Looking for the hottest holiday toys of the year?
Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Fox in San Diego to talk about the most in-demand toys of the holiday season. 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.
( TEDDY RUXPIN WICKED COOL TOYS)
Parents and grandparents will remember everyone’s favorite storytelling bear from the 1980s.
Introducing the new 14-inch Teddy Ruxpin animatronic bear. He’s totally lovable, and brings magic and friendship to story time with oodles of interactive technologies and features.
Teddy Ruxpin enjoys telling tales and singing songs with friends, making him the perfect companion for both little ones who love hearing stories, as well as older children just starting out on their reading journey.
He has colored LCD eyes with more than 40 different animations, and an animatronic mouth that syncs to Teddy’s speech.
Touch sensors allow kids to control the story and songs.
Teddy features three original pre-loaded stories, including seven sing-along songs.
There are two Modes of Play: with or without the free
Teddy Ruxpin app (app is secondary). View the digital books to read along with Teddy using the story time app, or kids can enjoy listening to Teddy Ruxpin’s stories without the app, anytime anywhere. Ages: 3+
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
ORBSLIMY ELASTI PLASTI ( ORB)
Elasti Plasti is the brand new super soft, thin, expanding, flexible plastic that expands, stretches, bubbles, and much more. It expands to 100 times its size, creating the coolest plastic parachute ever!
It stretches almost endlessly to create a super long, continuous strand of flexible plastic for endless possibilities.
Create huge bubbles 20 times its size by blowing with a regular straw.
It sounds super wacky, slappy, and wobbly when thrown around or flopped on the floor.
Easy to clean up.
( PIKMI POPS SURPRISE PACK MOOSE TOYS)
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 includes two adorable scented Pikmi plush, three mystery items, two 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 is designed with bright colors and graphics to “pop” on shelf.
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart
( NIKKO AIR RACE VISION 220 FPV PRO TOY STATE)
Get ready to race with the Race Vision 220 FPV Pro! Nikko Air has teamed up with DRL (Drone Racing League) to deliver the ultimate drone racing experience leveraging elite drone racing technology, developed by drone racers, designed for future pilots.
You can’t fly true FPV using a cell phone or on Wi-Fi without disruptions. Race Vision 220 uses 5.8 GHz analog frequency allowing the pilot to see real-time video transmission without delay or interruptions. It includes a full-color LCD screen and FPV goggles that provide an immersive flight experience from the cockpit of the drone.
Designed for pilots of all skill levels with three variable flight modes, multiple speed settings, and 16 one-touch stunts, this racing drone is sure to take you from beginner to pro in no time.
Available: Amazon, Target
LASER X ( NSI INTERNATIONAL)
Laser X is the ultimate high-tech game of tag! Blasters feature pinpoint accuracy up to 200 feet—day or night—and invisible infrared beams can go through windows and bounce off walls and mirrors to hit opponents.
Advanced sensors know when players are blasting, being hit, running, or hiding, and an interactive voice “coach” uses this intel to offer tips and tricks throughout the game.
Headphones (not included) can be plugged into the receiver vest, so players can listen to a stereo soundtrack while they play. This makes it feels like they’re inside a video game or starring in an action movie!
All Laser X sets work together so games can include an unlimited number of players. Play one-on-one, in teams, or set your blaster to “rogue” and it’s every man for himself!
Blasters were designed to NOT look like handguns or rifles and to make futuristic sounds, not the sounds of gunfire.
Available: Target, Toys “R” Us
( RSF350 RAZOR USA)
The Razor RSF350 is the hottest two-wheel sensation to hit the ground since the full-sized RSF650.
Powered by a high-torque, chain-driven motor and designed with authentic street-bike styling, the RSF350 delivers big-time performance in a compact ride.
Twist the throttle and feel the RSF350 launch into action with its electric-powered acceleration, hitting speeds up to 14 mph for up to 30 minutes of continuous use.
Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us