Want the inside scoop on what toys will be hot sellers this holiday season? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by ABC World News Now to show off some of the best new toys from the 2018 North American International Toy Fair. 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.


  • It’s Doc McStuffins to the Pet Rescue! The newest theme on the acclaimed Disney Junior series, Doc McStuffins, is Pet Rescue! With the new Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile, kids can race to save the pets of McStuffinsville – just like Doc!
  • Designed for on-the-go care, the Pet Rescue Mobile is equipped with lights, music, phrases, and play medical tools and accessories, including an EKG reader, talking stethoscope and light & sound control panel that locates pets in need!
  • Doc’s adorable pet friend Oliver is included, and kids will love helping Oliver feel better by checking his heartbeat and diagnosing boo-boos with the light-up play X-ray display!
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Fall 2018



  • Join animal friends Turtle, Tiger and Monkey as they explore new vocabulary in the Learning Friends 100 Words Book.
  • Touch the words on each page to hear the animals say toddler-appropriate words along with exciting sound effects. Switch to Fun Facts mode and kids can learn exciting facts about each word.
  • Then, pretend to be a DJ in Fun Sounds mode where you can mix sound effects into different music riffs. For more music fun, press the light-up star button to play two learning songs.
  • Explore everything the book has to offer, and then slide the language switch to explore everything again in Spanish.
  • Age: 18+ months
  • MSRP: $17.99
  • Available: Fall 2018


  • This is a game kids will make a big stink about! Kids will giggle their way through this Electronic Gas Game waiting to see who is next to cut the cheese.
  • When players cut the cheese wheel with the special knife, each slice makes a different, funny sound. Each player takes a turn until they “cut the cheese” with a loud farting noise and then go back to start.  Players mark their progress along the game board and move forward each time they avoid cutting the cheese.  The first to reach the finish line wins!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95
  • Available: Now (out January 2018), specialty retailers


  • A plush covered in reversible sequins that change colors when you brush your hand over them. Kids can draw designs on them with their fingers.
  • Available in clip-on, large, and jumbo sizes.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: Clip-ons: $3.99 / Large $8.99 / Jumbo $16.99
  • Available: Late Spring/Summer


  • In the magical land of Fur Babies World, there’s no more important place than the Dream Tree. When its Glowing Sparkly Flower Crown lights up, the Dream Tree sends sweet dreams into the world! It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves these cute, quirky plush characters.
  • Comes with Niki Fur Baby & Sleepy Pod.
  • Your Fur Babies will love playing in the Flower Basket Lift 
and Hanging Swing Seat.
  • Light up the Glowing Sparkly Flower Crown. 

  • Big 16-inch tall playset has room to hold ten Fur Babies! 

  • Age: 3+
  • Available: March 2018


  • A karaoke system for the younger generation is here! This sing along pedestal features bluetooth to connect to any smart device for streaming karaoke videos through the Singing Machine app.
  • It also features six fun voice changing effects that are applicable for any family member to help enhance the fun while singing to your favorite tunes.
  • It also features the ability to remove the top and make it a table top instead of a pedestal item.
  • The mood lighting on the top of the unit gives it a fun lighting option to help give you the future star feeling.
  • The Kids Pedestal comes with two microphones for a duet version as well as battery operated for a portable option when in Table Top Mode.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Summer 2018

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Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Business Operations Manager at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.