Looking for the year’s hottest holiday toys? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Breakfast TV in Canada to show off the toys that will be hard to find in December. 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.


  • Kid-controlled power drift adds extra fun to turns, rear wheel tilts for dynamic sense of hard banking, 3-position adjustable seat with seatbelt & high sides for added safety.
  • Reverse trike design holds 1 rider.
  • 6 mph max. forward; 3 mph max. Reverse.
  • All-wheel drive for hard surfaces, grass, and rough terrain.
  • Power-Lock brakes, 12-volt battery & charger.
  • Ages: 5-10
  • Canadian MSRP: $529.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us


  • This realistic luxury push car in Ventura Orange features the innovative styling of the McLaren 570S sports car plus Whisper Wheels and an easy-fold handle for quick storage and transport.
  • A large storage area under the seat, multiple cup holders, and a pretend flat-bottom steering wheel with electronic sounds.
  • Ages: 18-48 months
  • Canadian MSRP: $119.99
  • Available: Amazon, Step2.com


  • The main vehicle seen in Cartoon Network’s new Ben 10 animated series, the Rustbucket is a 2-in-1 vehicle that transforms into a giant 3-level playset standing over 2 feet tall.
  • It’s packed with action features, allowing kids to create their own adventures with all of the Ben 10 basic action figures (sold separately).
  • Kids can re-create adventures seen in the show or use their imagination to create all-new ones. Features include an alien transformation chamber, plasma blaster, “alien-vator”, grabbing claw, alien lab, and more!
  • Ages: 4+
  • Canadian MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Target, Toys R Us, Walmart


  • These heel skates can fit most shoes and offer a customized fit with an adjustable quick lock size system.
  • Simply adjust it, strap in and GO!
  • Easy to master, kids control how fast they ride and just put their foot down to stop.
  • The NEON Street Rollers feature innovative wheel technology with bright light-up LED’s. With each turn of the wheel, the LED’s glow. No batteries needed!
  • Available in pink, green and blue.
  • Ages: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us


  • Ultra Dash™ is a fast-paced action game that uses lights and targets to encourage children to test their speed, skills, memory, and teamwork.
  • The active play game provides a thrilling rush of excitement as kids race to match the color of the flashing light on their tagger to the color of the targets!
  • Colors flash randomly and players can change their target course, so it’s a different game each time!
  • Designed for one or more players or teams, ages 6 and up.
  • Ages: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $24.93
  • Available: Target


  • Bake and decorate an elegant treat worthy of royalty. The Real Cooking Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set makes it easy with the tools, cake mix, and step-by-step instructions you need. Add your own fresh eggs, butter, and milk.
  • Create perfectly proportioned cakes, tailor-made for two stunning princess cake toppers. Use the set’s simple utensils to dress your princesses in tasty fondant frills and sparkly sprinkles. Like everything else in the Real Cooking world, the Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set is Real Food, Real Easy.
  • Food contents: Cake mix, pink fondant, green fondant, and two sprinkle pouches.
  • Includes a specialty pan, roller, cutters, cake stand, and rolling mat.
  • Comes with doll cake toppers for a pink princess and green fairy princess with wings.
  • Ages: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways of play and realistic sounds to let kids know how they are feeling. Kids can wrap them on their finger to have a new friend at their fingertips.
  • These silly critters have happy monkey sounds, blinking eyes, heads that turn, hands that grip, and a curly hanging tail.
  • Kids can swing them, pet them, kiss them, and even rock them to sleep.
  • There are six different Fingerlings to play, share, and collect.
  • Ages: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $19.99
  • Available:  Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Pikmi Pops is the only brand that combines collectible scented plush with a range of fun mystery items packaged inside an iconic lollipop vessel!
  • The Surprise Pack include 2 adorable scented Pikmi plush, 3 mystery items, 2 secret messages, and a collector’s guide…it’s totally blind so you never know what you’re going to get!
  • Each adorable plush delivers a sweet surprise in terms of material finishes, scent, levels of rarity, and mystery items.
  • The lollipop vessel is fun, fresh and iconic, and designed with bright colors & graphics to “pop” on shelf.
  • Ages: 5+
  • Canadian MSRP: Pikmi Pops line ranges from $8.99-$19.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon


  • L.O.L. Surprise Tots are collectibles that have seven layers of surprise hidden inside.
  • Each layer reveals a hint of which fierce, fashion-forward L.O.L. Surprise doll kids are unboxing. Seven surprises include: a secret message, stickers, a baby bottle, shoes, an outfit, a fashionable accessory, and the L.O.L Surprise doll.
  • Feed or bathe the doll with water to reveal her surprising water feature. The playset (ball) can also be used as a hangout, bath tub, doll stand, and a purse to carry for on-the-go fun.
  • Final layer reveals the doll. Each character is completely different and packed with personality – from rockers to divas to merbabies.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $13.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • DropMix lets you play music like never before! This fast-paced music mixing game gives you a new way to collect, discover and combine favorite tracks. Compete with your friends (up to 4 players) and create unexpected song mixes! Keep the music pumping with 3 ways to play: freestyle, clash, and party.
  • The DropMix Music Gaming System includes the DropMix board and 60 DropMix cards, and the free downloadable app controls the game. The included DropMix cards let you mix songs from top artists, including: Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Disturbed, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sam Hunt, Sia, The Weeknd, and more. Look for Discover Packs and Playlist Packs to expand the mix possibilities with more DropMix cards! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
  • Ages: 16+
  • Canadian MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Amazon, Best Buy, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • The Angler Attack  is a toy drone made especially for children.
  • It features one-touch takeoff and landing for both easy indoor and outdoor flight.
  • The LED lights help make nighttime flying easier.
  • The drone is shaped like an Angler fish exoskeleton shell.
  • Ages: 8+
  • Canadian MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us