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10 Best Scooby Doo Toys & Action Figures for Kids in 2019

last updated Apr 14, 2019

Scooby-Doo! Where are you? One of the most nostalgic television shows beloved by not just parents but children even today is the wonderful Scooby Doo. Your children will love the gang: Daphne, Fred, Shaggy, Velma and of course Scooby. Whether you're planning on solving the mystery along with them or just collect collectibles from the hit show, this beloved series gives your child just more than funny plot twists.This show will teach your children about teamwork and more importantly show your children how everybody has a different personality and came come together to solve each mystery. Scooby Doo also will help your child’s imagination and other skills along with it.

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Mystery Mates Figure 5 Pack
95/100 our score
Educational Value
95
Materials
93
Entertainment Value
97
Mystery Mates Figure 5 Pack
Why is it better?

Large size

Entire Mystery Crew included

Figures are poseable

Zoink Points (Rewards) code included

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For this update we added a new product to our list which is the Scooby Doo Thermos Lunch box. We also made sure that each product matched our criteria list and each product was still available and had the highest rated in today’s market. We added a bit more information to our criteria list as well. Please be sure to check out our FAQ for any questions you might need answers too.

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93%
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$15.26
#2
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$39.50
#3
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91.7
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87%
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97%
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91%
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$15.99
#4
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91.3
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91%
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87%
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96%
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$11.99
#5
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90.3
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85%
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$195.95
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$19.85
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$27.99
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87.3
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$39.99
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87
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$16.00
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$65.95
In depth review top 10
  • Mystery Mates Figure 5 Pack
  • Nintendo Wii First Frights
  • Thermos Novelty Lunch Kit
  • TY Classic Plush
  • LEGO Mystery Mansion Building Kit
  • Fright at the Fun Park Game
  • Monster Action Figure Set 10 Pack
  • LEGO Dimensions Team Pack
  • Hot Wheels Monster Jam
  • LEGO Mystery Plane Adventures Building Kit
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  • Criteria Used for Evaluation
  • Other Factors to Consider
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10 Best Scooby Doo Toys Reviewed

1. Mystery Mates Figure 5 Pack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
Mystery Mates Figure 5 Pack
Educational Value
95
Materials
93
Entertainment Value
97
best offer for today
$15.26

Large size

Entire Mystery Crew included

Figures are poseable

Zoink Points (Rewards) code included

Villain not included

Figures may be difficult to stand up

Watching a fun show like Scooby-Doo naturally leads to a child’s desire for action figures. These miniature versions of the Mystery Crew allow for the kind of imagination filled play that both kids and parents appreciate.

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Educational Value

Figures from a brand like Scooby’s are a great way to jump-start your child’s pretend play sessions. While it’s true they are recognizable and have some pre-existing “rules” compared to open-ended toys, they’re attractive to fans. Ultimately this set made it high up on our list and we hope will be the center of your child’s mystery solving play.

Materials

We appreciate that these figures include the features that make them versatile toys. They are not only large but completely posable. At the time this list was compiled there were a couple of figure sets available for purchase. This set was chosen as the best of the crew for a couple of reasons. It is large enough to increase the lifespan of the toy. The smaller figures are great for young children but historically those that are played with longer fall into the three to five-inch range. This set also had great reviews from parents. We know that the experience of others is incredibly valuable.

Entertainment value

That fun factor grabs the attention of a kid and what follows is a play session filled with imagination. These figures are posable so can be played within a variety of ways.

2. Nintendo Wii First Frights

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
Nintendo Wii First Frights
Educational Value
95
Materials
92
Entertainment Value
95
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$39.50

Increased hand-eye coordination

Critical thinking and reasoning skills boosted

Multiplayer option

Fun graphics

Over 22 levels

The graphics are good but not flawless compared to other game systems

With the rise in popularity surrounding the Nintendo Wii, there have been many television and movie adaptations that have been turned into stunning video games.

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Educational Value

Many parents think video games are, in general, bad for kids. However, video games can help to improve a child’s hand-eye coordination as well as puzzle-solving abilities, especially with a mystery game such as this one.

Materials

There’s an option for multiplayer so kids can easily play with their family and friends and with over 22 levels, this is one game that will quickly become a great pastime.

Entertainment Value

Scooby Doo is one of them and in Scooby Doo First Frights, your kids will get to play along with their favorite characters and solve mysteries as only the mystery machine crew can. The game has both story and free-play modes that allow kids hours of fun playtime in addition to various skill and abilities for each player.

3. Thermos Novelty Lunch Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.7
Thermos Novelty Lunch Kit
Educational Value
87
Materials
97
Entertainment Value
91
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$15.99

Lightweight

Food stays fresh

Makes sound

Large size

Variety of characters

The material is soft and shouldn’t get wet.

