10 Best Littlest Pet Shop Toys for Kids Reviewed in 2020
There are puppies, kittens, birds, octopi, and hundreds more. Some collections feature the pets dressed as various food items, others in glamorous intergalactic glory, some in a chic black and white design. Littlest Pet Shop has aquatic collections, birds, bugs, cats, dogs, farm animals, reptiles, wild animals, and a line called “small furry pets.” There truly is something for everyone with this line of toys! For added fun, you can purchase their luxurious playsets. Never thought you’d see a pet on a cruise? Think again! The Littlest Pet Shop Pets are already rocking the boat. For you landlubbers, there are also apartment complexes, photo booths, treat trucks, and more. We think you’ll find just what you’re looking for right here. Here are 10 of our favorite LPS toys, all kid-friendly and parent-approved!
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Stickers let you customize your jet
Four exclusive pets included
Rearrange the decor however you please
Fun hanging hammocks and swings for pets to play on or nestle in
10 Best Littlest Pet Shop Toys for Kids Reviewed
1. Pet Jet Playset
Stickers let you customize your jet
Four exclusive pets included
Rearrange the decor however you please
Fun hanging hammocks and swings for pets to play on or nestle in
Difficult to assemble; lots of little pieces
Some parts don’t snap on very firmly
The Littlest Pet Shop Pet Jet Playset will have your child’s imagination soaring. With more than 165 pieces and the opportunity to customize your own plane, your child’s imaginative play will be taken to new heights.Read more
Role-playing games help children to understand social dynamics, develop a greater sense of empathy, work through conflict resolution, and expand their imaginations. These lovely set will have your child moving and playing all day long.
This cute little jet has lots of play space available, and creative seating options for the pets. The four exclusive pets (including a bird pilot, a monkey, and a leopard) are all darling and exotic. Kids will get a kick out of the fun furniture and accessories.
This set includes the unassembled set, four pets, two sticker sheets, 72 decor pieces, 40 accessories, and step-by-step instructions. The jet features a passenger lounge, hammock, swinging chair, snacks, entertainment, and more! Where are the pets flying to today? Well, that’s up to you! Great adventures await, and your favorite pets are flying there in style.
2. Littlest Pet Shop Cat Hideaway
Provides plenty of space for several kids to play at once
Assembly is easy
Only includes one pet
Some reviewers feel it is expensive for only receiving one pet
Littlest Pet shop fans ages four and up can experience a puuuuurfect playtime with this cat hideaway. Go ahead and add this set to your cart right meow!Read more
Even though this set only includes one pet, there are plenty of places for other pets to play. Your child can use their pets from other sets or share the cat hideaway with friends. Playing with friends and family will not only teach your child how to share but will also increase their social skills. The brightly colored cubby holes will stimulate your child’s sensory skills while also encouraging them to use their imagination to engage in pretend play. Your child’s hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills will improve as they play with this set for hours on end.
The cat hideaway is equipped with several hanging toys that perfect for those little kitties who are in a playful mood. The cubby holes and cat beds will provide them with a comfortable place to rest after a day full of play.
This multi-level playset provides tons of way to plays and plenty of places for your child’s little plastic cat to hide. The included cat is a classic-sized LPS pet. However, this set is designed to fit Littlest Pet Shop pets that are mini and teensie as well. Assembly is required, but the included instructions make it a breeze. Composed of plastic, the set is durable and can be enjoyed for years to come.
3. Littlest Pet Shop Prep ‘n Party Playset
Includes two playsets
Improves social skills
Includes fan-voted pet, Prisma Rhinostar
May be seen as expensive
Get two for the price of one with the Littlest Pet Shop Prep n’ Party Playset. Your child’s collection of Littlest Pet Shop pets will get even more cool with this addition of Prisma Rhinostar.Read more
With multiple sets, pets, and accessories there is plenty of fun to go around. Your child can improve their social skills by sharing this set with their friends. Playing with the pets will teach your child compassion and empathy for animals.
Along with the playsets, your child will receive four pets, one being the special fan voted pet. Fans chose the species, color, accessory, and even the name of the pet. Your child is sure to have a blast with the Prisma Rhinostar. Furthermore, there are six different accessories and three labels included in the set as well.
With your purchase your child will receive a salon and school playset. With the salon, your child can get their pets ready for the big party. After their done getting ready, they can head over to the school dance. Both playsets are designed with plenty of glitter and sparkle that will have your child’s pets excited to dance the night away. With the pets and playsets being composed of plastic, they are both designed to survive countless play sessions with your child.
4. Limited Edition Collector's 10-Pack
Exotic animals included
Set of ten that work with shop expansions
No bobbleheads, so no chance of heads falling off
No scannable code for the LPS app
Littlest Pet Shop can sometimes be a bit of a zoo, at least according to the Limited Edition Collector’s Pack! Step aside cats and dogs, we’ve got some more exotic animals coming in to steal the spotlight. Any limited edition collectibles are always exciting to get as a gift, and LPS is no exception.Read more
Of course, Limited Edition toys will always be a collectible item. The thing we love about these is that they teach kids the importance of taking care of someone — even if it’s just in pretend play.
These set doesn't come with accessories, but your little one is going to have a lot of fun with all these toys.
This collector’s pack comes with ten different animals that are just as adorable, and play just as well with the other Littlest Pet Shop characters and their shops. This limited edition includes horse, bunny, bear, panther, cockatoo, dachshund, fox, guinea pig, hamster, and turtle figurines. They’re not your average pet, but they’re cute enough to be one! Your child will be delighted to own one of the exotic pets that you told them they couldn’t have in real life -- finally, a chance to give them the horse they’ve always wanted!
5. LPS Cruise Ship
Three cute little cruisin’ pets
Fun water slide for pets to go down
Lounge chair and lookout station
Ship opens for even more play space
Sturdier playset build; more like their older products
Doesn’t come in flashy Pet Shop packaging; it arrives in a simple brown box
Who doesn’t love a cruise? The Littlest Pet Shop Cruise Ship will allow your child to take a cruise around the world without leaving their bedroom. Designed with a variety of onboard activities the opportunities for fun for your pets are endless.Read more
Creative play helps children learn self-expression, as well as better understanding and empathizing with other individuals.
This cruise ship has a few cute accessories, as well as some fun interactive parts. The top-deck water slide and pool is pretty cool, and the fact that the ship opens and closes makes it easy to store while also allowing the possibility of an expanded play area.
The set comes unassembled, and opens and closes to maximize play space. Three pets are all ready to board the ship (one classic-sized pet, one mini, and one teensie-scale pet). With eight accessories, a sticker sheet, and instructions for assembly, kids can help build and customize their brand-new ship. Pets can lounge on the deck chair, sip their tropical drinks, boogie on down with the disco ball, ride the water slide, or keep a look out at the bow of the ship. Break out the sunscreen and get ready for some sea-farin’ fun!
6. LPS Shuttle Bus
The bus is big enough for multiple pets
Includes accessory slide and stickers
Comes with one driver pet
Made out of hard plastic for long-term play
Stickers may come off or peel after a while of rolling around and handling
With all these shops going on, pets need a way to get around. The LPS shuttle is the perfect vehicle for driving to and from shop to spa and everywhere in between! Your kids can get ready for long-distance road trips and group vacations for their pets with this shuttle, that fits five pets and five pet friends.Read more
The bright colors of the shuttle will stimulate your child’s sensory development. With all of the customizable options, your child can express themselves and let their creativity shine.
Decorate it with Deco stickers or even slide pets down the bright neon slide that this shuttle comes with -- because it’s way more fun to slide down from the second level than jump down!
The shuttle itself comes with one pet for your kids to add to their collection or start out with because every shuttle needs a driver. The bus itself is colorful and bright, and the perfect flashy vehicle for traveling wherever they need to go and get attention while doing it. Your kids will have a blast pushing their pets from room to room, and from shop to shop. The working wheels make it easy for your child to push the shuttle indoors or outdoors. The extra seat provides plenty of room your little one’s friends to join in on the fun. The hard plastic material will allow your child’s pet shop pets to take countless trips to the nearby shops.
7. PetUltimate Apartments
Two adorable pets included
30 apartment units for pets
Accessories include feeding bowls and shrubbery
Fun fish bowl penthouse unit
Handle on top make it easy to take this on the go
Does not include original product packaging; arrives in a simple brown box
The Littlest Pet Shop Pets are moving into an apartment complex together! This roomy playset has space for 30 pets. Cubbies and apartment blueprints vary in size, so classic-, mini-, and teensie-sized pets can all fit in a cozy new home that’s just right for them.Read more
Imaginative play allows children to work through conflict resolution in role-playing games, as well as teaching them greater empathy, and allowing them creative self-expression.
The apartment complex is equipped with a handle on the top, so kids can close up shop and tote it around with them for on-the-go play. The rooftop fishbowl is a perfect place for the tiny goldfish, and the sporty pup can take their pick of the units left. Happy housewarming!
This kit includes the playset, along with a classic- and teensie-scaled pet, with two accessories, and one base. It’s a compact toy, and a cute way for kids to store their pets when they’re not actively playing with them. When they do want to play, the apartment complex has a couple bells and whistles such as the slide and fish bowl penthouse up top.
8. Family Pet Collection
Four different pet families
Lots of cute teensie baby pets
Includes deco bits as well
Emoji bubbles and stickers allow for customization
Connects to the LPS world app
Comes with lots of very small pieces; keep an eye out when kids under 4 are near
With four different pet families included in this collection, your child can either start or add to their collection. The fun doesn’t stop there, your little one will also receive a variety of stickers.Read more
With four different pet families, children can explore lots of creative storytelling and adventurous avenues in their role-playing games!
Emoji bubbles and stickers help kids create pet-centered stories in their role-playing. With five pets, nine pet friends, six decor pieces, two emoji bubbles, and a sticker sheet, your little one can enjoy hours of play. Not only can kids create their own adventures with these figurine toys, but they can scan the pets’ codes and bring them to life via the app as well.
This set includes a black-and-white cat family with a mommy and daddy ready to take care of the three darling kittens, a baboon family with a daddy looking after his babies, a mama bear and her cubs, and a daddy dog and his pups.
9. The Sweet Sort
Four classic-sized pets
Four mini-scale pets
Three teensie-scale pets
Special edition Maine Coon with a fuzzy tail
Lots of versatility all in one collection
The teensie pets are definitely a choking hazard for toddlers so keep an eye on younger siblings or friends
This variety pack of pets will provide your child with Littlest Pet Shop characters of all shapes, sizes, and species. With such a diverse collection, your child can create even more adventures.Read more
Creative games and role-playing are wonderful ways for kids to continue their understanding of social dynamics and empathy. These pets of all shapes and sizes are a great place to start with such fun, imaginative self-expression, and exploration!
The Maine Coon cat even has a soft, fuzzy tail! Other friends included are a maltese, a lamb, a bunny, and a second pup. This collection is a great way to start kids in the world of LPS, as it offers animals from lots of different habitats and collections, giving them a versatile spread of toys to play with. Children will love their big-eyed, big-hearted new pals.
These pets are a cute variety pack. You get quite a few different types of animals, as well as in different scales, so your little one will have a bit of everything to work with! It includes four classic-scale pets, four mini-scale pets, and three teensie-scale pets.
10. Fairies Fairy Fun Rollercoaster
Includes 1 pet and three friends
Encourages social play
Stimulates the imagination
Other Littlest Pet Shop characters are not compatible with this set
Children ages four and up can enter a magical world full of fairies with the Littlest Pet Shop Fairy Fun Rollercoaster. Your child can easily share this set with their friends as there are enough pets and vehicles for everyone.Read more
By including multiple pets and vehicles, this playset encourages your child to increase their social skills by sharing with friends. The magical theme of the playset, as well as the mystical characters included, will stimulate your child’s imagination and allow them to fully immerse into pretend play. As your child grips the characters and presses the button for the stairs, they will be increasing the development of their fine motor skills. Assembly is super easy as all of the pieces just snap into place. Instead of spending hours on a stressful setup, your child can begin enjoying their toy shortly after opening it.
When the fairy pet, turtle, bird or squirrel reach the bottom of the track, your child can press a button to make them climb the stairs. Once the characters reach the top of the stairs, they’re ready to ride the roller coaster all over again. The fun is never ending!
With this playset, your child will receive one Littlest Pet Shop Fairy pet as well as three friends. Each friend comes with their own vehicle that will allow them to go soaring down the rollercoaster. When they’re not racing down the tracks, the pets can enjoy the hanging flower swing or relax in the flower gazebo.
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We can’t stress how important it is to encourage your child to have creative playtime. It’s in these crucial years (from toddler to pre-teen) that they’ll develop social skills as well as critical thinking, and all this starts during playtime.
Through their play, they’ll imagine different scenarios and dialogues among their toys--whether speaking out loud or in their heads--and this will slowly foster their social development as well as verbal communication. They’ll learn how to interact by having their toys interact, especially if they’re basing dialogue and situations off of what they’re seeing on television or in video games. Their language skills will benefit greatly from this, as well as their emotional skills.
