Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by NBC in Indianapolis to show off some great gifts for the geeks on your holiday shopping list. 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.


  • A Mad Titan. Six Infinity Stones that control the multi-verse. One mission to destroy the galaxy, another to save it. A team of heroes ready for the fight. Whoever wields the Infinity Gauntlet wields the fate of the universe!  
  • Inspired by the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie, this Infinity Gauntlet worn by Thanos from the Marvel Legends Series features premium design and styling, as well as intricate detailing on the gauntlet and six light-up Infinity Stones.
  • Features pulsating light effects, movie-inspired sounds, and individually articulated finger movement, as well as a fist-lock feature for display.
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Best Buy, Target


  • Fortnite, the hottest game on the planet, now has premium collectible figures!
  • Design directly sculpted and painted from in-game assets.
  • Hyper-articulated (18+ points) – perfect for emote posing.
  • All figures are showcased in premium glossy Fortnite-themed window box packaging.
  • Skull Trooper is here to haunt your shelves and elevate your premium collection. Design directly sculpted and painted from in-game assets. Comes complete with the sharp Precision Back Bling. Ready for battle with the powerful Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. Harvest your materials with the Death Valley Harvesting Tool.
  • The beloved Cuddle Team Leader is here to steal your heart and lead your team to victory. Comes with iconic Cuddle Bow Back Bling. Equipped with the Legendary Assault Rifle. Harvest your materials with the included Rainbow Smash Harvesting Tool.
  • MSRP: $24.99 each
  • Available: GameStop, Think Geek, and coming soon to Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon


  • Get nostalgic with these games based on classic Nickelodeon shows!
  • Your favorite 90s babies are back – this time on the table top!  Crawl down memory lane as you make your way around the board, buying, selling and trading fan-favorite Rugrats episodes, like Angelica Breaks a Leg, Meeting Susie and Reptar on Ice.  Play as custom metal tokens inspired by iconic items from the franchise, build up your properties with Baby Gates and Playhouses (houses and hotels), test your luck revealing Baby Adventures and Toy Chest cards, and collect currency in the form of Reptar Bars. Hold on to your diapees – MONOPOLY®: Rugrats will make a great collector’s piece that fans of all ages can enjoy.
  • Let Ren and Stimpy teach you how to be happy in this classic board game the whole family can enjoy! Featuring everyone’s favorite 90s match made in madness, MONOPOLY: Ren & Stimpy lets you play as iconic items from the franchise and make your way around the board buying, selling, and trading memorable episodes, like Space Madness, Sven Hoëk and Yak Shaving Day. Build up your properties with tents and trailers, take your chances revealing Litter Box and BLAMMO! cards and collect Mr. Horse bucks! This MONOPOLY: Ren & Stimpy will have fans of all ages cheering HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY!
  • MSRP: $39.95 each
  • Available: Amazon


  • After a long day of catching Pokemon, you deserve the chance to rest your feet in a pair of comfy slippers.
  • These Pikachu slippers are exceptionally warm and fuzzy, and Pikachu’s cheeks light up when you take a step.
  • They fit up to a men’s size 10 and a women’s size 12.
  • The only thing better than one coveted Pikachu is two adorable Pikachus nestled on your feet.
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: ThinkGeek


  • BB-8 has got your back with this Star Wars BB-8 Mini Backpack!
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise.
  • Made by Loungefly.
  • Faux leather mini backpack with applique, embossed, printed details to look just like the little bouncing ball droid.
  • Main zippered compartment has an open pocket, exterior has one zippered pocket.
  • Perfect for the Resistance pilot with stuff to transport through the galaxy.
  • Materials: Vegan faux leather.
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available:


  • Tom Riddle used his diary to store all of his secrets and memories. This all new diary set allows Harry Potter fans to leave their own notes and messages with the included invisible ink pen, which can only be seen under the glowing wand’s UV light.
  • All you have to do is hover the tip over the pages, and what you have written will be magically revealed. This ensures that all your deepest secrets can be left safe and perfectly hidden, as long as you make sure to always carry your wand!
  • The wand is designed to be attached to a key ring, so keeping it safe and hidden from Muggles should be no problem.
  • To make sure true Harry Potter fans feel like they’re writing their hidden notes in the real thing, the diary is designed to look just like Tom Riddle’s actual diary.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $17.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • The Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the ’90s home console, only smaller. Plus, this one comes fully loaded with 21 games!
  • Get your hands on some of the best 2-player games of the era, including Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting.
  • The Super NES Classic Edition is compatible with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro accessories. Just plug it in and play
  • From your first ride on Yoshi to the final heart-pounding escape from Planet Zebes, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is pure 16-bit retro gaming perfection.
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon