Got some stockings that need stuffing?  Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Good Day Philadelphia to show off just the things for the pop culture fans on your holiday shopping list. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


  • These hot new surprise dolls combine fun, fashion, and lots and lots of gorgeous colorful hair!
  • Noah and her girl squad have “Big Hair Don’t Care” attitudes and love to share their passions with the world via the Hairdorables channel on YouTube.
  • Each doll is based on one of the 12 iconic girls from the Hairdorables videos, and these BFFs live up to the “Hairdorables” name with a variety of unique luxe hairstyles in vibrant colors!
  • Just pull, peel, and reveal 11 surprise accessories and fashions that unwrap the unique personality, style, and talent of the Hairdorables girl hidden inside!
  • There are a total of 36 Hairdorables dolls to collect in Series 1, including two rare and one ULTRA-rare, for mix-and-match outfits and endless styling possibilities.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart


  • Not long ago, a flowing mist of Energon came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The objects inside were brought to life as little Transformers robots!
  • These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BotBots!
  • Hidden inside each Transformers BotBots blind bag is a little mystery figure with a big personality!
  • Collectible BotBots figures are around 1-inch tall and change from totally normal stuff to adventurous little robots in three to five easy steps.
  • Each blind bag randomly includes one of 24 available characters.
  • BotBots Series 1 features 61 characters across three assortments: blind bag assortment, 5-pack assortment, and 8-pack assortment. Each sold separately.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $2.97
  • Available: Walmart


  • Walk in the shoes of a paleontologist as you go on an excavation to discover and learn more about the traits of popular creatures from the Star Wars galaxy!
  • Open the Creature Crate, dig through soil, and find the skull bones of a species from the Star Wars galaxy.
  • Snap them together to create a mold of the skull of popular Star Wars creatures such a Gamorrean Guard or a Hutt!
  • The skull designs are based on creatures from the Star Wars movies and inspired by the skulls of similar, real world animals.
  • Kids can collect all six mini skulls in Series 1—with more to come!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP $4.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Show that you’re a fan of the Fastest Man Alive with the DC Nano Metalfigs The Flash Die-Cast Figure.
  • This non-articulated toy is set into an action pose that shows him running at full speed.
  • The Flash is part of a larger collection of DC action figures that also includes fan favorites such as Super-Man, Wonder Woman, Batman and the rest of the most popular members of the Justice League and their foes (each sold separately).
  • The toys all stand on bases to keep them from tipping over. They have richly-colored costumes and a metallic sheen.Jada Toys figures are made from die-cast metal.
  • Looks like the characters as depicted in the comics.
  • Stands between 1-inch and 2″-inch tall.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $6.59
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • These miniature wands are fun collectibles that any Harry Potter fan will want to display.
  • The 4-inch wands are replicas of 12 characters’ wands from the Harry Potter universe.
  • Each comes in a blind bag with a magical display stand.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble


  • Love to display your mini-figurines? Domez feature your favorite, highly detailed Original Mini’s characters mounted within their own individual dome shaped display cases that are both connectable and stackable, creating a fun and unique way to show off your collection.
  • Connect, collect and display all of your Original Mini’s Domez by attaching them side by side or stacking them up to the sky!
  • There are nine cats to collect that come in an assortment includes cats from such Disney classics as Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Figaro, and a mystery chase figure!
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $7.90
  • Available: Hot Topic


  • First introduced to the gaming world in 1989 (1990 in Europe), Nintendo’s Game Boy revolutionized portable gaming. Instantly becoming a hit across the world, selling more than 118 million units, the Game Boy transcended gaming markets to become a definitive pop culture icon of the time.
  • With its retro cool design, the distinctive build and color of the Game Boy has widespread appeal among modern gamers and fans of the original alike.
  • Wake up to memories of your favorite Nintendo characters, every morning. Enjoy the perfect start to every day and never be late for your next adventure!
  • You can change the time using the console’s buttons on the front, and set the alarm with ease. Sleep easy knowing you’ll be up in time for anything!
  • Wake up to memories of your favorite Nintendo characters, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, and more, as this fabulous clock plays the official Super Mario Land theme tune when the alarm sounds, offering pure nostalgia for lovers of the franchise.
  • Ages: Adult
  • MSRP: $19.70-$29.99
  • Available: Paladone, Amazon


  • No super human strength needed to open your bottles with this Marvel Bottle Opener.
  • Based on the iconic Iron Man suit, Hulk’s fist, and even the Infinity Gauntlet from the epic Marvel movie franchise.
  • Worthy of Tony Stark himself, this bottle opener is perfect for opening soda, pop, beer, and more.
  • Makes a great collectible gift for Marvel, Avengers, and Iron Man fans!
  • Ages: Adult
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

About the author

Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of industry experience, Ali is a trusted source for parents, gift-givers, manufacturers, retailers, and more on the latest trends and hottest products. Whether you’re shopping for the best toys for kids — or looking for the latest in geek culture and entertainment for yourself — Ali’s expertise has you covered. When she’s not building LEGO sets or unwinding with a puzzle, Ali is obsessing over the latest season of The Bachelor, scrolling through Gritty’s Twitter, or rewatching The West Wing (for the 100th time). She is also a self-proclaimed expert on the history and lore of the entire Bachelor franchise. Ali has been featured on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show, Yahoo Finance, Fox & Friends, HLN, The Weather Channel, ABC World News Now, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @hashtagtrendy.