The Hottest Toys of the Year on HLN

Looking to get the inside scoop on what toys will be hot commodities this holiday season? Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by HLN to show off some of the toys expected to be at the top of kids’ holiday wish lists this December. 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 season, check out our Spring and Summer gift guide.


FINGERLINGS HUGS (WOWWEE)

  • Meet Fingerlings HUGS – they’re softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for big hugs and these cuddle monkeys never want to let you go!
  • Swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep. Give them a quick kiss or a long smooch & they’ll kiss you back the same way! Record what you say and watch them repeat in funny ways…then throw and twist them in the air for a silly remix.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Fall 2018

MORFBOARD SKATE/SCOOT COMBINATION (JAKKS PACIFIC)

  • Morfboard is a new, exciting, and innovative brand.  This high-performance deck and component system transforms in seconds and creates an entirely new play experience.
  • The Morfboard ecosystem encompasses super simple Lock & Release Technology (LRT): simply drop Xtensions into the board and turn them 90-degrees.  The flex trigger locks in so kids are ready to skate, ride, balance, or bounce.  Morfboard is year-round fun – anywhere, anytime.
  • Includes: A Morfboard, front and rear skate, scoot Xtensions and scoot T-Bar.
  • Skate Xtensions feature 53mm Urethane wheels, durable cast aluminum trucks, and Performance ABEC 5 skate bearing.
  • Scoot Xtensions feature lean to steer wishbone front truck and rear wheel with inset lever brake.
  • Variable height T-Bar with rubber anti-slip grips.
  • Available in a variety of color options to customize the board.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Now, Target

RESCUE RUNTS (KD KIDS)

  • Rescue Runts need a home where they can be part of a family and loved. The super soft plush puppies show up on your doorstep with matted fur, dirty paws, boo boos and fleas.
  • Care for your Rescue Runt using the included grooming kit!
  • Use the tweezers to pluck out “fleas”
  • Wipe their tears away and clean their dirty paws with the towel
  • Brush their messy fur with the brush
  • Remove their bandages, perk up their ears and make them smile to complete the transformation from ragged runt into perfect pet!
  • Write their name on the collar and adoption certificate to make the adoption official
  • Rescue Runts’ messy fur, downturned ears, dirty paws, and bandages can be restored for repeat animal rescue play
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Now

JURASSIC WORLD KAMIGAMI (MATTEL)

  • Kamigami is a build-it-yourself robot platform using foldable plastic material. It is the perfect STEM toy because it makes building your own robot easy, yet rewarding – no engineering degree or tools required.
  • Designed after the dinos from the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, they magically fold up from a flat sheet & zoom over almost any terrain, even outside.
  • Kids can download the free app from their favorite app store to drive their Kamigami robot, battle with friends, play interactive games, or, best of all, design and program your robot’s reactions, games and movements. The visual programming interface makes it easy to blink lights, play sounds and maneuver around obstacles.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $60
  • Available: Now, amazon.com

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