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10 Best Minion Toys & Games in 2019

last updated Mar 17, 2019

If your child is walking around the house saying “Bananaaaah” or other words that may sound a lot like gibberish, there is no need to worry. Like millions of other children and adults, they have simply fallen in love with the Minions. The world was first introduced to these adorable and hilarious characters by the movie Despicable Me but have since had their own spin-off. If the Minion craze has hit your household, you have come to the right place. We created a list of the 10 best Minion-themed toys for your child. Not only are the toys listed geared towards children of varying ages but they are also fun and developmentally appropriate.

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Plush Buddies
93.3/100 our score
Design
95
Ease of Use
95
Physical Development
90
Plush Buddies
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Super-soft

Provides a sense of security

Stimulates your child’s imagination

Size is perfect for younger children

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With three Despicable Me movies, one Minions movie and Minions 2 slated for a 2020 release, these toys will remain popular for a number of years. We have updated our buying guide to include a number of new Minion-related products and all product information was reviewed and verified as accurate.

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.3
Design
95%
Ease of Use
95%
Physical Development
90%
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$24.95
#2
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93.3
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90%
Ease of Use
95%
Physical Development
95%
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$9.08
#3
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93
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92%
Ease of Use
95%
Physical Development
92%
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$15.85
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
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92%
Ease of Use
92%
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95%
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$15.80
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.3
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90%
Ease of Use
92%
Physical Development
95%
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$14.48
#6
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92.3
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90%
Ease of Use
95%
Physical Development
92%
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$31.98
#7
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92.3
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90%
Ease of Use
92%
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95%
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$8.79
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91.7
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90%
Ease of Use
95%
Physical Development
90%
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$66.00
#9
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90.7
Design
85%
Ease of Use
95%
Physical Development
92%
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$52.95
#10
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87.3
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85%
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85%
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92%
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$18.00
In depth review top 10
  • Plush Buddies
  • Hasbro Memory Game Despicable Me
  • Despicable Me Minions Set of 8 Action Figures
  • Mattel Games Kerplunk Despicable Me
  • Mega Construx Minions Shark Bait Figure Pack
  • Minions Bob Interacts with Teddy Bear
  • Minions: Seek and Find
  • Minions Tumbling' Stuart
  • Despicable Me 3 FART BLASTER
  • Play-Doh Disguise Lab Despicable Me
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  • Frequently Asked Questions
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10 Best Minion Toys & Games Reviewed

1. Plush Buddies

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.3
Plush Buddies
Design
95
Ease of Use
95
Physical Development
90
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$24.95

Super-soft

Provides a sense of security

Stimulates your child’s imagination

Size is perfect for younger children

Some reviewers feel these plushies are expensive for their size

You might be thinking the last thing your child needs is another stuffed animal, but they’re actually great for children especially if they are modeled after your child’s favorite character.

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Design

Minion fans will love the Despicable Me plush buddies that are available in both Bob and Stuart. The material of these plushies is super-soft, even the glasses, so your little one can be extra comfortable while snuggling.

Ease of Use

The Bob plush is around 5 to 6 inches tall whereas the Stuart plush is 8 to 9 inches tall, thus making them easy to carry.

Physical Development

Whichever character you chose, these Minion stuffed animals will provide your child with a sense of security while also stimulating their imagination. The high-quality stitching gives this Minion a level of a durability that will allow it to survive countless adventures with your child. Designed with overalls and black work gloves, these toys stay true to the characters original look in the movie.

2. Hasbro Memory Game Despicable Me

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.3
Hasbro Memory Game Despicable Me
Design
90
Ease of Use
95
Physical Development
95
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$9.08

A memory-based game featuring Minion characters

Each game features 24 pairs of matching character cards

Created from high quality and durable materials

Safe materials used, great for the whole family

Promotes cognitive developmental skills

Character cards come in sheets, players have to separate

Cards are small and easy to lose

Memory games are great for school-age children.

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Design

This is a Minion based classic memory game features 48 matching pairs of Minion cards.

Ease of Use

The goal of the game is easy. The player with the most matches wins. It is best suited for two or more players and kids over the age of three. It has been made from high-quality materials ensuring that it is safe for everyone. Matching their favorite Minions could not be more fun than with this game.

Physical Development

Memory games are great for building strong cognitive skills. The remembering of who is where and what was just selected is a great way to encourage players to develop strong cognitive connections. These connections created to allow for the brain to be able to process faster and faster each time.

