As we ring in the new year, we’re taking a look back at our top 10 most-read posts of 2022! These are some of the toys and family-friendly news that you loved most. Thank you for joining us for all of your toy news. We can’t wait to see what’s new in 2023!

Check out our top stories of the year below!

Monster High Haunt Couture Collection | Source: Mattel

1. The Ghouls Are Back with Monster High Haunt Couture

The Monster High gals are back and even more fashionable than ever. Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, and Draculaura are rocking the runway!

The girls with a passion for fashion are now fun-size! | Source: MGA Entertainment

2. Bratz Shrink Down for Mystery Mini Dolls and Makeup

MGA Entertainment joins the miniature craze with its first series of Bratz Minis and Bratz Mini Cosmetics. Collect 24 mini dolls and give them a makeover with mini cosmetics!

Here’s your first look at the new 5 Surprise Foodie Mini Brands from ZURU! | Source: ZURU/The Toy Insider

3. Calling All Foodies: You’ll Have a Big Craving for the New 5 Surprise Mini Brands

Dinner is served — and it’s miniature. Take snack time to a whole new level with ZURU’s latest 5 Surprise Mini Brands line, Foodie Mini Brands!

Little Live Pets Mama Surprise | Source: Moose Toys

4. This Interactive Guinea Pig Delivers 3 Adorable Pet Babies

Moose Toys’ latest Little Live Pets is actually a four-in-one toy! Mama Surprise is unique, interactive, and full of incredible reveals — including three baby guinea pigs.

Monster High Reproduction Dolls | Source: Mattel

5. Monster High Boo-riginal Creeproductions Emerge for Friday the 13th

Monster High launched in 2010 and the brand is still a force in the doll aisle. This line of fashion dolls from Mattel brings back all the ghoulish delights of the original series.

Barbie Cutie Reveals | Source: Mattel/The Toy Insider

6. Mattel Launches Barbie Cutie Reveal Dolls with Fuzzy Animal Costumes

These Barbie dolls are an egg-cellent gift for any Easter basket! The costume top even turns into a fleece jacket for Barbie.

The Pokémon Squishmallows made their debut at SDCC. | Source: Jeremy Padawer, Jazwares

7. Get Ready to Freak Out Over the New Pokémon Squishmallows Revealed at SDCC

Just when kids thought Squishmallows couldn’t get more coveted, the brand teamed up with Pokémon for an epic collaboration. This year, Pikachu and Gengar burst onto the Squishmallows scene.

Turning Red BFF Collectible Figure Set, Small Plush Red Panda Mei, and Deluxe Meilin Doll | Source: Just Play/The Toy Insider

8. Get a Sneak Peek of Just Play’s Turning Red Toys Before the Movie Premieres on Disney+

This year, Disney and Pixar released Turning Red, a movie about a 13-year-old Asian-American girl coming to terms with the changes of her adolescence. These Turning Red toys from Just Play brought the movie to the toy world. Imagine turning into a red panda any time you experience strong emotions!

Hello Kitty is bringing her friend Pawlette to Build-A-Bear Workshop! | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop/The Toy Insider

9. Hello Kitty Returns to Build-A-Bear Workshop

Hello Kitty is back at Build-A-Bear Workshop for a special celebration! This new edition of Hello Kitty has silver features for the character’s 25th anniversary.

The LankyBox Giant Mystery Box contains surprises for all types of play patterns. | Source: Bonkers Toys/The Toy Insider

10. The LankyBox Giant Mystery Box Is Brimming with Fun

The hit YouTube series LankyBox made its way to the toy aisle this year. In Bonkers Toys’ LankyBox Giant Mystery Box, kids can unbox tons of surprises inspired by the LankyBox YouTube channel.

About the author

Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks was an editorial assistant at The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book. An avid reader, her first love is late Victorian literature paired with a huge plate of dumplings. When she’s not reading, she loves to attend concerts, cook elaborate dinners, and snuggle up with her two cats, Oscar and Percy.