Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joined for another installment of their “25 Days of Toys” to talk about some new toys that can keep kids fit and healthy as well as entertained. 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 holiday gift guide.


  • Take the ultimate high-tech game of tag to new heights with the Laser X Long-Range Blaster.
  • Featuring 25-shot rapid fire, LED spotting scope and super-fast reload, the Long-Range Blaster has pinpoint accuracy up to 400 feet.
  • Compatible with all other Laser X gear, it allows for more challenging games in larger spaces.
  • Safe infrared beams can go through windows and bounce off walls and mirrors to hit opponents. Advanced sensors know when players are blasting, being hit, running or hiding, and an interactive voice coach uses this information to offer tips and tricks throughout the game.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us


  • Ultra Dash is a fast-paced action game that uses lights and targets to encourage children to test their speed, skills, memory, and teamwork.
  • The active play game provides a thrilling rush of excitement as kids race to match the color of the flashing light on their tagger to the color of the targets.
  • Colors flash randomly and players can change their target course, so it’s a different game each time.
  • Designed for one or more players or teams
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target, Toys R Us, Walmart


  • Kids can bring the fun of Splatoon to life with the new Splatoon Splattershot Blaster.
  • Each Splattershot Blaster can fire the water based compound up to 30 feet away.
  • Set includes a pair of Inkling Goggles and two compounds, good for up to 100 shots (50 shots each).
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart