Rad Retro Toys on HLN’s Weekend Express

What’s old is fun again. Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by HLN’s Weekend to show off some great retro toys that kids will enjoy as much as their parents did back in the day. 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.


CLASSIC COLORFORMS PICTURE PANELS PLAY SETS (KAHOOTZ)

  • Build colorful themed scenes and puzzles, mix and match over 150 Colorforms pieces to create endless creatures and scenes, then re-stick the shapes to imagine your own stories over and over again!
  • Double-sided Picture Panels enhance creative storytelling with colorful play scenes on one side and fun puzzles on the back.
  • Each Picture Panel also features magnetic edges that connect together to expand and connect your Colorform worlds… panels even stick to the refrigerator to display your creations!
  • The sturdy storage box doubles as a 3D play tray.
  • Choose from Animals, Vehicles, House, Food, School, and Town.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Specialty toy stores

ROCKIN’ RIDER MAVERICK SPRING HORSE (TEK NEK TOYS)

 

  • Kids can squeeze the ears to hear “I’m a Little Pony” song, talking phrases, and realistic sound effects.
  • Featuring soft, huggable plush, three position stirrups, and a sturdy metal frame
  • Also features parent volume control
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Walmart

CABBAGE PATCH KIDS 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION VINTAGE KIDS (WICKED COOL TOYS)

  • The newest Cabbage Patch Kids collection is as special as ever.
  • The tradition continues with more fabulous one-of-a-kind Kids available in a diverse variety of skin tones, hair colors, and themes to mirror a wide cross section of the world’s population!
  • Each 14-inch Cabbage Patch Kid features new fashions and accessories with fun themes such as slumber party, luau, picnic, tea party and more, plus a sweet lollipop accessory to interact with Lots-of-Licks Adoptimal pets!
  • Watch as the adorable Adoptimal really licks the lollipop!
  • Each Kid is special and unique – coming with their very own name, birth date, official birth certificate and adoption papers from BabyLand General Hospital.
  • Make the promise to love and care for your Kid and take the Oath of Adoption to join the Cabbage Patch Kids family today!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $29.99 – $34.99
  • Available: Amazon and Target

STREET ROLLERS (YVOLUTION)

  • Neon Street Rollers mark a new beginning for roller skating.
  • Kids are no longer confined to traditional roller skates; they can personalize your own look so your Neon Street Rollers can match each unique personality/mood with their easily transferable clip-on nature.
  • Simply adjust, strap in, and go! Featuring innovative wheel technology, the LEDs within the wheel light up as the wheels turn, emitting a neon glow.
  • No batteries are required to see them light up—Just skate, glide, and watch the light follow you along the way.
  • Adjustable to all shoe sizes.
  • Suggested maximum of 132 lbs
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: yvolution.com, Walmart, Amazon

POWER ACTION PIKACHU (WICKED COOL TOYS)

  • Cuddly and innovative Power Action Pikachu reacts to motion, lights up, has sound effects, speaks, and has a light-up tail!
  • Engage with Pikachu by squeezing its hands to either see its tail and cheeks light up or for sound effects and to hear Pikachu speak!
  • Innovative sensor technology gives Power Action Pikachu unique interactivity; the more you play and engage with Pikachu, the more varied and dynamic its responses become.
  • Hear Pikachu say “Pika-chuuuuu!” when thrown into battle mode or hear a response with a sad “Pikaaa” when it does.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE 90TH ANNIVERSARY STEAMBOAT WILLIE FEATURE PLUSH (JUST PLAY)

  • Celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse with the Disney Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Steamboat Willie Plush!
  • Steamboat Willie Mickey is a classic to treasure.
  • Press Mickey’s hand to watch him sway along to the iconic Steam Boat Willie song.
  • Mickey comes dressed in the signature Steamboat Willie outfit with matching Captain’s hat and he even holds a felt ship wheel in his hands.
  • Mickey is made with super soft fabrics and exceptional character detail.
  • The perfect gift for kids and collectors alike.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99

ARCADE1UP (ARCADE1UP)

  • Arcade1Up game cabinets look, feel and play just like the classic arcade games you remember.
  • These 3:4 scale Arcade Cabinets let you play seated or standing (Gaming Stool and/or Riser add-on available).
  • The classic upright cabinet design has authentic arcade controls and gameplay, such as joysticks, trackballs, buttons, and sounds.
  • The 17-inch screen features multiplayer controls and no quarters are required for play.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $399
  • Available: Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, FYE

 

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