Great Gift Ideas on FIOS-1 News

Still not sure what to get for the kids on your holiday shopping list? Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by FIOS-1 News in the New York to show off some great gift ideas for kids of all ages. 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.


2-IN-1 LEAPTOP TOUCH (LEAPFROG)

  • Learning fun is a tap away with the 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch. Kids can learn about letters, numbers, music and more on a laptop that’s made just for them.
  • Open the laptop to see the screen in keyboard mode, then close the laptop and watch the screen magically swivel into tablet mode. The laptop features an A-Z keyboard and number buttons 1-10, while the tablet features a touch screen.
  • Kids will have fun pretending to email Scout or tapping away in five learning modes – ABCs, numbers, games, music and messages. Plus, the laptop can be customized to help children spell their name.
  • The take-along handle makes it great for learning on the go.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

BEASTS OF BALANCE (SENSIBLE OBJECT)

  • This fun new interactive game combines your favorite aspects of JENGA and Pokemon GO.
  • Beasts of Balance is a true testament to kids’ stacking ability.
  • As you build the tower, connect each piece to the play pilth and watch the creatures come to life in the connected app through innovative AR technology.
  • Physical and digital gaming meet in an interactive cooperative experience.
  • Bringing Augmented Reality to a tabletop format.
  • Great for party games with friends and family.
  • Beautifully designed game pieces.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $99
  • Available: Amazon; Specialty, Apple, CE

CHOCOLATE EGG SURPRISE MAKER (JAKKS PACIFIC)

  • Kids can make very own chocolate surprise gifts. The Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker is easy to use, and kids will love making, eating, and gifting these chocolate eggs.
  • The 18-piece set includes: egg maker, one dispenser, two egg molds, four capsules, six foils, and four chocolate packets.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

TEDDY RUXPIN (WICKED COOL TOYS)

  • Parents and grandparents will remember everyone’s favorite storytelling bear from the 1980s.
  • Introducing the new 14-inch Teddy Ruxpin animatronic bear. He’s totally lovable, and brings magic and friendship to storytime with oodles of interactive technologies and features.
  • Teddy Ruxpin enjoys telling tales and singing songs with friends, making him the perfect companion for both little ones who love hearing stories, as well as older children just starting out on their reading journey.
  • He has colored LCD eyes with more than 40 different animations, and an animatronic mouth that syncs to Teddy’s speech.
  • Touch sensors allow kids to control the story and songs.
  • Teddy features three original pre-loaded stories, including seven sing-along songs.
  • There are two Modes of Play: with or without the free Teddy Ruxpin app (app is secondary). View the digital books to read along with Teddy using the storytime app, or kids can enjoy listening to TR’s stories without the app, anytime anywhere.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

VEX ROBOTICS SWITCH GRIP  (HEXBUG)

  • Assemble an imaginative blaster with the VEX Robotics SwitchGrip Launcher. Fill your loader with ammo and perform the launcher’s signature pumping action to send projectile balls flying over 30+ feet!
  • 7 balls included.
  • 100+ snap together pieces.
  • STEM based construction, promotes basic engineering skills.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Hexbug.com

 VEX ROBOTICS CROSSFIRE AIRPLANE LAUNCHER (HEXBUG)

  • Send paper planes soaring through the air with the VEX Robotics Crossfire Airplane Launcher. This STEM kit promotes basic engineering skills through the process of simple snap-together assembly. Pump the handle and watch as your paper plane astonishingly soars over 30+ feet!
  • More than 35 snap together pieces and 6 planes included.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Canadian MSRP: $25.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Hexbug.com

NIKKO AIR RACE VISION 220 FPV PRO (TOY STATE)

  • Get ready to race with the Race Vision 220 FPV Pro! Nikko Air has teamed up with DRL (Drone Racing League) to deliver the ultimate drone racing experience leveraging elite drone racing technology, developed by drone racers, designed for future pilots.
  • You can’t fly true FPV using a cell phone or on Wi-Fi without disruptions. Race Vision 220 uses 5.8 GHz analog frequency allowing the pilot to see real-time video transmission without delay or interruptions. It includes a full color LCD screen and FPV goggles that provide and immersive flight experience from the cockpit of the drone.
  • Designed for pilots of all skill levels with 3 variable flight modes, multiple speed settings, and 16 one touch stunts, this racing drone is sure to take you from beginner to pro in no time.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $169.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target

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