Looking to have an awesome sleepover? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by ABC World News Now to show off some great new toys for the perfect summer sleepover. 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 spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


  • Take center stage and sing like a star with the Kidi Star Karaoke Machine.
  • Grab the microphone and use Music Magic mode to turn down the main vocal track of your favorite songs so you can be the star!
  • Easily connect your MP3 player or mobile devices with the included audio cable and play favorite tunes from your own collection or sing along to the eight original songs.
  • Twist the disco light 180 degrees for colorful light effects that create a great atmosphere for singing and dancing.
  • Add audience sounds like applause, cheering, and laughter so it really feels like you’re onstage at a concert!
  • Record yourself for up to five minutes and add fun voice-changing effects, then listen to and enjoy your performance.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Gross new shapes, delicious new flavors!
  • Mold your own delicious gummy worms and spiders using a natural gelatin-like ingredient called carrageenan that comes from seaweed.
  • Flavor and sweeten your mixture with mixed berry and green apple flavors and then mold the gummy worms and spiders in the included mold.
  • You can even add citric acid to make sour gummies!
  • Learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers.
  • Food ingredients included.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.95
  • Available: Amazon



  • Classic puzzle fun becomes an adventure in pixelated creativity!
  • Each set comes with either 700 or 1,500 vibrant, precision-cut micro jigsaw pieces.
  • Follow the instructions to transform the tiny pixel puzzle pieces into vibrant designs.
  • Kids can get creative and invent their own designs, or collect and combine them all, and build something huge.
  • All Jixels hold together strong — no ironing needed!
  • They fit together easily without any frustration.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.95-16.96
  • Available: Amazon, fatbraintoys.com


  • In the Monopoly Cash Grab game, it’s a mad dash to get the cash!
  • To play, load the Monopoly Money into the Money Blaster (aka the Bank), and spin the spinner to blast loads of cash and Chance cards into the air.
  • Rush to grab as much cash as you can to win the game — but don’t stop there!
  • Collecting Chance cards adds more strategy to the game, such as swapping money stacks with another player, taking half of any one player’s money stack, or making all players pass their money stack to the left.
  • Once the blaster is empty, the player with the most cash wins!
  • The Monopoly Cash Grab  game includes the money blaster, a blaster spinner, 100 Monopoly Money bills, 25 Chance Cards, and game guide.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • This game features full tilt pinball action bringing all the fun of a real pinball machine in your own home.
  • Use your turn of 10 balls to try and get the high score in the action-packed tabletop pinball game.
  • Land balls in scoring zones to accumulate points.
  • Play solo or go head-to-head in this game.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Target


  • With this kit of more than 600 beads, kids can create custom transfer beads, spell out names, phrases and words with alphabet beads, and add vibrant pops of color with neon accent beads.
  • They can learn 11 techniques for making different kinds of bracelets, including macrame, braids, and beaded bracelets.
  • They can make better bracelets faster with the included bracelet making tool.
  • The kit includes a bracelet making tool, 126 charms, 42 beads, 500 beads, 14 skeins of friendship thread, six skeins of wax cord, eight skeins of satin cord, six skeins of neon cord, six skeins of elastic cord, and a transfer sheet.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon