Got some stockings that need stuffing?
Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by Cityline to show off some great last-minute toys that make perfect stocking stuffers. 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.
( CABBAGE PATCH KIDS CUTIES ZOO FRIENDS WICKED COOL TOYS)
Proving that friends always win in the end, the Cabbage Patch dolls are all ready to party like animals.
Decked out in animal-themed onesies, each doll is clad in a specific animal costume with a removable hood to show off their cute adorable faces and bald heads.
These 9-inch soft cuddly beanbag body dolls with their plastic head showcase the traditional Cabbage Patch Kids’ look.
These dolls come in 6 different varieties: Austin Lion, Sidney Monkey, Talulah Tiger, Serena Giraffe, Frost Polar Pear, and Libby Koala. Each sold separetly.
Age: 18 MOS+
Available: cabbagepatchkids.com, Target
Canada: CAD $16.99 at TRU CA
SMOOSHY MUSHY SERIES 4 CUP ‘N CAKES ( REDWOODVENTURES)
Smooshy Mushy Pets and Besties are in search of the best hot cocoa and pastries in Smooshyville!
Open up your hot cocoa to-go cup and see which NEW, sweet smelling, pet and bestie you received!
Unwrap and collect all eight to uncover the squishy surprises.
Canada: CAD $11.88 at Walmart
( CALICO CRITTERS NURSERY SERIES BLIND BAGS: BABY BAND SERIES EPOCH EVERLASTING PLAY)
Blind bags add the element of surprise to Calico Critters play!
Each blind bag includes a new Baby Band critter and a musical instrument that children can add to their nursery collection.
The collection includes eight new collectable babies to complete the band: Shiloh Yellow Labrador on xylophone, Daisy Maple Cat playing the Trumpet, Jason Cuddle Bear with cymbals, Henry Sweetpea Rabbit on the drums, Milo Toy Poodle with accordion, Grace Hopscotch Rabbit playing the violin, Joseph Tuxedo Cat on the piano, and Luke Hazelnut Chipmunk playing the tambourine
Canada: CAD $4.99 each at Walmart, specialty retail
( DO DATS ALEX BRANDS)
ALEX DIY Do Dats will have your friends asking, how did you DO Dat?
Kids can make an adorable and unique dangling character to hang with the included 25 beads and accessories!
Mix and match the beaded parts with other Do Dats characters.
Each Do Dat hangs from anywhere with the included lobster clasp and has special beads that allow her to hold hands with her friends.
She also comes with a mystery bead as a creative surprise, a two-piece body frame, and instructions.
Do Dats are available in six different characters, each with an original personality and look: Sprinkles, Burgadette, Punky, Gloria, Celeste, and Unie.
Available: Party City, Toy City, LearningExpress.com
Canada: CAD $7.99 at TRU, CAD $9.99 at Mastermind
( CUPCAKE SURPRISE CLASSIC TALES SUNNY DAYS ENTERTAINMENT)
With a little sweet magic and infinite imagination, decadent desserts transform into princesses with every Cupcake Surprise!
Every princess doll will be the belle of the ball and all the bakeries of the land in her sparkly gown and decorative bonnet, or indulge in a sugary treat and serve these charming cupcakes fresh from the oven.
Expect endless playtime and never-ending wonderment in each Cupcake Surprise – discover deliciously scented fragrances with every doll!
Whether in the bakery, kitchen, or castle, the sweet-smelling 2-in-1 toy will surely inspire imaginative play.
Each doll comes with her own styling hairbrush.
Packaged in new and different styles with six available scents: strawberry, vanilla, grape, chocolate, lemon, and peanut butter.
MSRP: $9.99 each
Available: Amazon, specialty stores
Canada: CAD $9.99 at Walmart CA, Mastermind
( LITTLEST PET SHOP HUNGRY PETS HASBRO)
Includes 1 Classic-scale pet and 3 themed accessories.
Cool pets dressed up like their favorite treats
Classic-scale pets with accessories
10 to collect (Each sold separately.)
Canada: CAD $6.99 at Amazon.ca
( PLAYMOBIL NHL PLAYER FIGURES PLAYMOBIL)
Race into actions with the NHL Player Figures.
Simply pull back the set’s lever to move the hockey stick and fire the puck across the rink.
