Top Travel Toys on WGN Chicago

Hitting the road this summer? Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by WGN in Chicago to show off the best new travel toys to keep kids entertained in the back seat. 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 spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


DOLCE MOUSE BACKPACK WITH NECK SUPPORT (MAGFORMERS)

  • A toddler’s first backpack with their own beautiful Dolce travel Rabbit toy for them to take on any journey.
  • The Rabbit arrives with crinkle ears and tactile fabric for fun on the go.
  • Includes a comfortable neck pillow for little ones.
  • Age: 0m+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: magformers.com

SQUEEZAMALS MICRO (BEVERLY HILLS TEDDY BEAR CO.)

  • Squeezamals now have mini versions of the super soft, squishy animals stuffed with slow-rise foam.
  • The tiny animals come in a 3-pack with two animals showing and one that’s a surprise.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target

TEEBEE (FAT BRAIN TOY)

  • The must-have accessory for all your on-the-go adventures!
  • Teebee is more than just a box for storing your favorite toys. So much more.
  • Unlike clunky rectangular boxes that have to be set off to the side during play (heightening the risk of them being bumped and spilled), Teebee is designed to fit perfectly between the legs, turning it into a storage space and play space in one – Emphasis on the play.
  • The two hinged lids fold out smoothly to create play trays that sit nicely over each leg while the divided tray can be taken out and fitted onto the front edge of the Teebee.
  • No more having to juggle or balance toys precariously on your lap!
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.95
  • Available: fatbraintoys.com, Amazon

RITZY ROLLERZ ASSORTMENT (TOMY)

  • Ritzy Rollerz are unique in their own way; from their personalities to their unique ‘adorability’ features like real hair, fur, and shiny chrome.
  • Each Ritzy Roller comes with 12 random ritzy charms that you can use to bling out their wheels!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a rare gem charm inside the opening booty trunk!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Spring 2019

SWEET PUPS (SUNNY DAYS ENTERTAINMENT)

  • Kids can magically transform squishy croissants, pastries, and sweet rolls into soft, fluffy puppies.
  • Each treat smells like fresh baked bread, chocolate, cinnamon, or strawberry.
  • Kids can collect all 12 sweet treats.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Amazon

POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU MOVIE FEATURE PLUSH (WICKED COOL TOYS)

  • Go on an adventure with the new Detective Pikachu feature plush!
  •  The Detective Pikachu movie feature plush features 2 voice modes; “Detective Pikachu” and “Pikachu” so you can interact with your favorite Pokémon, just like in the movie!
  • Press its chest button when you want you or your friends to hear Detective Pikachu speak and press it again when you only want to hear Pikachu’s voice!
  • Detective Pikachu also features over 14 responses, motorized ears, a detectives’ hat and Special movie plush!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: All major retail stores

HAIRDORABLES DOLLS SERIES 3 (JUST PLAY)

  • Noah and the Hairdorables are back in Series 3! The girl squad with “Big Hair Don’t Care” attitudes have ALL NEW fashions, and now their ‘do is up to you!
  • Each new Series 3 Hairdorables includes 1 surprise hair tool allowing girls to color, crimp, or curl!
  • Collect all NEW Hairdorables dolls (including 2 rare and 1 ULTRA-rare). Each package is a surprise!
  • All NEW packaging to pull, peel, and pop that comes with 11 surprises inside! Each surprise doll comes with 1 surprise hair tool to color, crimp, or curl!
  • Series 3 includes all NEW themes and NEW pop-up backgrounds featuring PJ Party, Outdoor Fun, and Dance Party!
  • The dolls are based on 12 iconic girls from the YouTube series, Hairdorables. Each doll lives up to the “Hairdorables” name with a variety of unique luxe hairstyles in vibrant colors!
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP $12.99
  • Available: June 2019

POOPAROOS TOILET SURPRISE ASSORTMENT (MATTEL)

  • Available in new sparkly pink, these toy toilets are full of exciting surprises – first, open the toilet seat to see which adorable pet hides inside, then lift the tank to find three paper packets that dissolve to reveal fun foods.
  • The food can be fed to the pet, and pooped out, again and again.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon

SLIMYGLOOP SQUEEZWICHES (HORIZON GROUP)

  • Stackable, squishy, sandwiches!
  • Make your own oozing slime sandwich with play food pieces, pre-made slime, and different mix in embellishments to create your own Slimy Sandwich!
  • Available in a variety of fun and exciting themes including: Rainbow Waffle, Galaxy PB&J, Sneeze Burger, Unicorn Pizza, Diamond Doughnut, and Confetti Ice Cream Sandwich!
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $5
  • Available: Target

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