Want to grab the year’s hottest holiday toys before they fly off retailers’ shelves? Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Cleveland to talk about the year’s most in-demand toys and games. 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.


  • This Batman toy stands more than 2 feet tall andmakes kids feel like they’re a superhero, with everything from wings and punching fists to projectile launchers and a motorcycle.
  • While in battle mode, kids can speak into the voice changer for awesome voice effects.
  • Three Power pads: Turn power pad on right shoulder to activate wings & punching fists, turn left shoulder power pad to reveal Batman’s headquarters, turn power pad on left leg for motorcycle.
  • Push down on buttons to fire three projectiles on each shoulder.
  • Squeeze triggers for super punching action!
  • Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us


  • Kids can enter this lovely 22-inch tall, four-story home with seven rooms and be Peppa’s guest in a home filled with adventure and fun.
  • The play set is inspired by the Nick Jr. TV show and features three figures: Peppa Pig, George Pig, and Zoe Zebra.
  • There are 13 accessories that bring the house to life with lights and charming sounds.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Oonies give kids a new way to create. Kids can take an Oonies pellet, place it in the inflator, and watch it magically grow into an Oonie.
  • They stick to each other so kids can make amazing creatures and designs! No glue, no water, no mess—just air-filled balls of amazing fun.
  • The Oonies Starter pack has everything needed to make awesome Oonies with enough pellets to make six Oonie designs.
  • They’re not a bubble, they’re not a balloon, they’re Oonies.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available:  Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • With the nano Space Cosmic Command play set, create a narrative for tiny robotic nano bugs and watch them journey into a deep space exploration.
  • Place a nano inside of the rocket ship, take hold of mission control, explore new terrain, and deliver resources using the Rover.
  • Other features include a rotating gravity trainer, an air lock passage, and an ion cannon.
  • Includes: two nanos, nano rocket ship, rotating gravity trainer, air lock passage, and ion cannon.
  • Batteries included.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Hexbug.com, Target, Toys “R” Us