Last Minute Gift Ideas on Western Mass News

Time is running out to get some of these great holiday toys! Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Western Mass News to talk about some great gift ideas for last-minute shoppers. 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.


JEEP AND FERRARI MY FIRST RC (BB JUNIOR)

  • This Ferrari and Jeep are each designed as a first-time, radio-controlled toy.
  • These cars run with a 27 mhz controller with forward and backward buttons, motion sensor to control left and right, realistic horn sound button, and working headlights and taillights.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $40- each sold separately
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

POPOIDS DELUXE BUILDING SET (KAHOOTZ)

  • Kids can stretch their imaginations with Popoids, the classic bend and pop building toy. Make endless contraptions and creatures with this 60-piece building set. Pop together the colorful tubes and connectors—then bend, twist, stretch, and squish to change your creation over and over again.
  • Popoids enhance sensory play with the tactile feel and engaging sounds from squishing, stretching, and popping together the colorful pieces and connectors.
  • It stimulates visual and fine-motor skill development, which is crucial in the preschool years to develop future learning.
  • Encourages imaginative and open-ended creative play with the endless wacky contraptions and crazy creatures kids can inven.
  • Includes 36 Popoid Tubes, 24 Popoid Connectors, idea guide, and storage box with handle.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon

AQUABEADS DELUXE STUDIO (EPOCH EVERLASTING PLAY)

  • The Aquabeads Deluxe Studio has everything kids need to create more than 20 bead art creations.
  • The Deluxe Studio includes more than 1,300 solid and jewel beads, palette, table tray, rainbow pen, and a variety of trays.
  • The Aquabeads Deluxe Studio is designed to stack with other Aquabeads cases such as the Beginner’s Studio, so kids can keep all their beads and creations organized.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Availability: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us

POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL LION FIRE FORTRESS ZORD (BANDAI)

  • The fun never ends with the Power Rangers Ninja Steel Lion Fire Fortress Zord.
  • More than 2 feet long in Fortress mode, and 20 inches tall in Megazord mode, it is Power Rangers Ninja Steel’s biggest Megazord playset.
  • Three modes of play: Megazord mode, Ultra Megazord mode, and Fortress mode.
  • Features a cockpit, twin firing cannons, a helipad, and a jail to hold captured villain figures.
  • Twenty exciting sound effects add to the fun no matter what mode he’s in.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us exclusive

CHOCOLATE EGG SURPRISE MAKER (JAKKS PACIFIC)

  • Kids can make very own chocolate surprise gifts. The Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker is easy to use, and kids will love making, eating, and gifting these chocolate eggs.
  • The 18-piece set includes: egg maker, one dispenser, two egg molds, four capsules, six foils, and four chocolate packets.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

MERGE CUBE (MERGE VR)

  • The Merge Cube is the world’s first holographic object kids can hold in the palm of their hand. Kids can play, learn, and explore in magical new ways.
  • Download apps using a tablet or smartphone, view the cube through your device’s camera, and watch the Merge Cube come to life as it transforms.
  • The Merge Cube experience can be upgraded by selecting the optional virtual reality mode and sliding a smartphone into virtual reality goggles to completely immerse yourself in holographic worlds.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $14.99 ($59.99 for headset)
  • Available: Walmart

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