The Toy Insider breaks down the must get gifts to finish your list

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Preschool & grade school toys
Top Toys for Younger Kids
Holiday Gifts for Older Kids
STEM toy gifts for Christmas
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — We are less than three weeks from Christmas and if it feels like there is still something missing from your gift list, we have the hot toys for kids (and adults) of all ages.

The Toy Insider is helping us break them down by age group.

Here you go:

Young Kids

Safari Learning Station (Leapfrog)

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● From sitting to crawling and standing, the Safari
Learning Station grows with children while keeping them
learning and entertained.
● The three-in-one arch adjusts for floor play to standing
play and includes three different modes.
● Giraffe, Lion, and Zebra introduce the ABCs and 123s
while playing catchy safari-themed songs.
● Press the light-up piano keys to make music and
discover shapes and colors.
● Little ones can spin Elephant's bead spinner for fine motor fun and twist Chameleon's tail to
learn about colors. Children will also love dropping the balls through Monkey’s tail and watching
as they roll down the ramp, through the trees, and back to them.
● Age: 6 months - 3 years
● MSRP: $49.99
● Available: Target (exclusive)

Scruff-a-Luvs (Moose Toys)

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● Each Scruff-a-Luv comes as a matted ball
of colored fur with only its eyes showing, so it’s a
mystery what animal kids are rescuing! The
adorable animal is revealed by washing the
matted ball in water, towel drying the animal,
blast drying it with a hair dryer, and brushing and
styling its fur.
● Each Scruff-a-Luv comes with a collar,
name tag, adoption certificate, brush and hair
clips.
● Scruff-a-luvs can be washed over and over
again. This special kind of plush allows kids to play
with it in the bath, role play with it, and care for it
like a real pet – the possibilities are endless!
● Age: 2+
● MSRP: $19.99
● Available: Amazon, Target

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus (Mattel)

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● Rocktopus is a STEAM toy that brings creativity to the
learning process by allowing kids to explore a variety of musical
styles while learning about different instruments, rhythmic
patterns, and more.
● Rocktopus features 15 unique instruments across five
different genres of music, enabling a truly hands-on physical
approach to learning as preschoolers mix (and remix) their own
musical creations.
● Kids are in control of their very own compositions by adding or subtracting instruments,
changing the tempo, and layering in fun sound effects.
● Features three interactive play modes: Math, Music, and Game.
● Age: 3+
● MSRP: $59.99
● Available: All major retailers

Preschool Kids

Antsy Pants Build & Play Pop Star Stage (Beach House Group)

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● Get ready to shine like a star with the Antsy Pants Build &
Play Pop Star Stage Kit!
● Featuring glittery purple curtains and a bold blue
backdrop, this stage is the perfect spot for budding artists and
performers.
● Whether you’re a singer, dancer, juggler, or have a hidden
talent, perform center stage with the Pop Star Stage Kit.
● This kit includes more than 50 poles and connectors, as
well as the fabric cover.
● Ages: 4+
● MSRP: $44.99
● Available: Target

Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie (Hasbro)

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● Chewbacca (“Chewie” to his best pals) is famous as Han
Solo’s loyal friend and co-pilot – and now the Ultimate Co-pilot
Chewie figure can be kids’ trusted companion in adventure,
wherever their imagination takes them!
● This amazing interactive plush friend features 100+
sound-and-motion combinations, responds in the Wookiee
language, and reacts whenever he’s in motion – sometimes in
surprising ways!
● Kids will love their favorite Wookiee’s fun facial expressions
and the way he responds when they talk to him (he laughs, roars,
and even snores!).
● He’ll often raise his arms as he roars… and make contented
sounds when he gets a friendly scratch on the head. This furry best
friend is always ready for the next mission, big or small!
● Ages: 4+
● MSRP: $129.99

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Orbeez Wow World Wowzer Surprise (Maya Toys)

● Introducing Orbeez Wow World Wowzers! These adorable
Magical Pets come hidden in a globe filled with clear Orbeez.
● Simply add water to your globe and magically reveal which
Magical Pet you received.
● Collect all 20 unique Wowzers in Series One including rare and
super rare figures.
● Age: 5+
● MSRP: $5.99
● Available: Target, Amazon, Justice, Kmart, Claire’s

Older Kids

K’NEX THRILL RIDES: Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set (K’NEX, a division of Basic Fun!)

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● Bridges the gap between physical and digital
play!
● With more than 800 parts, the stunning
Bionic Blast Roller Coaster set includes
made-in-the-U.S. Rods & Connectors, roller coaster
track, a coaster car, a chain lift, a cardboard VR
viewer, and eye-catching graphic panels.
● A motor moves the roller coaster car
through two Ferris Wheels before the car rushes
from the top of the coater back to the bottom.
● Kids can use the K’NEX Ride It! app to ride
the Bionic Blast (and 8 other K’NEX Thrill Rides) with the included cardboard VR viewer or in 2-D.
● Kids can also build your own custom, digital roller coasters in the app.
● Ages: 9+
● MSRP: $99.99
● Available: Target, Walmart

ZingSportz Air Storm Z-Tek Bow (Zing)

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● The Air Storm Z-Tek Bow is the ultimate “parent-approved”
foam bow and arrow combo!
● The Z-Tek Bow features a sleeker shape, storage ammo clips
located right on the bow, and lower profile bungee cords that
deliver launching distances more than 100 feet.
● Just hook the Zonic screaming whistle arrow into the
fast-load loops, then pull back and it’s “Ready, Aim, Fire!”
● Set up some cans for target practice, or shoot against a wall
for bounce-back action!
● Zartz Suction-cup Arrows stick to almost anything and each
arrow is safe for indoor or outdoor play.
● Each comes with two Zonic screaming whistle arrows and one Zartz Suction Cup Arrow.
● Ages: 14+
● MSRP: $19.99
● Available: Target, Walmart

KiiPix (TOMY)

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● KiiPix is an affordable instant film printer that lets you take your
favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes.
● KiiPix requires no special app or battery.
● Place your smartphone on the instant film printer and print your
favorite photos right from your phone.
● KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share
special moments with family and friends or to frame and display.
● Available in three colors: pink, blue, or black.
● Film is sold separately.
● Ages: 13+
● MSRP: $39.99
● Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Paper Source, Scheels, TOMY.com

Stem Toys

Botley The Coding Robot Activity Set (Learning Resources)

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● Botley the Coding Robot gives children as
young as five early exposure to coding and helps
them gain confidence in STEM through fun,
imaginative play.
● Botley is 100-percent screen free and does
not require the use of a smartphone or tablet. Ready
to use right out of the box, a simple remote control
allows children to code up to 120 programmable
steps.
● And, a 77-piece activity set gives children
the tools to create challenges and activities like
obstacle courses and mazes.
● Botley grows with children and has many
features to discover including looping, black line following, and smart logic to detect objects –
and avoid them! There are also secret hidden features for children to discover.
● Age: 5+
● MSRP: $79.99
● Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kohl’s, Walmart, learningresources.com

Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set (Crayola)

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● With 50 different colorful experiments designed by
real Crayola scientists, this lab set teaches kids the magic of
science, math, and art through color at S.T.E.A.M. principles.
● From an erupting volcano to glow worms and slime,
kids can embark on experiments using core Crayola products
and household items, stretching their imaginations while also
reinforcing their subject matter skills.
● For continued creativity, kids can use the included
illustrative guide to conduct experiments again and again
using everyday items.
● Age: 7+
● MSRP: $24.99
● Available: Amazon, Walmart, Crayola.com

3Doodler Start HEXBUG Make Your Own Micro Robotic Creatures Pen Set and Activity Kit (3Doodler)

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● Kids can make their own eccentric-looking HEXBUG
creatures that behave like real bugs.
● Doodle your bug’s body and legs using the insect-themed
DoodleMold to create a pet insectoid, then let it crawl around to
explore its environment, conquer obstacles, or race your friends.
● Part of the 3Doodler Start STEM Series, this set fosters
STEM learning by allowing kids to design and experiment with
different robotic structures.
● Ages: 6+
● MSRP: $59.99 (Pen Set); $24.99 (Activity Kit without pen)
● Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Michael’s

Geeky Gifts

Marvel Legends Series Infinity Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist (Hasbro)

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● A Mad Titan. Six Infinity Stones that control the multi-verse.
One mission to destroy the galaxy, another to save it. A team of
heroes ready for the fight. Whoever wields the Infinity Gauntlet
wields the fate of the universe!
● Inspired by the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie, this
Infinity Gauntlet worn by Thanos from the Marvel Legends Series
features premium design and styling, as well as intricate detailing on
the gauntlet and six light-up Infinity Stones.
● Features pulsating light effects, movie-inspired sounds, and
individually articulated finger movement, as well as a fist-lock feature
for display.
● MSRP: $99.99
● Available: Amazon, Best Buy, Target

Fortnite Action Figures (McFarlane Toys)

