What’s hot in the toy aisle this holiday season?
Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Good Morning Arizona to show off some of the hottest new toys and games for the holidays. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.
( PEPPA PIG’S TRANSFORMING CAMPERVAN JAZWARES)
Join Peppa and her family on a road trip vacation in their Transforming Campervan!
Set up camp by opening the van to reveal an oversized 2-story playset!
Extra-large campervan with sounds from the show.
Van opens and transforms into a double-decker home for 360° play.
Bed turns into a pool.
Front door opens for easy access.
Oven front spins to show 3 different meals.
Peppa and George’s van seats are removable for additional outside seating.
Pieces fit inside campervan when playtime is over.
Available: Target and Walmart
( 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.
Kids can swing them, tickle them, rock them, and turn them upside down for different reactions.
Give them a quick kiss or a long smooch and they’ll kiss you back the same way.
Record what you say and watch them repeat in funny ways.
Fingerlings Hugs are available in Bella (Pink) and Boris (Blue).
MSRP: $29.99 each
Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl’s
( ORBEEZ WOW WORLD WOWZER SURPRISE MAYA TOYS)
These adorable Magical Pets come hidden in a globe filled with clear Orbeez.
Simply add water to your globe and magically reveal which Magical Pet you received.
Collect all 20 unique Wowzers in Series One including rare and super rare figures.
Available: Target, Amazon, Justice, Kmart, Claire’s
( 3DOODLER START HEXBUG MAKE YOUR OWN HEXBUG PEN SET & ACTIVITY KIT 3DOODLER)
Kids can make their own HEXBUG creatures that behave like real bugs.
Doodle your bug’s body and legs using the insect themed DoodleMold to create your very own pet insectoid, then let it crawl around to explore its environment, conquer obstacles or race your friends.
Part of the 3Doodler Start STEM Series, this set fosters STEM learning by allowing kids to design and experiment with different robotic structures.
Includes the 3Doodler Start 3-D printing pen, which is completely kid-safe and easy to use.
Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Michael’s
( MYSTERY FLYING SNITCH WOW! STUFF)
Every Harry Potter fan knows that a game of Quidditch only ends when the Snitch is caught.
Now fans of the ultimate wizarding sport will be able to connect with their inner Seeker and wow their friends as they attempt to catch the new Mystery Flying Snitch as it appears to magically fly about them.
The Mystery Flying Snitch is suspended by a high tensile Aramid fibre thread. The thread is approximately twice as strong as steel of the same thickness, but almost totally invisible from 6 feet, allowing you to recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter films.
This new incarnation of the famous winged Quidditch ball is ideal for cosplay and each kit comes with a free Quidditch poster for inspiration and display plinth.
( FAST & FURIOUS DRIFT RC JADA TOYS)
Filled with cool cars, chart-topping music, and a high-octane attitude, Fast & Furious, the explosively popular franchise built on speed, continues to fuel the car culture craze.
Bring these vehicles to life with four-wheeled die-cast replicas.
These all new Drift RCs that feature real sideways drifting action.
Also includes a Turbo Button on the 2.4 GHz Hobby style controller, extra set of tires with Easy Mount Design included and HyperCharger USB charging technology.
Available in Han’s Mazda RX and Brian’s Nissan Skyline GRT.
Available: Silver Skyline at Target, Orange Rx7 at Walmart