There’s a whole world of toys out there, and it can be hard to navigate your way. To help us all out with our holiday shopping, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some of the absolute hottest toys of the season to KSWB San Diego. With help from the Toy Insider, you’ll be in and out of stores in no time!

VTech,FlipsiesSandy'sHouseandOceanCruiserFlipsies Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser (VTech)

  • Flipsies delivers a great play experience by combining traditional roleplay with collectible dolls and accessories with VTech’s proprietary MagicPoint interactive technology. Flipsies encourages girls to dream big and offers endless ways to play with unique features that capture a child’s imagination and revolutionize the play experience.
  • Flipsies Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser is a 2-in-1 play set that transforms from a beautiful house where she can spend time with her friends to an ocean cruiser that she can use to explore ocean life!
  • Press the charm on Sandy’s necklace to see it light-up and to experience her friendly personality. Place Sandy on the eight MagicPoint locations on her play set or other MagicPoint locations on Flipsies play sets (each sold separately), and she’ll respond with playful phrases unique to her own personality.
  • Collect Sandy’s friends (each sold separately), and they can switch clothes, wigs and accessories for more fun styles.
  • When Sandy and one of her friends are on the MagicPoint locations at the dining table, they will chat with each other.
  • Connect the slide and zip line for even more fun! Let your dreams shine with Flipsies!
  • Ages: $39.99
  • MSRP: 4+

Giant Leonardo Playset (Playmates Toys)PlaymatesToys.GiantLeonardo

  • A giant, 24-inch articulated Leonardo Ninja Turtle action figure that transforms into a complete Sewer Lair Play Set.
  • With over 30 features including spring-activated surprises, false floors, a skate park and so much more, this set provides hours of Ninja fun!
  • The play set features 9 different rooms for endless Turtle action play, including Turtles’ Living Room, Splinter’s Meditation Room, Skate Park Half-Pipe, Mikey’s Pad, Turtles’ Dojo, Street Level Lookout Tower, Donnie’s Workshop, Computer Lab and Turtles’ Jail.
  • Giant Leonardo includes an 18-inch signature Katana sword.
  • Play set is compatible with most Turtles basic action figures.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $99.99

BladeBuildersStar Wars BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber (Hasbro)

  • The definitive Lightsaber of the BladeBuilders system provides kids with the unique components needed to create more than 100 combinations from their imagination.
  • The Jedi Master Lightsaber comes with a main Lightsaber featuring lights and sounds, two independently lit lightdaggers, an expansion hit, two elbow connectors, a dual connector, and a cross connector.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $49.99

Girl Scout Cookie Oven (Wicked Cool)WickedCool.GirlScoutsCookieOven

  • The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven lets aspiring bakers experience the hands-on fun of making their own Girl Scout cookies.
  • A real working oven, it comes complete with tools and mixes that allow kids (and adults!) to have fun and learn how to make cookies that remind you of the real thing.
  • It features a viewing window that lets bakers see the treats they’re making and a warming station to heat and melt delicious cookie coatings and frostings.
  • One of the fastest and authentic toy ovens, the two PTC, ceramic, tiled heating elements will evenly bake the cookies. The patent-pending heating technology allows for anything to be baked like a real oven in just 15 minutes – 5 minutes to pre-heat and approximately 10 minutes to bake.
  • Comes with mix packets to create Thin Mints-inspired cookies, a spatula, a baking pan, and “The Perfect Cookie” mL measuring tool.
  • A fun and educational way to keep the excitement of Girl Scout Cookie season all year long.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99

WickedCool.GirlScoutCookieMixGirl Scout Cookie-Inspired Flavor Mixes (Wicked Cool)

  • Kids can keep the fun going with Girl Scout Cookie-inspired mixes!
  • Basic Refill Packs: Give young bakers the opportunity to make cookies everyone will love. Available flavors include Thin Mints, PB Sandwich, Trefoils, Chocolate PB, and Caramel Coconut. MSRP: $6.99
  • Deluxe Refill Packs: Deluxe Refill Packs include two popular flavors. Comes in Thin Mints & Chocolate PB, Caramel Coconut & PB Sandwich, and Trefoils. MSRP: $14.99

Rock Crawler 3XL (Maisto Tech)Maisto.RockCrawler

  • 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

Razor.GroundForceDrifterFuryGround Force Drifter Fury (Razor)

  • Slide into turns with style in the Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury, which has Super Slider POM rear wheels for increased drifting capabilities.
  • Hurdle forward on the go-kart-style, powder-coated steel frame using the easy-to-operate, thumb-trigger throttle and reach speeds up to 12 mph.
  • To kick things up a notch, engage the Spark Bar and release a shower of brilliant sparks in your wake.
  • Spark Bar shoots sparks out for an awesome effect
  • Variable-speed, thumb-trigger throttle provides easy operation
  • Super Slider POM rear wheels are designed for drifting
  • Rear, hand-operated brake
  • Go-kart-style, powder-coated steel frame for durability
  • Reaches speeds up to 12 mph
  • Runs for up to 40 minutes of continuous use
  • High-torque, chain-driven motor
  • Molded aluminum front wheels with solid rubber tires
  • Bucket-style seat with seat/shoulder strap
  • Flag included for decoration
  • Maximum weight capacity: 140 lb.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $399.99