Summer is here and there are some great new toys to keep the kids entertained on family vacations and road trips. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox Fort Myers to talk about some of the season’s hottest travel toys. 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 season, check out our Spring and Summer gift guide.


  • Pomsies are loveable, and fashionable interactive plush pets that you can wear and take anywhere. Inspired by the pom-pom fashion trend, each Pomsies pet has a soft, cuddly fur face and tail you can wrap around your wrist, hair, backpack, clothing and more – they are the ultimate accessory!
  • Pomsies are interactive with two modes of play – Virtual Pet Mode and Freeze Dance Mode.
  • Pomsies are interactive and will tell you when they feel happy, sleepy, or hungry with the way they react and the adorable sounds they make, or as their eyes light up in different colors.
  • Pomsies can have up to 50 different reactions with sounds only you can make happen.
  • Care for your Pomsie long enough and you will be rewarded with colorful rainbow eyes, purring and other sweet sounds.
  • There is also a special freeze dance mode to play together with your friends
  • There are six characters in the first Series.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: All major retailers including Target, Walmart


  • Kids can transform Ben’s aliens in a whole new way and launch them into battle!
  • Use the Omnitrix launcher to load the figure disc and then launch it.
  • The disc transforms into a figure in mid-air, ready for battle! Fold em’, load em’, launch em’, land em’!
  • Perfect your skills and make them land on their feet and get into the fight. Which alien will you choose?
  • Omni-Launch Omnitrix is fully adjustable to fit a range of wrist sizes.
  • Each pack comes with one unique Omnitrix Launcher, three Battle Figures, and a table top target.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Funky Chicken is a simple, fast-paced card game that gets everyone moving and laughing in under two minutes.
  • Players simultaneously call out the dance actions “Bump,” “Swing,” “Spin,” and “Funky Chicken.” When two players match, they perform the dance move together and discard their card. The first player to discard all their cards wins!
  • Play Funky Chicken solo or combine it with Happy Salmon to create even more fun!
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $17.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • Super Impulse has brought the most iconic arcade video games back in a size that will fit in the palm of your hand!
  • The screen size is less than 1.5 inches and the overall cabinet sizes are 4x2x2 inches.
  • Each Tiny Arcade comes with the complete gameplay, full-color, hi-res screen, authentic game sounds, joystick, and two control buttons in a backlit arcade style cabinet.
  • No coins or small change is needed!
  • It’s the smallest functional arcade game EVER.
  • The 2017 Tiny Arcade line includes Tiny Arcade Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian and Space Invaders.
  • New for summer 2018 will be Tiny Arcade Frogger, Dig Dug and Galaga.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Think Geek