Wondering what the best dinosaur toys for dino-obsessed kiddos are? It doesn’t take a paleontologist to uncover loads of fun, engaging, and even educational toy choices. Come along with us as we excavate several of our fiercest favorites!

Our Top Picks

Best Overall

LEGO Mighty Dinosaur Kit

Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur

Upgrade Choice

Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur

Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur

Best Budget Buy

Prextex 7-inch Dinosaur Figures

How to Pick the Best Dinosaur Toys

1. Recommended Age

Always double-check a toy’s recommended age range before purchasing it as a gift. By choosing an age-appropriate toy for your little one you will be able to avoid common safety hazards and frustrations.

2. Material

Be cognizant of the materials used in a toy’s construction. Keep in mind that there are different grades of plastic, metal, and wood. Ensure that a toy’s material will not cause harm to your child nor be easily destroyed during regular play.

3. Size

Find a toy that can be easily manipulated by small hands. However, avoid overly small toys and parts that could pose as a choking hazard to small children.

4. Weight

Toys that are meant to be handled should not cause your child to strain. Meanwhile, toys that are intended to stay planted on the ground or a hard surface may benefit from a bit of extra weight.

5. High- or Low-tech

High-tech toys offer extra entertainment. With that said, limited or difficult-to-engage features may frustrate young children. If your child is a fan of techy toys, look for ones that boost S.T.E.M. skills like engineering and coding.

6. Number of Pieces

It’s important to pay close attention to the number of pieces in a toy kit. Block kits with 50 or more pieces are ideal for older children. Meanwhile, sets with less than 25 pieces are ideal for younger children. On top of that, figure sets with multiple pieces may provide ample entertainment, but they can be frustrating when it comes time to clean up.

The Winners


LEGO Mighty Dinosaur Kit

Editor's Choice / Best Lego dinosaur toys

Is your child torn between becoming an engineer and a paleontologist? Not to worry! LEGO Mighty Dinosaur Kit enables them to create their very own posable dinosaur creations. With blueprints for a Triceratops, a Pterodactyl, and a T. Rex, your little one will use their claws to tear through their creations and build them up again.

Recommended age: 7-12 years
Material: Plastic
Size: 10.3 x 5.5 x 1.9 inches (Dino dimensions vary)
Weight: 5 ounces
High/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 174


Prextex 7-inch Dinosaur Figures

Best Budget Buy

There’s no better way to satisfy your craving for prehistoric play than with a multipack of the dinosaur greats. The Prextex 7-inch Dinosaur Figures set comes with 12 oversized plastic dinos, including a T-rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. These durable plastic figures are suitable for indoor and outdoor adventures. With a complimentary illustrated guide book, they’re educationally enriching too!

Recommended age: 24 months and up
Material: Plastic
Size: 7 inches tall
Weight: 10.1 ounces
High/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 12


ZipPin Dinosaur Toy Box and Playset

Best jurassic world dinosaur toys

Help your little paleontologist stay organized with this covered toy box/play mat. The ZipPin Dinosaur Toy Box and Playset features a colorful imagination-sparking illustration of dinosaurs roaming across a prehistoric landscape. The kit comes with 2 5-inch plastic dinosaur figures. But, don’t worry; there’s room for approximately 158 more!

Recommended age: 36 months to 8 years
Material: Plastic
Size: 15.2 x 13 x 2.5 inches
Weight: 1.65 pounds
High/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 3


Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur


Move over Jurassic Park; this Frankenstein-like monster is a mesh of A.I. and one of earth’s oldest creatures. The Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur has loads of interactive features, like an infrared remote control which your child gets to play puppeteer. Watch as it wags its tail, dances, and moves alongside you, or attach its tail-topping weapon arsenal and enact its terrifying fight mode. Your little one is responsible for unleashing this prehistoric beast’s unfurled fury!

Recommended age: 3 years and up
Material: Plastic
Size: 17.7 x 12.4 x 6.8 inches
Weight: 4.61 pounds
High/Low-tech: High-tech
Number of Pieces: 2


VTech Switch & Go Dino

Best vtech dinosaur toys

Looking for a high-tech addition to your little one’s dinosaur collection? VTech Switch & Go Dino can transform into a roving all-wheel vehicle in a matter of seconds. Meanwhile, the LCD screen offers an entertaining display of prehistoric animations and sounds. As an added bonus, there’s no need for a remote, just push the button for a fierce and flashy show.

Recommended age: 36 months to 8 years
Material: Plastic
Size: 3.3 x 7.9 x 4.1 inches
Weight: 10.4 ounces
High/Low-tech: High-tech
Number of Pieces: 1


KidKraft Dinosaur Bucket-Top Train Set

Best dinosaur train toy

All aboard! This glorious KidKraft Dinosaur Bucket-Top Train Set comes with 9-feet of twisting, turning track, several dinosaur-shaped train cars, and loads of Jurassic-themed accessories. All 65 adorable pieces fit snuggly inside the included plastic tote, which features a volcano-laden lid that doubles as a tunnel. If hours of screen-free entertainment and easy cleanup aren’t enough to convince you nab this, the generously low price should be!

Recommended age: 36 months to 8 years
Material: Wood
Size: 13 x 9.2 x 14.6 inches
Weight: 6.7 pounds
High/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 56


Schleich Tyrannosaurus Rex

Best realistic dinosaur toys / Best Dinosaur Toys for 5 year olds

This stunningly realistic Schleich Tyrannosaurus Rex looks like it literally leaped out the Jurassic time period. With hand-painted details and movable extremities, the only thing missing is an ear-splitting scream. Let your child dig deep into their imagination while supplying the sound effects for this lifelike reptile figurine.

