Looking for the perfect gift for the tech-savvy youth on your holiday shopping list? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by KING-TV in Seattle to show off some of the top tech toys of the holiday season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


  • Build and fly your own drone with the Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit!
  • Power your cardboard arms with conductive silver ink, and connect your drone’s hub and motors. Download the controller app and take to the skies! 
  • The app includes easy-to-fly hover, takeoff and landing modes, or test your skills with full manual joystick control.
  • Use the included pre-made plastic arms for testing, or make your own arm designs with the included extra cardboard. 
  • The drone kit includes a conductive ink pen, 4 motors, 8 propellers, a drone hub with on-board camera, arms, a battery and battery charger, and iOS and Android controller app download.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: shop.circuitscribe.com


  • Voice Originals is the first family board game to connect Amazon’s Alexa device (sold separately) for a voice-enhanced gaming experience.
  • To play, simply set up the board, fire up the associated Alexa Skill, and you’re ready to go! Alexa teaches you how to play, keeps score, and immerses you in the world of the game.
  • When in Rome, the first title in the Voice Originals series, is a travel trivia game like none other. Turn on the smart speaker, choose a home city and then travel the world on Alexa Air!
  • As players visit new places, they’ll meet 20 real locals recorded from cities around the world who will ask questions about local customs, culture, street food, and more. Getting the answers right and nabbing elusive souvenirs earns players Explorer Points along the way.
  • With Voice Originals, Alexa acts as the tour guide, the scorekeeper, and narrates the entire gaming experience.  
  • Instead of you asking Alexa the questions, the role is reversed and she now asks you a variety of trivia and multiple choice questions.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • Demystify abstract physics phenomena such as light, sound, and heat like never before with this highly innovative, gamified sensor physics lab!
  • The core of this science kit is an app-based video game in which kids use real-world sensor data that they can collect from your environment to generate a diverse array of creatures. Create, collect, play with and care for your creatures in the app.
  • Kids will gain experience in measuring light levels, volumes, and temperatures with the three sensor pods, and learn about the physics behind light, sound, and heat.
  • Sensors Alive works with a tablet or smartphone operating on recent versions of iOS and Android.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $149.95
  • Available: Amazon


  • Kids can battle like Iron Man with this augmented reality Iron Man experience!
  • This movie-inspired mask features a new experience that combines iconic role play with augmented reality (AR) technology.
  • Kids can download the Hero Vision app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place markers around the play area, put on the mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the Super Hero’s world.
  • The set includes an AR mask, a pair of AR goggles, a gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone.
  • The Hero Vision app is available in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, and Walmart


  • Control the Air Hogs Supernova drone with the power of your hands
  • Master more than 30 moves and nine Super Tricks, perfecting maneuvers that range from simple to complex.
  • Equipped with an intelligent on-board system, it has five motion sensitive sensors and an interactive LED light core that responds and reacts to you.
  • With a few waves of your hands, different combinations of gestures will let you perform amazing tricks.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • MiBro, is every kids’ robot partner in fun—the robotic buddy who’s got their back!
  • Take control of MiBro through his Really Rad Remote.
  • With MiBro, kids can play, prank, spy and command.
  • Kids can also speak through him via the remote or put him into stealth mode to be an undercover agent and listen in.
  • MiBro is full of smart talking phrases and sounds, and kids can enjoy with his range of awesome.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

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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.