Previewing 2019’s Hottest Toys on ABC World News Now

Looking for a sneak peak of what toys will be hot in 2019? Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by ABC World News Now to show off some of the hottest new toys debuting at Toy Fair New York. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


MIX & MATCH-A-SAURUS (VTECH)

  • Shake your tail with the Mix & Match-a-saurus!
  • Mix & Match-a-saurus is a silly and sweet friend who also pretends to be a robot and a monster.
  • Mix & Match-a-saurus shares his happy, sleepy and angry feelings while singing and dancing to ballet, hip-hop and marching band music.
  • Insert the colorful tiles on Mix & Match-a-saurus’s back to customize how you want to play with him!
  • Mix & Match-a-saurus always encourages children to follow along. Mix and match the nine tiles to create 27 different responses.
  • A dinosaur egg is included to store all the tiles.
  • Age: 2-5
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Fall 2019

#SNAPSTAR (YULU)

  • #SNAPSTAR is a collection of 6 dolls from YULU—each character is a social influencer, which is highly aspirational for today’s kids.
    • Lola, Yuki, Dawn, Echo, Aspen, and Izzy each have their own personality and interests.
  • The trendsetting squad of six social influencers, each with a distinct personality and unique sense of style, is ready to immerse fans into an exciting world of fashion, beauty, music, travel, photography, and design.
  • Each #Snapstar includes a doll, full outfit and accessories, removable hairstyle, green screen and stand, and a cell phone.
  • Fully poseable with interchangeable wigs & 15 points of articulation, giving kids outstanding creative control for the perfect photo shoot.  As they pose the dolls on the special green screen and stand.
  • Use the  #SNAPSTAR Studio app to glam-up your doll, add backgrounds, then save to the camera roll, share with friends & family or post on their social.
  • Age: 5-11
  • MSRP: Dolls-$14.47, Fashion Pack-$4.47
  • Available: Walmart

BLUME (SKYROCKET)

  • Kids watch their dolls bloom right before their eyes.
  • When they add a few drops of water onto the “seeds,” they will watch as their Blume doll starts to grow out of her flower pot.
  • The doll’s unique hairstyle will emerge as it blooms.
  • Kids can collect 22 dolls from the first collection, which includes “adorable,” “rare,” “super rare,” and one “mystical” doll.
  • Each doll comes with a trendy hairstyle, mix and match outfits, handbags, mini friends, and sticker books.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: All major retailers

SMASH CRASHERS (JUST PLAY)

  • Crash the truck, unbox the stuff. Smash Crashers are vehicles with a collectible twist!
  • Launch the vehicles into action and crash them to unleash the surprise collectibles hidden inside. There are 12 trucks to collect, each featuring unique designs that reflect their personalities!
  • When the Smash Crashers trucks crash, two mystery crates pop out containing surprise collectibles based on a variety of gross-out themes.
  • Ranging from Bathroom Brigade to Grossout Garage, there are 50 uniquely themed figures to collect in Series 1! Each truck comes with a collector’s checklist to help keep track of your crash-tastic crew! Collect as many trucks as you can and race, crash, and smash them for endless unboxing surprises.
  • Each Smash Crasher truck sold separately. Each truck contains two hidden collectibles and one bonus collectible for a total of three collectibles in every package! 50 mini-figures and 12 trucks to collect.  
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon

PINKFONG BABY SHARK OFFICIAL DANCING SONG DOLL (WOWWEE)

  • Move to the music with Pinkfong’s fun and dynamic Baby Shark dancing doll!
  • Watch it dance to the Baby Shark song, the global sensation with over 2 billion views.
  • Tap its head or clap and watch it move and make sounds.
  • Call its name “Baby Shark” for a fun reaction.
  • Age:
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available:

BUNCH O BALLOONS PARTY (ZURU)

  • Take the time and hassle out of blowing up party balloons with Bunch O Balloons Party!  
  • Fill, tie and string up to 40 party balloons in just 40 seconds! There’s no more blowing, no more tying and no need to add ribbon or string!
  • Simply attach the stems to our Electric Party Pump and press GO! Within seconds, your Bunch O Balloons Party stems will fill and self-tie with ease and convenience.
  • Each stem has 8 self-sealing balloons on it, you can choose between 1-stem, 2-stems or 5-stems and watch your balloons fill within 40 seconds!
  • Every 3-stem Refill pack includes our handy helium adaptor which allows you to take your balloons to the next level by filling with helium!
  • Whatever you choose, make sure you join the party and fill, tie and string up to 40 balloons in just 40 seconds!
  • The reusable and refillable balloons are available in various colors and themes.
  • MSRP: Party Pump Pack-$14.99, Refill Pack-$9.99
  • Available: Spring 2019

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