If you’re looking for the hottest toys of 2018, Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Good Day DC to show off the five hottest toys of the holiday season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


  • The brave PJ Masks heroes are blasting off on an awesome adventure to the moon!
  • This rocket features a special design inspired by the show, as well as exciting lights and sounds.
  • Push the button to release the ramp and watch Gekko launch out on his space rover.
  • The cockpit can fit up to three PJ Masks figures inside for even more imaginative hero play.
  • When the PJ Masks are ready for take-off, kids can fold up the legs and ramp and use the built-in handle to fly the HQ Rocket around.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Kmart, Target, Walmart


  • Rescue Runts need a home to call their own! The super soft plush puppies show up on your doorstep with matted fur, dirty paws, boo boos, and fleas.
  • Care for your Rescue Runt using the included grooming kit!
  • Use the tweezers to pluck out “fleas”
  • Wipe their tears away and clean their dirty paws with the towel.
  • Brush their messy fur with the brush
  • Remove their bandages, perk up their ears and make them smile to complete the transformation from ragged runt into perfect pet!
  • Write their name on the collar and adoption certificate to make the adoption official
  • Rescue Runts’ messy fur, downturned ears, dirty paws, and bandages can be restored for repeat animal rescue play.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • L.O.L. Surprise dolls were on a TOP SECRET mission when their pet went missing!
  • Find surprise clues across the eye spy series to help find their pet!
  • Discover more than 60 never before seen surprises inside the L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise with exclusive dolls and accessories!
  • There are two Limited Edition dolls each with seven surprises, one Limited Edition pet with seven surprises, and one Limited Edition Lil Sister with five surprises.
  • Dolls come with one of 12 molded hair styles, six brushable hair styles, six face masks, and 10 additional accessories, as well as a spy glass, sticker, and a purse carrying case.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $89.99
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Best Buy


  • Who will reign supreme in the ultimate snack eating competition?
  • The hilarious CHOW CROWN game puts a fun twist on viral food eating challenges!
  • To play, kids can load the six hanging forks with various food items of your choosing.
  • Place the spinning crown on your head, and try to eat as many snacks as possible before the music stops to keep your crown!
  • The Chow Crown game can be played solo or in a head-to-head tournament.
  • The game includes electronic crown, six plastic forks, and instructions.
  • Food not included.
  • Adult assembly and supervision required.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon, hasbrotoyshop.com


  • Every Harry Potter fan knows that a game of Quidditch only ends when the Snitch is caught. Now fans of the ultimate wizarding sport will be able to connect with their inner Seeker and wow their friends as they attempt to catch the new Mystery Flying Snitch as it appears to magically fly about them.
  • The Mystery Flying Snitch is suspended by a high tensile Aramid fibre thread. The thread is approximately twice as strong as steel of the same thickness, but almost totally invisible from 6 feet, allowing you to recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter films.
  • This new incarnation of the famous winged Quidditch ball is ideal for cosplay and each kit comes with a free Quidditch poster for inspiration and display plinth.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Target