Looking to create a great sugar-free alternative for your kids Easter baskets? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Great Day Washington to show off some great toys that are great substitutes for Easter basket candy. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


  • The only balloon animals you can keep forever!
  • ZooBalloos are squishy, everlasting balloon-animal figures that never deflate!
  • Each balloon-shaped capsule contains a blind-packed ZooBalloos figure, stickers, and a surprise Bopaballoo self-inflating balloon.
  • Set the Bopaballoo on a hard surface, bop it with your fist, shake it up, then set it on the table and watch it inflate!
  • It will pop out of its wrapper with a sprinkle of confetti! (It looks like magic, but it’s a safe, baking- soda chemical reaction.)
  • Once the Bopaballoo is fully inflated, attach it to the included plastic stand so it looks like a real balloon on a string!
  • It’s the perfect accessory for your ZooBalloos figure.
  • There are 28 different ZooBalloos to collect in Series 1 – 18 Common, 8 Metallic Rare, and 2 Glitter Ultra Rare!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart


  • Mischievous and highly temperamental Grumblies erupt from deep within the Earth’s core.
  • The new version of plush dolls have glowing eyes that slowly turn fire red when provoked.
  • When kids shake, poke, or flip them on their heads too much, the Grumblies have epic meltdowns.
  • Each Grumblies character has its own unique look and story and has more than 40 sounds and reactions.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Kids can unbox big fun with the Ryan’s World Mini Mystery Egg, filled with products featuring Ryan from Ryan ToysReview.
  • The new 5-inch-tall egg comes with a surprise mystery figure, a squishy, or a new Build-a-Ryan Figure, exclusive putty, a bouncy ball, stickers, and Ryan’s World tattoos.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $12.99 to $14.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Kids will love collecting these adorable and funny llamas with unique personalities and styles!
  • Every llama is a surprise
  • Each llama has one of four silly features including winking, spitting, grinning, and sticking its tongue out.
  • Each llama comes with a feature and a soft, molded outfit and headpiece.
  • Llamas have articulated legs and measure 4-inches tall.
  • 24 total llamas to collect in two series, including Trauma Llama, Lucha Llama, and more.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $6.99
  • Available: Amazon (season two coming soon on June 1)


  • Introducing the new series of Orbeez Wow World Wowzer Surprise, Garden of Wonder!
  • These adorable Wowzers come hidden inside a globe filled with clear Orbeez.
  • Simply add water to your globe to magically reveal which Garden of Wonder Wowzer you received.
  • They’re so cute, you’ll want to collect all 20!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: March 1 at Target, Claire’s, Justice, Amazon
  • Available: June 2019 at Target, Claire’s


  • Introducing the Untamed Mad Lab Minis, miniature hybrid creatures created from Untamed DNA.
  • Unveil your DNA samples, extract them from the Geoslime, Biosand, or Terraclay, then classify your brand new creature!
  • Will you unleash a Raptor, T-Rex, Allosaurus, Spinosaurus, Sabre-tooth Tiger, Dire Wolf, Bear, Polar Bear, Gorilla, or Skeleton?
  • Then Mix and Match their heads and bodies to create unique characters such as a Wolfasaurus Rex!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $4.99 each
  • Available: Walmart


  • Build them a home to call their own!
  • Rescue Runts Babies are adoptable mini plush pets that you rescue, groom, collect and love!
  • The four-inch plush pets arrive in their plastic crates in need of some love and care – pluck out their “fleas,” brush their messy fur and tie the ribbon collar on to transform them from ragged runt to perfect pet!
  • The convertible crate offers so many ways to play!
  • Slide the interlocking walls of the crate to turn it into a bed, cubby, carrier or house for your Rescue Runt Baby.
  • Make the house a home by decorating it with the included stickers.
  • Collect all 20+ pets, including cats, dogs, wild animals and mythical creatures!
  • Each Rescue Runts Babies plush is sold separately and includes a convertible crate, 3 fleas, brush, ribbon (use as collar, bow or carrier handle) and stickers.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart