some big ticket items that will be big hits this holiday season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.
( LEGO CITY PASSENGER TRAIN LEGO)
Climb aboard the Lego City 60197 Passenger Train!
This fun set features a motorized engine with ten-speed Bluetooth remote control and opening nose cone, driver’s cabin with opening window, two cars with removable roofs, seats and tables, a full circular track with 16 curved and four straight rails, plus a buildable platform with two seats and train service map, train signal and four Lego minifigures.
Available: Target, shop.lego.com, Amazon
( MORFBOARD SKATE/SCOOT COMBINATION JAKKS PACIFIC)
Morfboard is a new, exciting, and innovative brand. This high-performance deck and component system transforms in seconds and creates an entirely new play experience.
The Morfboard ecosystem encompasses super simple Lock & Release Technology (LRT): simply drop Xtensions into the board and turn them 90-degrees. The flex trigger locks in so kids are ready to skate, ride, balance, or bounce. Morfboard is year-round fun—anywhere, anytime.
Skate Xtensions feature 53mm Urethane wheels, durable cast aluminum trucks, and Performance ABEC 5 skate bearing.
Scoot Xtensions feature lean to steer wishbone front truck and rear wheel with inset lever brake.
Variable height T-Bar with rubber anti-slip grips.
Available in a variety of color options to customize the board.
Available: Target, Walmart
( VEX BATTLING BOXING ROBOTS HEXBUG)
This fun, motorized STEM construction kit encourages team play and fosters relationships with challenging and competitive activities or shared role-play interactions.
Designed to put kids building skills to the test, these Balancing Boxing Robots are fun to build and even more fun to drive!
Once assembly is complete, these “smart-tech” self-stabilizing boxers are ready to enter the ring.
Its detailed and active play improves hand-eye coordination, physical awareness and balance and dexterity. Drive and control these bots with the “VEX pilot” mobile app available for free for Apple and Android Smart Devices.
Updates are automatically pushed to your boxer via the VEX Pilot app – ensuring you always have the most current version.
Compatible with the VEX IQ platform used by over 1 million students in classrooms and global competitions.
Includes a “smart-tech” self-stabilizing feature that is accomplished through the use of a gyroscope and accelerometer. Ages: 8+
Available: Amazon, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels
( ARCADE1UP ARCADE1UP)
Arcade1Up game cabinets look, feel and play just like the classic arcade games you remember.
These 3:4 scale Arcade Cabinets let you play seated or standing (Gaming Stool and/or Riser add-on available).
The classic upright cabinet design has authentic arcade controls and gameplay, such as joysticks, trackballs, buttons, and sounds.
The 17-inch screen features multiplayer controls and no quarters are required for play.
Available: Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, FYE
( KID TRAX RIDEAMALS SCOUT, RIDE & PLAY PONY PACIFIC CYCLE)
Combines interactive play with battery-powered riding fun: feed, brush, walk, ride, and dance with your pony pal!
Scout makes more than 100 unique sounds and movements.
Responds to kids as they play, and includes an apple, carrot, and brush; and a pouch to store all the accessories inside.
Two forward speeds, one reverse.
Power Trax rubber traction strips keep the ride smooth and steady.
Ride or walk the pony, or enter dance mode for a fun dancing experience.
Direct Connect system makes charging easy; 12V battery and charger included.