Toy Insider Associate Editor Madeleine Buckley joined NBC Phoenix’ Arizona Midday to show the hot new toys kids will be asking for this year. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
This set includes everything kids need for a backyard foam party, including an 18-gallon bin, a power blower, a pump, tubing, and foam solution. Just add water to create up to two hours of foam fun. This product will be available later this month. Adult supervision recommended.
This new game brings the gameplay from the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64 system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to photograph. Players can explore the Lental region, where some of the Pokémon and vegetation there appear to have a special glow. Research these Pokémon alongside Professor Mirror and explore dense jungles, vast deserts, and more.
The plush assortment inspired by the YouTube sensation Cats Vs. Pickles gets even bigger this year with Cats vs. Pickles Huggers. Kids can hug and snuggle with 20-inch plush characters, including Water-Meow-Lon, Kitty Dog, Starla, Pepper, Candi Nana, and a pickle named Big Dill.
Kids can unlock the ultimate princess dress up set with this trunk featuring 17 hidden accessories inspired by the “Princess of Play.” Kids can use the included key to unlock the top and sides of the trunk to discover a secret wand that opens hidden compartments to reveal a music box and surprises such as a tiara, a charm bracelet, a pink tutu, and more. The trunk stores all the pieces for easy cleanup. Available exclusively at Target.
From the new film Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon this doll features Raya in her story-inspired outfit, complete with a removable cape, hat, and sword. It features 11 points of articulation, allowing kids to recreate their favorite movie poses and action moves.
With this kit, kids can build a kaleidoscope, fill its drum with colorful trinkets, and explore a sequence of patterns, designs, and colors. The project teaches kids the fundamental STEM concepts.