Looking for big smiles this holiday season? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by ABC Palm Beach to show off the must-have toys this holiday season.  For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the items below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.


hatchimalsHatchimals (Spin Master)

  • Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Who’s inside? It’s a surprise!
  • Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Kids must and care for their egg as its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it’s feeling!
  • Once kids have played with it enough, they’ll see rainbow eyes, meaning it’s time to hatch! But, Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Kids’ touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg—it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Now, kids get to raise their furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Hatchimals sing “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage!
  • Kids will teach them how to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what they say in its own voice.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP:$69.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, with retail exclusive characters

babw-trollsTrolls (Build-A-Bear Workshop)

  • The new Trolls collection from Build-A-Bear Workshop includes several characters from the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film, plus exciting clothing, sounds and accessories, so guests can make their own one-of-a-kind Trolls friend.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $28.99–$58.99
  • Available: Build-A-Bear Workshop

llp_snuggleslayingLittle Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy (Moose Toys)

  • Snuggles, My Dream Puppy joins Little Live Pets and moves and feels just like a real puppy.
  • Kids can hold him in his arms and give him a hug. They won’t be able to resist his big brown expressive eyes. They can feed him with his bottle and he’ll fall asleep in their arms, dreaming about them!
  • Snuggles even comes with an adoption certificate for kids to fill in make him their own! He is the no mess pup who loves to be loved!
  • With a pat of the head or a rub of the tummy, Snuggles will close his eyes and make adorable puppy sounds. Kids can even watch him breathe. Snuggles moves, feels and responds just like a real puppy!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $54.99
  • Available: Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

bosebuild-speaker-cube_bose-corporationBOSEbuild Speaker Cube (Bose)

  • The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube uses high-quality parts and materials for durability. It’s easy to build, too. Its instructions involve discovery and education – from how a simple magnet and coil make sound, to how a speaker reproduces music.
  • The coaching is delivered through a free companion app that combines step-by-step guidance with hands-on interaction, confirming success along the way until the Speaker Cube is fully assembled.
  • Kids can add colored LED lights and silhouette covers, for a completely customized speaker.
  • The Speaker Cube pairs to any smartphone or tablet, so kids can stream their favorite songs in an instant.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $149.00
  • Available: Amazon, build.bose.com

pocket-drone_odyssey-toys3Pocket Drone (Odyssey Toys)

  • The next generation in drones is here!
  • Fold-in motors let you take your drone in your pocket!
  • Auto Start and Stop make it easier for beginners to learn to fly.
  • Its versatility even lets you fly indoors or outdoors.
  • Record HD videos and take high-resolution photos and save them onto the included 4 GB micro SD card.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $129.95
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

Speak OutSpeak Out Game (Hasbro)

  • Get ready to be doubled over with laughter with this ridiculous mouthpiece challenge game!
  • The Speak Out game brings friends and family together for laugh-out-loud fun as players try to say different phrases while wearing a mouthpiece that won’t let them shut their mouth.
  • The laughter continues as players try to decipher what in the world their teammate is trying to say, and must correctly guess the phrase in order to earn the card.
  • The team with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
  • Ages: 16+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us