“The Toy Insider Mom” Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy Officer of The Toy Insider, offers holiday toy ideas.
1. Crayola Super Duper Art Studio (Grow’n Up Ltd.)
* This giant easel converts to a desk and includes a chair.
* Allows up to four children to create masterpieces at once.
* Features a chalk board, dry erase board, and clips for paper.
* Magnetic surface extends the fun.
* Foldable for easy storage.
* Ages: 3+
* MSRP: $59.99
* Available at: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Walmart
2. Gift ‘ems 3-Pack Assortment (JAKKS Pacific)
* Gift ‘ems is a collectible mini doll line that features a universally known gift box to delight and surprise girls with a friend from different cities around the world, there are 84 to collect!
* Each Gift ‘ems box will open to reveal the doll’s name, city and country, and transforms to showcase iconic scenes from the doll’s home town, as well as an image of the country flag.
* Each Gift ‘ems doll is marked on a rarity scale as common, rare, ultra rare, special edition and limited edition and has four main components that girls can pop and swap to mix and match thousands of fashion fusions and make their own unique Gift
‘ems doll for endless fun.
* Ages: 4+
* MRSP: $9.99
3. Grossery Gang Yucky Mart (Moose Toys)
* Welcome to the Yucky Mart, kids’ one-stop shop for grossness!
* Kids can check out the launcher on the counter and see if they can dunk the Grossery Gang into the giant slushie!
* Or they can sneak in and slip out of the secret vile vent, chill with cool dudes in the freezer, or just hang with the gang on the shelves!
* This Yucky Mart comes with two exclusive Grossery
* Ages: 5+
* MSRP: $19.99
* Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
4. Magic MeeMees (Future of Play)
* These adorable and “magical” little figures each have their own shining and colorful personalities.
* Press their heads and watch as they let you know how they’re feeling.
* Feed them their mini foods, and watch to see if they like them or not.
* Collect all 24 happy MagicMeeMees figures and create your own MeeMeeopolis. Get ready to feel the
* Ages: 4+
* MSRP: $3.99-$19.99
* Available: Amazon, Walmart
5. Gemmies Design Studio (Tech 4 Kids)
* Gemmies is a new craft and activity which allows kids to create their very own 3-D crystal gem creations!
* Through the simple steps of “Clip and Connect” with gems and bands, kids can create their own adorable crystal pets, animals, flowers and more.
* Gemmies Design studio includes storage for gems, light up display stands for your creations, and a design mat to master your creations.
* Ages: 6+
* MSRP: $24.99
* Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us
6. Talk-to-Me Mikey (Playmates)
* Kids can have hours of fun conversing with Michelangelo, the most fun-loving and energetic of all the turtles.
* One of the most intelligent Turtle toys ever, Talk-to-Me Mikey recognizes a child’s questions and responds in hundreds of unique ways in less than a second.
* The highly interactive Turtle features movement and position sensors to react hilariously based on how a child moves Mikey.
* Known for being the Turtle brother with the most enthusiasm, Mikey even sings songs and plays games with
* Ages: 4+
* MSRP: $39.99
7. NEON Flash (Yvolution)
* This kids scooter gives a quiet ride and with flare. Glide in lights with the cool LED deck and motion-powered wheels.
* The neon under glow is reflected onto the deck from the dynamic ultra-bright LED wheels which light up as soon as they take off.
* This strong and durable scooter with a lightweight aluminum frame is perfect for quick and easy transportation.
* Ages: 5+
* MSRP: $79.99
* Available: Toys “R” Us