Gifts for Tweens and Teens on NBC Dallas

If you’re at a loss about what to buy for the teens and tweens in your life, we’ve got you covered. Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC in Dallas to show off some great gifts for this hard-to-shop-for age category. 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.


  • Use the included pistol grip controller to experience Radio Control like never before by taking this Elite Off Road vehicle to speeds over 10 miles per hour on land or dirt!
  • Working LED head, tail, and undercarriage lights.
  • Rechargeable 12.8 Volt Lithium Ion battery for quick charging and superior performance on and off road
  • 25 minutes of adrenaline pumping action per charge.
  • Hobby grade differential gear for superior tuning.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • KiiPix is an affordable instant film printer that lets you take your favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes!
  • KiiPix requires no special app or battery. Simply place the smartphone on the instant film printer and print your favorite photos right from your phone.
  • KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share special moments with family and friends or to frame and display – transporting your treasured images from the digital world into the physical.
  • Available in three colors: pink, blue or black.
  • Film sold separately.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available:  Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Paper Source, Scheels,


  • Uses real toilet paper.
  • Blasts up to 30 feet!
  • Easy to use: load the toilet paper; add water, lock & load. Fire!
  • Includes a single blaster.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target


  • Introducing Shock Box, an all-new electronic reaction game from Zing that challenges focus, reaction, and speed. The objective: once the light turns from red to green, be the quickest to hit your controller button – or else you’ll be shocked!
  • To start, each player takes hold of a controller. Push the start button on the base to activate suspenseful Shock Box music and a red blinking light. When the red light turns green, press the button your controller as quickly as possible.
  • If you’re not the first to hit the button, you’ll know it! Players will feel a thrilling shock, zapping them right out of the game! If you’re quick enough to hit the button before the other players, you’re safe – for this round at least.
  • If you’re looking to feel a bit more “electrified,” turn each round up a notch. Shock Box has variable shock control with two different levels of intensity and four game modes, making each round a more shocking surprise.
  • Record your favorite moments of shock and share it on social media using #ShockBoxChallenge.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon,

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