You don’t have to break the bank to find great tech toys this holiday season. Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox in Dallas to show off some of the holiday season’s best budget tech toys. 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.


  • Experience the magic of the LeapStart 3D Interactive Learning System and get kids excited about learning with 3D-like animations that magically bring the activities to life.
  • Perfect for visual or auditory learners, the touch and talk activities enhance learning with interactive animations to help kids build math, reading, problem-solving skills, and more.
  • The LeapStart library of 25+ books (each sold separately) covers a variety of preschool through first grade subjects for 2-7 year olds with more than 30 activities in every book.
  • Many replayable activities have two levels with 50+ key skills per grade level, so kids can play and learn at the level and move up when they’re ready. A total of 400+ activities across the LeapStart library help kids build tomorrow’s skills today.
  • Ages: 2-7
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Ring Racer is rechargeable.
  • Fastest HEXBUG and has Turbo Mode.
  • Remote controlled.
  • Ring Racer Stunt Park comes with ramps to perform tricks.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99 (single) $39.99 Stunt Park
  • Available: Amazon,


  • MiBro, is every kids’ robot partner in fun—the robotic buddy who’s got their back!
  • Take control of MiBro through his Really Rad Remote.
  • With MiBro, kids can play, prank, spy and command.
  • Kids can also speak through him via the remote or put him into stealth mode to be an undercover agent and listen in.
  • MiBro is full of smart talking phrases and sounds, and kids can enjoy with his range of awesome.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Voice Originals: When in Rome is a travel trivia board game that connects to Alexa for a voice-enhanced gaming experience.
  • To play, set up the board and open the When In Rome Alexa Skill on your smart speaker or app, divide into two teams, and the game begins.
  • Alexa teaches you how to play, keeps score, and immerses you in the world of the game.
  • With When In Rome, Alexa will fly you around the world to the 20 different cities on the map, where you’ll be introduced to real recorded locals who ask questions about the city’s music, culture, food, customs, landmarks, and more.
  • Alexa also keeps score and remembers what questions you’ve been asked and is always ready to throw a new one at you!
  • Requires Amazon Alexa device, sold separately.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • Battle like Iron Man with the Hero Vision Iron Man AR Experience!
  • This movie-inspired mask features a new experience from Hasbro that combines iconic role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology.
  • Download the Hero Vision app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place AR markers around the play area, put on the AR mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the super hero’s world in front of kids’ eyes.
  • Includes AR mask, AR goggles, gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone. The HERO VISION app will be available Spring 2018 in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: major retailers,


  • Delivering hobby-grade performance with easy-to-fly features and at mass market prices!
  • New Surface Scan Technology debuts this year – making Sky Viper Drones easier to fly than ever before! It dramatically increases drone stability, allowing the drone to stay in one spot, even when you let go of the controls! This innovative new technology works up to 100 feet and radically improves flight experience by providing superior control.
  • A 7-inch full performance drone with Skyrocket’s new Surface Scan Technology, auto launch and land, one-touch stunts, and extended flight time.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Walmart and Target