What will be the hottest toys this holiday season? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht spoke to CBS News at the annual North American International Toy Fair in New York about what toys will be hot commodities this holiday season. 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.


  • It is the gross game of boogey fun—can you collect the most snots? To play, fill the spinning cup with the foam snot pieces and put on your nose glasses with dangling slime attached! Spin the spinner to find out how many snot pieces you need to pick up, then try to pick up that many pieces from the cup using only your nose slime – no hands!
  • If you pick up the right number of snots, you get to keep them all. If you pick up more than you were supposed to, you must put them all back.
  • Try to avoid the purple snot – if you grab one, you’ll have to scream “SNOT IT!” before any of your opponents do. If you don’t say it first, you must put one snot back into the cup.
  • How do you pick the winner? The player who collects ten snots first wins the game!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Fall 2018


  • Pop-A-Zit! is the explosive new surprise game that capitalizes on the undeniable satisfaction of popping a zit!  Featuring fun and exciting gross gameplay, players will never know when it’s going to POP!
  • Players roll the die, and squeeze the zit depending on number rolled.  You never know when it’ll pop!
  • Sprays Silly String or water.
  • Game includes the main game board, one die, one can of Silly String, and one water bottle.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Fall 2018


  • Super Slime Studio is all the fun of homemade slime, minus the mess!  After adding your measured ingredients into the slime maker, you simple turn the handle and watch as slime magically starts to form!
  • Add glitter, add paint, add all your slimy favorites.  The best part is it includes everything you need to get slimy!  It’s the next wave in slime making and no batteries required!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Now, Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Michaels


  • KiiPix is an affordable, instant-film printer that lets kids take their favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes.
  • KiiPix requires no special app or battery.  Simply place the smartphone on the instant film printer and print your favorite photos right from your phone.
  • KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share special moments with family and friends or to frame and display—transporting your treasured images from the digital world into the physical. Film sold separately.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Fall 2018


  • Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways of 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 have happy monkey sounds, 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, share, and collect.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available:  Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • L.O.L. Surprise Tots are collectibles that have seven layers of surprise hidden inside.
  • Each layer reveals a hint of which fierce, fashion-forward L.O.L. Surprise doll kids are unboxing. Seven surprises include: a secret message, stickers, a baby bottle, shoes, an outfit, a fashionable accessory, and the L.O.L Surprise doll.
  • Feed or bathe the doll with water to reveal her surprising water feature. The playset (ball) can also be used as a hangout, bath tub, doll stand, and a purse to carry for on-the-go fun.
  • Final layer reveals the doll. Each character is completely different and packed with personality—from rockers to divas to merbabies.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart