These toys are hot, hot, hot! Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by KCAL in Los Angeles to talk about this year’s must-have holiday toys. 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.


  • Rockin’ Rider Baby Rockers are soft stuffed plush rocking animals with a padded safety seat that assists with sitting up and maintaining balance. On the back of their head are four colorful shape buttons that play four lullaby melodies including the “I’m a Little Pony” song, “Rockabye Baby,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.
  • Your child will love the friendly, cuddly design. Other features include crinkle material and rattles for tactile play, natural wood rocking base with foot steps, and wood handles.
  • Available models include Horses and Elephant, Ladybug, Lamb, Dragon, Teddy Bear, and Butterfly.
  • Some assembly is required. Requires 2 AA batteries, included. Baby Rockers hold up to 40 lbs.
  • Ages: 1-3
  • MSRP: $79.99 – $89.99
  • Available: Amazon,,,,,


  • Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush lets kids create colorful art without the mess.
  • Color Wonder paints are clear and only work on Color Wonder special paper— it won’t color on skin, carpet, or furniture. The Magic Light Brush lights up to match whatever paint color kids are using.
  • The set comes with six classic colors and 18 sheets of Color Wonder paper
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart,


  • Chippies are playful puppies who love to show off their many tricks. Kids can pet their heads for different reactions including sniffs, barks, puppy kisses, and even a sneeze.
  • Use the remote control to make your pet dance, sing, chase its tail, or tell it which way to roll. Chippies can explore your room on their own or guard it from intruders using their sensors, and will also sing together as a pack. Chippies have bright LED eyes and posable hind legs.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Canadian MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us


  •    A DIY set for making more than 1 lb of super stretchy squishy like slime compound with just two ingredients: powder and water.
  • The set includes the Makin Station that mixes up the powder and water to create the compound plus 16 slime powder packets (4 each of orange, blue, purple and green) plus 6 glitter packets (1 each of gold, pink, silver, blue, purple, green), 10 storage pods and a measuring cup.
  • Contains everything needed to make the slime compound, no glue required.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: BJs, Toys “R” Us


  • This karaoke machine is inspired by the teen and tween sensation JoJo Siwa!
  • Kids can access their music library and stream content with voice control.
  • Users Connect to the TV and sing their hearts out to their favorite JoJo lyrics on screen using the included CD, featuring  songs with and without guide vocals.
  • The karaoke machine even features a multi-colored LED light show. Bluetooth wirelessly streams audio from any compatible device, and it also take calls with the included speakerphone.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $69.97
  • Available: Walmart exclusive


  • LEGO Worlds is a galaxy of imaginative worlds made entirely of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover, and create together.
  • Kids can create anything they can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot their world with tropical islands.
  • Kids can drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to their liking. Players can explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your gameplay
  • Discover and Collect Rewards: Players uncover hidden treasures in diverse environments, collecting characters, creatures, vehicles, castles, props and weapons as they explore each new world.
  • Online multiplayer allows two players to explore each other’s Worlds, play competitive challenges and show-off creations.
  • Available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and more.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon,Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, PlayStation Store, STEAM, Xbox Store, GameStop

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 and immersive flight experience from the cockpit of the drone.
  • Designed for pilots of all skill levels with 3 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.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $169.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target