There are some great holiday toys for the kids on your shopping list for all kinds of prices. Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Good Day PA in Harrisburg to show off some great toys for every budget. 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.


  • Create squishy, slimy spheres with OOZ-O’S.
  • Combine the included ingredients to form oozing slimy spheres that are ready for popping, squeezing, and squishing to reveal colorful, sparkling goo inside.
  • OOZ-O’s themes include mermaid, unicorn, galaxy, and monster.
  • Each kit includes an OOZ-O’S slime Maker, three colors of paint, embellishments or toys to hide inside each sphere, mixing tools, and chemical reactions to activate the slime.
  • OOZ-O’s is a hands-on way to introduce kids to chemistry and express their own creativity through an activity set.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $5.00
  • Available: Michael’s, Target, Walmart, 5 Below


  • Jada takes iconic Hollywood film and television vehicles from both the past and present and brings them to life with four-wheeled, metal die-cast replicas.
  • Each vehicle features a die-cast body and rubber tires and is a must have in any pop culture collection.
  • The line features cars from popular entertainment franchises including Transformers, Marvel, and DC.
  • Each vehicle features an pening hood, doors, and trunk.
  • All of the 1:24 scale collectibles feature exterior styling directly from the movies.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target



  • Kids can take down flying bug targets with the X-Shot Flying Bug Attack range!
  • Kids can simply place the bugs onto the motorized launcher, press the pedal down with their foot, and release to see the bugs soar in the air.
  • Then, they can try and take them down with the included blaster before they land.
  • The line features the exclusive new X-Shot Swarm-Seeker blaster—a rapid fire blaster that can shoot 10 darts in rapid succession with an innovative side-loading clip system.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP $19.99 for Single Blaster Pack; $29.99 for Double Blaster Pack
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Big Lots


  • From floor play to first steps, the Stroll & Discover Activity Walker grows with your little one.
  • The easy-to-remove activity panel is great for floor play and is packed with features.
  • Five light-up piano keys introduce colors and numbers, while spinning gears and a removable cell phone help develop fine motor skills.
  • Meet six friendly animals by inserting the three shape sorter pieces, pressing the puppy button, sliding the mouse, or batting the bird to hear their unique voices and sounds.
  • Attach the panel to the adjustable two-speed walker as little ones grow, and watch them go!
  • The legs fold for easy storage.
  • Ages: 9 MOS.+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target


  • The newest theme on the acclaimed Disney Junior series, Doc McStuffins, is Pet Rescue!
  • 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 electronic EKG reader, talking stethoscope and light & sound control panel!
  • 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!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kmart



  • Master the thrill of the ride with the 12 Volt Nighthawk Ride-On.
  • Reaching forward speeds of up to 6 mph, this innovative ride-on is sure to be a hit with little thrill-seekers.
  • The accelerator and brake pedals allow the rider to control the speed of the Nighthawk easily.
  • Kids will love learning how to maneuver around obstacles with the unique steering technique—riders simply lean left and right to do quick turns.
  • The side handlebars allow kids to remain secure while protecting his or her hands.
  • With an included rear safety flag, you can easily keep an eye on riders as they have a blast racing.
  • Simply plug in the included charger to the 12V battery to re-power the ride-on.
  • Recommended for children weighing up to 110 lbs.
  • The Nighthawk is available in white/black or black/red color combinations.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Available: Walmart, Amazon

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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.