Looking for the inside scoop on what toys will be the hottest this holiday season? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CP24 in Toronto to give a preview of the best new toys of the year. 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 season, check out our Spring and Summer gift guide.


  • Step into the future with the Air Hogs Supernova! Control Supernova with the power of your hands. Master over 30 moves and nine Super Tricks, perfecting maneuvers that range from simple to complex!
  • Equipped with an intelligent on-board system, it has five motion sensitive sensors and an interactive LED light core that responds and reacts to you. With a few waves of your hands, different combinations of gestures will let you perform amazing tricks.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $49.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” Us Canada


  • KiiPix is an affordable instant film printer that lets you take your favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes!
  • KiiPix requires no special app or battery. Simply place the smartphone on the instant film printer and print your favorite photos right from your phone.
  • KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share special moments with family and friends or to frame and display – transporting your treasured images from the digital world into the physical.
  • Available in three colors: pink, blue or black.
  • Film sold separately.
  • Age: 13+
  • MSRP: CAD $49.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • It’s feeding time! Launch squishy fish through the mouth of the Big Fish- to the player on the other side in this two-player game. You both race to clear your side of all fish to win.
  • Don’t take turns, both players launch squishy fish at the same time.
  • Any fish that arrive on your side must be sent back before you can win. So, keep launching as fast as you can.
  • Age: 4+
  • Available: Walmart.ca and Amazon.ca


  • 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 & layering in fun sound effects.
  • Features three interactive play modes: Math, Music, and Game.
  • Age: 3-6
  • MSRP: CAD $49.99
  • Available: Major retailers


  • Put your skills to the test with Cut the Wire, new from YULU! A device is ticking and it’s about to go off! Players compete to see who cuts the right wire, defuses the device, and saves the day.
  • Use secret clues for hints to help figure out how to avoid cutting the wrong wire and losing the game. It’s the ultimate race to see who can defuse or lose…before it’s too late!
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: CAD $29.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Squeezamals are super soft and ultra squishy, slow-rise, foam plush. Combining on-trend squish toys and soft, high quality, detailed plush, there is nothing else like this on the market. Once a Squeezamals is in your hand you will not want to put it down.
  • There are over 36 cute characters to collect…ranging from narwhals and unicorns to penguins and puppies.
  • Each is sweetly scented.
  • Squeezamals come in three sizes: Backpack clip at 2.25 inches, Core Squeezamals at 3.5 inches and Large Squeezamals at 8 inches.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: CAD $5.99 Clip On / $9.99 for 3.5-inch Squishy Plush / $19.99 for Deluxe 8-inch Squishy Plush
  • Available: Walmart, specialty retailers


  • Come for a visit at Lucky’s Happy Home on the frontier. Arriving in Miradero from the big city, Lucky isn’t sure she will ever fit in, but this home is her safe haven.
  • Walk into the kitchen with all the furnishings, where Aunt Cora is cooking dinner on the stove and the table is set for a delicious meal.
  • Outside, Lucky visits Spirit before she heads off to school, reminding him of their upcoming adventures.
  • Upstairs, you’ll find spacious rooms for the whole family. Lucky keeps a poster of her mom in her room so she’ll always remember her.
  • Set includes large house, Lucky, Aunt Cora, Spirit, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, table and chairs, fencing, friendly goose, and lots of other accessories.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: CAD $79.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us Canada


  • Blasts up to 30 feet using real toilet paper!
  • Easy to use: load the toilet paper; add water, lock, and load, fire!
  • Includes a single blaster.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us Canada in Sept.