Last Minute Gifts on Global News’ The Morning Show

Looking for great holiday gifts at the last minute? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Global News’ The Morning Show to talk about great gifts 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.


CUTIE CARS DRIVE-IN DINER PLAYSET (MOOSE TOYS)

  • Kids can pull up their ride at the Cuties Car Drive-in Diner. This playset allows kids to take their Cutie Cars on a spin in the rotating Drive-Through, ride up the elevator or grab a meal on the go, or pull up a tray at the parking bay. Each playset includes 1 Mini Shopkin and 1 exclusive Cutie Car.
  • Age: 5+
  • Canadian MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

SQUISH-DEE-LISH (JAKKS PACIFIC)

  • Squish-Dee-Lish are super cute slow-rise squishies that are fun to squeeze and to collect.
  • Series 1 combines adorable animals with dee-lish foods and has 24 styles to collect.
  • Designs include a panda on top of pancakes, a sherbert bird, a pear bear, and so many more!
  • Each blind foil bag contains one squishy.
  • Age: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon

3DOODLER START ROBOTICS PEN SET (3DOODLER)

  • The Robotics Pen Set is the perfect toy set for a budding roboticist and engineer.
  • Kids can follow the step-by-step Activity Guide included to create simple robots, two legged, four-legged and six-legged walking or crawling robots!
  • This 3-D printing pen and its creations are not hot to touch and use BPA-free plastic, making it completely safe for kids to use.
  • The pen nozzle and plastic can safely be touched with no burn risks.
  • As a tactile learning toy, the 3Doodler Start inspires creativity, design, planning, building, and spatial understanding.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

BARBIE FUNDAMENTAL CHEMISTRY SET (THAMES & KOSMOS)

  • Barbie is one of the top students in her chemistry class. For an extracurricular project, she and a fellow classmate put together a series of science demonstrations to present to other students at their school. This colorful carrying case is actually a portable science lab with all sorts of tools and materials for science experiments.
  • As you read the story in the illustrated manual, you can experiment with six fun, safe potions and concoctions, each demonstrating important scientific principles. Learn the chemistry and physical science behind all the special properties of these potions.
  • Thames & Kosmos partners with Mattel to expand its line of Barbie science kits.
  • Kids can learn about chemistry and complete six experiments.
  • Fun to get girls interested in STEM subjects, specifically through potions and colorful carrying case.
  • Age: 4+
  • Canadian MSRP: $43.50
  • Available: Amazon, Toys R Us

CABBAGE PATCH KIDS LITTLE SPROUTS—FIGURES AND PLAY SETS (WICKED COOL TOYS)

  • 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.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $3.99-$14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

 

POOPYHEAD (IDENTITY GAMES)

  • Poopyhead, the game where # 2 always wins! Try to beat your opponents in this dirty action game by keeping the right order in mind!
  • All must play their cards on a pile, keeping in mind that they play the right order: Toilet – Poo – Paper – Wash your hands. Once a player cannot play a card, he or she immediately pushes the whoopie cushion. Now, whoever has the most cards left, will need to place a poo on his or her head. After 5 games, the player with the most poo on his or her head loses!
  • 2-4 players.
  • ·    Age: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys R Us

PLAYMOBIL GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1 (PLAYMOBIL)

  • Speed through the city in the iconic Ecto-1, an exact replica of the Ecto-1 in the original Ghostbusters film!
  • This legendary action vehicle has plenty of space for proton packs and ghost traps thanks to the detachable roof. With functioning lights and original sounds exactly like the vehicle in the movie, the Ecto-1 is set for ghostbusting action.
  • Set also includes Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz in their official uniforms with two detachable proton packs and proton lasers, ghost trap, PKE meter for measuring psychokinetic energy, and silicone slime splatters that stick to smooth surfaces.
  • 3 x AAA batteries required.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $44.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Amazon
  • Speed through the city in the iconic Ecto-1, an exact replica of the Ecto-1 in the original Ghostbusters film!
  • This legendary action vehicle has plenty of space for proton packs and ghost traps thanks to the detachable roof. With functioning lights and original sounds exactly like the vehicle in the movie, the Ecto-1 is set for ghostbusting action.
  • Set also includes Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz in their official uniforms with two detachable proton packs and proton lasers, ghost trap, PKE meter for measuring psychokinetic energy, and silicone slime splatters that stick to smooth surfaces.
  • 3 x AAA batteries required.
  • Age: 6+
  • Canadian MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

CLASSIC COLORFORMS PICTURE PANELS PLAY SETS (KAHOOTZ)

  • Kids can mix and match more than 150 Colorforms pieces to create endless settings, then re-stick the shapes to imagine new stories over and over again!
  • Fun re-stickable shapes and pieces make it easy for little fingers to create their own creatures, vehicles, and scenes.
  • Double-sided Picture Panels enhance creative storytelling with colorful play scenes on one side and fun puzzles on the back.
  • Two-in-one double-sided Picture Panels have colorful play scenes on one side and puzzles on the other for open-ended and guided Colorforms play for children of all ages!
  • The package includes lots of design ideas to guide younger children, plus plenty of classic shapes, pieces, and surfaces for older kids to use their imagination to create their own Colorforms world, over and over again.
  • Available in Animal or Vehicle sets (sold separately)
  • Age: 3+
  • Canadian MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Specialty toy stores in the U.S. and Canada

DISNEY CHARACTER PUPPETS (FOLKMANIS)

  • These full body hand puppets come to life when you animate mouth and hands through the access point in the back. Find pockets in the gloves to wave, clap, and blow kisses.
  • The Mickey puppet is the essence of all things Disney, with his iconic red shorts, yellow-gold shoes, and white gloves.
  • The Minnie puppet is adorned in her classic vintage style, with polka-dot skirt over bloomers, over-sized high heeled pumps, white gloves, and flower in hat.
  • Also available are Donald, Pluto, and Goofy.
  • Age: 3+
  • Canadian MSRP: $100
  • Available: Amazon

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