Dragons soar the skies in a majestic wave of wings while breathing their fires down upon prey below. The air is filled with the sound of their beating wings and triumphant roars of victory. Oh, the wonder! Welcome to the world of a child’s imagination.
Are you looking for a way to fill your child’s imagination with such wonders and fantastical delight? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a list of some of the best dragons toys made that will appeal to any child’s sense of wonder.

Our Top Picks

How to Pick the Best "Dragon Toys" for Kids

1. Recommended Age

With the many various forms of dragon toy available you’ll want to make sure to check the manufacturers recommended age. While some of these toys are plush and do not pose a choking hazard to children under the age of 3, some of them are designed for older children with their small parts and electronic components.

2. Materials

Dragon toys come in many styles and types. There are some that are made of a plush material that is ideal for babies or children who just want a cuddle friend. There are others that are made of durable plastic and have electronics built in for the extra fun factor. Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to make sure that the material is non-toxic and safe for your child to play with. Many manufacturers will list if their toys are made of an ABS plastic, which is considered a safe, and non-toxic form of plastic for children.

3. Size/Weight

The size and weight of a toy can be an important factor when you’re considering which toy is best for your child. Some of these dragon toys are quite small or have electronics designed for an older child with more dexterity, while others have a more robust shape and size that would be appealing to younger children. You’ll also want to keep the size and weight of the toy in mind if you plan on taking the toy along for travel.

4. Accessories

While most of the dragon toys do not come with accessories, there are some that come with extras such as remote controls, and shooting suction darts. The electronic dragons also require batteries.

5.Electronics

If you’re looking for a dragon with a little more pizzazz then you’ll be happy to know that there are quite a few that can offer your child with some more realistic and interactive play. These dragons may come with a remote control that can make that dragon walk, roar, flap its wings, and even sing and dance! There are even some that can be programmed to do a long list of various activities in the order chosen.

6. Interaction

Playing with a mythical creature such as a dragon can offer a child the unique experience of fantasy play. This type of role-play can spark their imagination in ways that traditional toys may not. Imagination play may help inspire a new form of personal creativity within themselves. These types of interactive toys can also help a child with their eye-hand coordination, dexterity, and curiosity development.

The Winners

#1

Betheaces RC Dinosaur

Editor's Choice

A fierce red dragon that is remotely controlled to roar, flaps its wings, spray, and shake its head. The Betheaces RC Dinosaur has realistic looking claws, teeth, and scales. This fantasy styled dino is reminiscent of the Jurassic period with a dragon twist.

  • You'll love: This remote-controlled figure will bring out the imagination of a child who loves both dinosaurs and dragons.
  • Watch for: Beware if you have a skittish family pet. I can just imagine one of my children using this toy to antagonize the pet dog!

Recommended age
Ages 3 and up

Materials
High quality rubber
Non-toxic ABS plastic
Electronics

Size/Weight
18 x 11 x 5.1 inches 2.76 lbs

Accessories
Remote control,
Injecto

Electronics
Sounds and actions

Interaction
Imagination play

#2

Melissa & Doug Winged Dragon

Upgrade Choice

The Melissa & Doug Winged Dragon is an extra large realistic looking plush dragon that is sure to bring delight to your fantasy-loving child. It has vinyl talons and horns, glittery wings and ears, multicolored black and green scales, forked tongue, sharp looking teeth, and a soft plush body.

  • You'll love: The oversized body of this dragon will bring out the smiles in your child if they love fantastical creatures and have a vivid imagination.
  • Watch for: The plush dragon is not intended as a ride-on.

Recommended age
Ages 3 and up

Materials
Plush material
Vinyl

Size/Weight
23.5 x 13.5 x 35.2 inches
5 lbs

Accessories
NA

Electronics
NA

Interaction
Creative play Imagination play

#3

Lamaze Flip Flap Dragon

Best Budget Buy

The Lamaze Flip Flap Dragon is an adorable dragon designed with babies in mind. This multicolored plush dragon can be clipped to strollers or anywhere your baby is settled. It has crinkle and squeaker sounds, six different materials for your baby to explore, and a pull clip that makes the dragon’s wings flap.

  • You'll love
  • The dragon has various elements that will stimulate your little one's senses of touch and sight.
  • The dragon can be easily clipped within reach of your baby to keep them entertained and curious.

