Looking for the best of the best when it comes to toys? Toy Insider Senior Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS Cleveland to show off the cream of the holiday toy crop this year. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.


go-go-smart-friends-enchanted-princess-palace2_vtechGo! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace (VTech)

  • This epic palace expands to 4-feet long and has a variety of luxurious rooms including a ballroom, music room, kitchen, bedroom and observation tower.
  • While exploring the palace with Princess Darla, place her on the five MagicPoint locations to experience her friendly personality, lights, and more.
  • When Princess Darla sits at her MagicChat tea set table with a friend (additional characters sold separately), they will interact by chatting and singing with each other.
  • The palace also has a clock with a movable hand and three light-up buttons that introduce words, colors, letters and numbers and songs.
  • Ages: 18 MOS+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us

lion-guard-training-lair-lifestyle_just-playLion Guard Training Lair Playset (Just Play)

  • Recreate the adventures of Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard with this 3-foot tall play set, full of lights, sounds and secret surprise features, including a pop-out cross bow, light-up waterfall, and break-away doors.
  • The play set comes with a rock climbing area, a bungee launcher, a race track, and a telescoping look-out perch.
  • A real-working zip line, rock lift, and boulder drop round out the action.
  • The set also comes with two exclusive figures, Kion and Janja, to play out the Lion Guard adventures.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, and Walmart

lego-star-wars-resistance-x-fighter-copyLEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter (LEGO)

  • Kids can fly minifigure Poe on a rescue mission in the Resistance X-Wing Fighter to protect Lor San Tekka’s home from the attacking First Order Flametrooper!
  • This detailed X-Wing Fighter features movable parts such as opening wings and cockpit, four spring-loaded shooters, retractable landing gear, removable engine and a detachable BB-8.
  • The set also comes with a building section with a container, toppling tower, and fire elements to attach to the building and Flametrooper’s weapon to create a make-believe blaze.
  • This set includes three minifigures and a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
  • Ages: 8+
  • $79.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us

lego-dimensions-ghostbusters-story-pack_warner-bros-interractive-entertainmentLEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Level Pack (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

  • The Ghostbusters Story Pack, based on the 2016 reboot, will provide a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six puzzle-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks that allow players to build Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant atop the LEGO Gateway.
  • The set also comes with a buildable Abby Yates LEGO minifigure with Proton Pack and 3-in-1 buildable Ecto-1, which can be rebuilt into the Ectozer and The PerfEcto.
  • The pack unlocks “Rip,” a new Toy Pad mode allowing players to tear open an alternate universe. In this mirror world, players will have the ability to solve puzzles and affect objects and other items in the primary universe.
  • Additionally, Abby Yates will be a gold-tag minifigure, which will provide players with access to a new themed Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

air-marker-sprayer_crayolaCrayola Air Marker Sprayer (Crayola)

  • The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer turns Crayola markers into spray art – just like a real artist’s airbrush!
  • The electric-powered Air Marker Sprayer allows kids to airbrush just like a professional artist, without the mess of paint.
  • The Air Marker Sprayer provides opportunities for continuous creativity as kids can create realistic-looking airbrush art for craft projects, school projects, and more.
  • Kids simply plug in the unit, secure a Crayola broad line marker into the easy twist n’ load nozzle, and then release the trigger to spray.
  • The sprayer works with most Crayola broad line markers, and has a compact, convenient design for everyday use.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

firetek-zyclone-2-1024x550Firetek Zyclone (Zing Toys)

  • Illuminate the night with the Firetek Zyclone Zing-Ring Blaster!
  • Load the Flyer on the hand-held launcher, pull back, twist and watch the Flyer light up the night, traveling up to 100 feet!
  • The Zing-Ring Flyers are constructed of soft, durable foam for a safe spin and cool catches with amazing accuracy.
  • This incredible blaster brings amazing fun with a twist!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Target