Toy Insider Lead Parent Charlene DeLoach stopped by Better Western Mass in Springfield to show off some spook-tacular toys for the perfect Halloween party. 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.
( TAKE ALONG HAUNTED HOUSE PLAYMOBIL)
Kids can help the scientist mix up a new potion in his lab or help the vampire awake from his coffin.
With the convenient take-along case, this set is perfect for on-the-go fun.
Simply open the two sides and fold down the floor plates to reveal the spooktastic haven.
Recommended for ages four and up.
Also makes great Halloween home décor for a table.
( YELLIES! HASBRO)
This sound-activated creature by Hasbro can yell, talk, sing, clap, or play music.
Each Yellie has eyes that light up and legs that move as they respond to your voice.
Scream with delight because the louder you yell, the faster they go!
Each cute critter has a unique personality, so it is fun to pick up one of the 12 spiders currently available for your own creature crypt.
Available: Major toy retailers, hasbrotoyshop.com
( FUGGLER FUNNY UGLY MONSTER PLUSH SPIN MASTER)
Fugglers from Spin Master are mischievous and misunderstood creatures with unpredictable personalities.
If you get a Fuggler, be prepared to sleep with your mouth closed and one eye open to watch those human-like teeth in the tiny mouth and the leering, peering (and possibly bulbous) eyes.
You could collect all 40 Fugglers (and make a freaky Fugglers Halloween mantlepiece), but you’ve been warned: proceed with extreme caution!
MSRP: $14.99 – $24.99
Available: Barnes & Noble, GameStop, Target, Walmart
( SMASHY MASHY REDWOODVENTURES)
Each Smashy Mashy creature by Redwood Adventures is nacho cheese-scented
Comes in a stackable, reusable hazardous waste container with a “try-me” disappearing green ooze feature.
The container includes a unique Smashy Mashy creature, a junk food buddy, a sticker, and a poster with a secret decoder.
These squishy characters are a little bit edgy (and answers the question about what happens if you mix a pug dog with a unicorn).
Available: Walmart exclusive
( UNTAMED T-REX SKELETON DINOS: DOOM AND GLOOM AKA THE BONEHEADS WOWWEE)
Halloween is made for Doom and Gloom.
In this case, AKA The Boneheads from WowWee and the new Untamed line.
WowWee‘s Fingerlings family has grown from the original squad of six monkeys to a pack of fierce and ferocious dinosaurs!
Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these interactive pets will react to touch, motion, and sounds with more than 40 different sounds and animations.
Doom and Gloom also are able to glow in the dark making these predator pals perfectly petrifying for Halloween night!
MSRP: $14.99 each
( EVIL EYE UNIVERSITY GAMES)
Looking for a spooktacular game to play at a Halloween party? Then look into the Evil Eye by University Games.
The goal is to blow out the candles as many times as you can to score points – but don’t get caught!
Hide quickly, because if the Evil Eye sees you, your candle will turn red.
You will not score any points until the candle turns yellow again.
If your candle blinks when the coffin pops open, you have won!
Look in the coffin to see the winner’s score!
Best place to play this game? In the dark with kids 5 and up!