It’s okay for kids to make up scenarios that are full of happiness, and it’s also okay for them to come up with sadder ones as well. Both of these will play a vital part in a child’s development as they grow up and encounter their own real-life situations. Cognitive ability starts at a young age, and toys are a child’s gateway to fostering that into something that will grow and advance as they age.
The great thing about such a widely loved brand is that your child is bound to have friends who love the Littlest Pet Shop as much as they do. These toys were made with sharing in mind, and even trading! The pets themselves come in so many varieties that it’s easy to find something your child doesn’t have, and even easier for them to share toys or even trade them. The biggest toy structures encourage group play since there’s enough space in each for several kids to get in good pet playtime. Sharing is a valuable trait, and these are great toys to bring to a friend’s house or pull out when your child has friends over.
Since these toys are of the smaller type and are easily lost, we’ve thought about storage as well. There is one option that made this list that is ideal for Littlest Pet Shop pets and accessories, and it is the PetUltimate Apartment. It has ample storage for toys and accessories, is stylish and will fit perfectly in a closet or small floor space.
When deciding on the perfect toys for your little one, we know how important it is to choose something that’s not only appropriate for their age but will continue to provide them with fun for years to come. The Littlest Pet Shop collections provide all the necessary creativity to spark your child’s imagination and encourage a lengthy playtime.
Giving them the gift of a pet or pretend social setting is like giving them training wheels for imaginative play. They’re inspired by the toys they have in front of them, and with so much variety amongst pet figures as well as places such as the spa or treehouse, their imaginations will begin to run wild with all the pretend scenarios they can get their toy characters into. This is also wonderful because they can base their play off of the hit television show or even the video games, and add to their playtime with characters that already exist and they are familiar with.
The Littlest Pet Shop got its start in 1990, with a toy series launched by Kenner. In the years since, it has seen a massive comeback, had its own video games and interactive websites created and received its own television show (three times over, at that).
Hasbro now owns and operates the Littlest Pet Shop, and currently, there are well over 3,000 different pets in circulation.
Other Factors to Consider
Kids will learn the importance of putting their toys away, and we guarantee they’ll feel great when they don’t need to ask where something is. It’s a proud moment for a kid when they can pull out their properly put-away toys and show you that they’ve done a good thing and learned how to clean up after themselves. It’s a skill that they’ll carry with them throughout their life, and there’s no one to say they can’t begin doing it at a young age.
While it’s hard to believe, any toy will encourage your child to get up and move. We’ve listed several here, such as the LPS shuttle, cruise ship or jet, that will ideally force them to get up and move--whether it’s across the floor, across the house, or even around the backyard.
The more imaginative they can be, the more the physical act of movement becomes an important part of communicating pretend play and advancing a scenario they’ve made up in their heads. Even a playset such as the PetUltimate Apartment requires your child to stand up and move around to find the full functionality of the toy. Something as small as picking up a Littlest Pet Shop pet figurine and walking them across the floor is still being physically active and is perfect for those rainy days or individual playtime.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Are these fakes, or made by Hasbro?
Each Littlest Pet Shop toy featured here is 100 percent authentic to the LPS television show and featured video games. Unless otherwise specified, each figure and playset comes with the classic LPS logo, as well as quality-made toys.
q: How many are in the packaged box?
Each playset comes with at least one pet. All Littlest Pet Shop products listed here includes at least one cute pal for your child to play with.
q: Does this come in the original packaging?
All Littlest Pet Shop toys come in their original packaging. The packaging includes the listed contents of each specific toy, dimensions, as well as which type of batteries are required if any. Each is a cardboard package with the LPS logo on the front, and brief info on the back.
q: How do you know if each pet is a boy or a girl?
Littlest Pet Shop toys leave genders to the imagination of the child who is playing with them. Each toy is gender-neutral unless specified otherwise with a pronoun denoting such, or is taken from a character in the television show. We encourage kids to let their pets be whoever they want to play with that day, with no specific, pre-decided role.
q: Can boys also play with these toys?
The great thing about Littlest Pet Shop is that anyone can play with them! The toys are gender-neutral and can be used by any child, boy or girl. Boys will love pushing the limo or shuttle around. While the girls are taking their pets to the spa, the boys can perform construction work on the PetUltimate Apartment!
q: Can a 10-year-old play with these?
Yes, all the products listed here are great for play by a 10-year-old. Most toys have smaller pieces that may become a choking hazard to younger children; we don’t recommend any kids under 4 years old play with these without adult supervision. As always, you should check the individual product before giving it to your child if safety is a concern. These toys are good for ages 5+.
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