Looking for the hottest toys of 2017?
Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by NBC in Hartford for an in-depth look at the most exciting 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 holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.
( HOUSE OF BOING UNIVERSITY GAMES)
House of Boing is the game that mixes speed, dexterity, and fast thinking. The first player to empty his or her room of balls wins.
House of Boing features 10 games, including House of Boing, Top Boing, Team Boing, Long Boing, and more.
With its elegant design, House of Boing may be enjoyed as a work of art or played as a challenging addition to any game room.
Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us
( HEXBUG VEX ROBOTICS BATTLEBOTS MINOTAUR/TOMBSTONE HEXBUG)
Now you can bring
BattleBots Season 2 action with you anywhere with this double pack of robots equipped with signature sinister battle functions. Using I/R remote controls, conquer your arena with Minotaur’s spinning drum or Beta’s harrowing hammer.
After the battle is over, easily rebuild the defeated party for round two, if they’re up for the challenge.
Available: Amazon, Hexbug.com, Target, Toys “R” Us
( JOJO SIWA CD + G KARAOKE MACHINE EKIDS)
This karaoke machine is inspired by the teen and tween sensation JoJo Siwa!
Kids can access their music library and stream content with voice control.
Users Connect to the TV and sing their hearts out to their favorite JoJo lyrics on screen using the included CD, featuring songs with and without guide vocals.
The karaoke machine even features a multi-colored LED light show. Bluetooth wirelessly streams audio from any compatible device, and it also take calls with the included speakerphone.
Available: Walmart exclusive