Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht spoke to ABC News at a Toys “R” Us in Los Angeles about the best toys that interact with kids! For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and be sure to view our complete holiday gift guide.


hatchimalsHatchimals (Spin Master)

  • Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Who’s inside? It’s a surprise!
  • Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Kids must and care for their egg as its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it’s feeling!
  • Once kids have played with it enough, they’ll see rainbow eyes, meaning it’s time to hatch! But, Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Kids’ touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg—it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Now, kids get to raise their furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Hatchimals sing “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage!
  • Kids will teach them how to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what they say in its own voice.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP:$59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, with retail exclusive characters

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: 3+
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Available: Amazon, Sears Toys ‘R” Us

Hovertrax 2.0Razor Hovertrax Smart Scooter (Razor)

  • With a revolutionary auto-balance function and quick change, swappable battery packs, these hands-free, electric ride-ons will get the attention of fans nation-wide.
  • The DLX versions come with high-end finishes and a never before seen LED light show.
  • The Hovertrax is a two-wheeled dual platform device that uses gyro-sensor technology to sweep riders along with a shift of their feet—forward, backward, around corners, or in a 360-degree spin.
  • Dual hub motors give riders a smooth and quiet ride for 60 minutes of fun. The product includes shatter-resistant polymer frames, anti-slip foot platforms, and rubber wheels with aluminum hubs.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $459.99—$599.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

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 his or her head through the mask and races to see who can hit the button the fastest, 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