Looking to grab the hottest toys of the holiday season? Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox 13 in Tampa Bay to show off some of the year’s most in-demand toys and gifts. 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.


FISHER-PRICE BOUNCESATIONAL BOUNCER (BESTWAY)

  • The Bouncesational Bouncer is the everyday recreational bouncing destination that kids dream about.
  • This inflatable bouncer features a built-in pump, a luxury for bouncers and a feature that saves parents’ time.
  • Plug the bouncer in and watch it inflate in just four minutes.
  • Once inflated, watch your kids laugh and bounce off all that energy!
  • This Bouncesational Bouncer also includes 50 multi-colored play balls.
  • The mesh walls create a safety net for young bouncers by containing any possible, these walls also give parents visibility at all times.
  • Additionally, a single, non-removable door allows kids to enter and exit quickly without tripping or falling – while helping to develop motor skills.
  • The built-in pump also provides the benefit of auto deflation, so you can quickly pack up after parties or events.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $54.99
  • Available: Walmart


ANIMAL PUPPETS (FOLKMANIS)

  • This extraordinary flight of fancy is a perfect and fun gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life.
  • Folkmanis makes the impossible, possible!
  • The large, full-body Flying Pig puppet features soft pink plush, feathery wings and a charming face with wide-open eyes and long lashes. Create puppetry magic with movement in the mouth, all four trotters (legs,) wings, and ears!
  • The Reindeer puppet features a movable mouth, this puppet is a perfect partner to share and tell Christmas stories. It can also double as holiday décor.
  • The Sitting Terrier puppet has soulful eyes and a playful personality that comes to life when kids animate the mouth and wag the tail.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $31.99-69.99
  • Available: folkmanis.com

ZOOM TUBES (SAS GROUP)

  • Zoom Tubes are a non-stop racing light show, with RC race cars that light up and twist and turn tracks can be made into infinite configurations.
  • Easy to build—just connect the tubes, place zoom racer inside the zoom tube, activate the romate, and go!
  • There are over 12 feet of tubes, over 25 connecting pieces, eight curved tubes, 12 connectors, three straight tubes, and one straight tube with a door.
  • The set comes with a zoom racer, remote control, and USB cord.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond

LASER X FUSION (NSI)

  • 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, walmart.com and getlaserx.com

3DOODLER CREATE+ 3D PRINTING PEN (3DOODLER)

  • Create anything in 3D, from boxes and frames to cell phone cases, robots, famous structures, jewelry and much, much more. If you can think it in 3D, you can Doodle it in 3D.
  • The 3Doodler Create+ includes more than 600 feet of plastic of Doodling fun right out of the box, thanks to multiple packs of PLA and ABS plastic in each box.
  • A variety of kits can be purchased separately to use along with the Create+, including purses and clutches, engines, robotics, famous landmarks, vases, candle holders and more.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, 3Doodler.com and a bevy of national retailers including Michael’s and soon to be Target and Walmart.com



RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR RIDE-ON WITH MOBILE STORAGE (DYNACRAFT)

  • The sleek design looks identical to the actual car and comes in three colors – red, white and blue.
  • The toy car functions as both a ride-on toy and mobile storage which can be great for those long travel days.
  • The mobile storage compartment can store their toys when they are home.
  • Children can ride this car by using their feet to push and freely move wherever their heart desires.
  • Maximum weight for the product (for kids to sit on it and scoot) is 65 pounds.
  • Age:  2-6
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Dynacraftwheels.com U.S. exclusive

ROCKIN’ RIDER SPRINKLES STABLE UNICORN (TEK NEK TOYS)

  • This unicorn is made of soft, huggable plush over a sturdy metal frame.
  • Kids can squeeze the ears to hear “I’m a Magical Unicorn” song, talking phrases, and realistic sound effects.
  • They can pull on the reins, pat the snout, and tap the hindquarters to activate realistic sound effects.
  • Features long, brushable rainbow hair and a glittery unicorn horn
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $89.99
  • Available: Online only at Walmart, Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, Hayneedle, JCPenney, and Wayfair

FLIKER A1 (YVOLUTION)

  • Smooth drifting and awesome control in these new colors!
  • The Y Fliker A1 is a revolutionary three-wheeled scooter that is a whole body workout. No more kicking the pavement and losing speed. Simply move your hips from side to side and leave the others behind.
  • The Y Fliker’s patented technology, lightweight and sleek design, and performance-rated wheels allow this freestyle scooter to perform smooth carving and drifting action.
  • The quick response handbrake offers kids increased control and ensures a safe, fun ride.
  • With its twist and stow folding system its ready to go whenever you take it.
  • Suggested maximum of 110 lbs
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: yvolution.com, Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s