Hot Holiday Toys on NBC Detroit

The holidays are just around the corner, so do you know what toys are on your holiday shopping list yet? Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by “Live in the D” on NBC Detroit to show off some of the hottest toys 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.


  • These hot new surprise dolls combine fun, fashion, and lots and lots of gorgeous colorful hair!
  • Noah and her girl squad have “Big Hair Don’t Care” attitudes and love to share their passions with the world via the Hairdorables channel on YouTube.
  • Each doll is based on one of the 12 iconic girls from the Hairdorables videos, and these BFFs live up to the “Hairdorables” name with a variety of unique luxe hairstyles in vibrant colors!
  • Just pull, peel, and reveal 11 surprise accessories and fashions that unwrap the unique personality, style, and talent of the Hairdorables girl hidden inside!
  • There are a total of 36 Hairdorables dolls to collect in Series 1, including two rare and one ULTRA-rare, for mix-and-match outfits and endless styling possibilities.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart


  • It’s slime time!
  • It’s so easy to make this slime! Add the powder to water, shake, and wait 10 minutes.
  • Customize with glitter and scent mixers and you are on your way to squishy fun!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $10
  • Available: Walmart


  • Introducing Orbeez Wow World Wowzers! These adorable Magical Pets come hidden in a globe filled with clear Orbeez.
  • Simply add water to your globe and magically reveal which Magical Pet you received.
  • Collect all 20 unique Wowzers in Series One including rare and super rare figures.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Justice, Kmart, Claire’s


  • This new art tool enables kids and DIYers to melt crayons and use wax to create in different ways.
  • In less than a minute, kids can create designs with liquefied crayons on a variety of unique surfaces like wood, glass, and canvas.
  • Kids just break up the crayons, place them in the melter, and draw to create new masterpieces.
  • The sleek, compact design is safe, easy to use and has a low-heat tip for worry-free creativity.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart,


  • Speed to Gotham City crime scenes with the motorized Lego DC Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile.
  • This cool vehicle features two motors powered by a Bluetooth-controlled battery hub, an opening minifigure cockpit, four-wheel drive, and two dual-stud shooters.
  • Simply download the app to control the vehicle from your smartphone or tablet.
  • This set also includes a new-for-August-2018 Batman minifigure.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available:


  • The new Sky Viper Fury Stunt Drone is a 7” full performance drone with Skyrocket’s new Surface Scan Technology – making Sky Viper Drones easier to fly than ever before!
  • Surface Scan Technology dramatically increases drone stability, allowing the drone to stay in one spot, even when you let go of the controls!
  • This innovative new technology works up to 100 feet and radically improves flight experience by providing superior control.
  • The Sky Viper Scout Video Drone also features auto launch and land, one-touch stunts, and extended flight time.
  • Age: 12+
  • MSRP $49.99
  • Available: Target



  • Build it! and Ride it! with the K’NEX Thrill Rides Vulture’s Vengeance Roller Coaster with the K’NEX Ride It! app.  
  • Build the Vulture’s Vengeance toy roller coaster with the included 690 K’NEX parts and pieces including coaster track, roller coaster car, motor and themed graphics!
  • The rods and connectors click together to create a working roller coaster that stands over 2 feet tall.  
  • Upon completion of building the coaster, children can download the free K’NEX: Ride It! app to take their play to a brand-new level.  
  • Once downloaded, children can ride the Vulture’s Vengeance Roller Coaster using the included virtual reality, VR, viewer.  Or, take building into the digital world!
  • Once done building in the app, kids can then ride what they just built! The K’NEX: Ride it! app perfectly marries a hands-on building experience with a mobile app.
  • Age: 9+
  • MSRP $69.99
  • Available: Exclusively available at Target

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