What are the hottest toys of the year? Toy Insider Senior Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Good Day Cleveland to talk about the toys that will be on every kid’s list this December. 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.

razor-crazy-cart-shift-razor-usaRazor Crazy Cart Shift (Razor USA)

  • Crazy Cart Shift lets kids experience real drifting go-kart action
  • Speeds up to 8 mph
  • Kids can take it for a spin, and drift and drive in every direction
  • Features easier steering and new maintenance-free hub motor technology
  • Revolutionary drive system lets you drive forward, reverse, sideways diagonally and everything in between
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $229.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us


half-shell-headquarters-playset_playmates-toys2Half-Shell Headquarters Playset (Playmates)

  • The adventures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just got a lot bigger—the Half-Shell Headquarters Playset from Playmates Toys has four levels of Ninja Turtle fun and is designed specifically for preschoolers!
  • Each level is packed with surprises and new features to discover. With this many transformations, twists and turns, kids can either guide the Turtles to safety or send Shredder and his gang right to jail!
  • The play set features tons of exciting surprises, like street-level trap doors that lead to other levels.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

furreal-friends-torch-my-blazin-dragon-pet_hasbro_2FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon Pet (Hasbro)

  • This amazing pet dragon creature has a spunky personality and engaging features that take pet play to the next level.
  • Share fiery adventures with this adorable plush baby dragon as you watch him breathe flame-colored mist.
  • Bring the color-changing marshmallow treat close to the mist and watch Torch “toast” the treat, then feed it to him and listen as he makes happy munching sounds.
  • Torch features more than 50 sound and motion combinations.
  • The sensors around his nose allow Torch to respond to touch in fun ways. After playing, pull him up close to cuddle by adjusting his poseable arms.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us

lionel_megatracks_lifestyleLionel Mega Tracks Corkscrew Chaos Master Set (Lionel)

  • Lionel is expanding beyond model trains with the introduction of Mega Tracks, a revolutionary rail system where kids can use their imagination to design and build their own race courses.
  • The Mega Tracks Corkscrew includes 20 feet of TwisTrack, 55 construction pieces to build customized track layouts (including track clamps and connectors), a Rail Racer vehicle and charger, and a handheld RC controller.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

mario_quadcopterNintendo MarioKart 8 Quadcopter (Carrera of America)

  • Mario has his own quadrocopter with anti-gravity mode!
  • Based on MarioKart 8, it features a six-axle gyro system for flight stability, a protective cage for the rotors, and 2.4 GHz technology for up to seven minutes of flight.
  • It has beginner and advanced modes, and a rechargeable battery.
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us