Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht appeared on WUSA in Washington DC with some of the hottest holiday toys and games. From R/C toys to do-it-yourself sets, there are tons of holiday toy trends that kids are going to be all over this season!

Ttwilight_noahs_arkwilight Noah’s Ark (Cloud b)
  • The classic tale of Noah and his animals two by two are brought to life with this play set.
  • Children can remove the detachable top and pretend play with included plush puppets.
  • Projects a starry night scene on bedroom ceilings and walls in three soothing color options.
  • All Ages
  • MSRP: $41.95

BlipToys.MagicDancePumpkinDisney Princess Palace Pets: Magic Dance Pumpkin (Blip Toys)

  • Cinderella’s pet, Pumpkin, is a lovable, interactive, remote-controlled puppy
  • Speaks over a dozen phrases and sounds
  • Follows movement commands from the light-up magic wand controller
  • Performs two pre-programmed dance sequences
  • Features soft fabric ears, removable fur cuffs, satin tutu and bow, oversized plush tail and glittering tiara
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $59.99

2014-02 032Planes Fire & Rescue U-Command Blade Ranger (Thinkway)

  • Deluxe infrared remote control Fire & Rescue Blade Ranger comes to life with animation, voice, and sound effects.
  • His propeller spins with helicopter engine and flight sounds; his eyes and mouth move as he speaks.
  • Control Blade Ranger with the joysticks or by pressing one of the 10 buttons on the wireless remote to make him talk, move forward, in reverse, or left/right with “hover” action.
  • Send instant or preprogrammed commands via remote control.
  • Over 1,000 Action Combo Sequences.
  • This non-flying plane is recommended for indoor use only.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $54.99

CrayolaPaintMakerCrayola Paint Maker (Crayola)

  • Mix and shake!
  • Kids can use their imaginations to make customized Crayola pain colors.
  • Utilizes new paint strip technology and washable paint base.
  • Fun, easy process.
  • Includes a paint maker base unit, pain base, 10 sheets of white papers, 75 paint strips, 15 paint pots and labels, a color mixing guide, a paint brush, and an instruction sheet.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99

Heli BeastHeli Beast (Silverlit)

  • This R/C walks both forwards and backwards, leaps over obstacles at the press of a button, and flies up into the air when the throttle is opened.
  • This two channel infrared indoor helicopter incorporates a pair of rotating main rotors to provide excellent flight stability, and four jointed legs that allow it to turn in any direction whilst walking on the ground.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $39.99

StrikeAPoseRGBStrike a Pose (R&R Games)

  • Strike a Pose is the hilarious freeze-frame party game that’ll get everyone up and playing.
  • In this game, you’re the Statue Collector and it’s your job to figure out who OR what the other players are posing as.
  • In a roomful of frozen friends, can you pick out the Zombie or the Bartender? The Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon?
  • Play between 3 and 14 players.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $19.95