Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Fox 5 in San Diego to show off some great new toys to keep kids entertained on long road trips this spring. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


  • Open a surprise every time from a World of Peppa Blind House!
  • With 12 different figures to open, kids can throw a big party with Peppa and her friends once they collect them all!
  • Each house includes an exclusive Peppa, George, or friends figure that are stackable to showcase kids’ complete collection.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $2.99
  • Available: Amazon, Best Buy, Target


  • TOMY is rolling out an all-new collectible, vehicle-based line—Ritzy Rollerz.
  • Ritzy Rollerz are unique in their own way: from their personalities to their “ADORABILITY” features like real hair, fur and shiny chrome—this is a brand-new line that girls are sure to enjoy.
  • This collectible line infuses (popular) play patterns by offering three unique elements: the ability to accessorize, adorable textures, and secret surprises!
  • Outfit your Ritzy Rollerz with a variety of ritzy wheel charms and you can even store the trinkets inside the opening booty trunk!
  • Ritzy Rollerz are unique in their own way; from their personalities to their unique ‘adorability’ features like real hair, fur, and shiny chrome.
  • Each Ritzy Roller comes with 12 random ritzy charms that you can use to bling out their wheels!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a rare gem charm inside the opening booty trunk!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • Now you can create countless amazing designs on the go with the classic Travel Spirograph!
  • This portable Spirograph studio has a built-in design ring, work surface and storage compartment for holding your wheels, pens, paper, design guide and finished artwork.
  • The Travel Spirograph is the perfect “go anywhere design toy”!
  • Travel Spirograph has a built-in design ring, work surface and storage tray, six Spirograph Precision Wheels, two Spirograph Design Pens, and a  24-Page Sticky Note Design Pad that can be refilled.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • It’s the matching game you know, but flipped on its head with the world’s first-ever double-sided deck for fierce, competitive gameplay.
  • Players race to get rid of their cards by matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on the top of the deck.
  • When the “flip side” card is played, players must flip their hands over and play the other side of their cards.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Walmart


  • Kanoodle Gravity takes puzzle solving vertical.
  • Kids can solve puzzles solo or have epic battles with a friend.
  • The kit comes with a puzzle board and carrying case, 10 colorful puzzle pieces, and 40 solo player puzzles.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon,


  • Fun to pronounce, the crazy-popular Moosh-Moosh line is appealing to kids, teens, college co-eds and kidults.
  • Each colorful character has expressive eyes and an endearing expression. Pick them up, give them a squish or a cuddle.
  • Kids spotting these in the toy aisle will find it impossible not to reach out and “pet” these incredibly soft pillows.
  • Say hello to Llama, Shark, Strawberry and Caticorn, one-third of the dozen puffy pals with the big eyes.
  • Perfect for travel, kids can use as a huggable plush friend, or a travel pillow.
  • Feel them to fall in love with them.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $2.99-$24.99
  • Available: CVS Pharmacy, Michaels, and Staples

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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.