Looking for the inside scoop on the year’s hottest holiday toys? Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by KTLA in Los Angeles to show off the year’s most exciting toys and games. 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.


  • This Batman toy that stands more than 2 feet tall makes kids feel like they’re a superhero, with everything from wings and punching fists to projectile launchers and a motorcycle.
  • While in battle mode, kids can speak into voice changer for awesome voice effects.
  • Three Power pads: Turn power pad on right shoulder to activate wings & punching fists, turn left shoulder power pad to reveal Batman’s headquarters, turn power pad on left leg for motorcycle.
  • Push down on buttons to fire three projectiles on each shoulder.
  • Squeeze triggers for super punching action!
  • Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us

Disney Princess Travel Vanity (JAKKS PACIFIC)

  • Kids can take along everything they need for their big moment!
  • Travel Vanity has extendable legs, LED lights that surround the mirror, drawers for storage, and seven accessory pieces.
  • Includes play moisturizer, play hairspray, play conditioner, play shampoo, powder jar, brush, and a luggage tag to personalize.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP:$49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Elasti Plasti is the brand new super soft, thin expanding, flexible plastic that expandifies, stretches, bubbles, and much more. It expands 100 times its size creating the coolest plastic pavrachute 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.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Michaels


  • House of Boing is the game that mixes speed, dexterity, and fast thinking. The first player to empty his or her room of balls wins.
  • House of Boing features 10 games, including House of Boing, Top Boing, Team Boing, Long Boing, and more.
  • With its elegant design, House of Boing may be enjoyed as a work of art or played as a challenging addition to any game room.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us


  • Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown is a mouthguard party game that pits players against their friends in a head-to-head competition of skill and audacity.
  • A companion to the authentic Watch Ya Mouth game which originally launched on Kickstarter, “Throwdown” goes beyond simply attempting to read and interpret phrases, and encourages players to compete in over 100 unique challenges to perform while hampered by cheek retractors.
  • Roll the challenger dice to determine who the next opponent is, draw a challenge card from the deck, and follow the instructions.
  • The game includes 100 Challenge Cards and 40 Phrase Cards, and is good for groups of two to six players.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Meijer


  • Kids can bring the fun of Splatoon to life with the all new Splatoon Splattershot Blaster.
  • Each Splattershot Blaster can fire the water based compound up to 30 feet away.
  • Set includes a pair of Inkling Goggles and two compounds, good for up to 100 shots (50 shots each).
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart