What toys will be in high demand this holiday season?
Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by Fox 61 in Connecticut to show off some of the year’s hottest new 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.
( PEPPA PIG’S TRANSFORMING CAMPERVAN JAZWARES)
Join Peppa and her family on a road trip vacation in their Transforming Campervan!
Set up camp by opening the van to reveal an oversized 2-story playset!
Extra-large campervan with sounds from the show.
Van opens and transforms into a double-decker home for 360° play.
Bed turns into a pool.
Front door opens for easy access.
Oven front spins to show 3 different meals.
Peppa and George’s van seats are removable for additional outside seating.
Pieces fit inside campervan when playtime is over.
Available: Target, Walmart
( POWER ACTION PIKACHU WICKED COOL TOYS)
Cuddly and innovative Power Action Pikachu reacts to motion, lights up, has sound effects, speaks, and has a light-up tail!
Engage with Pikachu by squeezing its hands to either see its tail and cheeks light up or for sound effects and to hear Pikachu speak!
Innovative sensor technology gives Power Action Pikachu unique interactivity; the more you play and engage with Pikachu, the more varied and dynamic its responses become.
Hear Pikachu say “Pika-chuuuuu!” when thrown into battle mode or hear a response with a sad “Pikaaa” when it does.
Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon
( FRYIN FLYIN DONUTS MAYA TOYS)
Fryin Flyin Donuts is the new preschool game that is fun for the whole family! Every kid has an affinity for donuts and will love playing the swirling, twirling, frantically fun donut game!
Simply throw your donuts into the fryer and be the first player to fly all your donuts into the baker’s box to win the game!
( DISNEY DOORABLES MEGA STACK PLAY SET MOOSE TOYS)
There are glitter-eyed Disney characters hiding behind these doors!
There are 78 characters available to collect and a variety of package sizes.
The doors stack and connect to create a playspace, and additional play sets with accessories are sold separately.
Available: Amazon, Learning Express, Target, Walmart
( HARRY POTTER WIZARD TRAINING WANDS JAKKS PACIFIC)
Kids can now train like a wizard with the Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands.
There are 11 different spells for kids to learn and master using the included spell training guide.
The wand recognizes movement to know when kids have cast their spells. The wand provides sound feedback that the spells have been cast correctly.
Each wand includes five modes of play: two modes of standalone play and three modes to play with a friend. The light-up button allows them to select which mode to play.
The assortment includes Harry Potter’s wand, Albus Dumbledore’s wand (i.e. The Elder Wand), and Lord Voldemort’s wand.
Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart
( KIIPIX TOMY)
KiiPix is an affordable instant film printer that lets you take your favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes.
KiiPix requires no special app or battery.
Place your smartphone on the instant film printer and print your favorite photos right from your phone.
KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share special moments with family and friends or to frame and display.
Available in three colors: pink, blue, or black.
Film is sold separately.
Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Paper Source, Scheels, TOMY.com