Looking to find some great holiday toys at the last minute? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by CBS in San Diego to talk about great gifts for procrastinating shoppers. 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.


  • Little ones can endlessly create and build with 250 sturdy and stackable building blocks that come in various shapes, sizes, and colors.
  • Enhance budding builders’ cognitive and fine-motor skills as they continuously create new structures.
  • Block bins can also be stacked on top of one another for unique room décor.
  • After playtime, the block bin’s wide flip top and hefty storage make it easy for little hands to partake in clean-up time.
  • The bin includes 250 bright and durable Kids@Work building blocks.
  • These blocks are compatible with other block systems.
  • Big Block Bins are available in red, green, blue, and purple.
  • Ages: 1+
  • MSRP: $24.98
  • Available: In-store at Sam’s Club


  • Experience the magic of the LeapStart 3D Interactive Learning System and get kids excited about learning with 3D-like animations that magically bring the activities to life.
  • Perfect for visual or auditory learners, the touch and talk activities enhance learning with interactive animations to help kids build math, reading, problem-solving skills, and more.
  • The LeapStart library of 25+ books (each sold separately) covers a variety of preschool through first grade subjects for 2-7 year olds with more than 30 activities in every book.
  • Many replayable activities have two levels with 50+ key skills per grade level, so kids can play and learn at the level and move up when they’re ready. A total of 400+ activities across the LeapStart library help kids build tomorrow’s skills today.
  • Ages: 2-7
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Flipquins are the latest addition to the FlipaZoo line.
  • With just a wave over the sequins, your shimmering animal reveals a shiny new color.
  • Then, when it’s time for cuddles, flip your Flipquins into a soft and cuddly animal.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Target exclusive


  • The pre-made slimes come in all varieties, from Glitzy to Fluffy to Neon, and more.
  • Glitzy slime has glitter infused, while fluffy feels like satin and the neon comes in vibrant colors.
  • This slime is super stretchy, giving kids an amazingly tactile feel while they play.
  • These slimes do not require any mess or glue to make, just open the tub and play.
  • Compound Kings slime doesn’t leave any residue on your hands.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Walmart, Michael’s


  • Kids can double the fun with the Deluxe Studio as they can now create fun 3D designs.  
  • This Deluxe set contains more than 1300 jewel and solid beads in 24 colors, a container, a rainbow bead pen, easy trays, sprayer, template sheets, and instructions.
  • This set connects to the Beginners Studio or Glamorous Designer Set for even more fun!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon and Walmart


  • Tilt, spin, win! Players battle to tilt the board at the same time and steer the balls in play. Play both offense and defense- tilt and roll your balls into the center goal while keeping your opponent’s balls out.
  • The first player to sink all five of their balls wins.
  • You can add up to eight obstacle pegs to the board for an added challenge. Players now must navigate their balls through these obstacles and into the goal.
  • Two player game.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Exclusively at Target