Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski joined ABC World News Now to give a sneak peek at some of the hottest new toys of 2021. 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.
Why wait to visit an arcade when you can make your own Pinball Machine? This kit contains all the parts kids need and step-by-step instructions to build a fully-functional pinball machine! Designed for learning fundamental principles of STEM/STEAM, each kit comes with easy-to-understand, illustrated instructions with experiments to ensure understanding of concepts learned through play. Eco-Friendly and Sustainable: All Smartivity products use high-quality re-engineered, laser-cut wood responsibly sourced using green practices. Kids can challenge their friends to beat their high score! Learn about levers, momentum, and energy transfer through play.
These interactive characters come with big personalities that kids can reveal when they give their cheeks a squeeze and watch them pop open. Each Dumpling features more than 50 light and sound reactions. Dress them up, tickle them, shake them, and toss them, and watch their little cheeks light up as you play. These collectibles will be available in August 2021.
This dual-sided, tabletop easel comes with paints, pencils, paper, and other art supplies so that two young artists can create at the same time. It also features a storage case for easy cleanup. This product will be available in August.
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.