3. Despicable Me Minions Set of 8 Action Figures

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
Despicable Me Minions Set of 8 Action Figures
Design
92
Ease of Use
95
Physical Development
92
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$15.85

Made of PVC material

Perfect for decorations, gifts, or collections

Adorable size of 1.5 to 2 inches tall

Great pocket toys for kids

Wonderful for kids 3 years old and older

Some say they that a few of the figures do not stand on their own

Remarks about the arms coming off easily

The characters of Despicable Me are all in this miniature set of figures in the most vivid colors and costumes.

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Design

With zany faces that will make children laugh and squeal with delight, they are ready to be a part of any playtime happenings. Bob, Stuart, and Kevin are joined by other Minion personalities in this eight-pack set of tiny figures that are just 1.5 to 2 inches tall. They are made of PVC plastics and are very durable.

Ease of Use

The small size of these Minions makes them easy to transport, thus allowing your child to engage in imaginative play anywhere. Their size also makes them perfect for topping cakes and cupcakes.

Physical Development

Kids 3 years old and older will love playing with these characters that they will remember from the movies. Play acting for children is very beneficial, as they act out what they see, plus they have the opportunity to make up their own versions of the stories. Watch your child's imagination soar with this pack of minions.

4. Mattel Games Kerplunk Despicable Me

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
Mattel Games Kerplunk Despicable Me
Design
92
Ease of Use
92
Physical Development
95
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$15.80

Can be enjoyed by people of all ages

Increases social skills as it requires at least two players

Stimulates cognitive development & fine-motor skills

Game pieces are durable

Set up may be difficult for younger players

Family game night just got a little more despicable but in a good way.

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Design

Mattel’s Kerplunk Despicable Me Minions game is fun for the whole family. Kevin, Stuart, and Bob make up the 30 different Minion pieces. Along with the Minion pieces, there are the 30 sticks composed of three different colors and the tower. The game begins once all of the sticks are inserted into the tower and the Minions are placed inside. The object of the game is to remove the sticks without dropping the Minions. The player who drops the fewest Minions wins.

Ease of Use

The game requires at least two players but can be enjoyed by four total. While setting up the game may be easier for older children, the objective of the game is simple thus allowing children of all ages to play.

Physical Development

Your child will increase their social skills by playing with their friends. Grasping the sticks will improve your little one’s fine-motor skills. Your child will develop better concentration and problem-solving skills as they work to complete the objective. Each of the game pieces are durable, thus your family can continue to play this as your child grows.

5. Mega Construx Minions Shark Bait Figure Pack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.3
Mega Construx Minions Shark Bait Figure Pack
Design
90
Ease of Use
92
Physical Development
95
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$14.48

Contains extras such as a banana, treasure map and pirate sword

Use with other Mega Bloks playsets

A great gift for any Minions or Despicable Me fan

Best for kids 5 and older

Exercises imaginations and motor skills

Pieces may not stay together

Contains a lot of pieces

Mega Bloks and Minion characters come together in this terrific toy. Bob, Kevin, and Stuart get into trouble with the great white shark that kids can build and use for imaginative play.

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Design

This figure pack includes three Minion character figures as pirates to build with interchangeable parts, such as hats, goggles, clothing, arms, and feet. A white shark that kids can also put together has a tail that moves and a jaw that really opens. A connected fishing rod and line can be raised and lowered for the best make-believe fun and excitement.

Ease of Use

The best thing about Mega Bloks sets is that they can be used with other such sets to expand the possibilities of constructions. Children five and older will get the best use of this figure pack because it is at this age that the cognitive abilities of imaginative play begin. Any Minions or Despicable Me enthusiast would like to have this set Mega Blok excitement to play with or collect because it is so unique and easy to enjoy.

Physical Development

Toys like Mega Bloks allow children to use their imaginations, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and storytelling talents to entertain themselves and others with fabulous tales they dream up and wonderful creations using the many pieces.

6. Minions Bob Interacts with Teddy Bear

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.3
Minions Bob Interacts with Teddy Bear
Design
90
Ease of Use
95
Physical Development
92
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$31.98

Has a soft-skin upper body

Moves head right, left, back, and forward for reactions

Includes the original voice along with sound effects

Good for 4 years old and older

Contain over 20 songs and sayings

Some comments that toy does not work for long

Too small for some buyers

With the original Minion voice of Bob from the Despicable Me movies, this fantastic toy will get kids talking and singing along to the more than 20 tunes and phrases that it can say.

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Design

Children 4 years old and older can interact and play along with the figure of Bob Minion and his adorable teddy bear Tim. Placing Tim the teddy bear into Bob’s side will activate the talking function, and by touching the pocket of Bob, he moves and speaks. Bob can move his head right, left, backward, and forward, plus he has a very soft skin that covers his upper body. This is about as real-looking as a Minion can get in its miniature form to entertain children. With his teddy bear friend, Bob will have kids laughing and having fun as he talks and sings.

Ease of Use

He makes a wonderful buddy to carry around and hold because he is lightweight and easy to grip.

Physical Development

The 20 preloaded songs will stimulate your child's development by having your little one singing and dancing right along with Bob.

7. Minions: Seek and Find

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.3
Minions: Seek and Find
Design
90
Ease of Use
92
Physical Development
95
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$8.79

Great for kids 4 to 8 years old

Offered in a hardback or Kindle edition

A great tool for practicing counting items

Develops cognitive abilities to recognize and find objects

Perfect for places where kids must wait – good pastime

Great for kids 4 to 8 years old

Offered in a hardback or Kindle edition

A great tool for practicing counting items

Develops cognitive abilities to recognize and find objects

Perfect for places where kids must wait – good pastime

Useable in a hardback or Kindle edition of the book, this Seek & Find game is wonderful for kids when they travel or must wait in places like restaurants and doctor’s offices.

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Design

For great family fun or play alone, the Minions make finding objects so fun with this fabulous colorful book.

Ease of Use

It is a quiet activity that can be played almost anywhere with others or alone. There is some reading to enjoy on the inside pages, so kids four to eight years old will enjoy the book the best. Younger children can join in the seeking fun, but may have to have the words read to them. Any age can practice their counting abilities by looking for the items, and games can be devised among groups to see who finds the most things or challenge each other to find particular items.

Physical Development

Hunting for picture objects and characters gives children the opportunity to use the abilities to identify and then recognize items in a maze of other objects. These skills will benefit them later in life when they must search for things in real life.

8. Minions Tumbling' Stuart

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.7
Minions Tumbling' Stuart
Design
90
Ease of Use
95
Physical Development
90
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$66.00

Has plastic eyes, feet and goggles

Made of the softest plush material

Includes the original voice of the movie character

Toy performs tumbles, laughs, and falls and rises up on its own

Great for kids 4 years old and older

Parents say it breaks easily

Some claim that it does not fall but just flops itself over

Being just a big plush figure would be fabulous enough, but this Minion actually tumbles and falls, but gets up on his own too.

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Design

Stuart laughs and makes a farting noise which will keep kids laughing for long periods because it is so cute. The toy speaks in the same voice as the character in the movies, and it has talkback and talk features. The colors of the fabric are colorful and vibrant, and the material is very soft and snuggly. Children four years old and older will love having this toy that will remind them of the movie personality in the Minion movies. Stuart’s eyes, feet and eye goggles are all made of plastic, but the rest of him is the soft plush fabric. This item is great for Minion fans and those that like funny toys.

Ease of Use

Soft and plush, Stuart makes a wonderful buddy for kids as he laughs and tumbles. He is the perfect size to carry around and take a nap with too.

Physical Development

The talkback features will increase your child's knowledge of cause and effect while carrying him around will improve your child's fine motor skills.

9. Despicable Me 3 FART BLASTER

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90.7
Despicable Me 3 FART BLASTER
Design
85
Ease of Use
95
Physical Development
92
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$52.95

Horn featuring triggered sound effects

Pressing trigger causing fart sounds

Top lights, light up and change colors

Features joke mode; 20-second delay on the sound effect

Encourages social and emotional development

Noises are loud, no volume control

Only features a few sound effects

Fart blaster makes its way to your living room.

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Design

This is a horn that when the button is pressed it triggers a fart noise to be played. It has great sound effects and even features color changing lights on the top of the horn. In-joke mode, the horn blaster has a 20-second delay on the fart sound making it easy for someone to come by and hit the trigger then moving on before the sound effect plays. If your Minion lover is also a jokester then this is the toy for them.

Ease of Use

With a simple press of a button, your child can activate the fart blaster all over the house.

Physical Development

Developing social and emotional skills during childhood is a great way to help ensure that your children are successful adults. Cool jokes and sound effects are a great way to encourage kids to use verbal and non-verbal skills to play together plus be able to share thoughts. This really opens a world of possibilities for them in their development.

10. Play-Doh Disguise Lab Despicable Me

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.3
Play-Doh Disguise Lab Despicable Me
Design
85
Ease of Use
85
Physical Development
92
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$18.00

Fun Play-Doh set featuring Minions

Character custom characters with hair press

Set includes; base and hair press chair, Play-Doh, scissors, and comb

Features additional half-molds on base for added fun

Enhances fine motor skill development

Hair press requires lots of force to press out hair

Play-Doh leaks out of hair press, messy cleanup

Creating your own custom minions out of Play-Doh is super fun for kids.

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Design

This Minion toy is a Play-Doh set that allows the kits to create custom Minions by placing the plastic yellow mold on a press and pressing out crazy hairstyles. Once the hairstyle has been completed there are additional molds to make bananas, sirens, and other molds that are half shapes to allow them to create a whole custom scene. Included in the set is; two Minion character yellow molds, Play-Doh (4 colors), scissors, comb, and press base.

Ease of Use

If the Minions were not already cute enough this Play-Doh set makes them even cuter. Creating hair to disguise them is one of the funniest things that can be done. It is silly and just makes for a great time.

Physical Development

Play-Doh is a great way for kids to give their hand and fingers a good workout. During the workout, there are enhancing their fine motor skill development. The pressing, molding, cutting, and shaping is a wonderful exercise to practice all extensions of the hands and fingers.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Design

First, toys must be fun. These should bring a wide smile to kids. To help us identify the best Minion playthings currently available in the market, we had to consider their consumer product ratings. We believe a 5 star-rated product would be more appealing than one that only has 3 stars or less. That’s why, as much as possible, we only included those with no less than 4 stars in their consumer ratings.

Ease of Use

In order for a toy to be enjoyable, it is important that it can easily be used by the target age range. We included a wide variety of minion toys that can be enjoyed independently or with a friend and by children of all ages.

Physical Development

Toys must also be developmentally appropriate as they are fun to play with. This is actually more important than the customer review ratings. The developmental appropriateness of a toy simply means that it is able to address some, if not all, of the developmental needs of children for any given age. That’s why developmental appropriateness is often equated with age-appropriateness.

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Parents Did You Know

While the language the minions speak may sound like gibberish, many of the words can easily be recognized.

Parents Did You Know

The hundreds of minions found in the movies are all voiced by one person, Pierre Coffin.

Other Factors to Consider

Safety

The safety of these products was also considered. It was crucial for us to ascertain the level of safety of these items both in the kind of materials used in their construction or manufacture and in the way in which the different components have been put together. This is especially important among younger children as they can easily choke on very small parts. Their sense of safety is not yet that fully concrete so it’s up to us, we believe, to safeguard them from unsafe products.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: For an activity in the car or when away from home, which items would keep a child entertained for a while by themselves?
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For traveling entertainment try Bob Interacts with Teddy Bear, the book, one of the plush buddies or the Minions action figures set. These would all keep kids enthralled for hours either home or away.

q: Are there any Minion toys that are safe for a toddler to play with?
a:

Oh yes, there are several that would be safe for very young kids and will keep them entertained too. Bob Interacts with Teddy Bear toy, Tumbling Stuart, and the Seek & Find book are all great toys for toddlers.

q: Are these Minion toys for girls or boys?
a:

All of the products on this page are for either boys or girls, as there is no specification for gender.

q: Do any of the Minion toys work well for an outdoor activity? Which ones are strictly for inside use?
a:

All of these toys can be used either inside or outside none are meant to be left outside for any period of time. Also, watch for the products with small parts as it could be easier to lose these outside versus inside.

q: Do you have to understand the movie plot to enjoy the Minion toys? My kids have not seen the movie yet, but the toys are really cute.
a:

Certainly not. Kids can enjoy the personalities of the Minions, even if they do not know who they are or have not yet viewed the movies. They are just funny-looking and laughable with their odd looks, funny features, and fantastic costumes. No knowledge of the movies or the characters is needed for children to enjoy any of the toys either.

q: How many popular Minion main characters are there? Are these collectible?
a:

The main personalities of the Despicable Me movies are the three brothers of Stuart, Kevin, and Bob. There are many other characters, but these are the heroes of the movies and the characters used for most of the popular toys.

q: What is the appropriate age for kids to enjoy the Minion movies and the toys?
a:

No one is too young to enjoy the Minions. Kids may identify with them as a baby or toddler because they are so funny looking and animated. All ages love cartoon characters, even adults, so if they like to watch the Minions, then they will love to play with toys that symbolize the Minions.

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