What better way to remember your favorite gang than with this mystery lunch kit? Not only does it feature all the members of the gang – Daphne, Fred, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby but it’s the perfect size to carry around.

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Educational Value

Kids will be able to be engaged in lunch again with this cute lunchbox. We love this product because like any Scooby Doo fan you’ll love how vibrant this lunch box is. Not only will it be able to store all your favorite snacks on the go but you’ll love showing off the characters that are on your box.

Materials

This lunch kit is made of Polyethylene foam insulation as well as nylon/polyester. With the foam like qualities to the bag it also will help keep your child’s food stay nice and fresh for snack or lunch time.

Entertainment Value

Your child will love carrying around this lunch box and talking to their friends about the latest mysteries that the gang solved. It’s perfect for any Scooby Doo lover out there.

4. TY Classic Plush

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.3
TY Classic Plush
Educational Value
91
Materials
87
Entertainment Value
96
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$11.99

Easy to carry size

Machine washable

High-quality brand

Durable material

The collar is stitched on

Firm body

Scooby is a such a loveable character that we had to include at least one plush toy. This one, in particular, made the list for a couple of reasons. First off it is made by the TY brand.

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Educational Value

Start your child's love of collecting early. TY has manufactured high-quality plush for decades. Their standards are high enough that their tag has become synonymous with not only with quality but collectible. Like other characters that TY has developed plush from, this Scooby is part of a collection. If your child loves this one, there are others that are holiday themed as well.

Materials

We like that TY has such a great reputation as a producer of high quality plush. This one is also machine washable so that he is truly kid friendly. Since this Scooby is meant to be hugged, we appreciate that he is machine washable. We also like that his size makes him a versatile plush that is the perfect cuddle in bed length. Overall he was the best plush we could find so that this list included a cuddly version of the beloved mystery-solving dog.

Entertainment Value

Like action figures, plushes are versatile toys that encourage pretend play. This Scooby is small enough to play alongside your child everywhere from the car to a blanket fort. He could even be used as the star of a puppet show. No matter how he is played with, the adventure is where the imaginative play builds strong brains.

5. LEGO Mystery Mansion Building Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90.3
LEGO Mystery Mansion Building Kit
Educational Value
94
Materials
85
Entertainment Value
92
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$195.95

Features everyone’s favorite characters

Comes with various recognizable monsters from the show

The mansion has several interactive features

Great project for families

Fun for kids to play within groups

Fred is missing from the set

There’s not a kid on earth who doesn’t love LEGOs. And even if they claim not to like them, once they see this Mystery Mansion up and running, we’re pretty sure they’ll change their mind!

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Educational Value

Once this LEGO mansion is built, it becomes fully interactive. Kids can explore various landings and floors and along the way discover new features and booby traps. It also includes Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby to increase the fun!

Materials

LEGO could have modernized this mansion and brought it up-to-date, but instead, they decided to keep it in the style of the old-school Scooby Doo cartoon. We’re loving the retro feel and even more, loving the nostalgic vibes it brings back that you can share with your little one.

Entertainment Value

This LEGO kid allows your child to build their very own Mystery Mansion, complete with a scary ghost, creepy knight, spooky vampire, and even a man-eating plant! It’ll take parents back to the days of weekend mornings filled with fun cartoon mystery, and will show kids a world that they’ve never been exposed to before. This mansion holds several surprises, though -- Watch out, or you might be the next one to end up in a mystery of your own!

6. Fright at the Fun Park Game

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
89
Fright at the Fun Park Game
Educational Value
89
Materials
89
Entertainment Value
89
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$19.85

Ghoul is in a new hiding spot each game

Increases social skills and stimulates cognitive development

All pieces will be stored and organized in the box

Children of all ages can play

Cards could be laminated to make them more durable

With the Fright at the Fun Park game, your child will have to join forces with the mystery gang to save the park from a monster. Each player is tasked with discovering where the monster is hiding.

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Educational Value

Players will use the ticket cards to move around the board and will decode clues along the way. The first person to discover where the ghoul is hiding wins. The five movable pieces give your child the opportunity to play as their favorite member of the mystery gang. The box will keep all of the pieces organized and stored in one place when the game is not being played. Children 4 years old and up will enjoy joining forces with Scooby Doo.

Materials

The game includes 25 different mystery cards, thus giving the ghoul a new hiding place each time your child plays. The game requires at least two players so your child can increase their social skills by playing with their friends.

Entertainment Value

The objective will stimulate your child’s development as they are encouraged to keep track of their findings throughout the game to discover the monster’s hiding spot.

