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


  • Luvabella is a lovable, lifelike baby doll that comes in a variety of girl and boy doll options in different ethnicities.
  • Children can care for, nurture, and play with Luvabella and Luvabeau using the doll’s interactive accessories and pacifier.
  • From feeding time with her spoon, to play time with her Lamby, to nap time with her bottle, Luvabella will respond with natural reactions. Kids can watch her laugh, blink, purse her lips, and more.
  • Feed her with her spoon and she’ll begin to chew and learn new food words.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • A DIY set for making more than 1 lb of super stretchy squishy like slime compound with just two ingredients: powder and water.
  • The set includes the Makin Station, which mixes up the powder and water to create the compound, plus 16 slime powder packets (four each of orange, blue, purple, and green) plus six glitter packets (one each of gold, pink, silver, blue, purple, and green), 10 storage pods, and a measuring cup.
  • Contains everything needed to make the slime compound, no glue required.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99


  • This cool, super-stretchy slime from Compound Kings will provide your kids with hours of creative fun. Help your kids add different colors to this slime and divide them into little lumps. Kids can then add some googly eyes to the lumps to create adorable and oddly satisfying slime monsters.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $16.99
  • Available: Michaels, Amazon


  • VRSE is an all-in-one VR gaming platform for kids, bringing new, interactive game play with rich, immersive VR adventures at an accessible price. Play Jurassic World VRSE and fight off hungry T-Rex and Velociraptors or play Batman VRSE and head to Gotham City to become Batman and defeat the Joker’s evil plot to take over the city.
  • VRSE offers best-in-class licenses and an easy, all-in-one package with a low cost of entry for kids.
  • Age: 7+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart


  • Players can play charades with “The Dude,” a life-size inflatable man-doll, while the other players try to guess within the time limit what you and the Dude are doing.
  • Using the charade cards, players act out scenes from a movie, a sport, or a profession.
  • The game includes 440 charade cards, 50 score sheets, and different ways to play.
  • Age: 16+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Target


  • 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