Last minute toy shopping? It’s not too late. Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Columbus to show off some great holiday toys that you can still find. 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.


ANIMAL PUPPETS (FOLKMANIS)

  • This extraordinary flight of fancy is a perfect and fun gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life.
  • Folkmanis makes the impossible, possible!
  • The large, full-body Flying Pig puppet features soft pink plush, feathery wings and a charming face with wide-open eyes and long lashes. Create puppetry magic with movement in the mouth, all four trotters (legs,) wings, and ears!
  • The Reindeer puppet features a movable mouth, this puppet is a perfect partner to share and tell Christmas stories. It can also double as holiday décor.
  • The Sitting Terrier puppet has soulful eyes and a playful personality that comes to life when kids animate the mouth and wag the tail.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $31.99-69.99
  • Available: folkmanis.com



LEGO FRIENDS THE BIG RACE DAY (LEGO)

  • LEGO Friends The Big Race Day sets the scene for an exciting go-kart race between the friends from Heartlake City.
  • The main race building features a downstairs changing room with lockers and a restroom, while upstairs there’s a winner’s podium and VIP lounge for all the Heartlake City pets to watch the race.
  • There’s a start line and a separate finish line with light and loudspeaker elements.
  • The set also includes three mini-doll figures, each with her own go-kart and launcher, plus three animal figures.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, shop.lego.com, Amazon

TIC TAC TONGUE (YULU)

  • Put on the lizard mask and get ready for a game of skill and speed.
  • One player flips over a number card. The other two players face off to knock down the correct insect card.
  • The lizard that knocks down the most insects the fastest wins!
  • Each Tic Tac Tongue game comes with four lizard masks with washable mouthpieces and tongues, 10 target cards, 10 game cards, and game rules.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $17.99
  • Available: Target
  • Canada: CAD $19.95, Indigo, Incredible Novelties

SMASHERS SERIES 2: GROSS SMASHERS (ZURU)

  • Get ready to smash the ball and collect ‘em all with Smashers Series 2: Gross Smashers.
  • These Smashers feature gross characters contained in a unique Smashball that looks just like an eyeball.
  • Kids can smash open the eyeball to reveal the freaky character hidden inside, covered in slime! 

  • Just like the first series, Series 2 includes limited-edition and very rare figures to find and collect, and “good and bad” characters to battle and earn Smash Points to become a Smasher Elite! 

  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $2.99 for 1-Pack; $4.99 for 3-Pack; $9.99 for 8-Pack; $7.99 for the Smashers Tin; $19.99 for the Smashers Sludge Bus display case
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Kmart, Amazon

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.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart, specialty

BUBBLEEZZ (ORB)

 

  • Bubbleezz live in a squeezy world of wonder and fun called Bubbleverse. Each Bubbleezz contain charms and secret messages.
  • Each Bubbleezz has hundreds of Bubbleezz Beadz inside that move around as you squeeze and transform them.
  • Each Bubbleezz has a special power charm buried within the Bubbleezz Beadz. These charms represent the unique power that help the Bubbleezz during their adventures in the Bubbleverse.
  • There are currently 24 Bubbleezz to collect, ranging in size from Super to Jumbo.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Walmart