7. Monster Action Figure Set 10 Pack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88
Monster Action Figure Set 10 Pack
Educational Value
88
Materials
88
Entertainment Value
88
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$27.99

A stunning likeness to the cartoon

The set comes with ten different characters

Kept in theme with the original cartoon

Nostalgic

Figures can be put in poses

Slightly smaller than pictured

Video games aren’t everything and sometimes you need a little bit of imagination mixed in with your child’s playtime. The Scooby Doo Monster Set Action Figure set is perfect to do just that and it’s also an excellent collector’s item for when kids eventually outgrow imaginative play.

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Educational Value

When you’re a kid and have a favorite television show that you love to watch, there’s really nothing better than having your favorite characters right in front of you. Action figures are great to play with, but they’re also a way for kids to feel like they have something tangible from their favorite comfort show.

Materials

This set comes with ten characters, the original cast along with five very well-known monsters from the original cartoon. This action figure set is literally all your child needs to bring their Mystery Inc. dreams to life, because they’ll have all of their favorite characters, in stunning detail and likeness, right in front of them.

Entertainment Value

Each character from Mystery Inc. looks exactly like they should and it’s hard to believe that you’re getting such high-quality figurines from the price. They’re flexible so that kids can put them in whichever poses they want -- And even perform some awesome karate chops to defeat those monsters!

8. LEGO Dimensions Team Pack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.3
LEGO Dimensions Team Pack
Educational Value
93
Materials
79
Entertainment Value
90
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$39.99

Can be added onto an existing Dimensions game

Cross-console compatible

Easy to use

Fun to put together

Can be confusing to kids under the age of ten

LEGO Dimensions was a brilliant cross-console game creation that was designed to bring together heroes and villains from all over pop-culture and drop them into one place.

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Educational Value

The Dimensions games not only test a child’s skills as far as building models go but also test their skills in the gaming world. They’ll learn better hand-eye coordination and improve their ability to think on their feet without even realizing it.

Materials

You don’t need to have any specific type of gaming console in order to play this game, which makes it a lot of fun and very stress-free for parents. Whatever existing system your child has, as long as it’s up-to-date, will work just fine with this game.

Entertainment Value

With this Scooby Doo team pack, your child can add to their existing LEGO dimensions and create some of the most powerful characters out there. Simply build the mini-figures and watch as your kids take on different challenges and have a blast with their newly created characters.

9. Hot Wheels Monster Jam

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87
Hot Wheels Monster Jam
Educational Value
87
Materials
87
Entertainment Value
87
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$16.00

Stimulates imagination

Can easily be pushed indoors or outdoors

Highly durable

Increases fine-motor skills

Some reviewers find this toy to be expensive

Sure, the Mystery Machine is super cool but the Scooby-Doo Hot Wheels Monster truck is just a little bit cooler. The body of the truck is designed to look like everyone’s famous crime-solving pup.

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Educational Value

The giant rubber wheels make it easy for your child to push their car over any terrain. Your little one will increase their fine-motor skills as they push their car across the floor. Composed of plastic and die-cast metal, this monster truck is highly durable and designed to withstand countless mystery-solving adventures.

Materials

Not only is the truck a light brown, but there are also big ears on top and a pink floppy tongue painted on the outside to further enhance the look. The truck will stimulate your child’s imagination and encourage them to engage in pretend play.

Entertainment Value

The giant rubber wheels make it easy for your child to play with their monster truck inside or outside. Designed with Scooby Doo’s features, it will stimulate your child’s imagination and unleash their creativity thus causing them to create fun adventures.

10. LEGO Mystery Plane Adventures Building Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86
LEGO Mystery Plane Adventures Building Kit
Educational Value
86
Materials
86
Entertainment Value
86
best offer for today
$65.95

Great for Halloween

Fun to put together

The monster is well-known

Adds a bit of humor to imaginative play

Will have kids up and moving

Not much of a challenge to build

We could totally see this LEGO set being pulled out on Halloween or any time during the fall, specifically because of its Headless Horseman monster! The Headless Horseman takes the spotlight in this LEGO set and he becomes your main villain when putting together this plane.

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Educational Value

Kids will love flying Scooby and Shaggy around as Shaggy hangs precariously from a chain attached to the plane, in typical silly Scooby Doo fashion. It’ll encourage them to get up and be active!

Materials

This Halloween-themed LEGO set is unique in the sense that while Scooby Doo is spooky to begin with, this set features a legend that’s well-known and familiar to kids. Even someone who isn’t familiar with Scooby Doo will know the Headless Horseman which makes this user-friendly to whoever plays with it.

Entertainment Value

It’s probably one of our favorite LEGO kits because not only do kids have the chance to build Scooby’s plane, but the plane actually drops hamburger bombs. That’s right...You have to stop the Headless Horseman with a BBQ favorite. Overall, this set is just a lot of fun and perfect for a rainy day; bring on the spooks!

