Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by NBC in Cleveland to talk about great toys you can find for $10 or less. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Squish-Dee-Lish are super cute slow-rise squishies that are fun to squeeze and to collect.
  • Series 1 combines adorable animals with dee-lish foods and has 24 styles to collect.
  • Designs include a panda on top of pancakes, a sherbert bird, a pear bear, and so many more!
  • Each blind foil bag contains one squishy.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart



  • Tumblstix is a small, weighted stick that challenges balance. Kids can test their creativity and dexterity and sharpen your focus and hand-eye coordination by rolling over the Tumblstix gently. Balance and catch the stick smoothly during 360-degree rolls, all while doing tricks.
  • Zing Dama is a hybrid of KenDama and Yo-Yo, and consists of four parts: a ball, a ring, string and an adjustable strap. Users should strap the cup firmly onto their finger and start to swing the ball in any direction.
  • Metal Chuckz are built just like Thumb Chucks, but are covered in a soft, sleek, ‘Metaltek’ coating, allowing for advanced tricks because they are weighted slightly heavier than Thumb Chucks. Metal Chuckz deliver challenging fun with a classy look.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: Starting at $7.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • Have some DIY fun with your own private mini slime lab! Mix powder with water and glitter to make sparkly, squishy, stretchy slimes.
  • The set includes the Makin Station that mixes up the powder and water to create the compound plus 4 slime powder packets (and 4 glitter packs.
  • Contains everything needed to make the slime compound, no glue required.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: BJs, Toys “R” Us

Ben 10 Basic Action Figure Assortment (PLAYMATES TOYS)

  • Based on Cartoon Network’s new Ben 10 animated series, the action figure assortment includes Ben Tennyson, the 10 different heroic aliens that he transforms into, as well as additional adversary characters from the show.
  • Ranging in height up to 5″ tall, each figure is highly detailed and articulated and also comes equipped with themed accessories for added play!
  • Kids can collect them all! Assortment includes: Ben & Grey Matter, Heatblast, Diamondhead, Four Arms, Cannonbolt, XLR8, Overflow, Wildvine, Stinkfly, Upgrade, Hex, Steam Smythe & Dr. Animo
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $8.99 each
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart


• These vinyl figure sets are perfect for any Nick 90s fan.

• Sets include classic shows like Hey Arnold, Ren & Stimpy, and Rugrats, all detailed with their signature outfits.

• Fans can purchase either collector figure packs for each show that include 3-inch figures, or individual vinyl figures of their favorite characters that are 6 inches and poseable.

• Ages: 3+

• MSRP: $9.99-$12.99

• Available: Toys “R” Us