You don’t have to break the bank to have a great holiday season. Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by CBS in Palm Beach to show off some great holiday toys for families of all budgets. 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 holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


ROCKIN’ RIDER CELESTE 2-IN-1 UNICORN (TEK NEK TOYS)

  • This horse easily converts from a rocker to a roller.
  • Kids can squeeze the ears to hear “I’m a Magical Unicorn” song, talking phrases, and realistic sound effects.
  • Features include soft, huggable plush, embroidered eyes, and parent volume control
  • Ages: 1+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Walmart

PUZOODLES (BLIP TOYS)

  • Puzoodles are collectible characters kids can build with snap-together pieces.
  • Each character is an adorable animal/food mashup.
  • Each Puzoodles puzzle piece is packaged in a surprise blind bag, and includes easy-to-follow assembly instruction.
  • Eight to collect in series one: Caterpillar Roll (Caterpillar + Sushi), DinoCake (Dinosaur + Cupcake), Fruity Feathers (Owl + Pineapple), Kernel Llama (Llama + Popcorn), Melon Bites (Shark + Watermelon), Chip-Pan Zee (Monkey + Cookie), Slow Food (Turtle + Burger), and Purrfect Taco (Kitty + Taco)
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon

ZOOKIEZ SLAPPY (TOY TARGET)

  • Zookiez are the collectible plush toy that have flexible hands and feet… easily hang them onto anything and bring them along with you knowing that they will stay in one place.
  • Zookiez toys are perfect as bracelets, for clipping onto your bed at night, or even to bring in the car with you! They can just hold onto nearly any surface and keep clinging on for a very long time. Until you move them from their position, they are quite happy to hang out and enjoy time with you!
  • Zookiez not only keep in one place but they are extremely soft.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart, Walmart.com, specialty

CUPCAKE SURPRISE CLASSIC TALES (SUNNY DAYS ENTERTAINMENT)

  • With a little sweet magic and infinite imagination, decadent desserts transform into princesses with every Cupcake Surprise!
  • Every princess doll will be the belle of the ball and all the bakeries of the land in her sparkly gown and decorative bonnet, or indulge in a sugary treat and serve these charming cupcakes fresh from the oven.
  • Expect endless playtime and never-ending wonderment in each Cupcake Surprise – discover deliciously scented fragrances with every doll!
  • Whether in the bakery, kitchen, or castle, the sweet-smelling 2-in-1 toy will surely inspire imaginative play.
  • Each doll comes with her own styling hairbrush.
  • Packaged in new and different styles with six available scents: strawberry, vanilla, grape, chocolate, lemon, and peanut butter.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99 each
  • Available: Amazon, specialty stores  

CINCO LINKO (CARDINAL GAMES/BIG POTATO)

  • Cinco Linko is a super-simple five-in-a-row tile game that you can clip to your bag and play on the go, no matter where you’re headed.  
  • With no game board required, any flat surface can be your playing field
  • Just choose a color, grab your stack, and take turns laying down tiles side-by-side until someone manages to get five-in-a-row of their color, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
  • Run out of tiles? Well, that just means you’ll have to pick up the ones you’ve already placed and reposition them one by one until you manage to sneak your line of five past the other players.
  • Cinco Linko comes with 60 tiles (15 pink, 15 yellow, 15 green, 15 orange). The tiles stack easily onto four included racks that clip together to keep the game together on the go.
  • 2-4 Players
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart

ZOOM TUBES (SAS GROUP)

  • Zoom Tubes are a non-stop racing light show, with RC race cars that light up and twist and turn tracks can be made into infinite configurations.
  • Easy to build—just connect the tubes, place zoom racer inside the zoom tube, activate the romate, and go!
  • There are over 12 feet of tubes, over 25 connecting pieces, eight curved tubes, 12 connectors, three straight tubes, and one straight tube with a door.
  • The set comes with a zoom racer, remote control, and USB cord.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond

NICKELODEON SPARKLIN’ UNICORN SLIME (CRA-Z-ART)

  • This kit includes everything kids need to make sparkly, technicolored slime, including glitter, activator, glue, and more.  
  • It allows you to make different kinds of trendy unicorn slime, including a combination of purple, pink and blue slime with cool, sparkling glitter!  
  • It Includes all the ingredients and tools you need, and  it’s fun, safe, and easy to make.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart

MASSIVE MONSTER MAYHEM INFLATABLE BASH ARMOR (ALPHA GROUP/DHX)

  • Get Massive! Armor up like your favorite Massive Monster to join the battle for planet Earth.  
  • Extra-Large inflatable head gear and fists let you battle out the outrageous scenes from the series.
  • From the hit TV series on Nicktoons (US) and Family Channel (Canada), Extra-Large inflatable head gear and fists let you battle out the outrageous scenes from the hit show.
  • These wearable head gear and fists are perfect for parties, games and will sure turn heads! The Armor includes head gear and two fists.
  • Special Notes: Requires inflation – Be sure to inflate so that it is smooth, taut and wrinkle free.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Target