Recommended age: 36 months to 15 years
Material: Plastic
Size: 3.7 x 11 x 5.5 inches
Weight: 9.9 ounces
High/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 1


Fingerlings Untamed T-Rex

Best interactive dinosaur toys / Best Remote Control Dinosaur Toys

Tracker is an adorable finger-gripping T. Rex that interacts with the world around him. Watch as he chomps, roars, and even… toots. While traditional Fingerlings are cute and cuddly, Tracker is fierce and friendly at the same time. You can even watch him battle in real-time with the free app!

Recommended age: 5-15 years
Material: Plastic
Size: 3 x 2.3 x 5.7 inches
Weight: 6.4 ounces
High/Low-tech: High-tech
Number of Pieces: 1


Dinosaur King Trading Card Game

Best Dinosaur King toys

You’re probably a fossil (pun-intended) if you’ve never heard of Dinosaur King. This popular anime cartoon series features the saga of the Alpha Gang, their fierce opponents, and a few time-jumping dinosaurs. The Dinosaur King Trading Card Game comes with a starter deck, two booster packs, a battle mat, and comprehensive instructions. Collect them all and then battle it out to become the next dinosaur king!

Recommended age: 5 years and up
Material: Plastic
Size: 5.3 x 3.9 x 1.3 inches
Weight: 5 ounces
Hi/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 50


CoolToys Dino Transformer Set

Best transformer dinosaur toys

Did someone say morph AND battle? Yep! This blood-red Dino Morpher Transformer Set transforms into two different blasters. It even comes with a realistic electric drill for unlocking and relocking the screws. With engaging lights and sounds instead of soft (easily lost) bullets, this morphing dino weapon is definitely parent-approved! What’s more, the entire kit consists of just 17 pieces, making it easy for little engineers to piece together without succumbing to tears.

Recommended age: 3 months and up
Material: Plastic
Size: 5.9 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
Weight: 3 pounds
High/Low-tech: High-tech
Number of Pieces: 17


Toddler's Mini Dinosaur Backpack

Best dinosaur toys for girls

We can’t think of a fiercer toddler style statement than Mini Dinosaur Backpack . With a zippered closure for securing all your paleontological possessions and a mini zippered satchel for healthy snacks, there’s no better storage for outdoor expeditions. The backpack comes in your little one’s choice of blue, pink, or green, all of which feature orange spikes and an attachable nylon leash

Recommended age: 1-4 years
Material: Polyester and nylon
Size: 12.5 x 8.8 x 2.2 inches
Weight: 5.6 ounces
High/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 3


YIZI Dinosaur Bubble Gun Blower

We couldn’t think of a more amusing and psychedelic addition to our dinosaur toy list than the YIZI Dinosaur Bubble Gun Blower. Not only does this otherworldly T. Rex gun shoots hundreds of pearly bubbles from its razor-sharp teeth-lined mouth, but it also flashes a rainbow of LED lights while playing dinosaur sound effects. Load up on these mesmerizing bubble guns for your dinosaur lover’s next birthday or score one for yourself in time for Phish’s next summer tour. Just be sure to also throw some refillable bubble solution into your shopping cart!

Recommended age: 3 months and up
Material: Plastic
Size: 9.8 x 8.9 x 2.6 inches
Weight: 14.1 ounces
High/Low-tech: High-tech
Number of Pieces: 2


Young Choi's 20-Pack of Dinosaurs

Last but certainly not least, the Young Choi’s 20-Pack of Dinosaurs is the toy box-busting bulk pack that will set your dinosaur-loving kiddo over the edge with joy. It comes with 17 dinos, six of which are over 10-inches tall, and three dino eggs. Moms and dads can smile knowing that the nontoxic, BPA-free plastic is nibble-safe. Meanwhile, kids can bask in the glory of owning over a dozen of the fiercest prehistoric creatures that there ever were. Did we mention that the figures have a lifelike presence that will send chills down your spine?

Recommended age: 24 months to 8 years
Material: Plastic
Size:6.9 x 10.2 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 1.6 pounds
Hi/Low-tech: Low-tech
Number of Pieces: 20

DIY, Craft and Décor: Ideas for dino toy lovers

Sensory Bin Frozen Dino Eggs

We happily credit the Little Bins for Little Hands blog for coming up with this amazing dinosaur-themed sensory activity. These adorable frozen eggs are easy to make and even more fun to excavate! Just gather some mini dino figures, balloons, and water. Freeze and then use toy hammers and warm water to reveal the frozen surprises hidden beneath the surface.

Homemade Dinosaur Bones

Kitchen Floor Crafts offers fuss-free instructions for making real dinosaur bones, teeth, and claws! All you need is some basic salt dough, a few prehistoric reference books, and a vivid imagination! This craft is great for building self-confidence and innovation.

Quick Decision

LEGO Mighty Dinosaur Kit – Best Overall
After careful consideration, we’re happy to name LEGO
Mighty Dinosaur Kit as our editor’s choice. 

Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur – Upgrade Choice
Not only is this amazing remote control T. Rex a playful and interactive, but its got a fierce carnivorous underbelly that’s fun to watch!

Prextex 7-inch Dinosaur Figures – Best Budget Buy
Of course, if you’re strapped for cash, the Prextex 12-Pack of realistic 7-inch dinosaur figures is our best budget buy.

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Gary B.

Gary B.

Gary is a father of two, self-identified RC fanboy, and part-time guitar plucker. When he's not racing his collection of remote-controlled vehicles or strumming away, we bend his arm and get him to write with precision and expertise on a range of mechanical and electrical toys.

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