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● Fortnite, the hottest game on the planet, now
has premium collectible figures!
● Design directly sculpted and painted from
in-game assets.
● Hyper-articulated (18+ points) – perfect for
emote posing.
● All figures are showcased in premium glossy
Fortnite-themed window box packaging.
● Skull Trooper is here to haunt your shelves and
elevate your premium collection. Design directly
sculpted and painted from in-game assets. Comes complete with the sharp Precision Back Bling.
Ready for battle with the powerful Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. Harvest your materials with the
Death Valley Harvesting Tool.
● The beloved Cuddle Team Leader is here to steal your heart and lead your team to victory.
Comes with iconic Cuddle Bow Back Bling. Equipped with the Legendary Assault Rifle. Harvest
your materials with the included Rainbow Smash Harvesting Tool.
● MSRP: $24.99 each
● Available: GameStop, Think Geek, and coming soon to Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon

Pokémon Light-Up Pikachu Slippers (ThinkGeek)

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● After a long day of catching Pokemon, you
deserve the chance to rest your feet in a pair of
comfy slippers.
● These Pikachu slippers are exceptionally
warm and fuzzy, and Pikachu’s cheeks light up when
you take a step.
● They fit up to a men’s size 10 and a
women’s size 12.
● The only thing better than one coveted
Pikachu is two adorable Pikachus nestled on your
feet.
● MSRP: $29.99
● Available: ThinkGeek

Monopoly: Rugrats and Ren & Stimpy (USAopoly)

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● Get nostalgic with these games based on
classic Nickelodeon shows!
● Your favorite 90s babies are back – this time
on the table top! Crawl down memory lane as you
make your way around the board, buying, selling and
trading fan-favorite Rugrats episodes, like Angelica
Breaks a Leg, Meeting Susie and Reptar on Ice. Play
as custom metal tokens inspired by iconic items from
the franchise, build up your properties with Baby
Gates and Playhouses (houses and hotels), test your
luck revealing Baby Adventures and Toy Chest cards,
and collect currency in the form of Reptar Bars. Hold
on to your diapees – MONOPOLY®: Rugrats will make a great collector’s piece that fans of all
ages can enjoy.
● Let Ren and Stimpy teach you how to be happy in this classic board game the whole family can
enjoy! Featuring everyone’s favorite 90s match made in madness, MONOPOLY: Ren & Stimpy
lets you play as iconic items from the franchise and make your way around the board buying,
selling, and trading memorable episodes, like Space Madness, Sven Hoëk and Yak Shaving Day.
Build up your properties with tents and trailers, take your chances revealing Litter Box and
BLAMMO! cards and collect Mr. Horse bucks! This MONOPOLY: Ren & Stimpy will have fans of
all ages cheering HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY!
● MSRP: $39.95 each
● Available: Amazon

Star Wars BB-8 Faux Leather Mini Backpack (Loungefly)

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● BB-8 has got your back with this Star Wars BB-8 Mini Backpack!
● Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise.
● Made by Loungefly.
● Faux leather mini backpack with applique, embossed, printed
details to look just like the little bouncing ball droid.
● Main zippered compartment has an open pocket, exterior has
one zippered pocket.
● Perfect for the Resistance pilot with stuff to transport through
the galaxy.
● Materials: Vegan faux leather.
● MSRP: $59.99
● Available: thinkgeek.com

Tom Riddle’s Diary (Wow! Stuff)

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● Tom Riddle used his diary to store all of his secrets
and memories. This all new diary set allows Harry Potter
fans to leave their own notes and messages with the
included invisible ink pen, which can only be seen under
the glowing wand’s UV light.
● All you have to do is hover the tip over the pages,
and what you have written will be magically revealed. This
ensures that all your deepest secrets can be left safe and
perfectly hidden, as long as you make sure to always carry
your wand!
● The wand is designed to be attached to a key ring,
so keeping it safe and hidden from Muggles should be no
problem.
● To make sure true Harry Potter fans feel like
they’re writing their hidden notes in the real thing, the diary is designed to look just like Tom
Riddle’s actual diary.
● Ages: 8+
● MSRP: $17.99
● Available: Amazon

SNES Classic: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo)

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● The Super NES Classic Edition system has the
original look and feel of the ’90s home console, only
smaller. Plus, this one comes fully loaded with 21
games!
● Get your hands on some of the best 2-player
games of the era, including Super Mario Kart and
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting.
● The Super NES Classic Edition is compatible
with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro
accessories. Just plug it in and play
● From your first ride on Yoshi to the final
heart-pounding escape from Planet Zebes, the Super
Nintendo Entertainment System is pure 16-bit retro
gaming perfection.
● MSRP: $79.99
● Available: Amazon

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