Want to know what holiday toys to grab before they disappear off retailers’ shelves? Toy Insider Senior Ali Mierzejewski stopped by WBNS Columbus to show off some of the hottest toys of the season. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.

rockin-rider-creampuff-and-charlie-rocking-horses-tek-nek-toysRockin’ Rider Creampuff and Charlie Rocking Horses (Tek Nek Toys)

  • Creampuff and Charlie are soft stuffed Vintage Rocking Horses. Creampuff is made with flowery fabric, and Checkers is made with checkered fabric for a vintage, hand-crafted look.
  • Both sits on a beautiful wooden base and sing the exclusive “I’m a Little Pony” song when their left ears are squeezed.
  • They also say 6 fun talking phrases with sound effects when their right ear is squeezed.
  • Other features include leatherette bridle and reins, leatherette high-back saddle, wooden handles, and a twisted yarn mane and tail.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

barbie-convertible-rc-toy-stateBarbie Crusin’ Corvette R/C (Toy State)

  • Take Barbie on the road-trip of her dreams with this steering wheel controller.
  • This simple function R/C convertible fits any Barbie.
  • Features a detailed interior and a joystick remote control with a working steering wheel!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

gemmies-design-studio-tech-4-kids-copyGemmies Design Studio (Tech 4 Kids)

  • Gemmies is a new craft and activity which allows kids to create their very own 3D crystal gem creations!
  • Through the simple steps of “Clip and Connect” with gems and bands, kids can create their own adorable crystal pets, animals, flowers, and more!
  • Gemmies Design Studio includes storage for gems, light up display stands for your creations, and a design mat to master your creations.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Kmart


star-wars-remote-control-speeder-bike-spin-master-copyStar Wars Remote Control Speeder Bike (Spin Master)

  • Zig zag through the forests of Endore at top speed with the iconic Star Wars Speeder Bike from Air Hogs!
  • The Speeder Bike is a fully functional remote control vehicle featuring lights and authentic Star Wars sound effects that put you right back in the movie.
  • Recreate your favorite scenes as you speed past Ewoks, Storm Troopers and Jedi on Endore!
  • Bring home the adventures of Star Wars with the Star Wars Speeder Bike from Air Hogs!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

pie-face-showdown-game_hasbroPie Face Showdown Game (Hasbro)

  • For the first time, players go head-to-head and face off in the epic Pie Face Showdown Game!
  •  Each player places their head through the mask and races to see who can hit their button the fastest in tug-of-war style.
  • Push the button down faster to move the loaded arm closer to the opponent.
  •  Players must move quickly or someone will end up with a whipped cream or a wet sponge in the face!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart