Fidget toys are the hottest new toy trend this year. These toys can help keep kids calm, concentrated, and focused. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Western Mass News to show off some of the best new fidget toys from this hot new trend. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for more on the hottest new toys of the season be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.

Spinner Squad Fidget Spinners (Top Trenz)

  • Spinner Squad Fidget Spinners feature special high-quality ball bearings that give the product the extra spin time and speed needed to make this all the rage!
  • It spins up to 3-4 minutes at a time, and kids can try to perform cool tricks.
  • Spin and stack for cool visual effects.
  • Availabe in solid colors, glow in the dark, or trendy patterns, such as sports, tye-die, or even emojis.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $20
  • Available: Amazon

Morph (The Orb Factory)

  • Morph is the shape-shifting fluff that does all the stuff. It bounces, it floats, it shapes, and it even copies.
  • Get your hands on the coolest compound of 2017 to experience just how light and fluffy it is!
  • Once you pick it up, it’s almost impossible to put down.
  • Perfect for reducing stress, Morph gets fluffier the more you squeeze and play with it.
  • Available in six different colors.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Michaels

Thumb Chucks (Zing Toys)

  • Thumb Chucks challenge kids and adults to control the roll.
  • Twirl, flip and twist Thumb Chucks around your fingers to perform awesome tricks.
  • Two high-bounce plastic ‘Chucks’ are connected with a ‘belt’ and fit right in your pocket.
  • Kids can master a wide range of tricks from intermediate to advanced.
  • Thanks to the built-in motion-sensitive LED lights, the Chucks glow for the ultimate light show.
  • The new free Thumb Chucks app, available on iOS and Android in January 2017, includes more than 20 tutorials that teach users a variety of mind-blowing tricks.
  • Thumb Chucks are available in red, orange, green and blue.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Target

Tangle Therapy (Tangle Creations)

  • Untangle your brain and discover a new approach to mental clarity! Simple yet ingenious, Tangle Therapy consists of nothing more than a system of interconnected, rotating links covered with soft, textured rubber.
  • Pick it up and your fingers can’t help but continuously twist, turn, bend, coil, and shape it into endlessly changing configurations – You can immediately feel your scattered brain fall into perfect alignment!
  • For a brilliant solution to hand therapy, minor stress relief, smoking cessation, joint stiffness, motor dexterity, post-lunch fatigue, and more, get your hands on Tangle Therapy.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

Slinky (Alex Brands)

  • Original Slinky is a classic American Toy.
  • Watch the Slinky walk down stairs one step at a time while producing that classic Slinky sound.
  • Slinky Toys stretch like an accordion and provide endless fun for kids and adults.
  • Perfect for fidgeting, the Slinky provides a simple and easy way to play, plus a visually stimulating experience.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

  Mash’Ems (Tek 4 Kids)


  • Mash’Ems are the super squishy, super stretchy, must-have collectible that kids love!
  • Twist’em, Squish’em and Collect’em! Each Mash’Em comes in a blind capsule, adding the element of surprise every time you open one up!
  • Available in a variety of licensed characters like Paw Patrol, My Little Pony, Thomas the Tank Engine, The Avengers and Care Bears.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $2.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Target

Kinetic Sand Single Container (Spin Master)

  • Kinetic Sand is the moldable sand you can’t put down! This magical, mesmerizing sand sticks to itself and not to you!
  • Kinetic Sand never dries out, cleans up easily, brings the fun of sand indoors, and allows you create again and again!
  • The Kinetic Sand Single Container includes 5 oz of Kinetic Sand.
  • Kids can connect all of the Kinetic Sand colors!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $1.99
  • Available: Walmart