With the holidays just around the corner, it’s that time of year when our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht pays a visit to The Wendy Williams Show to show the hottest toys and games of the season! In case you missed it yesterday, check out the video above for some of the coolest, smartest, and just plain awesome products.

2014 Hottest Toys Knex Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller CoasterK’NEX Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set (K’NEX)

  • Blast off faster than the speed of light with the Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set.
  • Use over 600 K’NEX pieces to build a Roller Coaster over 2.5-feet high.
  • The exclusive inverted blaster motor launches your hanging coaster car on an out-of-this-world adventure through 18 feet of track.
  • For more fun, download instructions for a 2nd
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $69.99

2014 Hottest Toys School Zone Little ScholarLittle Scholar (School Zone)

  • This kids’ tablet it preloaded with over 200 educational apps, videos, songs, and e-books so there’s no need to buy additional apps.
  • Little Scholar provides users with lessons based on the “standard curriculum” subjects for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders in math, reading, spelling, logic, geography, science, and creativity.
  • App Management Tool available for parents to tailor the content to fit learning needs of their children.
  • Features and 8-inch screen and rune a Google Android 4.2.2 operating system.
  • Ages: 3-7
  • $149.99-$199.99

2014 Hottest Toys ElektrokidzElektrokidz (WowWee)

  • Elektrokidz are the first ever music-inspired figurines whose hair dance to the beat of the music you are listening to!
  • There are six unique Elektrokidz in six unique finishes, including black matte and shiny gold, and each come with their own stylized shades.
  • Each Elektrokidz has its own special hair movement that dances to the beat and no two Elektrokidz hair dance the same way, so kids can collect them all!
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99

2014 Hottest Toys Chuggington TableLet’s Ride the Rails Chuggington Playtable (TOMY)

  • Build a world of Chuggington on this fun, kid-friendly table.
  • Just the right height for little engineers to create and play for hours of fun.
  • Both the board and table are decorated with vibrant Chuggington graphics.
  • Includes table and board.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $250

2014 Hottest Toys Moustache Smash 2Mustache Smash (Spin Master)

  • Look, match, and SMASH!
  • Moustache Smash is the matching game that is speedy, silly-looking fun!
  • Each player keeps a moustache held up to their face. As each card is turned over, watch for a card matching your ‘stache in either color or shape. See a match, then smash it fast!
  • Be the first to smash the ‘stache card and your moustache’s suction cup will pick it up and you score a point. But don’t smash the wrong card, or you’ll pay a penalty and lose two of your cards into the pot.
  • Collect the most moustache cards and you win!
  • It’s suspenseful, quick-thinking fun and teaches kids spatial recognition and hand-eye coordination.
  • Play with 2-6 players.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $15.99

2014 Hottest Toys LeapbandLeapBand (LeapFrog)

  • LeapBand is the first activity tracker designed just for kids to get them up, active, and learning while having fun
  • 50 different activities and challenges.
  • Tracks kid’s physical activity –the more he/she moves, the more points they earn and are able to unlock additional games, challenges, levels of play, and virtual rewards.
  • Features a high-res color screen, built-in accelerometer, rechargeable battery, and a water-resistant design.
  • Will be available in green, pink, and blue.
  • Ages: 3-9
  • MSRP: $39.99

 2014 Hottest Toys Razor Crazy CartCrazy Cart (Razor)

  • Drive, spin, and drift like a pro.
  • The Crazy Cart’s patented drift system allows drivers to drive and drift forward, backward, sideways, diagonally, and everything in between.
  • Reach speeds up to 12 mph.
  • Features 360 degree plus steering capability for tight turns and a Drift Bar that sets the cart into Crazy Cart mode.
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $300