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Best Dinosaur Toys 2018 – Buyer’s Guide

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Dinosaurs! What child, at one point or another, doesn’t have at least some slight obsession with dinosaurs. And who can blame them? They’re both scary and exciting and incite the imagination like no other.

Think about it:

These giant (terrifying) creatures used to roam the very earth that we walk on and we have the fossils to prove it. This must be a pretty exciting prospect to a child. And it’s a win-win for you as a parent because dinosaurs can actually prove to be just as educational as much as they are fun. It’s the perfect opportunity to teach your child about history, geology, and critical thinking. And what’s the best way to teach them?

Through the best dinosaur toys out there.

To keep your kids’ interest, we all know they need something stimulating and fun.

That’s where we come in. We’ve put together a list of the 22 best dinosaur toys out there today. We’ve included robotic dinosaur toys, big dinosaur toys, dinosaur party favors – the list goes on. We have everything from purely educational to purely fun. There’s something for everyone on this list. So what are you waiting for?

Check it out to make sure you get the perfect toy for the dinosaur lover in your life.

Best Dinosaur Toys – Comparison Table

Before we take a look at all the crazy dinosaur toys out there, let’s check out a list of them all and a couple of their key features.

Dinosaur ToyNumber of DinosaursType 
Z-Rex Interactive Dinosaur1Yes
Inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex1No
Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaurs T-Rex1No
Dinosaur Toy Box Storage Organizer Playset7No
Kids Imaginative Dinosaurs Small & Large Plastic Assorted Toy Dinosaurs12No
T-Rex Dinosaur Walking Wooden 3D Puzzle Robot Toy1Yes
Assorted Dinosaur Skeleton Toy Figures12No
Plastic Assorted Dinosaur Figures with Dinosaur Book12No
Tyrannosaurus Rex T Rex Dinosaur Action Figure 1Yes, moves (not motorized)
Construction Engineering Building Play Set3Yes, moves (not motorized)
Dinosaur Collector Toy Box2No
Animal Planet Grow Eggs3No
Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs (72 count)72No
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 Building Kit1Yes, moves (not motorized)
Adventure Planet Dinosaur Set with Carrying Case20No
Jurassic World Velociraptor Claws1No
Educational Dinosaur Toys 12 pack12No
Dino Meal1Yes (board game)
National Geographic Dinosaur Dig Kit – Editor’s Pick!3No
Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex - Ice1Yes
Lifelike Stuffed Animal (over 2 feet tall)1No
T-Rex Dinosaur Walking Dinosaur1Yes

Alright, now that you have an idea of what we’ll be talking about, let’s get into the reviews of all the best dinosaur toys out there today!

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Z-Rex Interactive Dinosaur - Great As a Guard Dinosaur

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The first dino toy that we have up is the Z-Rex Interactive Dinosaur. This little guy is definitely more fun than educational but what’s wrong with a little fun? He’s actually pretty cool and can be put in a few different modes for different types of games. He has sensors in his nose and mouth that lets him do some cool things.

He comes with a bone and if you throw the bone into his mouth, he’ll actually chomp down and catch it! You can also play a game with him called ‘Hot Hands’ where you leave your hand in his mouth and see if you can move it out of the way fast enough when he chomps down.

He also makes a bunch of different hysterical sounds that we’ll let be a surprise for when you buy him. You can also put Z-Rex into guard mode which is probably our favorite feature.

Once in guard mode, he’ll chomp down on anybody who tries to enter the room or grab whatever he’s guarding. Whoever said dogs were man’s best friend clearly never met Z-Rex.

PROS
  • Can sense movement
  • Can guard your room or object
  • Makes cool sounds
CONS
  • Have to buy batteries
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Inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex - Extremely Realistic

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If you’re looking for something simple but loveable and something that anyone can enjoy, consider this (pretty realistic) inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex. It may look simple but who doesn’t love an inflatable toy?

And especially one that’s this big.

You can actually buy this in three different sizes – 16”, 37”, or 60”! At 60”, that’s almost as tall as some adults (and taller than some of the shorter ones out there). This cool-looking guy is a perfect addition to any dinosaur lover’s collection or it even works great as a room decoration for a dinosaur-themed room or decoration for a dinosaur-themed birthday party!

One thing to note is that the colors in real-life are much more realistic than cartoony, as it’s pictured here. However, we like that even more! This thing is actually super life-like and is a ton of fun.

So if you’re looking for some easy entertainment or a realistic addition to a dinosaur room for any reason, then you will not disappointed with this inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex. We recommend going for the 60” model for the best effect. You won’t regret it.

PROS
  • Eay to inflate
  • Comes in different sizes
CONS
  • Not any other features
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Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaurs T-Rex - Great Educational Value

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Okay okay, we promised there would be a mix of pure toys and some educational toys and we wouldn’t like to you. Who said there can’t be a mix of fun and learning anyway? The Smithsonian Diggin’ Up Dinosaurs T-Rex is that perfect blend. It comes from Smithsonian, a trusted brand when it comes to history and science.

With this set, you get to dig up a set of T-Rex bones and then you even get to assemble it! This is honestly fun for both kids and adults and with a tiny bit of imagination, you’ll feel like a real live paleontologist.

The Smithsonian Diggin’ Up Dinosaurs T-Rex set even includes a little set of tools to help with the unearthing of the T-Rex fossils. There’s a little paintbrush to dust off the dirt from the fossils, a wooden chisel (as well as a wooden hammer) to chip away at the rocks around the fossil.

We think this is one of the better excavation sets and actually is fun for adults as well as kids – as long as you’re a little bit nerdy and have a little bit of an imagination.

It’s also extremely reasonably priced at around $10 at the time of this article, which is pretty good for a set like this. Smithsonian definitely knocks this one out of the park.

PROS
  • Great price
  • Fun as well as good for learning
CONS
  • A bit delicate, not great for younger kids
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Dinosaur Toy Box Storage Organizer Playset - Good For Parents As Well

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This Dinosaur Toy Box Storage Organizer Playset is the perfect combination of secret organization and also a playset for your kids. First off, it actually comes with seven different dinosaur figurines to get the collection started if your child doesn’t have any yet. And even if they do, they are the perfect addition to any collection.

The mat that comes out with the landscape really adds to any imaginative game that can be played. It helps provide a backdrop for the dinos and will keep any dinosaur lover entertained for hours.

However, this little set is just as useful to parents as it is for the kids. As soon as they’re done playing, there’s storage at the back of the mat where they can just toss their dinosaurs in. It makes for quick cleanup and provides dinosaur-only storage which might make your children that much more likely to clean up.

Maybe.

This measures L x W x H: 15.4 x 10.2 x 9.8 so it won’t take up too much room.

This is a great addition to any play room for both parent and child. Who can be upset with more storage and organization in addition to a toy?

PROS
  • Helps organize toys
  • Good backdrop for playing with dinosaurs
CONS
  • Not very portable
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Kids Imaginative Dinosaurs Assorted Toy Dinosaurs - Very Realstic

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We’re in love with this set of realistic-looking dinosaur toys. This is a 12-piece set of all different types of dinosaurs that vary in height from five to seven inches. These are very well-made, vibrant, and are of very high-quality.

There’s no paint or anything that will chip off so even if your child (or maybe you) tends to put some of their toys in their mouth, you won’t have to worry at all. Probably our favorite part about these dinosaurs is how vibrant the colors are.

From the second your child unboxes these, they will be immediately enthralled. They can hold the attention and incite the imagination of even the most distracted of children.

A couple of cool things are included with this set including a digital coloring book and also printable flash cards! Dinosaur names are the perfect way to help with your children’s spelling. They’re a bit tricky but provide quite the sense of accomplishment when they master each one.

We’re seriously in love with these dinosaur toys and are confident they’ll be the perfect addition to any collection.

PROS
  • Vibrant colors
  • Made with high-quality plastic
CONS
  • A bit pricey for figurines
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T-Rex Dinosaur Walking Wooden 3D Puzzle Robot Toy - Good For Older Kids

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While researching for this list, we were genuinely surprised by all the different types of creative and unique dinosaur toys out there! If your child or grandchild really loves dinosaurs, there’s essentially an endless list of toys that you can get for them that’s not just figurines or inflatable dinosaurs. Of course, those are the basis of any dinosaur collection but once those get old you’ll want something a bit more involved!

This Walking Wooden 3D Puzzle Robot T-Rex is that perfect addition.

This is a 3D wooden puzzle that your child will get to put together before they get to play with it. It’s fun and intuitive to put together and doesn’t require any additional tools or glue.

Straight out of the box, you’re ready to start putting the pieces together. Then once it is together, it actually moves and roars!

It’s even sound activated. All you have to do is clap and then this crazy little T-Rex will walk and roar. This is an all-in-one toy and definitely one of our favorites on the list. This will easily impress even the most difficult-to-please dinosaur lover in your family.

PROS
  • Get to put together yourself
  • Sound activated
  • Walks and also roars
CONS
  • Harder for younger kids to put together
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Assorted Dinosaur Skeleton Toy Figures - Good For Seeing Fossils

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While dinosaurs themselves are definitely cool to look at, one of the coolest parts of them is uncovering their fossils and putting them together. We really had no idea what they looked like, or that they even existed, until we started to uncover their fossils.

A lot of kids are much more fascinated by the fossils and how they were put together than the actual dinosaurs. This toy figure set is the perfect set for that type of child.

These are actually just the skeletons of each of the major dinosaurs so you’re able to see and point out a lot of the fossils and how they are assembled.

This is a pack of 12 and they’re not only perfect to play with but they’re perfect to bury in the sand so your budding paleontologist can dig them up. They are a bit on the small side so be aware of that.

This kit is also the perfect toy or even decoration for a cake for a dinosaur themed birthday party.

They’re really cool looking and their use is limited only by your imagination.

PROS
  • Great for kids interested in fossils
  • Good for cake decoration as well as toys
CONS
  • On the smaller side
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Plastic Assorted Dinosaur Figures with Dinosaur Book - Good Mix of Fun and Education

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Sometimes one set of dinosaur figures just isn’t enough – as we’re sure you know if you happen to have a dinosaur-obsessed tiny human in your household. And of course, different colors of each of the dinos is necessary!

We found another high-quality, vibrant set of assorted dinosaur figures to kick-start a dinosaur collection or add to any robust collection out there.

Of course, one of the best parts about dinosaurs is that they often incite an interest and curiosity in both science and history. Prextex, the company that makes this set, knows that and includes a book of dinosaurs that includes tons of information about each dinosaur!

It’ll show the spelling, talk about the size, history, and context of where each dinosaur lived.

So your child can match up each dinosaur figurine with the dinosaur in the book and learn a little bit about where they came from. Dinosaurs are cool and all, but we figure you might as well sneak in a little bit of education while your kids are playing. And Prextex helps you easily do just that.

PROS
  • Comes with dinosaur book
  • Made with durable material
CONS
  • Pricier than some other sets on this list
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T-Rex Dinosaur Action Figure - Very Realistic Display

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As unfair as it is to the other dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex is often times the shining beacon of any dinosaur collection. Who can really argue though?

The T-Rex was the king of the world at its time. What it lacked in arm span, it made up for in height and head size. Tiny arms and all, would you want to come face-to-face with this goofy looking guy? Hopefully not! These guys literally fed off flesh and bones.

This is easily one of the more realistic T-Rex action figures we’ve seen out on the market today.

The texture and color is very realistic and will look great in any display collection or is honestly just plain fun to play with. Another cool thing is that there are a lot of moveable parts that lets you put this T-Rex into a bunch of different positions.

We love this action figure and will impress even the most particular T-Rex lover. ExtinctWorld really went over and beyond with this action figure and it’s even reasonably priced. We’re in love with this realistic dinosaur and know you will be too – child and adult alike!

PROS
  • Super realistic
  • Great for older and younger kids
  • Moveable parts
CONS
  • Moveable parts can break
10

Construction Engineering Building Play Set - Great For Motor Skills

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Our favorite types of dinosaur toys are the ones that you get to assemble yourself. It not only lets you see how cool dinosaurs are, but it gives you an idea of how we got to see the current picture of them. After all, we had to build each type of dinosaur from the ground up – fossil by fossil. And kids love it when they get to do the same.

This engineering play set is definitely geared towards younger kids and isn’t entirely realistic, but it’s a great set if your child is showing an interest in dinosaurs at an early age. They’re learning a lot of skills with this set.

It reinforces mathematics concepts, building concepts, science concepts, and technology concepts.

This includes three dinosaurs to put together as well as three screwdrivers so they can easily share with their friends. Along with the hard skills they’ll learn, it’ll also help them with puzzle solving, hand-eye coordination, fidgeting, and patience. This is reasonably priced and even comes with a one year warranty so no need to worry about the terror your toddler might put this through. All in all, this is great fun and great for learning.

We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun your child will have with this.

PROS
  • A lot of great educational features
  • Great for younger kids
CONS
  • Not super realistic
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Dinosaur Collector Toy Box - Perfect For Organization

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Okay, let’s say you already have a very robust dinosaur collection. You have more than enough action figures, you have dinosaur figurines, you have the dinosaur robots – you are the dinosaur master.

Your one problem?

Where are you supposed to put your 45 T-Rexes? We have the perfect solution for you with this Dinosaur Collector Toy Box.

A couple of other cool things. It comes with two five-inch-tall dinosaurs to throw in with the rest of your collection. The box also completely unzips to turn into a play mat for you to play with all your dinosaurs on! And when you’re done, put everything in the middle and zip it back up. Easy as that.

This box is actually a pretty decent size and can hold up to 160 dinosaurs! This is the ultimate storage box for all things dinosaur.

Of course, it does have the ability to hold things other than dinosaurs but why not keep the toys organized and keep all your dinosaurs in one place? This is something that works for both parent and child.

PROS
  • Can store up to 160 dinosaur figurines
  • Folds out into a play mat
CONS
  • Doesn't include many actual toys
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Animal Planet Grow Eggs - Something A Little Bit Different

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Are you looking for something a little bit different for a dinosaur gift? Something that’s a bit more interactive and exciting? We think we have just the toy for you. These Animal Planet Grow Eggs are…. really cool, we aren’t gonna lie.

There are three different types of dinosaurs included in this set – a T-Rex, a Triceratops, and an Ankylosaurus.

These little dinos not only look great but they’re also each paired with an educational fact card to help your child learn a little bit about each dinosaur!

They start off as little babies and they grow up to be 10 times their original size! All you have to do is place them in water and within 24 to 36 hours the egg will begin to crack and hatch. Then each day after it will continue to grow up to 10 times its original size.

And if you replace the water each day, it will help it to grow even faster. It will also make you feel like you’re really caring for and growing a new pet. Then when it’s all over, you have three brand new, unique-looking dinosaurs you can add to your collection!

PROS
  • Grow to 10x their size
  • Different from the rest of the dinosaur toys
CONS
  • Takes a few days to grow to size
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Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs (72 count) - Great For Birthday Party Favors

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Planning a dinosaur-themed birthday party and need some party favors? Or maybe you really just want to kick-start your dinosaur collection. Or perhaps your child is planning a massive dinosaur war that requires many dinosaur soldiers.

Whatever your reason for needing a truckload of mini dinosaur figurines, we won’t judge. In fact, we’ll even help you.

We’ve found a 72 count of vinyl mini dinosaurs that look great and are super high-quality.

There are 24 different types of dinosaurs included and three copies of each one so you can easily mix and match. They’re anywhere from 1 to 1.5 inches high and can serve many purposes.

Like we said they’re great for gift bags for parties, room decorations, dinosaur wars, or even cupcake toppers!

The options are truly endless, especially at this price (under $10!). If you’re looking for a lot of dinosaurs at a price that cannot be beaten – you have found a friend in this 72 count of Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs. And usually, with such a high quantity, you have to compromise with quality.

This definitely isn’t the case here and we think you’ll be surprised at how high of quality these dinosaurs are.

PROS
  • Includes 72 dinosaurs
  • Amazing price
CONS
  • Not very tall
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LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 Building Kit - 3 in 1 Building Kit!

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What do you get when you combine dinosaurs and LEGOs? Possibly one of the greatest toy sets of all time. What makes this LEGO set so great, you might ask? Well not only can you build it into a mighty T-Rex but you can also rebuild it into a Triceratops, or even a Pterodactyl.

They’re pretty hefty as well.

The T-Rex measures over four inches tall, the Triceratops over three inches tall, and the Pterodactyl a little over one inch tall. Although to be fair, the Pterodactyl flies so it will be much longer than it is taller.

In fact, it’s seven inches long and nine inches wide. Not too shabby for a LEGO Pterodactyl.

This also comes with a build-able rib cage to show that your mighty dinosaur has devoured its innocent pray.

Although we’ve been told that T-Rexes also consume the bones, that’s beside the point. If your child loves LEGOs and dinosaurs, then they will be in heaven. We love the fact that it’s 3 in 1 and we love how massive the dinosaurs really are.

They’re a great addition to any LEGO or dinosaur collection and for the price (around $15 at the time of this article), it really can’t be beaten.

PROS
  • Build 3 dinosaurs in 1
  • Decent size
CONS
  • Legos hurt when you step on them
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Adventure Planet Dinosaur Set with Carrying Case - Extremely Portable

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If you’re looking for a dinosaur set that comes with a little bit more than just the dinosaurs, or if you’re looking for a dinosaur set that’s portable – then consider the Adventure Planet Dinosaur Set. As the name suggests, it comes with a convenient carrying case so whether your child is going to day care, the park, or even to the beach, they’ll be able to bring all their favorite dinosaurs. It doesn’t just come with the dinosaurs, however!

In total, there are 20 pieces in the set including 10 dinosaurs, 3 plastic rocks, 2 trees, 4 pieces of a fence, and a graphic play mat of a savannah.

We absolutely love the dinosaur sets that come with some props and a play mat that provides some background as to where the dinosaurs might have lived.

The mat definitely isn’t as big as some of the others but it is much more portable than a lot of the others. This is a great little set that comes with an easy-to-open pail that will provide hours and hours of fun for your favorite dinosaur lover.

PROS
  • Easy to move around
  • Comes with other props
CONS
  • Play mat isn't that big
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Jurassic World Velociraptor Claws - Perfect For All Ages

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Like we mentioned before, there are tons of different types of dinosaur toys out there. You don’t need to just purchase set after set of plastic dinosaur action figures (although we have to admit – we’re a sucker for those as well). After all, you can never have too many dinosaurs to play with! These however, will take your dinosaur imagination to a whole new level.

These Jurassic World Velociraptor Claws can be the first step in your transformation of a dinosaur.

They’ll be great fun and will truly make you look and feel like this savage dinosaur.

Of course, you want your son or daughter to feel like the mighty Velociraptor without actually inflicting the damage of a Velociraptor.

Not to worry – these claws are made out of a soft foam that will protect everyone from any real damage. These are great for slightly older kids (maybe five and up) and will provide hours of entertainment. If your child has a lot of the other dinosaur toys out there and is looking for something new that they can play with, we think they’ll fall in love with these Jurassic World Velociraptor Claws.

PROS
  • Looks realistic
  • Makes you feel like a real dinosaur
CONS
  • Not great for super young kids
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Educational Dinosaur Toys 12 pack - Great For Learning

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We have another set of dinosaurs up next on our list but these ones are geared towards more an educational use. These are great to have in a classroom or even use in a science project if the situation calls for it.

They’re made from durable, high-quality plastic and each one has their proper scientific name branded across their stomach to really help correlate the name with how the dinosaur looks. This is obviously a much easier method than having to look up the dinosaur name each time.

These action figures are taller than most and also very realistic looking.

In case you were worried, these powerful little dinos were specifically designed to withstand rough play. We also mentioned they’re large and they really are – they’re all at least nine inches tall! These are some great extra large toy dinosaurs and easily some of the tallest dinosaur action figures we’ve seen around.

They’re meticulously decorated as well so the details really stand out – more so than a lot of other action figures we’ve investigated. If you’re looking for action figures that are a bit more realistic and educational than vibrant and fun, then pick these up.

You won’t regret it.

PROS
  • Will help your child learn
  • Nicely decorated, very realistic
CONS
  • Large, so not very portable
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Dino Meal - Perfect Dinosaur Board Game

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Dino meal – the perfect dinosaur-themed game. If you’ve ever played the game “Don’t Wake Daddy”, it’s similar to that. You have a dinosaur (T-Rex) and then a nest full of eggs. You take turns taking the eggs out of the nest and the tension mounts each time. However, you never know when the T-Rex will leap.

It could be after one egg or it could be after 10, you just don’t know!

So you take turns removing an egg very, very carefully until the T-Rex leaps out and bites you!

So how the game actually works is you roll the colored dice and then you have to lift the leaf up and using the tweezers provided, remove the colored egg that matches the color on the dice.

This is also a great way to learn colors and color-matching! It also helps develop finer motor skills since you have to use tweezers and be very careful when removing the eggs. This may be a dinosaur game but it’s another great way to sneakily teach your child some skills.

PROS
  • Only board game on the list
  • Actually fun for adults
CONS
  • Could break easily
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National Geographic Dinosaur Dig Kit - Reliable Brand Name

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National Geographic is another well-respected name when it comes to history and science education. So of course, if they put out a Dinosaur Dig Kit, we’re going to be all over it. This is similar to the Smithsonian dig kit that we posted but this includes a few more things to discover.

There are actually three fossils for your future paleontologist to dig up – a dinosaur bone, a mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop to add to your rock collection. National Geographic also includes a full-color learning guide to accompany you on your digging adventure.

The learning guide allows your son or daughter to learn about and identify each specimen that they dig up. In addition to the specimens to dig up, included are some archaeological digging tools as well as a magnifying glass! This is honestly one of the more realistic digging sets that we’ve come across.

Plus National Geographic offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee so this is truly a no-risk purchase scenario.

PROS
  • Includes 3 fossils to dig up
  • High-quality products
  • Backed by 100% satisfaction guarantee
CONS
  • Relatively pricey
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Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex Ice - Tons of Features

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If you’re really looking to turn up the heat with your dinosaur toys then look no further. This is quite the interactive toy and will provide a lot of stimulation.

This ultra T-Rex is 2.5 feet tall and comes with plenty of sounds and motions. The T-Rex features three power pads that activate different features and he is not short on any features. Gets can get him to stand up, walk, chomp, fire arrows, and also fire ice bombs! He is truly the king over all the rest of the dinosaurs and will easily destroy any other dinosaur in the collection (not literally, of course).

Your child will discover new things at every single turn. This will seriously provide hours and hours of play time and will allow your son or daughter’s imagination to truly run wild.

It features LED lights and makes realistic sound effects as he walks. This will be the pinnacle of any dinosaur collection and is sure to delight any child you give this to.

This is definitely one of the pricier items on our list and will run you close to $75 (at least at the time of this article). However, this is one of the best robotic dinosaur toys and we think the higher price tag is easily worth it.

PROS
  • Moves a lot and makes a lot of noise
  • Really tall
CONS
  • Pricey
  • Requires batteries
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Lifelike Stuffed Animal - Extremely Tall and Cuddly

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Sometimes the simplest of toys are the best of toys. And who can beat the most classic of toys – a stuffed animal. This one is over two feet tall, stands on two feet, and features a soft polyester fabric. This is perfect for younger children who love dinosaurs but also want something soft to cuddle with at bed time.

It will serve as your child’s best friend but can also be used to play with as well.

The T-Rex is easily the most popular dinosaur when it comes to children – and for good reason. He’s the king and this stuffed animal really proves it. This is a great addition to any child’s bedroom and will seriously serve as their best friend for years to come.

PROS
  • Only stuffed animal on the list
  • Tall, great for cuddling
CONS
  • Not very life-like
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T-Rex Dinosaur Walking Dinosaur - Super Realistic

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And the last but certainly not least dinosaur toy to grace our list is another T-Rex Dinosaur Walking Dinosaur! These are probably the most popular type of toy and for good reason.

Who doesn’t love a walking, roaring, glowing T-Rex to destroy all the other tiny dinosaurs around it?

This is made of super high-quality materials so it will survive any type of abuse from your toddler or small child.

This is realistic as well so it will help to encourage your child’s imagination of what a real-life T-Rex used to be like when it roamed the Earth. This is easily one of the better walking T-Rexes we’ve come across and think it will be a hit in your household.

It’s also at a perfectly reasonable price so what have you got to lose? The manufacturer, CifToys also offers a hassle-free, 30-day full refund guarantee! CifToys really believes in their products so you really have nothing to lose!

PROS
  • Moves and lights up
  • 30-day full refund guarantee
  • Made of high-quality materials
CONS
  • A little bit pricey

Best Dinosaur Toys - Buyer's Guide

When it comes to purchasing the best dinosaur toys, there really is no guideline you have to follow. It’s all going to depend on exactly what you need. Maybe your child already has tons of dinosaur toys or maybe you just need some dinosaur party favors. Or perhaps they have a newfound love of dinosaurs and are looking for their first dinosaur toy.

This will all impact on which one you buy! However, we’ll give you a couple tips on what to look out for.

Does it move?

Some children can be entertained for hours with just regular old action figures. However, some children need a bit more stimulation when it comes to their toys. Either way, that’s fine and either way, you’re in luck.

inosaur toys come in infinite varieties. There are sets of action figures as well as giant dinos that move and make sounds.

Depending on which your child prefers, be on the lookout to see if the dinosaur moves or not.

Educational Value

As we mentioned throughout the article, dinosaurs are the perfect opportunity to sneak in some educational value while your child is playing. They’re great for helping your child with spelling, history, science, imagination – the list truly goes on.

Toys can range from purely fun to purely educational so depending on what you want, you’ll be able to find anything in that range.

Material Quality

This is more of a general tip but be on the lookout for the quality of material that the dinosaurs are made out of.

These will probably be heavily-used toys so make sure there’s no paint that comes off if your child tends to put things in their mouth and make sure it can withstand the hours of beating that often comes with a toddler playing with a toy.

Conclusion


We included a huge range of different dinosaur toys so it’s going to be hard to pick one that is the best dinosaur toy. Mostly for the fact that it’s going to totally depend on exactly what you need it for!

However, we have to choose one and we wanted to choose one that offered the best mix of price, fun, and educational value and we think we found the dinosaur toy that offered the best of all three.

For the best dinosaur toy of 2018, we are going with the National Geographic Dinosaur Dig Kit! We absolutely love the dig kits and featured two on our list, but we have to give it to the one from National Geographic.

It includes three different fossils to dig up, and educational book that explains exactly what you’re digging up, a bunch of tools for the job, and a satisfaction guarantee from National Geographic – with a reasonable price to boot.

This is the perfect gift or toy for any dinosaur lover and we’re confident you’ll be pleased with this choice.

As always, thanks for reading and happy digging!

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