Toy Insider Associate Editor Jackie Cucco joined Better Connecticut in New Haven to show off some great Easter toys that have all of the fun with none of the sugar. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
Load a soft, foam ball into the popper toy and squeeze to launch the ball up to 20 feet away. The harder you squeeze, the faster and further it shoots. They include six colorful balls that work with all Hog Wild Popper refills. Chocolate Bunny and Flying Chick sold separately.
These mini-robotic pets combine the whimsy of balloon animals with the playfulness of pets. They can repeat what kids say back in a helium voice, and squeak when kids pet them. , The line includes Heelie the Puppy, Poppy the Bunny, and Billo the Monkey.
These stylish and hatchable pixies are bursting with creativity. Every Wilder Wings pixie has uniquely patterned fabric wings and themed accessories inside her eggs. To start hatching, crack the heart on the front of the egg and remove the lid. Lift it and discover a perfect pixie friend! Hatch a one-in-10 lucky egg for the chance to wear a bonus sparkly ring.
Kids can create their own water toys that stretch, mold, float, and change colors! Play with Aqua Dough in buckets or bowls of water for a fun, sensory experience. Use the included mermaid mold to create a soft and squishy floating toy, or squish, stretch, and squeeze the dough in while it’s in the water! SLIMYGLOOP Aqua Dough is water-resistant, so it won’t fall apart or dissolve while you play and it never dries out. Keep playing with the dough to watch it change colors, from purple to pink, pink to white, and teal to light green. When kids are all finished playing, wring out excess water and let it dry completely before storing the Aqua Dough in the reusable container. To avoid drainage issues, do not use the Aqua Dough in pools, bathtubs, or sinks. Available in Mermaid and Ocean themes.
Each Snapsies includes a head, a body, two faces, two butts, five accessories, and a sticker sheet. Kids can snap together the pieces and mix and match the parts to create new characters. There are more than 18 figures to collect, each standing at approximately 2.5 inches tall.
Kids can discover two mini best friends in a two-piece heart-shaped wrap inspired by fun food pairings! Separate it into two pieces to wrap them on their own. Each buddito has a special Heart Spot that tells kids what kind of besties they’ve discovered. Will they be a “Bestito Friendito,” “Frienditos 4Ever,” or something else? The included Pet Collector card shares each Buddito’s Heart Spot Ranking, name, species, and birthday! Collect all eight fun food pairings in Wave 2 and become besties forever: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Cake & Frosting, Cereal & Milk, and Buttered Popcorn.