Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Western Mass News in Springfield to show off the best collectible toys. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Squish-Dee-Lish are cute slow-rise squishies that are fun to squeeze and collect.
  • Series one combines adorable animals with dee-lish foods. Designs include a panda on top of pancakes, a sherbert bird, a pear bear, and more.
  • There are 24 styles to collect in series one and more coming soon.
  • Each blind foil bag contains one squishy.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • FlipaZoo 2.0 has two cuddly plush animals in one that flip back and forth for two sides of fun.
  • FlipaZoo is simple and easy to do, and it even doubles as a soft pillow.
  • FlipaZoos also come in mini and jumbo sizes.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $12.99-$19.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Farm World and Wild Life Starter Sets (sold separately) are composed of classic animals little ones can recognize like a cow and a sheep or a lion and elephant. This is the perfect introduction to the world of farm and wild life animals and a great gift for pre-school children.
  • Known for their detailed, hand-painted figurines and playsets, Schleich has a wonderful selection of appealing animal-related products.
  • Ages: 3-8
  • U.S. MSRP: $19.99 each
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

Hot Wheels Star Wars Millennium Falcon Play Set & Cars (Mattel)

  • The Hot Wheels Star Wars Millennium Falcon playset allows kids to reenact their favorite scenes from the Star Wars universe using their collection of Hot Wheels Character Cars.
  • The Millennium Falcon has broken down and must be fixed for battle before the First Order launches their attack! Take the elevator up to fix the hyperdrive, tune up the engine and man the guns.
  • When ready to launch an attack, kids can lower their vehicle into the Smuggler’s Bay, aim carefully, and then launch the Character Car along the Hot Wheels track and towards the First Order to take them out and defeat the dark side.
  • Other features include lights and 20+ Star Wars sounds.  Set includes an exclusive Chewbacca Character Car.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Nano Metalfigs Nano Scene is a diorama sets to showcase a collection of Nano Metalfigs figurines, an all new line of collectible die-cast figures.
  • Each Nano Scene comes with two exclusive figures and is full of cool features, like the Batcave (shown here), with a light up Bat symbol on the floor and functioning garage door that opens.
  • Easy assembly and sturdy construction.
  • You can play or display multiple figures on the Nano Scene, but additional figures are sold separately.
  • Holds up to 24 Nano MetalFigs (sold separately).
  • Each figure is made of 100% die-cast metal and stands around 1.65″ tall, with premium metallic paints. The figures are sold in single, five, and 10 packs.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways of play and realistic sounds to let you know how they are feeling.
  • Kids will fall in love with these sweet and silly critters with their happy monkey sounds, adorable blinking eyes, head turns, plus hands that grip and a curly hanging tail. Kids can swing them, pet them, kiss them, and rock them to sleep.
  • There are six different Fingerlings to play, share, and collect.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Shoppies and their Shopkins friends can now ride the elevator lift and discover three levels of fun at the Shopville Super Mall.
  • Kids can join their Shoppies and Shopkins for a movie, feed their passion for style and fashion, and take a seat for some treats in the Food Court.
  • They can also swipe n’ shop with the VIP card checkout to make their Shopkins drop. The Super Mall includes a Food Court, Fashion Boutique, Beauty Parlor, and Smart-Phone Cinema.
  • Shoppies
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart