What’s hot in the toy aisle this holiday season? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by ABC in San Francisco to show off some of the year’s hottest toys and gifts. 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.
COOL MAKER KUMIKREATOR BRACELET STUDIO (SPIN MASTER)
- Spin to create colorful friendship bracelets with the KumiKreator and braid beautiful bracelets before your eyes!
- Load the colorful spools into the machine, spin and create in minutes! The KumiKreator creates up to ten unique bracelet designs without a single knot needed. Customize and finish off your bracelet with stylish clasps!
- Kumi comes from the Japanese word Kumihimo meaning “gathered threads.” It is the traditional Japanese technique of braiding cords and beads. The KumiKreator makes creating beautiful and intricate friendship bracelets fun to do!
- Ages: 8+
- MSRP : $29.99
- Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon
- Join the Explorers as they embark on a new adventure on Dino Island with the Hidden Temple with T-Rex. Once you discover the temple, use the ancient structure as your research base before heading out to explore the island with the help of the secret map. Simply rub the map to reveal a hidden path where X marks the spot!
- When back at the base, protect the team from the unfriendly T-Rex or enemy explorers with the functioning laser gun (batteries included)!
- The working temple gate also helps keep unwanted visitors out.
- Beware of that T-Rex! His movable arms, legs, and jaw allow for realistic motion and make him one intimidating dino!
- Use the functioning pulley to bring needed equipment up to the top floor.
- Kids can also use the included UV flashlight (one AAA battery required) to reveal cool glow-in-the-dark features, such as with the ruin’s crystal eyes, jungle plant, and more!
- Set also includes the full Explorers team – Nick, Emma, and Will, their pet dog Sammy, T-Rex, laptop, camera, gold statue, microscope, backpacks, storage containers, hiking equipment, and lots of other accessories.
- Ages: 4+
- MSRP: $59.99
- Available: Amazon, Walmart, Playmobil.us