Get a Peek into The Toy Insider's HoliDAY of Play Event 2015 #HoliPLAY #NYC #Toys

*I was invited to the event, and received a gift bag.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided. 
I attended the fourth annual The Toy Insider Holiplay event at the Hearst Tower featuring the top holiday picks of the season earlier this month.  I had my little 6 month old who made his siblings jealous by attending with me, even though he was asleep for most of the event.  Besides the connections we make with both brands and bloggers, they want us to have a good time - and they delivered!  It was lots of fun.  Instead of watching over my kids I got to go around playing with toys for the day.  I was truly blown away and felt like "the future was truly here" when I saw so many interactive, robotic, and amazing toys that I had only imagined as a child.  I'm happy to share some images from the event, the picks were absolutely great split into categories like #LifeGoals, Back to Basics, High Tech Big Fun, Hot 20, Character Craze and Stealthy STEM. 
Get ready to get excited and don't let the kids see the screen.  Their list, maybe even your wish list for them for this holiday will grow long. 
A parent and child favorite, the STEM 10 - where kids will play and learn without really knowing it.
 New Nintendo 3DS XL - on my sons growing long wish list!
 After seeing how the Miposaur from WOWWEE works, this one is of my personal favorites.
Hey remember when we didn't even have phones growing up?  Well now those days are so long gone, they're unimaginable.  Check out The Kurio Smart Windows Tablet.  Recommended for ages 9+
An interactive Barbie.  I mean, is there more to say?  The Barbie loving little girl in me is totally squealing over this one. 
Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot introduces even the youngest of our kids to coding, and general robotic play.'s a robot.  I mean it really is the robot you imagined and dreamed of as a child.  You build it and play with it... Meccano from Spin Master toys, he is amazing!
 My Little Pony, and Littlest Pet Shop lovers at home?  Check out these cute play sets.  I now my daughter would love these.
 Have a child on your shopping list this holiday season and not sure what to get them?  Can't go wrong with some items from Crayola, like the Crayola Carver.
Table full of amazing picks guaranteed to please you and your child here.  Can you spot Elsa?  She sings the whole "Let it Go" song and comes with a mic so your child can sing too.  I have a "Let it Go" lover at home like many households out there. 
 Shopkins lovers, there's more to collect here.
Video games meet Legos.  Lego Dimensions, sure to please the LEGO fan. 
My kids love their Vtech Smart Wheels sets, and it's even better now.  The vehicle has a remote control, with many more features. 
Absolutely LOVE Tomy Toddler Toys Jumbo Jamboree, it comes apart and turns into many little instruments.
 Thames & Kosmos Remote control machines you can build. (By the way do you see the view on the background?  Beautiful)
Just building isn't enough, kids can build and control.  Lots of learning and fun with Hexbug Vex Robotics too!  

As you can see this holiday season there are so many toys to choose from, and all so great.  There were more than 100 toys in the room, hard not to find someone for everyone on your list.  Laurie Schacht also announced the Blogger Bash date and location for this summer, it just keeps getting better and better.  Many thanks to the Toy Insider Mom and the team for a fantastic event!