msnbc | November 22, 2012
>>> well, the clock is ticking. we now have 33 shopping days until christmas. if the idea of black friday and finding that perfect is giving you anxiety, don't you worry at all u help is here. we've got great gift ideas for the children in your life. joining me now is laurie from the toy insider.com. it's festive stuff. i love grover . tell me about grover .
>> you know what, there's so many great toys this year. i'm going to let grover introduce himself to you. how is that?
>> hello, everybody. super grover 2.0.
>> super grover 2.0. i love him. and he loves it fly.
>> oh, my gosh, he's still talk sdplg he knows he's flying. we're engaging our children.
>> all right.
>> this is and up. they'll just love him. topping a lot of holiday lists this year are the tablets. one of my favorites for the younger kids is the leap pad 2. it sold out last year. this one has a faster processor, double the memory. still a touch screen. still made for little hands . it's got a camera on both sides so you can take a picture of yourself or friends. which we love. it's for 3 years old and up. ebooks. art studio . everything in there. we get a lot of inspiration from great movies, like dark knight rises. so this is the you command back pod. i'll put this on the floor.
>> okay. watch this guy. this is cool.
>> so, not only is this realtime command, so i could actually control it here --
>> and you're pretty good.
>> there are pre-programs in it. and yes, i practiced.
>> that's great. that looks like that hot item from the movie.
>> it is.
>> these are based on the popular '80s and '90s teen shows.
>> we're going back now 20 years for power rangers . basically we have zords and mega zords. this is the ultimate. now, as you mentioned, back from the '80s, teenage mutant ninja turtles . the heroes in the half shell are back. this is their shell razor. we can get eight different turtles in here and we have ninja action going on.
>> that's cool. that really is. the.
>> it is. and over here, i don't know, but do you remember your first cabbage patch ?
>> i do.
>> so do i. cabbage patch babies, they still have the baby powder smell. they come with a pacifier and bottle, and adoption papers that you remember.
>> how about these festive dolls?
>> la-de-da. introducing you to dee and her friends. these girls all go to fashion school in new york city . they designed their own beautiful fashions. each one comes with a little story about each girl. and in there is also something -- an accessory that the girls can make at home. just some things around the house. really inspiring that creativity.
>> that's a lot of fun. and legos.
>> lego introduced the friends line this year. it's fabulous. i love it. we have mia and catherine. it's really all about how girls play with building, with construction. they love to play and display.
>> lots of pink. that's perfect.
>> and they're riding their horses and taking care of it. i absolutely love this line. it is flying off shelves.
>> what about these?
>> we love arts and crafts . this is the rcrayola marker airbrush. you can put it on paper, fabric, windows. i'm going to pump this up. it's all air powered and you'll just spray.
>> let's see. i can hear it. so it will make --
>> it will make these designs. you also put washable markers in here. if you want to do it on fabric or windows. it washes off.
>> you've got to be a little careful?
>> this is about 4 and 5 and up. washable markers.
>> this is the big hot seller.
>> we have a lot of hot sellers here. the leap pad sold out last year. you'll see the tablets sell out again. grover is already hard to find. the lego friends, incredibly hard to find. i think there's something for everyone at every age. and every budget.
>> thank you so much, laurie. thank you for spending part of your thanksgiving with us.