Time is running out to grab these great holiday toys and games for everyone on your shopping list.
Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski joined Great Day Washington to show off some of the must-have holiday toys of the 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.
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
( LEGO STAR WARS FIRST ORDER STAR DESTROYER THE LEGO GROUP)
Build the newest adventure in the Star Wars saga with First Order Star Destroyer and recreate scenes from the upcoming blockbuster.
Join Supreme Leader Snoke as he rules the galaxy aboard the mighty First Order Star Destroyer! Fire the stud shooters to defeat enemy ships and then open the panels to play inside.
Ride the elevator to Snoke’s command center and issue orders to the mini hologram. Give the fleet orders from the bridge, prepare for battle in the conference area, get the droids aboard and monitor the ship from the control room. When you’re ready to move out, grab the handle on top and zoom into action at hyperspeed!
Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Walmart
HATCHIMALS SURPRISE ( SPIN MASTER)
New Hatchimals are arriving from Hatchtopia and they can’t hatch without kids’ help.
Experience a whole new hatching experience! Kids can tap and rub the egg to help their Hatchimals hatch in just a few minutes. Then, watch the creature pop up and out of the egg! What’s the big surprise? There are twins inside!
Choose from Giravens or Peacats, and discover if you have identical or fraternal twins.
Available: Mass retailers
( POKÉMON PETITE PALS ESCAPE IN THE FOREST PLAYSET TOMY INTERNATIONAL)
Pokemon introduces their new Petit Pals girls line in the fall bringing Pokemon fun for all ages!
The dream destination for your Pokemon. This wonderful Tree House comes with multiple pieces of furniture and accessories, three adorable Pokemon, and an exclusive Serena 3” articulated figure.
Available: Toys R Us
( THE ORIGINAL FIDGET CUBE BY ANTSY LABS ZURU)
The Original Fidget Cube by Antsy Labs is a versatile fidget toy featuring six different sides with multiple buttons, dials, and switches so fidgeters can quietly focus while clicking, spinning, rolling and gliding their nervous energy away.
The six-sided desk toy is equipped with an array of addictive features including five clicker buttons (two of which are silenced), a switch to flick up and down, and a side designed after a gaming joystick with a satisfying gliding action.
Launched on Kickstarter in 2016 by Antsy Labs, Fidget Cube has since been one of the platform’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns.
The Fidget Cube is available in eight different colors.
Canadian MSRP: $14.99
Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
( PIE FACE SKY HIGH HASBRO)
Inspired by the strong man carnival games, the Pie Face Sky High game features a three-foot-tall face mask and “pie slammer hammer” for silly, competitive pie-in-the-face fun.
To start, player one stands behind the three-foot-tall, life-size mask as player two winds up, swings the hammer, and hits the target. Hit the target hard enough and the arm will trigger, sending whipped cream (whipped cream not included) into the opponent’s face!
Includes pie striker game unit with adjustable settings, plastic hammer, throwing arm, and full-body face mask with chin rest.
Adult assembly required.
Available: Amazon, HasbroToyShop.com, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
…Let’s see that Pie Face Sky High clip one more time!
Pie Sky High Game
This wacky game is on the The Toy Insider "Hot" List! Do you think Markette Sheppard can hit the target 😜?? http://on.wusa9.com/2D6fSK9
Great Day Washington on Tuesday, December 19, 2017