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Educational Value

One of the best ways to build children’s brains is to encourage imaginative play. This can be done with open-ended toys, storytelling, role-playing, and other creative activities. Experts say when kids are playing pretend they are reenacting emotional and social situations. They use situations from their memories to create a new scenario. The benefits of that play are the same whether the child uses action figures or acts it out themselves. Speaking of action figures, you’ll notice that there are a couple of toys on this list that includes Scooby Doo action figures. Those types of toys are great catalysts for pretend play. Though they have a predetermined identity (i.e. Shaggy) kids can and will use them to act out the adventures of a whole different character.

Materials

While each of the toys DOES look like Scooby, they truly accomplish this through the accessories. Each toy on this list that comes with accessories, all fit into the Scooby brand. None of them are generic enough that you’d find them in another toy. Each comes from the Scooby universe which makes them fun for young fans. You’ll notice that even the board games on this list have taken what is a specific format and added in solving the mystery of spooky monsters that we all know and love. This list includes the toys that accomplish that goal. Each of them brings the fun of Scooby from the TV to the playroom.

Entertainment Value

When we first set out to create this list, a top priority was that the toys were fun. It’s easy to just paint a figure with the likeness of a brand’s character. It’s much harder to create a toy that brings what kids love about a character to a new medium. What makes the Scooby-Doo shows exciting is the mystery and antics. Since the hijinks are tough to translate into a toy format, we searched for those that would allow a kid to make those storylines using their imagination.

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Parents, did you know?

We also had to ask our self: is this for a child who loves the show now? Someone who is collecting? Whatever the case was we wanted to make sure that we had an option for everyone. Parents also want to make sure that what they give their children has an educational bonus to them. Scooby Doo & his gang can be extremely beneficial to your children as when trying to solve the mystery along with them it will not only enhance your child’s imaginative play, but it can also help their critical thinking and analysis skills.

Parents, did yo know?

We wanted to make sure that each product had a decent number of reviews and we read every single one that each product came with. While yes not all were exactly positive, we did pay attention to the negative ones as well. In the end, we wanted to save parents the overwhelming task of researching which product was the best, which is why we did the research for you. We wanted nothing but the best of the best on our list and we made sure that we got it. We’re sure whatever product you’re looking for whether it’s for a gift, just because, or if you’re collecting, we wanted to make sure that we had it covered for each age group no matter what the occasion is.

Parents, did you know?

Though the specific figure’s appearance isn’t important, using those that are recognized from a show like Scooby-Doo is a great way to kick-start the play session. Some of the toys also include accessories that fit into past adventures. This is a fun way to remind kids of fun episodes from past shows while also inviting them to continue the story. As a parent, you can encourage this by starting a play session as a character or asking your child questions about Scooby and crew’s latest adventure. While they’re busy acting out the scenario, their imagination is hard at work.

Other Factors to Consider

Safety

Our entire site is dedicated to inspiring play. We know that playing is crucial for a child’s development and search for ways to encourage that through our articles. We wouldn’t be representing the interests of parents and children without considering safety. Our goal was to choose toys that can truly be played with by the ages designated by the manufacturer. As parents, we know that what is listed on the outside of a toy box is not necessarily true for every child. During our search, we read through reviews from parents whose kids fit the official age of the toy. The experience of real-life kids is incredibly valuable when we pick which toys would be both fun and safe for kids. To make sure the toys are safe we also checked that every item on this list was researched for recalls, toxic materials, and applicable certifications. While parent supervision is still crucial, we wouldn’t ever want to suggest a toy that was unsafe.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Does the Fright at the Fun Park game require batteries?
a:

No, it does not.

q: Can the LEGO Mystery Plane Adventures Building Kit be built by a child independently?
a:

The manufacturer guidelines say that it is suitable for kids ages 5 to 12. Although there are 128 pieces, it is a pretty easy build and can be done without a parent’s help. Even so, model-building is a great activity to do with your child.

q: How can I tell which vehicles and figures are compatible?
a:

It’s understandable that you’d want to purchase more than one of these great toys. If you look in each of the toy’s Amazon product listing you’ll notice the height of the figure is listed. You can use that height to determine which figures may also fit into vehicles you already own and vice versa.

q: Are any of the monsters too scary for young children?
a:

If your child has watched any of the Scooby cartoons they’ll know that monsters aren’t real. Still, we understand that some may think a zombie disguise is scary. Since you know your child best we suggest that you use your best discretion when buying toys.

q: Is the Monster Jam car motorized?
a:

No it is not. Instead of being battery-powered it runs on a child’s imagination.

Sources

  1. Kids Health, Choosing Safe Toys, Informative Guide
  2. www.tsc.nsw.edu.au, Eight educational benefits of playing with Lego, Informative Article
  3. Fisher Price, The Many Benefits of Play SHARE, Informative Article
  4. scholastic.com, The Importance of Pretend Play, Informative Guide
  5. Cpsc.gov, A Consumers Guide to Suitable Toys, Informative Article