Christmas is just around the corner, and our time for holiday shopping is quickly coming end. To help us finish finding those last-minute gifts before the holidays, Toy Insider senior editor Marissa DiBartolo appeared on The Steve Harvey Show to share some of this year’s absolute hottest toys. From an interactive video game to a modern spin on the classic Easy Bake Oven, check out the top toys for every kid on your list.


SpinMaster.MeccanoidLifstyleMeccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot (Spin Master)

  • Design and control the Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot for unlimited interactive fun!
  • The robot features 600 parts that enable you to create multiple designs, with six motors that control the head, arms, and feet for realistic movement.
  • Use the Learned Intelligent Movement programming mode to record and play robotic arm movements, or have your own movements tracked and mirrored.
  • The LED lights can change into more than 500 different colors as MeccaNoid tells jokes, phrases and facts, relays black birthdays and names, starts conversations and asks questions, while responding to pre-programmed and an unlimited amount of recorded voice commands.
  • Download the free MeccaNoid app to control movements from your phone with the Rag Doll Avatar for never-ending entertainment.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $179.99


Kurio Xtreme 2™ featuring Kurio Motion 2.0 (KD Interactive)Kurio Xtreme with Bumper

  • Kurio Xtreme 2 is the safest, most fun, full-featured Android™ tablet built especially for kids.
  • It combines a modern, sleek design and the most advanced tablet technology with a kid-tough bumper and shatter-proof screen protector, so it’s built to withstand even the most extreme play.
  • Includes 18 exclusive Kurio Motion body-movement-controlled games that will have kids up off the couch—running, jumping and dancing in front of their tablets.  All-new Kurio Motion 2.0 multiplayer games let kids play cooperatively and competitively in playground games like baseball and tug of war, and extreme sports like rafting and paragliding.
  • Xtreme 2 is fully loaded with more than 60 apps (a $300 value) for out-of-the-box play, and with parents’ permission, kids can access millions more apps through the Google Play store.
  • Includes a free lifetime subscription to Kurio’s robust parental controls and Kurio Genius internet filtering system, which is updated daily.  Parents can set time controls, manage apps and determine web access for up to eight user profiles.
  • Also includes Kurio SOS, Kurio’s live, instant 24/7 customer care service that offers free, unlimited live chat sessions with a tech expert—and Kurio’s technicians can actually remotely takeover the device and resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Xtreme 2 also has a kickstand built in, and can connect to the family TV through the HDMI port.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $129.99


Hasbro.EasyBakeUltimateOvenBakingStarEditionEasy Bake Ultimate Oven Baking Star Edition (Hasbro) 

  • The Baking Star Edition of the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven lets kids feel like baking stars when they make scrumptious treats for family and friends.
  • This updated version of the classic toy oven looks truly modern in sleek white, with sparkly gold, pink, purple, and periwinkle accents for a fresh look.
  • The oven comes complete with everything young bakers need to make mini Sparkle Cakes — delectable frosted brownies topped with rainbow sugar sprinkles!
  • Includes oven, baking pan, pan tool, chocolate brownie mix, vanilla frosting mix, rainbow sugar crystals, and instructions.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $54.99


People Blocks (Magna-Tiles)MagnaTiles.PeopleBlocks

  • Designed to be your child’s first building blocks – People Blocks are specifically for the tiny hands of infants and toddlers – those age 12-months and up – and will help develop motor and creative skills at an early age while having fun building and exploring their creativity.
  • At age 1, children will learn how to stack easily with the power of magnets.
  • At age 2, children will begin matching and pattern building by exploring new angles and unique designs.
  • By age 3+, a child’s imagination will take control and you will see them building and creating new things that they see everyday to very unique designs that they imagine.
  • Ages: 1+
  • MSRP: $59.99


FisherPrice.ImaginextUltraTRexImaginext Ultra T-Rex (Fisher-Price)

  • With light-up spikes and eyes, scary sound effects, boulder launcher, and projectile claw, this big dino is definitely king of the Jurassic jungle!
  • A little dino lover’s imagination gets a gigantic boost from this bony T-Rex, with 3 Power Pads to bring him roaring to life.
  • Turn the Power Pad behind his tail and he starts walking. A turn of the Power Pad above his left hip allows him to stand to his full height of two and a half feet tall – and activates the LED lights in his spikes and his eyes. And when kids turn the third Power Pad, his mouth opens and closes with awesome chomping sound effects – and even fires projectiles! If that isn’t enough to scare away enemies, he has two bouler launchers in his chest that can be fired at the push of a button – and a projectile claw!
  • With realistic sound effects while he’s walking, standing, and firing projectiles, this scary dino makes no bones about it. He’s ready to conquer prehistoric lands – and the imaginations of young adventurers everywhere!
  • Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $100.00


Zoomer Kitty (Spin Master)SpinMaster.ZoomerKitty

  • With lifelike movements and realistic kitten sounds, Zoomer Kitty is the closest you can get to having a kitten without actually owning one!
  • The first Zoomer with True Vision Technology, her unique eyes follow you and even change color depending on her mood!
  • Kitty even has cap sensors in her head, cheeks, and ears to know when you’re petting her.
  • She loves to play – watch as she sings, dances, and even says, “ I love you.”
  • Zoomer Kitty comes with her own toy, so she’s ready to play right out of the box.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $99.99


Lego DimensionsLEGO Dimensions (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

  • For the first time in any LEGO video game, fan-favorite universes from movies and TV are fused together just like kinds can do with real LEGO sets, bringing their toys to life!
  • The worlds and favorite characters from DC Comics, Scooby-Doo, The Simpsons, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more are part of the immersive adventure.
  • The LEGO Toy Pad unites physical and digital realms through unparallel interactive puzzle play. It also functions as an additional game controller, giving kids a unique way to interact with the toys and games through the experience.
  • Allows for any combination of seven characters, vehicles, and gadgets to be simultaneously brought into the game at one time. Kids can also interchangeably interact with any combination of characters, vehicles, and gadgets throughout the game in any of the worlds. Imagine Homer driving the Batmobile down the Yellow Brick Road!
  • The initial Starter Pack will offer endless opportunities for kids to customize their experiences with LEGO building and re-building. Expansion Packs are interchangeable and compatible.
  • Introducing Adventure Worlds, where every character has the ability to unlock a corresponding world of the same brand to provide additional gameplay.
  • Available on September 27 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation4, PlayStation3, and the Wii U system from Nintendo
  • Age: 10+
  • MSRP: Starter Pack $99.99, Level Pack: $29.99, Team Pack: $24.99, Fun Pack: $14.99