It’s not too late to find some great holiday toys. Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by Cincy Lifestyle to let last-minute holiday shoppers know what hot holiday toys are still out there. 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.


  • Designed for kids with a nurturing side, these color and wash clean collectible toys give kids a chance to customize and be caretakers for their pets.
  • With the four adorable included pets — two dogs, one cat, and one rabbit — and washable markers, kids can create new colorful coats for their pets over and over again.
  • When it’s time for a new look, just pop them in the kid-powered scrub tub to clean them up, and kids will have a fresh bank canvas on which to create.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart,


  • Your favorite Pomsies are now in miniature size!
  • Pomsie Poos are ultra-cute, smaller-sized Pomsies plush without the electronic features but still have the long wraparound tail to take and wear anywhere.
  • A heart-shaped clasp also attaches to backpacks, clothing, and more.
  • Pomsie Poos are highly collectible with more than 12 adorable animal characters to collect in the first waves, including cats, dogs, pandas, foxes, koalas, bats, raccoons, and more.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Walmart 



  • Squish doesn’t have to be ALL cute! Open up your super-goo-filled container but watch out! A Smashy Mashy character and its disgusting, spoiled buddy are lurking inside.
  • Available in characters such as an ‘out of this world’ alien, a ‘far out’ hippie llama, and more. You can collect loads of smelly Smashy Mashy characters.
  • Age: 5+    
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Fusion is a modular system that lets you customize your gear to fit your game.
  • The Fusion Set comes with two fusion blasters and accessories that can be used by one person OR shared by two players.
  • It comes with a front vest receiver and a micro receiver that can be worn as an armband or back vest. Separate them for 2 players, or one player can wear both. While the micro receiver is smaller, both receivers are equally as effective.
  • Kids do not have to hit the receiver precisely to score a hit. The area right around the receiver registers the hit, too.
  • When both vests are worn together, the micro receiver activates a “Blast Blocker” that offers three seconds of “invincibility,” where you can’t get hit. You can use this feature every 10 seconds. To activate, just press your front receiver.  
  • Fusion comes with everything you need for short- and long-range play.
  • All additional Laser X accessories are sold separately.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $79.99 for the complete set
  • Available: Target, Meijer, and


  • Bubbleezz live in a squeezy world of wonder and fun called Bubbleverse. Each Bubbleezz contain charms and secret messages.
  • Each Bubbleezz has hundreds of Bubbleezz Beadz inside that move around as you squeeze and transform them.
  • Each Bubbleezz has a special power charm buried within the Bubbleezz Beadz. These charms represent the unique power that help the Bubbleezz during their adventures in the Bubbleverse.
  • There are currently 24 Bubbleezz to collect, ranging in size from Super to Jumbo.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $12.99


  • The Air Storm Z-Tek Bow is the ultimate “parent-approved” foam bow and arrow combo!
  • The Z-Tek Bow features a sleeker shape, storage ammo clips located right on the bow, and lower profile bungee cords that deliver launching distances more than 100 feet.
  • Just hook the Zonic screaming whistle arrow into the fast-load loops, then pull back and it’s “Ready, Aim, Fire!”
  • Set up some cans for target practice, or shoot against a wall for bounce-back action!
  • Zartz Suction-cup Arrows stick to almost anything and each arrow is safe for indoor or outdoor play.
  • Each comes with two Zonic screaming whistle arrows and one Zartz Suction Cup Arrow.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart