Hot Holiday Toys on NBC Cleveland

What are the hot toys your kids will be asking for this holiday season? Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by NBC in Cleveland to talk about the year’s most in-demand toys and gifts. 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.


GO! GO! SMART WHEELS RACE & PLAY ADVENTURE PARK (VTECH)

  • Go for a ride with Gavin the go-kart on the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park.
  • Kids can move the go-kart up the hill with the hand crank, pull back the lever, and launch the vehicle to the top and onto the track for a thrilling ride.
  • Watch as it races down the track, through the 360-degree loop, and out the jump ramp.
  • The play set also includes a spinning Ferris wheel, a tumble-down carnival game, and a swinging gate.
  • Gavin the go-kart features SmartPoint technology, and plays fun sounds, phrases, three sing-along songs, and six melodies.
  • Ages: 1-5
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

LUVABELLA/LUVABEAU (SPIN MASTER)

  • Luvabella is a loveable, life-like baby doll that comes in a variety of girl and boy doll options in different ethnicities.
  • Children can care, nurture and play with Luvabella and Luvabeau using the doll’s interactive accessories and pacifier.
  • From feeding time with her spoon, play time with her Lamby, to nap time with her bottle, Luvabella will respond with natural reactions. Kids can watch her laugh, blink, purse her lips, and more.
  • Feed her with her spoon and she’ll begin to chew and learn new food words.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

FINGERLINGS (WOWWEE)

  • Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways of play and realistic sounds to let kids know how they are feeling. Kids can wrap them on their finger to have a new friend at their fingertips.
  • These silly critters have happy monkey sounds, blinking eyes, heads that turn, hands that grip, and a curly hanging tail.
  • Kids can swing them, pet them, kiss them, and even rock them to sleep.
  • There are six different Fingerlings to play, share, and collect.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available:  Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

LIGHTSEEKERS STARTER KIT (TOMY INTERNATIONAL)

  • Lightseekers is an action-adventure role-playing game built for mobile devices that fuses together fantasy and reality, integrating video games and smart action figures with the latest in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, interactive trading cards and more.
  • The mini-computer, known as the FusionCore, is embedded within each action figure and is the “brains” behind the smart connected toys.
  • Players can take their experience to another level, adding physical accessories to their figures and scanning trading cards with the Lightseekers game app to customize their gameplay. 
  • Add smart action figures with interchangeable weapons you can level-up.
  • Scan augmented reality trading cards that give you special in-game abilities.
  • Connect motion-controlled flight packs that turn your figure into a game controller.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

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