It’s not too late to get your hands on some hot holiday toys. Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by HLN’s Weekend Express to show off some great last-minute gift ideas and stocking stuffers. 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.


3DOODLER CREATE+ 3D PRINTING PEN (3DOODLER)

  • Create anything in 3D, from boxes and frames to cell phone cases, robots, famous structures, jewelry and much, much more. If you can think it in 3D, you can Doodle it in 3D.
  • The 3Doodler Create+ includes more than 600 feet of plastic of Doodling fun right out of the box, thanks to multiple packs of PLA and ABS plastic in each box.
  • A variety of kits can be purchased separately to use along with the Create+, including purses and clutches, engines, robotics, famous landmarks, vases, candle holders and more.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, 3Doodler.com and a bevy of national retailers including Michael’s and soon to be Target and Walmart.com

YETI SET GO! (PLAYMONSTER)

  • Yeti, Set, Go! is a follow-up to PlayMonster’s award-winning Yeti in My Spaghetti! It takes the yeti theme to a whole new level, as this game features four different Yetis with four unique personalities!
  • There’s big, all-play action in Yeti, Set, Go! as Yetis are kicking meatballs onto a snowy mountain!
  • Players make their Yeti kick the balls by boppin’ them on the head over and over and over! Skill comes in to play, too, because players can aim their Yetis by swiveling them back and forth. So, meatballs are flying all over, as players try to get them to land on all of the ledges in their side of the mountain!
  • It’s a fun, fast-paced, action-packed game.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Walmart

TYRANNASAURUS REX (SCHLEICH)

  • This T. Rex figuring has a moveable lower jaw
  • Stands at 5.71 inches high and 12.4 inches long
  • Age:  5-12
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble

RAINBOW UNICORN FOAL (SCHLEICH)

  • This unicorn figurine is decorated with rhinestones
  • Stands at 6.3 inches
  • Part of the bayala franchise
  • Age:  5-12
  • MSRP: $8.99
  • Available: Amazon, Tractor Supply Company

CUPCAKE SURPRISE CLASSIC TALES (SUNNY DAYS ENTERTAINMENT)

  • With a little sweet magic and infinite imagination, decadent desserts transform into princesses with every Cupcake Surprise!
  • Every princess doll will be the belle of the ball and all the bakeries of the land in her sparkly gown and decorative bonnet, or indulge in a sugary treat and serve these charming cupcakes fresh from the oven.
  • Expect endless playtime and never-ending wonderment in each Cupcake Surprise – discover deliciously scented fragrances with every doll!
  • Whether in the bakery, kitchen, or castle, the sweet-smelling 2-in-1 toy will surely inspire imaginative play.
  • Each doll comes with her own styling hairbrush.
  • Packaged in new and different styles with six available scents: strawberry, vanilla, grape, chocolate, lemon, and peanut butter.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99 each
  • Available: Amazon, specialty stores  

CINCO LINKO (CARDINAL GAMES/BIG POTATO)

  • Cinco Linko is a super-simple five-in-a-row tile game that you can clip to your bag and play on the go, no matter where you’re headed.  
  • With no game board required, any flat surface can be your playing field
  • Just choose a color, grab your stack, and take turns laying down tiles side-by-side until someone manages to get five-in-a-row of their color, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
  • Run out of tiles? Well, that just means you’ll have to pick up the ones you’ve already placed and reposition them one by one until you manage to sneak your line of five past the other players.
  • Cinco Linko comes with 60 tiles (15 pink, 15 yellow, 15 green, 15 orange). The tiles stack easily onto four included racks that clip together to keep the game together on the go.
  • 2-4 Players
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart (December 2018)

HOLLYWOOD RIDES DIE-CAST VEHICLES (JADA TOYS)

  • Jada takes iconic Hollywood film and television vehicles from both the past and present and brings them to life with four-wheeled, metal die-cast replicas.
  • Each vehicle features a die-cast body and rubber tires and is a must have in any pop culture collection.
  • The line features cars from popular entertainment franchises including Transformers, Marvel, and DC.
  • Each vehicle features an opening hood, doors, and trunk.
  • All of the 1:24 scale collectibles feature exterior styling directly from the movies.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target

CALICO CRITTERS BABY CHOO-CHOO TRAIN AND TREE HOUSE (EPOCH EVERLASTING PLAY)

  • These play sets (sold separately) are scaled to fit the baby Calico Critter figures
  • Each set comes with one baby Calico Critter and a playset
  • Take a spin around the tracks in a train that moves, or have adventures in a treehouse (with a slide and swing)
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $17.95 each
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, specialty

ZOOKIEZ SLAPPY (TOY TARGET)

  • Zookiez are the collectible plush toy that have flexible hands and feet… easily hang them onto anything and bring them along with you knowing that they will stay in one place.
  • Zookiez toys are perfect as bracelets, for clipping onto your bed at night, or even to bring in the car with you! They can just hold onto nearly any surface and keep clinging on for a very long time. Until you move them from their position, they are quite happy to hang out and enjoy time with you!
  • Zookiez not only keep in one place but they are extremely soft.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart, specialty