Have you waited until the last minute to buy your holiday toys and gifts? All is not lost! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CBS 2 in New York to show off some great last minute and stocking stuffer gift ideas. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.



  • These 2-in-1 cuddly creatures in pocket-sized flipping fun. Simply grab and flip one of the FlipaZoo little flippers to reveal a second pocket-sized fuzzy friend. Each measures around 5 inches long.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Toys R Us, Walmart



  • Viral sensation Nimuno Loops, the original toy block tape,  is now in collaboration with the Zuru’s Mayka Toy Block Tape construction brand. The product originally launched on Indiegogo, raising over $1.6 million dollars in crowdfunding in just 30 days and has been billed as one of ‘2017’s greatest inventions,’ revolutionizing the way construction bricks are played with.
  • Mayka Tape transforms virtually any surface into a base for construction toy bricks and figures. One side features a bendable, flexible surface with a toy block pattern that is compatible with LEGO toys and other toy construction brands and can be cut to any desired size. The other side has a re-usable adhesive backing to allow builders to construct on nearly any object, around corners and on curved surfaces to make 3D creations.
  • Each roll will feature an exciting new way to play with Mayka Tape. The line will comprise of 3 core sizes – Small (2 stud / 3.3 ft), Medium (2 stud / 6.6 ft) and Large (4 stud / 6.6 ft) – in 10 popular base colors.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: Small: $12.00, Medium: $18.99, Large: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • These finger puppets come to life when you animate them through the access point in the back. They are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Available in a variety of animals and insects.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $5.99 – $35.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • In a land of fairies, dwarves, and griffins, four girls are chosen to be legendary warriors in the kingdom of Gemina. Known as the Mysticons, their quest is to find all four parts of a magical book called the Codex—each piece of which will grant one of the girls special powers to help her in the battle against evil.
  • Collect all four Mysticons (Arkayna, Zarya, Piper, and Em), each of which comes with accessories like weapons, arm bracers, and pets, and stand at 7 inches tall.
  • They all include a Topps Mysticons trading card with a code to unlock quests in the mobile app, Secrets of Gemina.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.97
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Amazon, Walmart


  • Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts, a child’s first collectible toy line of micro figures and playsets, introduces the world where Cabbage Patch kids, babies and pets actually live.
  • The Little Sprouts world is bustling with neighborhood pals and fun. Skip along the friend-filled streets, snuggle with loveable furry pets, and help sweet babies stay healthy and grow.
  • Kids can collect all 120 Little Sprouts kid, baby, and pet figures. Available in blind bags, four-packs, eight-packs, Little Sprouts Patch Vet Center Play Set, Little Sprouts Cabbage Academy, and Little Sprouts Babyland General Hospital
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $2.99-$29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us


  • Smooshy Mushy from RedwoodVentures is part of the newest collectible craze, full of exciting, super squishy, slow-rise surprises.
  • Each Smooshy Mushy series includes one of eight randomly assorted pets. Kids can unwrap the container to find out which scented Smooshy Mushy squishy surprise is inside.
  • Every pet has a Bestie they can’t live without so kids should keep searching to find out, which tiny squishy “Bestie” is their pets BFF. Sets also come with a “what’s your smooshy name?” game, a nametag, mini container, stickers, and a collectible poster.
  • For fall of ’17 kids can collect 24 food-themed Smooshy Mushy Pets to discover, squish, and trade with their friends.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Pikmi Pops is the only brand that combines collectible scented plush with a range of fun mystery items packaged inside an iconic lollipop vessel!
  • The Surprise Pack include 2 adorable scented Pikmi plush, 3 mystery items, 2 secret messages, and a collector’s guide…it’s totally blind so you never know what you’re going to get!
  • Each adorable plush delivers a sweet surprise in terms of material finishes, scent, levels of rarity, and mystery items.
  • The lollipop vessel is fun, fresh and iconic, and designed with bright colors & graphics to “pop” on shelf.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $10.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Fijix Spinners are the perfect combination of a focus device and a fun fidget toy! Very easy to spin using two hands or take it up a level with the flick of your wrist to balance and keep it spinning in one hand. The high speed and long spin time will not only keep you focused but allow for tons of tricks. Each spin is a chance to beat your own spin time or challenge a friend!
  • Highly collectible, each side of the spinner has different graphics of your favorite charactersR2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers. Put it in your pocket and make anytime, spin time!
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP $4.99


  • Nano Metalfigs are a line of collectible 1.65” scale 100% die cast figures, each with that distinctive die-cast feel weighing around 24-30g. Perfect for kids and collectors of all ages.
  • New models include Harry Potter, Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, Minnie and Mickey.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: (SRP $0.99), 5-packs (SRP $4.99) and 10-packs (SRP $9.99).
  • Available: Walmart


  • A 2-8 player family-friendly game that’s great for parties and family time together. Verti-Go is a balance and strategy game featuring 32 cards with die-cut slits on each side that players use to build towers.
  • Players take turns building ingenious designs off of a base that’s shaped like a soda can, careful to balance their addition so the structure doesn’t fall. As players take turns building their highest tower, they are working to make it more difficult for their competitors to keep the structure in balance. The first player to get rid of their cards wins.
  • The base doubles as a carrying case for the cards.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon