Not sure what to get the little ones on your holiday shopping list this year? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by KTLA in Los Angeles to show off some of the hottest new toys and games of the holiday season. 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.


  • Rapunzel is 32-inches tall and is fully articulated at the neck,
  • shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees.
  • Kids can pose and play with Rapunzel in many ways for the best playdate ever!
  • Styled in her signature purple dress, Rapunzel has long, stunning, blonde hair that flows from her head to her ankles and Royal Reflection Eyes.
  • Includes a brush and doll with removable dress, shoes, and tiara.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Target, Amazon



  • Kids can have the best play date ever with Disney’s Maximus, Rapunzel’s trusted steed!
  • Standing over 2-feet tall, Maximus is ready for adventure with any child or the Playdate Rapunzel doll.
  • Maximus will respond with motion and sound as kids pull his reins.
  • Kids can offer him the included apple to stay on his good side—Maximus will hold the apple in his mouth and make “chomping” sounds.
  • Maximus includes a hair brush and hair accessories for fun hair play with his mane and tail and a saddle bag for storage!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Target, Amazon


  • Rocktopus is a STEAM toy that brings creativity to the learning process by allowing kids to explore a variety of musical styles while learning about different instruments, rhythmic patterns, and more.
  • Rocktopus features 15 unique instruments across five different genres of music, enabling a truly hands-on physical approach to learning as preschoolers mix (and remix) their own musical creations.
  • Kids are in control of their very own compositions by adding or subtracting instruments, changing the tempo, and layering in fun sound effects.
  • Features three interactive play modes: Math, Music, and Game.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon


  • Turn fizzing reactions into SLIMYGLOOP! Create an over the top explosion of foam and bubbles, then scoop up and work the foam to make it into SLIMYGLOOP!
  • Explore a simple, safe and fun chemical reaction then twist, stretch and play with SLIMYGLOOP brand slime.
  • Available in a variety of fun and exciting themes including: Unicorn, Confetti, Holographic & more!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $5.00
  • Available: 5 Below, Walmart, Target, Michael’s, Barnes & Noble, Walmart


  • 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: Exclusively at Target


  • Who will reign supreme in the ultimate snack eating competition?
  • The hilarious CHOW CROWN game puts a fun twist on viral food eating challenges!
  • To play, kids can load the six hanging forks with various food items of your choosing.
  • Place the spinning crown on your head, and try to eat as many snacks as possible before the music stops to keep your crown!
  • The Chow Crown game can be played solo or in a head-to-head tournament.
  • The game includes electronic crown, six plastic forks, and instructions.
  • Food not included.
  • Adult assembly and supervision required.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon,


  • Bridges the gap between physical and digital play!
  • With more than 800 parts, the stunning Bionic Blast Roller Coaster set includes made-in-the-U.S. Rods & Connectors, roller coaster track, a coaster car, a chain lift, a cardboard VR viewer, and eye-catching graphic panels.
  • A motor moves the roller coaster car through two Ferris Wheels before the car rushes from the top of the coater back to the bottom.
  • Kids can use the K’NEX Ride It! app to ride the Bionic Blast (and 8 other K’NEX Thrill Rides) with the included cardboard VR viewer or in 2-D.
  • Kids can also build your own custom, digital roller coasters in the app.
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart