Christmas is just around the corner, and the time for holiday shopping is coming to an end. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some of the year’s absolute hottest toys to KCAL9 LA. You don’t want to miss out on these hot items!

Jazwares.HugNOinkPeppaPigHug ‘n’ Oink Peppa Pig (Jazwares)

  • Peppa Pig loves to be hugged!
  • Give her a big squeeze and she’ll giggle, talk, and snort!
  • Keep hugging her to hear more laughter, snorting, and a fun melody.
  • Peppa also makes fun oinks and says phrases such as, “That was the best hug ever,” “I like hugs from you!” and more.
  • Press her belly and let the fun begin!
  • Ages: 18 months+
  • MSRP: $19.99


Peppa Pig Pirate Ship Construction Set (Jazwares)Jazwares.PeppaPigPirateConstructionSet

  • Peppa loves playing make believe with her friends – and kids everywhere can join her as she embarks on a journey at sea with her brother George!.
  • The 82-piece Peppa Pig Pirate Ship Construction Set includes Peppa and George figures, a powerful ship and fully firing cannon.
  • Pirates are no match for Peppa and George!
  • Ages:
  • MSRP: $49.99


BuildABear,ReindeerGlistenMerry Mission Reindeer (Build-a-Bear Workshop)

  • Build-A-Bear is excited to continue the story of Merry Mission with Santa’s Reindeer as they make all the toys on Santa’s nice list at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
  • Imagine you’re a high-flying reindeer and it is Christmas Eve. Make your own favorite reindeer and team up to deliver lots of holiday spirit!
  • Kids can choose their own: Dasher The Athletic Dreamer; Donner The Innovative Builder; Comet The Techie Jokester; Blitzen The Dare Deer; Dancer The Cheerful Friend; Prancer The Pitch-Perfect Planner; Vixen The Swift & Sporty Deer; and Cupid The Crafty Fashionista.
  • This year, Build-A-Bear introduces Glisten, the strongest and fastest reindeer ever, who will be helping Santa and his reindeer save Christmas.
  • Join the Merry Mission! Hear the whole story at
  • Download the Merry Mission app on iTunes and Google Play to join Santa’s Reindeer on their Merry Mission.
  • All of Santa’s Reindeer come with medallions to unlock special Merry Mission app features, while optional outfits and accessories are sold separately.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $25.00 and Glisten is $27.00; additional accessories sold separately


Sands Alive! Deluxe Set (Play Visions)PlayVisions.SandsAliveDeluxeSet

  • The DELUXE set for Sands Alive play!
  • Sands Alive is similar to cookie dough, except for completely dry. Fluffy like a cloud, except you hold it in your hand. Kind of like molding dough, except it loosens up and flows through your fingers.
  • Pour FOUR pounds of Sands Alive into the included sand tray. Fun begins. Leave it out all day, Sands Alive NEVER dries out.
  • Pack Sands Alive into 12 geometric shape molds.
  • Use the included sculpting tools to add stone details, faces, names, whatever you decide! Sands
  • Alive presses compactly for building pleasure. Build a castle, tower, snowman, village, pyramids; imagination flows freely, and so does the sand…
  • Gliding through your fingers, the incredible consistency of this sand continually rearranges itself. Loosen it up and watch it move. It’s mesmerizing and addicting!
  • All natural, organic materials. Non-toxic formula prevents bacterial growth. 100% safe for children.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $69.99


MooseToys.ShopkinsBeadosBeados Shopkins Season 3 Quick Dry Design Studio (Moose Toys)

  • Wow! Talk about Express Shopping”! Now you can make the sweetest Shopkins around in super quick time with the Shopkins Quick Dry Design Station!
  • Just choose your favorite Shopkins character, add your Beados, spray them with water and dry them in no time with the Quick Dry Design Station!
  • Display your creations in a sweet Shopkins scene! Once you shop, you can’t stop!
  • With a quick dry fan to dry your designs in half the time, lots of bead pod storage, a design tray, scoop pen and 500 Beados included.
  • Bring all of your favourite Shopkins characters to life!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99


Disney Infinity 3.0 (Disney Interactive)DisneyInteractive.DisneyInfinity3.0

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest addition to the best-selling toys-to-life video game series.
  • Players will be able to experience their favorite Star Wars characters battle, fly and drive authentic Star Wars vehicles and more.
  • Includes characters and themes from multiple feature films and the Star Wars Rebels animated TV series.
  • Characters include Darth Vader, Yoda, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Obi Wan Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus and Zeb Orrelios.
  • Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic power discs will give players cool character upgrades and boosts.
  • Play with Marvel, Disney•Pixar and Disney classic characters together in Toy Box mode.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $64.99


Maisto.RockCrawlerRock Crawler 3XL (Maisto Tech)

  • Oversized RC for off-road rock crawling action.
  • Lightweight, but tough, vac-formed body
  • 15” long
  • Front and rear articulated spring suspension
  • Four wheel drive
  • 4 GHz for top performance
  • Up to 8 players can drive at one time and place
  • 164 foot (50 meter) control range
  • Hobby sized controller with proportional speed control
  • Rapid electronic battery charger, only 45 minutes to recharge (included)
  • Steering alignment adjustment
  • Vehicle uses 6.4V Lithium rechargeable battery (included)
  • Controller uses 2 AA batteries (included)
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.99


CRUSH-IT Bat (Tucker Toys)TuckerToys.CrushItBat

  • New CRUSH-IT Bat for high-powered hits!
  • Spring-action barrel
  • Adjustable string tension
  • Lightweight, easy swing
  • “Whoosh” sound when swung
  • Ball included
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99