Looking for the hottest toys of the holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by ABC World News Now to show off some of the toys expected to fly off retailers’ shelves this year. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and be sure to check out our complete holiday gift guide.

animal-jam-club-geoz-playset_jazwares-llcAnimal Jam Club Geoz Playset (Jazwares)

  • Fancy Friends loves to dance! Club Geoz sets the stage for the ultimate dance party, featuring the exclusive Diamond Arctic Wolf.
  • Listen to music, dance under the lights and watch the disco ball spin for endless fun! Mix & Match accessories for a Jam-tastic look!
  • Club Geoz includes 1 scratch off code that unlocks exclusive content in the hit online game Animal Jam.
  • Animal Jam is created in association with National Geographic and is free to play.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us

llp_snuggleslayingLittle Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy (Moose Toys)

  • Snuggles, My Dream Puppy joins Little Live Pets and moves and feels just like a real puppy.
  • Kids can hold him in his arms and give him a hug. They won’t be able to resist his big brown expressive eyes. They can feed him with his bottle and he’ll fall asleep in their arms, dreaming about them!
  • Snuggles even comes with an adoption certificate for kids to fill in make him their own! He is the no mess pup who loves to be loved!
  • With a pat of the head or a rub of the tummy, Snuggles will close his eyes and make adorable puppy sounds. Kids can even watch him breathe. Snuggles moves, feels and responds just like a real puppy!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $54.99
  • Available: Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

selfie-star-video-recording-mic_ekidsDreamworks Trolls Selfie Star Video Recording Microphone (eKids)

  • Create the ultimate music video with this Dreamworks Trolls Selfie Star Video Recording Microphone!
  • Connect your MP3 player or other audio device to record up to 4 songs at a time, then use the included App and Selfie Stick to make videos as you rock out with your friends!
  • Includes the built-in song “Get Back Up Again”
  • Decorate your selfies with stickers, troll hair, and more
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99-$29.99


barbiestemkit_thamesandkosmosBarbie STEM Kit (Thames & Kosmos)

  • Thames & Kosmos partnered with Mattel to provide the Barbie STEM Kit!
  • This S.T.E.A.M. project kit includes plastic building pieces and science experiment materials, as well as a Barbie doll, to create a complete experience based on the concept “You Dream It… You Make It!”
  • From math and science to biology and chemistry, each kit is built to “Barbie-Scale” and meant to be compatible with the original Barbie Dreamhouse.
  • Ages: 4-8
  • MSRP: $29.95

star-wars-interactech-stormtrooper-figure_hasbroStar Wars Rogue One 12-Inch Interactech Stormtrooper (Hasbro)

  • With more than 65 different sound effects and phrases, the Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper figure uses a motion sensor to respond to specific movements.
  • Equip the figure with the included blaster accessory to hear battle sound effects, or have the figure engage in hand to hand combat for punching sounds!
  • Gear up figure with jetpack to initiate flight mode and hear amazing sound effects based on different motion-activated aerial maneuvers.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us

skylanders-imaginators_activisionSkylanders Imaginators (Activision Publishing)

  • Skylanders Imaginators gives kids the power to create Skylanders and bring them to life for the first time in an all-new adventure with a compelling storyline, puzzles, battles, and a new lineup of heroes and villains.
  • Skylanders Imaginators introduces a new toy type — a Creation Crystal. This vessel allows players to create and transport their unique Skylanders to consoles at anytime, anywhere! Creation Crystals are elementally aligned. Portal Masters can create one character per Creation Crystal.
  • Skylanders Imaginators introduces new guest stars to Skylanders called Senseis. Skylanders
  • Senseis include 20 new characters, including Crash Bandicoot, and 11 former villains
  • Ages: all ages
  • MSRP: $74.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us