Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht joined CBS in Tampa to give a sneak peek at the hot toys kids will be asking for this year. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
A pineapple with a lot of feelings! Kids can explore emotion identification and expressions by playing with this tropical friend’s 26 changeable pieces, such as mouths, eyes, eyebrows, and hands.
The Ryan’s World World Tour Hot Air Balloon takes kids on a globetrotting adventure. Inside the hot air balloon-shaped case, kids will find 12 of the 80 available country-specific micro figures, a passport book, and a DLC card for the Tag with Ryan app. This product will be available exclusively at Target beginning March 1.
Behind every door, a surprise is in store! Kids discover the ultimate unboxing experience with a fresh packaging design featuring multiple layers of peel and reveal surprises. Including five, six, or seven mini Disney Doorables collectible figures, each character stands approximately 1.5 inches tall and features stylized detailing with sparkly glitter eyes! There are 41 characters in Series 5 to collect from the stories of Mickey & Friends, Bambi, Cinderella, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, The Aristocats, Toy Story, Moana, and Frozen.
Kids can dream big by directing, producing, starring in, and sharing their own music videos, using tracks from across the globe, led by chart hits from Universal Music Group’s unrivaled artists. Requires verified parental consent on all content uploaded to the App feed. Choose one of the many songs in the App from a broad variety of established artists – both contemporary chart-toppers and instantly recognizable classics. Create a band from a collection of new, physical minifigures, which can be customized and brought to life in different scales through AR technology in the VIDIYO App. Line up special effects in the form of ‘BeatBits’ and place them on the scanning stage. BeatBits are decorated 2x2 square LEGO elements, which once scanned unlock digital effects that let you control everything from video and music styles to scene effects Hitting the selected BeatBits in the App, kids then take creative control of their own music video production, triggering dance moves and audio/video effects in an amazing 60-second performance, which can be trimmed down to five, 10, 15, or 20-second shareable clips.
This kid-friendly digital camera lets kids create instant black and white photo printouts. It also features special photo effects, and takes panoramic photos. Kids can print out and color their own comic strips, games, cards, characters, play money, and more. The lens even flips up for selfies. This product will be available in the fall.