Black Friday is just around the corner, and even though we can’t dish about our favorite deals just yet, we can tell you which toys are sure to sell-out in no time. Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski shared the hottest toys of the holiday season with New Day Cleveland, so be sure to see what toys you need to snag before they’re gone!

Giant Leonardo Playset (Playmates Toys)GiantLeonardoPlayset2

  • A giant, 24-inch articulated Leonardo Ninja Turtle action figure that transforms into a complete Sewer Lair Play Set.
  • With over 30 features including spring-activated surprises, false floors, a skate park and so much more, this set provides hours of Ninja fun!
  • The play set features 9 different rooms for endless Turtle action play, including Turtles’ Living Room, Splinter’s Meditation Room, Skate Park Half-Pipe, Mikey’s Pad, Turtles’ Dojo, Street Level Lookout Tower, Donnie’s Workshop, Computer Lab and Turtles’ Jail.
  • Giant Leonardo includes an 18-inch signature Katana sword.
  • Play set is compatible with most Turtles basic action figures.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $99.99


Activision.SkylandersSuperchargers2Skylanders SuperChargers (Activision Publishing)

  • In 2011, Activision launched the first toys-to-life video game, and this year Skylanders is innovating the toys-to-life category yet again by allowing players to bring land, sea and sky vehicles to life with the recently-revealed Skylanders SuperChargers.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life, an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands.
  • For the first time, kids can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep-sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands like never before with detailed and articulated vehicles that will play in the real world and come to life via the Portal of Power in the game.
  • The game introduces 20 new Skylanders characters and 20 new vehicles that feature a variety of designs and types – racecars, motorcycles, boats, tanks, helicopters, jets, submarines and more.
  • Not only are the toy vehicles playable in game, but also many will have movable parts, which makes the toys fun to play with outside of the game.
  • In addition, Activision has added two iconic Nintendo characters to the Skylanders SuperChargers lineup! Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be playable in both Skylanders SuperChargers and select amiibo-compatible games. Amiibo, from Nintendo, is a toys-to-life game that features Nintendo character figures that can interact with compatible Wii U games when players add them to the Wii U GamePad controller.
  • Will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and iPad.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $74.99


Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck (Moose Toys)56035 Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck OOP 2

  • The Shopkins family is growing with all new Season 3 characters and playsets!
  • Kids can wheel around their Shopkins friends on-the-go with the new Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck.
  • The Ice Cream Truck has a ton of secret storage compartments and fun places to display their collections.
  • Kids can grow their collection with exclusive Shopkins characters and new exclusive shopping bags.
  • The Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck promises imaginative and engaging play.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99


VTech Kidizoom WatchVTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX (VTech)

  • Stay organized and ready for your day with the Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX.
  • Keep the splash- and sweat-proof watch on in every environment, referencing the 3D face to tell the time.
  • Choose from over 50 different clock designs, or access the Learning Lodge for more downloadable options.
  • A calendar, alarm, timer and calculator all stay at the ready on your wrist.
  • Bored on your travels? Play the eight different games and keep the battery charged by plugging the device in with the included cable.
  • The watch features the capability to take photos and videos, so you can capture epic moments wherever you go and save them to share later with friends and family.
  • Add photo effects, frames and filters to your pictures
  • Enough memory to hold hours of video and tons of picture!
  • Ages: 3-10
  • MSRP: $64.99


Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa (Jakks Pacific)sing_along_elsa

  • Little girls can create the perfect duet with Elsa, with the all-new Sing-A-Long Elsa doll from Jakks Pacific!
  • Girls can pass the included microphone back and forth between themselves and the Elsa doll, and together they can sing the full length Academy Award winning song, “Let It Go.”
  • Watch as Elsa’s necklace and dress magically light up!
  • Elsa sings and says more than 15 original phrases in both English and Spanish.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99


Mattel.HotWheelsUltimateGarageHot Wheels Ultimate Garage (Mattel)

  • With a variety of things to do, kids will be entertained for hours!
  • With 36 spots to park, kids can showcase and store all of their favorite cars.
  • Once you’ve loaded your vehicles, take them on a variety of wild adventures. From air to land to sea, this set covers it all!
  • An included helicopter waits on the helipad for the fire engine bell to sound — and light up — so it can fly to the rescue or make waves at the pier.
  • Cars coming down the spiral will want to avoid becoming shark bait — this menace likes to munch!
  • Keep the action rolling on land with two elevators, two ramps and a classic city scene which includes a tune-up shop and gas station
  • See which car is the fastest in a side-by-side race! Fuel up and tune up at the gas station and tune-up shop, both with realistic details.
  • Includes five Hot Wheels® vehicles plus a helicopter to get the action started right away.
  • Package size: 24” Tall, 30” Wide
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $99.99

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Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva, AKA That Toy Girl, is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of experience in the toy industry, Marissa is a trusted toy expert, providing parents, gift-givers, retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest news related to toys, games, kids’ products, pop culture collectibles, and licensed merchandise for adults. A board game pro and puzzle queen, Marissa spends most of her free time shopping for superhero T-shirts, dominating at Mario Kart, and anxiously awaiting her Hogwarts acceptance letter. She is also a new mom to her baby girl Lucy Jo and has quickly become an expert in high-contrast cards, wooden toys, and plush. Marissa has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Tamron Hall Show, Access Hollywood, Fox & Friends, ABC World News Now, MSNBC, CBS, NY1, WPIX, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @thattoygirl.