Want to know what toys you need to grab now before they sell out this holiday season? We offered a sneak peek of the hottest new toys for the holidays at the Toy Insider’s annual Sweet Suite event in New York last week. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for a peek at some of the best gifts for the season, check out our Spring and Summer gift guide.


  • Innovative new play experience for kids that combines ride-on fun with interactive and imaginative play
  • Kid Trax Rideamals Scout the pony brings every kid’s dream of owning a pony to life with an adorable pet friend kids can ride, interact with, groom, and care for.
  • 12-volt interactive ride-on with more than 100 sounds and movements.
  • Touch sensors, fully motorized eyes, ears, head, and wheels with lifelike sounds brings the pet play experience to life in magical ways.
  • In addition to riding Scout, kids can enjoy plenty of nurturing play with their new friend; they can lead Scout around for a walk using the reins or groom and feed Scout using the included brush, carrot, and apple, all packed in a coordinating bag that attaches to the saddle.
  • Age: 3-7
  • MSRP: $398
  • Available: Presale starts June 15 on Walmart.com. Available in Walmart stores beginning the week of August 20.


  • Are you ready for a battle between chameleons? Introducing Tic Tac Tongue from YULU Toys! Be quick to lick! Put on the chameleon mask and get ready for a game of skill and speed. One player flips over a number card. The other two players face off to knock down the correct insect card. The chameleon that knocks down the most insects the fastest wins!
  • Each Tic Tac Tongue game comes with two chameleon masks with washable mouthpieces and tongues, 10 target cards, 10 game cards, and game rules.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Fall 2018 at Toys “R” Us, Target


  • Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo, provides single and multiplayer thrills at home or on the go.
  • For the first time ever, the mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.
  • At home the system rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which lets users play with family and friends on a TV in the comfort of their living room.
  • By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock at any time, the system instantly transitions to handheld mode.
  • The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its 6.2-inch screen, which displays bright, high-definition gameplay at the park, on an airplane, in a car, or at a friend’s home.
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $299.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • A spell-binding new Golden Snitch toy set to capture the imagination of budding Quidditch players this summer.
  • Incorporating a patented illusion of flight, the Mystery Flying Snitch has realistic flapping wings and appears to respond to your hands, avoiding capture.
  • Fans can connect with their inner Chaser or Seeker.
  • Uses eight patented flying activators and is suspended by a high tensile Aramid fibre thread. The thread is approximately twice as strong as steel of the same thickness but almost totally invisible from six feet.
  • Ideal for cosplay and each kit comes with a free Quidditch poster for inspiration.
  • Age: 3+