12 hot toys under $25 for the holidays
Ages: 8 and up
Radio-controlled vehicles are hot toys this holiday shopping season, says Byrne, and you can expect to see Hot Wheels Stealth Rides careening off shelves.
That's because the car combines collectability with a fully functional RC car capable of a variety of tricks at a scale small enough to fit into a kid's pocket.
"They're a little larger than the 1:64-scale Hot Wheels, but they actually fold down. You push a button and it folds flat and slides into a case the size of a deck of cards," says Byrne. "That also functions as the controller, so that's pretty cool."