Got some stockings that need stuffing? Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox 4 in Ft. Myers with some great toy ideas that will 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.


  • This T. Rex figuring has a moveable lower jaw
  • Stands at 5.71 inches high and 12.4 inches long
  • Age:  5-12
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble


  • This unicorn figurine is decorated with rhinestones
  • Stands at 6.3 inches
  • Part of the Bayala franchise
  • Age:  5-12
  • MSRP: $8.99
  • Available: Amazon, Tractor Supply Compa


  • Ideal stocking stuffer.
  • Portable for on-the-go fun…great for car trips.
  • Includes four mini finger puppets: black bear, gray squirrel, beaver, and red fox in a colorful canvas carrying case.
  • Species information printed on a card inside.
  • Inspires sharing and creative storytelling.
  • Good for solo or group play.
  • Ages 3+
  • MSRP $21.99
  • CDN $30.00
  • Available:


  • Cinco Linko is a super-simple five-in-a-row tile game that you can clip to your bag and play on the go, no matter where you’re headed.  
  • With no game board required, any flat surface can be your playing field
  • Just choose a color, grab your stack, and take turns laying down tiles side-by-side until someone manages to get five-in-a-row of their color, horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
  • Run out of tiles? Well, that just means you’ll have to pick up the ones you’ve already placed and reposition them one by one until you manage to sneak your line of five past the other players.
  • Cinco Linko comes with 60 tiles (15 pink, 15 yellow, 15 green, 15 orange). The tiles stack easily onto four included racks that clip together to keep the game together on the go.
  • 2-4 Players
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart 


  • 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.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99 each
  • Available: Amazon, specialty stores  


  • Celebrate 50 years of speed, imagination, and competitive spirit with Super Impulse and Mattel’s World’s Smallest Hot Wheels collection.
  • The reboot includes original sets dating back to 1968 in mini form.
  • The special collection includes vibrant, collectible cars in three series, three World’s Smallest race track sets, a World’s Smallest Super Set with four tracks and accessories, the World’s Smallest Mini Rally case, and World’s Smallest Hot Wheels Blind Boxes.
  • Combine all the sets to build unique super sets!
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: World’s Smallest Series 1, 2, and 3-$4.99 to $5.99; World’s Smallest Mini Race Sets-$11.47 to $15.58; World’s Smallest Mini Rally Case-$7.99 to $10.99; World’s Smallest Hot Wheels Blind Boxes-?
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Cracker Barrel, Hobby Lobby


  • Silly Squeaks are collectible musical pets, each with five interactive songs and 16 surprise silly sounds.
  • Kids can press their backs to play music or press their faces to hear them sing.
  • There are eight characters to collect in series one, each with its own musical genre and unique personality.
  • Play along with a pre-programmed songs (Play Mode A), or play your own song using the full musical scale (each Silly has its own note – Play Mode B)
  • Addicting, soft, tactile feel.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon


  • Zookiez are the collectible plush toy that have flexible hands and feet… easily hang them onto anything and bring them along with you knowing that they will stay in one place.
  • Zookiez toys are perfect as bracelets, for clipping onto your bed at night, or even to bring in the car with you! They can just hold onto nearly any surface and keep clinging on for a very long time. Until you move them from their position, they are quite happy to hang out and enjoy time with you!
  • Zookiez not only keep in one place but they are extremely soft.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart,, specialty