Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by Yahoo! Finance’s The Final Round to talk about the holiday season’s most popular toys. 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.


  • For the first time in Hatchimals history, who you’ll hatch is a total mystery!
  • Inside one egg are four possibilities: you could hatch a super fluffy Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen or Elefly!
  • With soft fur,ears and tails, these mysterious new friends love cuddles and snuggles.
  • Raise your Hatchimals Mystery from baby to toddler to kid and experience all new music and games! You can even teach your Hatchimals Mystery how to say your name and they’ll remember! Your new friend will use your name in every day chat.
  • For even more fun, record new names again and again! To finally find out who’s inside, hold and play with your colorful speckled egg.
  • The more you play with your egg, the more your Hatchimal will respond!
  • Tap the shell to hear your new friend tap back!
  • When you see a pair of glowing rainbow eyes, that means it’s hatching time!
  • With your help, your fluffy Hatchimal will peck, peck, peck out of its shell! Ready to meet a super cute Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen or Elefly? Hatch the mystery!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon,


  • GUND’s cuddly Flappy the Elephant has body movement and is filled with animation. Flappy will play an interactive game of peek-a-boo or sing “Do Your Ears Hang Low” with the push of a button. And Flappy’s ears flap during play for your baby’s delight.
  • GUND’s cuddly Flappy the Elephant has body movement and is filled with animation.
  • Ears move and flap during play.
  • Flappy plays an interactive game of peek-a-boo and sings “Do Your Ears Hang Low” at the touch of a button
  • Ages: All
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Gund, Buy Buy Baby, JC Penney


  • Boxer is an interactive robot with a lively personality with dynamic moods that evolve over time.
  • He has tons of play right out of the box, as well as a lot of awesome tech features including multiple IR sensors, internal rechargeable battery, touch sensors, and more.
  • Kids can have Boxer roll over and scan the different game-activating cards to play soccer, have a dance party, bowl, and more with their robot friend.
  • The Boxer app offers additional  games to extend the play and keep kids coming back for more. The more they play the more they’ll unlock!
  • Includes: an AI Boxer robot, 10 game activating feature cards, an IR remote control, an interactive ball accessory, and a USB charging cable
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Cinco Linko is a super-simple five-in-a-row tile game that you can clip to your bag and play on the go, no matter where you’re headed.  
  • With no game board required, any flat surface can be your playing field
  • Just choose a color, grab your stack, and take turns laying down tiles side-by-side until someone manages to get five-in-a-row of their color, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
  • Run out of tiles? Well, that just means you’ll have to pick up the ones you’ve already placed and reposition them one by one until you manage to sneak your line of five past the other players.
  • Cinco Linko comes with 60 tiles (15 pink, 15 yellow, 15 green, 15 orange). The tiles stack easily onto four included racks that clip together to keep the game together on the go.
  • Designed for two to four players
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • It’s twice the excitement with the Party Popteenies Double Surprise Popper. Packed into this popper are hidden layers of fun!
  • To get the party started, pull to separate the two poppers and discover your first layer of surprises. Wrapped inside adorable packaging are mini accessories and your doll’s pet bestie.
  • The surprises continue as you pull, twist, and pop each popper! Within a cloud of colorful, collectible confetti you’ll find an exclusive Party Popteenie mini doll, wearing a fab, glittery outfit.
  • Pop your second popper to discover deluxe party accessories!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart