You don’t have to break the bank to have a great holiday season. Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Fox 5 in San Diego to show off some great toys for every budget level. 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.


  • Create anything in 3D, from boxes and frames to cell phone cases, robots, famous structures, jewelry and much, much more. If you can think it in 3D, you can Doodle it in 3D.
  • The 3Doodler Create+ includes more than 600 feet of plastic of Doodling fun right out of the box, thanks to multiple packs of PLA and ABS plastic in each box.
  • A variety of kits can be purchased separately to use along with the Create+, including purses and clutches, engines, robotics, famous landmarks, vases, candle holders and more.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, and a bevy of national retailers including Michael’s and soon to be Target and


  • Meet the Untamed T. rex’s by Fingerlings! These finger-gripping creatures are fierce and unpredictable, and know friends vs. foes.
  • In untamed mode, they roar, hiss and chomp!
  • In tame mode they nuzzle, purr, and love to be near you.
  • Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these interactive dinos react to touch, motion, and sound with more than 40 different sounds and animations.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • Filled with cool cars, chart-topping music, and a high-octane attitude, Fast & Furious, the explosively popular franchise built on speed, continues to fuel the car culture craze. It has become Universal’s biggest franchise of all time. Bring these vehicles to life with four-wheeled die-cast replicas.
  • These all new Drift RCs that feature real sideways drifting action.
  • Also includes a Turbo Button on the 2.4 GHz Hobby style controller, extra set of tires with Easy Mount Design included and HyperCharger USB charging technology.
  • Available in Hans Mazda RX and Brian’s Nissan Skyline GRT.
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Silver Skyline at Target, Orange Rx7 at Walmart


  • Create squishy, slimy spheres with OOZ-O’S.
  • Combine the included ingredients to form oozing slimy spheres that are ready for popping, squeezing, and squishing to reveal colorful, sparkling goo inside.
  • OOZ-O’s themes include mermaid, unicorn, galaxy, and monster.
  • Each kit includes an OOZ-O’S slime Maker, three colors of paint, embellishments or toys to hide inside each sphere, mixing tools, and chemical reactions to activate the slime.
  • OOZ-O’s is a hands-on way to introduce kids to chemistry and express their own creativity.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $5.00
  • Available: Michael’s, Target, Walmart, 5 Below


  • These battling robots combine the gameplay of Rock em Sock em Robots with the balancing action of a Segway!
  • With this fun, motorized building set, kids can build up their own robots that include a “smart-tech” self-stabilizing feature.
  • Kids can drive and control it with the VEX Pilot mobile app, which enables updates to push automatically to the robot from your phone, ensuring you always have the most up to date robot.
  • Compatible with the VEX IQ platform used by over 1 million students in classrooms and global competitions.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $89.99 (single robot); $149.99 (two-pack)
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Michaels,