Looking for great toys for all the kids on your shopping list? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by ABC in Dallas to show off fantastic gifts for kids of all ages. 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.


  • Combines interactive play with battery-powered riding fun: feed, brush, walk, ride, and dance with your pony pal!
  • Over 100 unique sounds and movements.
  • Apple, carrot, and brush (included) add to the playtime fun.
  • Two forward speeds, one reverse.
  • Power Trax rubber traction strips keep the ride smooth and steady.
  • Direct Connect system makes charging easy; 12V battery and charger included.
  • Age: 3-+
  • MSRP: $298
  • Available: Walmart


  • Arcade1Up game cabinets look, feel and play just like the classic arcade games you remember.
  • These 3:4 scale Arcade Cabinets let you play seated or standing (Gaming Stool and/or Riser add-on available, sold separately).
  • The classic upright cabinet design has authentic arcade controls and gameplay, such as joysticks, trackballs, buttons, and sounds.
  • The 17-inch screen features multiplayer controls and no quarters are required for play.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $399
  • Available: Walmart, FYE, Gamestop


  • These R/C race cars light up and the Twist & Turn tracks can be made into infinite configurations.
  • Zoom Tubes are both playful and competitive, stimulating new skills and building on play patterns kids love.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available:Amazon, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond


  • Tumball is a nerve-wracking, bead-stacking game.
  • To win Tumball, carefully place all your white beads on top of the suspended colorful balls using the wand. With every bead you add, the colorful balls become more unstable. If you push your luck too far or make one false move… TUMBALL!
  • You must add the fallen beads to your collection, and try to get rid of all your beads to win!
  • Designed for two to four players.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon. Learning Express, Walmart, Fred Meyer


  • Get ready to smash the ball & collect ‘em all with Smashers Series 2: Gross Smashers, now featuring gross characters contained in a unique Smashball that looks just like an eyeball!
  • Smash open the eyeball to reveal the freaky character hidden inside…covered in slime!
  • Just like series one, series two includes limited edition and very rare figures to find and collect, and “good and bad” characters to battle and earn Smash Points to become a Smasher Elite.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $2.99 for 1-Pack, MSRP $4.99 for 3-Pack, MSRP $9.99 for 8-Pack, MSRP $7.99 for the Smashers Tin, MSRP $19.99 for the Smashers Sludge Bus display case.


  • Yeti, Set, Go! is a followup to PlayMonster’s award-winning Yeti in My Spaghetti.
  • It takes the yeti theme to a whole new level, as this game features four different Yetis with four unique personalities!
  • Players make their Yeti kick the balls by boppin’ them on the head over and over! Skill comes into play, too, because players can aim their Yetis by swiveling them back and forth. So, meatballs are flying all over, as players try to get them to land on all of the ledges in their side of the mountain!
  • It’s a fun, fast-paced, action-packed game.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99


  • Spin to create colorful friendship
  • bracelets with the KumiKreator and braid beautiful bracelets before your eyes!
  • Load the colorful spools into the machine, spin and create in minutes! The KumiKreator creates up to ten unique bracelet designs without a single knot needed. Customize and finish off your bracelet with stylish clasps!
  • Kumi comes from the Japanese word Kumihimo meaning “gathered threads.” It is the traditional Japanese technique of braiding cords and beads. The KumiKreator makes creating beautiful and intricate friendship bracelets fun to do!
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP : $29.99
  • Availability: Walmart, Target, Amazon


  • 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.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Target