What hot holiday toys should parents and giftgivers stock up now before they’re all sold out?
Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht welcomed CBS Newspath to the Toy Insider headquarters to talk about some of the toys expected to fly off store shelves. 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.
( 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.
( TOILET PAPER BLASTER SKID SHOT 30 JAKKS PACIFIC)
Uses real toilet paper.
Blasts up to 30 feet!
Easy to use: load the toilet paper; add water, lock & load. Fire!
Includes a single blaster.
Available: Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, BuyBuy Baby, GameStop, Target, Walmart
( H ATCHIBABIES SPIN MASTER)
Use your love and care to help your HatchiBaby Ponette hatch and they’ll come to life! Will you hatch a boy or a girl? Check the secret message to find out!
With big color-changing eyes, beaks that move and real rocking motions, Ponette HatchiBabies are the sweetest new characters from Hatchtopia!
Once hatched, there are even more surprises to discover: Reach into the egg to peel-and-reveal four hidden accessories: a rattle, hairbrush, bottle and cuddle buddy! You’ll even find a high chair and birth certificate!
Care for your HatchiBaby using these accessories and they’ll respond in adorable ways! Shhh, it’s a secret: Different species may come with different accessories!
Feed, burp, tickle and snuggle your HatchiBaby and they’ll respond—just like a real baby!
Teach your baby to talk and play EGGciting games such as “find my toes” and bouncy baby.” The more you play, the more response you’ll unlock! Will you learn your baby’s secret trick?
Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart
( BOXY GIRLS JAY@PLAY)
Boxy Girls love shopping online for anything fashion – shoes, clothes, bags, makeup, jewelry and more! They can’t wait to receive their online orders in packages shipped right to the door! Unbox the packages with Boxy Girls to discover tons of fashion surprises.
Each Boxy Girl comes with four packages to unbox. Unbox shoes, bags, makeup, and more!
Plus, get more package to unbox with the Boxy Girls Fashion Pack. The fashion pack features six packages of fashion surprises to unbox. Each package looks just like a real shipping box, it even includes a shipping label.
Experience the excitement as kids tear open the shipping tape to open the package, inside you’ll find your fashion surprises wrapped delicately in tissue paper and packing material. Plus, you’ll find stickers and thank you notes inside.
Boxy Girls are 8 inches tall and feature five points of articulation.
MSRP: Doll Set $14.99, Fashion Pack $9.99
Available: Walmart exclusive
( SCRUFF-A-LUVS MOOSE TOYS)
Each Scruff‐a‐Luv comes as a matted ball of colored fur with only its eyes showing, so it’s a mystery what animal kids are rescuing! The adorable animal is revealed by washing the matted ball in water, towel drying the animal, blast drying it with a hair dryer, and brushing and styling its fur.
Each Scruff‐a‐Luv comes with a collar, name tag, adoption certificate, brush and hair clips.
Scruff‐a‐luvs can be washed over and over again. This special kind of plush allows kids to play with it in the bath, role play with it, and care for it like a real pet – the possibilities are endless!
Available: Amazon, Target
( FURREAL RICKY THE TRICK-LOVIN ’ PUP PET HASBRO)
Kids can help this clever pup to do fun tricks, from flipping his bone, to shaking “paws,” and even shuffling eagerly for more!
Feed him treats to reward him for his tricks, or pet his back for a job well done, but be careful…he might need a bathroom break!
This adorable pup responds to sound and touch with more than 100 sound and motion combinations and features sensors on his cheeks, nose, mouth, paw, and back, making interactions with this talented pup awesome!
After a day full of fun, Ricky loves to cuddle and give great doggie licks. His poseable legs make him the perfect pup for endless snuggles!
Includes a bone accessory, 18 doggie treats, and a treat pouch.
Available: major retailers, HasbroToyShop.com
( RESCUE RUNTS KD KIDS)
Rescue Runts need a home to call their own! 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
( LEGO BATMAN APP-CONNECTED BATMOBILE LEGO)
Speed to Gotham City crime scenes with the motorized Lego DC Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile.
This cool vehicle features two motors powered by a Bluetooth-controlled battery hub, an opening minifigure cockpit, four-wheel drive, and two dual-stud shooters.
Simply download the app to control the vehicle from your smartphone or tablet.
This set also includes a new-for-August-2018 Batman minifigure.
( ARCADE1UP ARCADE1UP)
Arcade1Up game cabinets look, feel and play just like the classic arcade games you remember.
These 3:4 scale Arcade Cabinets let you play seated or standing (Gaming Stool and/or Riser add-on available).
The classic upright cabinet design has authentic arcade controls and gameplay, such as joysticks, trackballs, buttons, and sounds.
The 17-inch screen features multiplayer controls and no quarters are required for play.
Available: Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, FYE