Hot Holiday Toys on NBC Cincinnati

Looking for the year’s most in-demand toys and gifts? Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by NBC in Cincinnati to show off what toys will be on every kid’s wish list this holiday 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.


SCOOP & LEARN ICE CREAM CART (LEAPFROG)

  • This toy ice cream cart delights and surprises with a range of buttons, lights, sound effects, music, and fun phrases.
  • It features eight scoops of ice cream, three toppings, and three flavors of syrup to teach kids 10 colors and flavors.
  • Kids can create tons of delicious looking and imaginative combinations.
  • Insert an order card into the slot on top of the cash register, then build the customer’s order in the correct sequence to help build memory and sequencing skills.
  • Use the magnetic scooper to scoop the ice cream and learn colors, then complete the order by adding toppings and pretend syrup. Kids will love pressing the pump to add pretend syrup as they count along from 1 to 10.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart.com

BARBIE DREAMHORSE (MATTEL)

  • The newest addition to the Dream World line is Barbie and her DreamHorse. This animal not only features sounds and motion, but also interacts with kids via touch and sound sensor reaction.
  • The horse can walk and turn 360 degrees or neigh and feed (toy carrots are included).
  • It nuzzles in response to touch and nods yes or no when asked a question. It also plays songs and dances.
  • Kids can brush the horse’s mane and tail with a brush while Barbie sits in the saddle.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

FURREAL ROARIN’ TYLER, THE PLAYFUL TIGER (HASBRO)

  • Kids can bring home an adorable baby tiger to love, play with, and care for as their own.
  • Make a noise or give a loud jungle roar and Tyler will roar back in response.
  • Kids can enjoy playtime with him using his play chicken.
  • Tyler features more than 100 sound and motion combinations with sensors on his forehead, back, and muzzle allowing him to respond to touch in fun ways.
  • Kids can pull him up close to snuggle thanks to his posable back legs, or nuzzle his cheek and he’ll respond with expressive eyes, sounds and tail movements.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, www.hasbrotoyshop.com

CHIPPIES (WOWWEE)

  • 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.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us

SOUNDMOOVZ (CRA-Z-ART)

  • SoundMoovz is a motion-activated electronic device that plays cool music and special effect sounds as users move.
  • Kids can experience the excitement by moving, dancing, and creating unique musical beats
  • The device uses Bluetooth technology, just simply power on for pairing, download the free app, choose over 400 sounds, and start the fun.
  • The product comes with two special bands that users wear to enable the device.
  • Layer your beat onto a song. There are multiple sound modes including Robot, Karate, Instrumental, and Musical
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Best Buy

NERF RIVAL NEMESIS MXVII-10K BLASTER (HASBRO)

  • Kids can dominate blaster battles with the NERF RIVAL Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster.
  • This blaster has a 100-round capacity to outlast the competition.
  • The fully-automatic NEMESIS MXVII-10K blaster features the first-ever easy load hopper for high-speed reloads, and is compatible with the Nerf Rival rechargeable battery pack (sold separately).
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

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