Set includes one figure with team jersey, hockey stick, puck, player number decals, helmet, and other protective gear.
New Player Figures now available as the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Arizona Coyotes, Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks, Carolina Hurricanes, and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Also available in Goalie Figures.
Connect the figure with the NHL Hockey Arena (sold separately) for added fun.
Available: Amazon, Walmart
Canada: CAD $9.99 at Amazon CA, Walmart CA
( BOXY GIRLS JAY@PLAY)
Boxy Girls love shopping online for anything fashion – shoes, clothes, bags, makeup, jewelry and more! They can’t wait to receive their online orders in packages shipped right to the door! Unbox the packages with Boxy Girls to discover tons of fashion surprises.
Each Boxy Girl comes with four packages to unbox. Unbox shoes, bags, makeup, and more!
Plus, get more package to unbox with the Boxy Girls Fashion Pack. The fashion pack features six packages of fashion surprises to unbox. Each package looks just like a real shipping box, it even includes a shipping label.
Experience the excitement as kids tear open the shipping tape to open the package, inside you’ll find your fashion surprises wrapped delicately in tissue paper and packing material. Plus, you’ll find stickers and thank you notes inside.
Boxy Girls are 8 inches tall and feature five points of articulation.
Canada: USD $14.94 (Walmart exclusive, can ship to Canada)
( THE SNEAKY SNACKY SQUIRREL GAME EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)
Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, and place it into your log. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin “pick an acorn,” “steal an acorn,” or “lose an acorn,” so be strategic, little squirrel!
Color matching game for all ages.
Designed to teach matching, sorting, counting, and simple math skills.
Great first board game for a child.
Quick, fun game that can be played continuously in a short time.
Easy setup and cleanup.
Reinforces color learning.
Develops strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills.
Encourages social skills and turn-taking.
Practices memory and attention skills.
Canada: CAD $51.09 at Amazon, Walmart
( REALLY RAD ROBOTS YAKBOT MOOSE TOYS)
Meet YakBot, your back chattin’ buddy!
He’ll record and warp your voice by rotating his dial.
He has 4 cool voice filters: Pitch shift, Reverse, Robot and Echo!
Got a question? Yakbot has the answer – He’s a genius!
Time Blast Prank! Set the timer and surprise your friends.
There are 3 Yakbots to collect!
Available: Amazon, Target
Canada: CAD $21.99 at Amazon CA, Walmart CA
( STIKBOT DINO ZING)
Travel back in time to the Jurassic Age with Stikbot Dinos, available in six different dinos in multiple colors.
With nearly 100 million views on YouTube, Stikbot continues to turn kids into creative stop-motion animation moviemakers, letting their imagination run wild.
Stikbot Pets are easy-to-pose animal-styled figures, built with suction cup hands and feet, which can stick to almost any flat surface.
With the free Stikbot Studio app, available on iOS and Android, kids can snap individual photos and stitch them together into a film, complete with built-in music and sound effect options.
Users can share their creations using #Stikbot and see what others are making all over the world!
Available: Walmart, Amazon
Canada: CAD $6.99 at Amazon CA, Walmart CA
( FLIP FINZ YULU)
Spin it, twirl it, flip it, and light it up!
Flip Finz is the next generation of fun skill and action toys that build hand-eye coordination.
It has a unique shape and each fin contains a bright LED light that pulses with each move, so you can play all day and night.
With over 100+ tricks, Flip Finz provides non-stop exciting challenges for you to master.
Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart
Canada: CAD $8.97 at Amazon CA, Walmart CA
( RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES DELUXE NINJA ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT PLAYMATES)
Each action-posed, deluxe figure stands 5.5 inches tall and is ready to take out the baddies with shell kickin’ ninja action.
Set the Ninja in motion and let go to activate deluxe flipping action! The Turtles let out an action shout as they flip, and then land their flip with a signature Turtle weapon sound effect!
Assortment includes: Raphael Sideflip Ninja Attack, Leonardo Backflip Ninja Attack, Donatello Sideflip Ninja Attack, Michelangelo Pop-Up Ninja Attack
MSRP: $12.99 each
Available: major retailers (October 2018)
Canada: CAD $18.99 each at TRU