The Year’s Hottest Toys on CBS Philadelphia

Looking to find the holiday season’s hottest toys before they’re all sold out? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS 3 Philadelphia to talk about the hot holiday toys you should buy now before they fly off retailers’ 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.


FISHER-PRICE THINK & LEARN ROCKTOPUS (MATTEL)

  • Rocktopus is a STEAM toy that brings creativity to the learning process by allowing kids to explore a variety of musical styles while learning about different instruments, rhythmic patterns, and more.
  • Rocktopus features 15 unique instruments across five different genres of music, enabling a truly hands-on physical approach to learning as preschoolers mix (and remix) their own musical creations.
  • Kids are in control of their very own compositions by adding or subtracting instruments, changing the tempo, and layering in fun sound effects.
  • Features three interactive play modes: Math, Music, and Game.
  • Age: 3-6
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: All major retailers

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
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart

CRAYOLA CRAYON MELTER (CRAYOLA)

  • This new art tool enables kids and DIYers to melt crayons and use wax to create in different ways.
  • In less than a minute, kids can create designs with liquefied crayons on a variety of unique surfaces like wood, glass, and canvas.
  • Kids just break up the crayons, place them in the melter, and draw to create new masterpieces.
  • The sleek, compact design is safe, easy to use and has a low-heat tip for worry-free creativity.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Crayola.com

CHOW CROWN (HASBRO)

  • Who will reign supreme in the ultimate snack eating competition?
  • The hilarious CHOW CROWN game puts a fun twist on viral food eating challenges!
  • To play, kids can load the six hanging forks with various food items of your choosing.
  • Place the spinning crown on your head, and try to eat as many snacks as possible before the music stops to keep your crown!
  • The Chow Crown game can be played solo or in a head-to-head tournament.
  • The game includes electronic crown, six plastic forks, and instructions.
  • Food not included.
  • Adult assembly and supervision required.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon, hasbrotoyshop.com

AIR HOGS SUPERNOVA (SPIN MASTER)

  • Control the Air Hogs Supernova drone with the power of your hands
  • Master more than 30 moves and nine Super Tricks, perfecting maneuvers that range from simple to complex.
  • Equipped with an intelligent on-board system, it has five motion sensitive sensors and an interactive LED light core that responds and reacts to you.
  • With a few waves of your hands, different combinations of gestures will let you perform amazing tricks.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

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