Hot Holiday Toys on Good Morning Washington

Looking for the inside scoop on the hottest toys of the year? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Good Morning Washington to show off some of the most in-demand toys and gifts for the holidays. 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.


STROLL & DISCOVER ACTIVITY WALKER (VTECH ELECTRONICS)

  • From floor play to first steps, the Stroll & Discover Activity Walker grows with your little one.
  • The easy-to-remove activity panel is great for floor play and is packed with features.
  • Five light-up piano keys introduce colors and numbers, while spinning gears and a removable cell phone help develop fine motor skills.
  • Meet six friendly animals by inserting the three shape sorter pieces, pressing the puppy button, sliding the mouse, or batting the bird to hear their unique voices and sounds.
  • Attach the panel to the adjustable two-speed walker as little ones grow, and watch them go!
  • The legs fold for easy storage.
  • Ages: 9 MOS.+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target

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!
  • Two-player game
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon

PUZOODLES (BLIP TOYS)

  • Puzoodles are collectible characters kids can build with snap-together pieces.
  • Each character is an adorable animal/food mashup.
  • Each Puzoodles puzzle piece is packaged in a surprise blind bag, and includes easy-to-follow assembly instruction.
  • Eight to collect in series one: Caterpillar Roll (Caterpillar + Sushi), DinoCake (Dinosaur + Cupcake), Fruity Feathers (Owl + Pineapple), Kernel Llama (Llama + Popcorn), Melon Bites (Shark + Watermelon), Chip-Pan Zee (Monkey + Cookie), Slow Food (Turtle + Burger), and Purrfect Taco (Kitty + Taco)
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon

VEX BALANCING BOXING ROBOTS (HEXBUG)

  • These battling robots combine the gameplay of Rock em Sock em Robots with the balancing action of a Segway!
  • With this fun, motorized building set, kids can build up their own robots that include a “smart-tech” self-stabilizing feature.
  • Kids can drive and control it with the VEX Pilot mobile app, which enables updates to push automatically to the robot from your phone, ensuring you always have the most up to date robot.
  • Compatible with the VEX IQ platform used by over 1 million students in classrooms and global competitions.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $89.99 (single robot); $149.99 (two-pack)
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, hexbug.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

SPIN OFF (BUFFALO GAMES)

  • Tilt, spin, win! Players battle to tilt the board at the same time and steer the balls in play. Play both offense and defense- tilt and roll your balls into the center goal while keeping your opponent’s balls out.
  • The first player to sink all five of their balls wins.
  • You can add up to eight obstacle pegs to the board for an added challenge. Players now must navigate their balls through these obstacles and into the goal.
  • Two player game.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Target

FLIKER A1 (YVOLUTION)

  • This Air Series Y Fliker scooter is an innovative three-wheeled scooter that’s built for fun.
  • There’s no more kicking the pavement like simple two wheel scooters.
  • Riders simply move their hips from side to side to get going, while continuing to use their own body power for self-propelling fun.
  • The Yvolution YFliker’s patented technology, light-weight and sleek design, combined with performance rated wheels, allows this free-style scooter to perform smooth carving and drifting action.
  • The  quick response hand brake offers kids increased control and ensures a safe, fun ride! And with its twist and stow folding system, it’s ready to go wherever you take it!
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $89.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Kohls

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