Recommended age
Baby and up

Materials
Plush material

Size/Weight
1.8 x 3.5 x 9 inches
4.8 ounces

Accessories
NA

Electronics
NA

Interaction
Stimulates visual perception
Tactile development
Cause and effect play

#4

2 Dozen Mini Dragon Toy Figures

Best Dragon Toy Figure

A set of 24 miniature dragon figures in an assortment of colors and styles. These mini dragons are approximately 2 inches in size and would make excellent party favors or collectibles for a child that loves fantasy figures.

  • You'll love: With such an assortment of various colored and styled dragons, your child’s imagination can run wild.
  • Watch for: Being a parent that has stepped on too many small and pointy toys, I recommend watching your feet while your child plays with these mini-dragons.

Recommended age
Ages 3 and up

Materials
Plastic

Size/Weight
5.9 x 5.1 x 1 inches
4.8 ounces

Accessories
24 figures

Electronics
NA

Interaction
Imagination play

#5

Hasbro FurReal Friends Blazin Dragon

Best Baby Dragon Toy

The  Hasbro FurReal Friends Blazin Dragon plush interactive pet dinosaur that can respond to your child’s touch with over 50 sound and motion combinations. This dragon will fill your child with delight when they feed him a color-changing treat, watch him breath flame-colored mist, and touch his nose for fun and silly responses.

  • You'll love
  • The plush Blazin’ Dragon has poseable front legs so your child can have them sit for treats or give hugs and cuddles.
  • With all of the interactivity of this dragon, your child will be entertained for hours.
  • Watch for: With all of the interactivity of this dragon, your child will be entertained for hours.

Recommended age
Ages 4 and up

Materials
Plush material
Plastic
Electronics

Size/Weight
8 x 14 x 14.8 inches
3.5 lbs

Accessories
Color-change treat
Water filling crystal
Filler

Electronics
50+ sounds and motions
Flame colored breath mist

Interaction
Imagination
Fantasy play
Social interaction

#6

Yeelan Hatching Dino Dragon Hatch

Best Dragon Egg Toy

Kids will love the Yeelan Hatching Dino Dragon Hatch dinosaur eggs that they can place in water and watch hatch. They will be filled with anticipation as they wait to discover which species of dinosaur is born. Their dino will even continue to grow after hatching.

  • You'll love: These eggs help to teach children the reward of patience since they have to wait 12 to 24 hours before their dinosaur hatches.
  • Watch for: If you have an impatient child, be prepared to hear, “When is it going to hatch already?!”.

Recommended age
Ages 3 and up

Materials
EVA & Plastic

Size/Weight
7.2 x 4.2 x 2.8 inches
4.8 ounces

Accessories
3 large eggs

Electronics
NA

Interaction
Cultivates patience
Sparks curiosity

#7

Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur

Best Robot Dragon Toy

The Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur is an intelligent and interactive robot dinosaur that is both touch sensitive and remote operated. It can be programmed to perform over 50 operations at a time. It can also walk, open its mouth and roar, turn its head, wag its tail, and dance. The robot dinosaur also has a combat mode where it will roar and then perform a launch function by locking onto a target and shooting off sucker bullets.

  • You'll love: This robot dino has so many various actions and activities that your child is sure to be captivated for hours.
  • Watch for: The robot takes about 3 to 4 hours to charge so some patience will be required.

Recommended age
Ages 3 and up

Materials
ABS friendly plastic Electronics

Size/Weight
17.7 x 12.4 x 6.8 inches
4.61 lbs

Accessories
3 sucker bullets

Electronics
Launch function
Programmable Walk/dance/sing
1 lithium polymer battery required

Interaction
Programming skills

 

 

#8

Lohome Dragon PlushDoll Toy Pillow

Best Dragon Doll

A U-shaped neck pillow designed as a huggable plush sleeping dragon. The Lohome Dragon PlushDoll Toy Pillow conforms to the head and neck, providing comfort while traveling on a plane or in a car. The washable pillow is made with feather-soft microfibers and portrays an adorable white and green, sleepy dragon.

  • You'll love: The neck pillow will not only provide your child with comfort while traveling but also a feeling of cuddly security.

Recommended age
All ages

Materials
Non-toxic & non-allergenic material
Microfiber

Size/Weight
11.9 x 9.8 x 2.9 inches
9.6 ounces

Accessories
NA

Electronics
NA

Interaction
Travel comfort

 

#9

Schleich America Dragon Night Hunter

The Schleich America Dragon Night Hunter is a ferocious and realistic looking dragon, hand painted with high detail in shades of gray, blue, black, and red. With sharp talons and teeth, and movable lower jaw, your child will have the fiercest of protectors in their army of fantasy play.

  • You'll love: This dragon has been designed to closely resemble a true-to-life, fantastical dragon which may spark the imagination of any child who wants to immerse themselves in fantasy play.
  • Watch for: Because the dragon is designed to look fierce and intimidating, children that have overactive imaginations may be intimidated by its presence.

Recommended age
Ages 3 to 13 years

Materials
Molded plastic

Size/Weight
7.8 x 8.3 x 2.4 inches
5.6 ounces

Accessories
NA

Electronics
NA

Interaction
Fantasy play

#10

Liberty Imports Dino Planet RC

A multifunctional remote-controlled dinosaur that will bring your child’s imagination to life. The Liberty Imports Dino Planet RC has realistic roars and groans, breathes smoke, and has red LED light up eyes. The remote controls its head and leg movements, giving it lifelike walking action.

  • You'll love: This extra large, kid-friendly dragon has all the bells and whistles any fantasy-loving child could want in their ‘pet dragon’.
  • Watch for: Both the dragon and the remote control require batteries, so you’ll want to make sure that you have stocked up on extras.

Recommended age
Ages 3 and up

Materials
ABS plastic material

Size/Weight
18 x 11 x 5 inches
1.26 lbs

Accessories
Remote control

Electronics
Sounds and actions

Interaction
Fantasy play
Hand eye coordination

 

 

#11

Treasure Quest Dragons Gold Treasure

The Treasure X Quest Dragons Gold Treasure set is sure to appeal to a child’s sense of adventure and wonder. They can dig, chip, rip, and ooze through the 28 levels of adventure in a hunt for many treasures buried within. Each treasure set is guaranteed with real gold dipped treasure and comes with 3 hidden legendary figures and reusable slime.

  • You'll love This quest will bring out a sense of exploration and excitement in children as they dig through the mysteries in search of the hidden treasure. I can’t think of any child that does not enjoy a good treasure hunt!
  • Watch for: I remember the excitement my oldest son had while playing with these types of treasure toys. Let me tell you, they can be quite messy! You may want your child to do their digging and exploring in an area that can be easily cleaned up afterward.

Recommended age
5 to 15 years

Materials
Soakable brick material
Plastic
Gold
Play slime

Size/Weight
3.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches
2 lbs

Accessories
Golden dragon
Treasure hunter
Mini beast figure
Play slime

Electronics
NA

Interaction
Stimulates curiosity
Exploration
Sense of adventure

 

 

DIY, Craft and Décor: Ideas for dragon toy lovers

Make Your Own Dragon Fossils

How about making some dragon fossils. Here is a great project you and your child can do on a rainy afternoon. The creators over at Rainy Day Mum came up with a way to make some dinosaur fossils. Just replace the dinosaur figures with dragons figures and you’ll have created some really cool dragon fossils!

Bejeweled Dragon Eggs

Want to bring out the creative side in your child? How about making a dragon egg covered in jewels and sparkles. All you need is some glue, paint, paint brush, sequins, jewels, and a polystyrene egg. You can find the instructions over at Quite Frankly She Said.

Tissue Paper Dragons

Jeannette over at Mom Unleashed came up with a cool way to make a dinosaur out of cardboard and a bunch of tissue paper. Simply change up the template from a dinosaur to a dragon and you can create your very own dragon decor!

Quick Decision

Betheaces RC Dinosaur – Best Overall
Comes with all of the bells and whistles designed to keep your child active using their imagination and fantasy role-playing skills.

Melissa & Doug Winged Dragon – Upgrade Choice
If you want your child to explore their imagination and creativity yet don’t want them to be too involved with electronics then the extra large, plush is a great choice.

Lamaze Flip Flap Dragon – Best Budget Buy
With its visual appeal and various ways for your baby to learn and explore, then this is an ideal way to start your little one off with a mythical creature of comfort.​

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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.