Toy Insider Senior Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS Cleveland to talk about the season’s coolest retro toys. 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.


baby-so-real_wicked-cool-toys2Cabbage Patch Kids Baby So Real (Wicked Cool Toys)

  • CPK Baby So Real allows you to enjoy one of the most magical and interactive experiences in the history of the baby doll category. These lifelike babies combine traditional play patterns with groundbreaking technology.
  • Baby So Real’s interactive sweet baby sounds and random reactions are designed to surprise and delight.
  • With your touch, Baby So Real comes to life with beautifully animated LCD eyes that open, close, and look around.
  • Loaded with realistic features that encourage interactive nurturing play, Baby So Real has sensors for peek-a-boo and tickle play, feeding from a special bottle, burping, diaper changing, and rocking to sleep.
  • If your baby should develop a fever, you can calm those red cheeks by administering TLC from a magical spoon. Just like the original Cabbage Patch Kids, Baby So Real is soft and cuddly with removable clothes.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

Pikachu Feature PlushMy Friend Pikachu (TOMY)

  • Tighten your bond with your beloved Pikachu friend.
  • Hug this feature plush Pikachu to make its ears move, cheeks light up, and activate cute sounds.
  • Hot on the heels of Pokemon Go, now every kid can catch the coveted Pikachu!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

spirograph-shapes-set_kahootz-toys2Spirograph Shapes Set (Kahootz)

  • This classic toy gets an update for the first time in a generation!
  • This kit features 12 wheels in all-new unique shapes, as well as three new Spirograph rings to create a whole new, never-before-seen assortment of Spirograph designs.
  • The sturdy storage box comes with a handy organizer tray, three colorful design markers, two 24-page drawing pads, a detailed instruction guide, and a complete set of new shaped wheels and rings—which are compatible with all other Original Spirograph sets.
  • Parents can share their childhood memories with kids as they work together to create beautiful designs.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99