Looking for the hottest holiday toys of the year? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by The Wendy Williams Show to show off some of the year’s most exciting and in-demand toys and gifts. 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.
Creating lasting memories at your party is easy with this All-Digital Singing Machine VIBE Hi-Def Karaoke System Party Pack.
- This awesome party pack comes complete with two wired microphones for singing duets and 10 free high-definition karaoke music video downloads so that your first party is on us! Now convenience meets fun because you can search for songs and create custom playlists right from the karaoke system.
- Pair your Bluetooth-compatible devices to VIBE to stream the songs you love. Download HD karaoke videos to the Singing Machine flash drive (included) with built-in software to build your very own go-to karaoke song library. Create lasting memories by recording your vocals to USB to share and playback.
- MSRP: $129.99 (Singing Machine website) $85.99 (Target)
- Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon
- Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways to play and realistic sounds to let kids know how they are feeling. Kids can wrap them on their finger to have a new friend at their fingertips.
- These silly critters make happy monkey sounds and have blinking eyes, heads that turn, hands that grip, and a curly hanging tail.
- Kids can swing them, pet them, kiss them, and even rock them to sleep.
- There are six different Fingerlings to play with, share, and collect.
- Ages: 5+
- MSRP: $14.99
- Canadian MSRP: $19.99
- Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
- Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder by Radio Flyer is modeled after the sand-pocked and sun-faded X-34 craft from Star Wars: A New Hope. With seats for two riders, an interactive dashboard with lights and real movie sounds, and a 5 miles per hour driving speed, this speeder provides a truly galactic driving experience.
- The gearshift switches between 2 miles per hour forward, 5 miles per hour forward, or 2 miles per hour in reverse. 12 Volt rechargeable battery and charger included.
- Maximum weight 130 pounds.
- Age: 4+
- MSRP: $499.99 originally, currently Radio Flyer and Toy R US are selling for $399.99
- Available: Toys “R” Us
…But there’s more! After the show, Laurie talked about even more hot holiday toys!
- Moonlite turns story time into a magical experience for both children and parents by making storybooks come to life via full HD projections, sound effects and more all powered by your mobile device
- Moonlite fosters a bonding experience between parent and child that is engaging, immersive and memorable.
- Moonlite was created by a mom for parents everywhere who love reading to their children.
- Moonlite preserves the purity of books and special bonding moments between parent and child while making reading a fun and magical experience. Moonlite is the perfect hybrid of both traditional and digital books that allows for the purity of traditional books to be kept intact.
- There is always time for story time. No matter how busy life gets, we can always make time to read to our children. The magic of storytelling is something that transcends generations.
- MSRP: $24.99
- Available: Target, Amazon